Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Check out “Planet Hop”, a fascinating new game boy title



Although the hardware is long After the discontinuation, certain aspects of the Game Boy continued to attract eager programmers and game makers. Part of the reason is the nostalgia and continued admiration for the system, and making games that make full use of moderately retro hardware faces obvious challenges.

Now another new developer has made a brand new Game Boy game, which will be dedicated to the original hardware (and to emulate clone-style hardware such as Pocket). Planet jump It is the work of the first developer Alex Watkinson (Alex Watkinson), he is forming his own studio Gamebow. Ltd’s goal is to make a series of Game Boy games.

He initiated a Kickstarter activities This is a very reasonable start, from receiving a copy of the Game Boy ROM to a physical cassette or full collector version. As a reminder, this is a real Game Boy game, so it needs suitable hardware or a functional emulator.

In addition to some details about the project and its rather fascinating origins, you can also see some shots below; Happily, this will be a full-fledged game, “at least” in 8 planets/worlds There are 72 stages.

I am a lonely independent developer working on my first game “Planet Hop”, which is a new physical game for Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Colour. Planet Hop is reminiscent of classic Japanese Game Boy games from the late 1980s/early 1990s, such as Mario Land and Kirby. You play as a pink lunar rabbit named Usagi (based on East Asian folklore), who must save the planetary guardians and restore the zodiac signs of the solar system.

I originally started this game with my two children (5 and 9 years old) as a small collaborative project because I wanted them to experience the fun of physical media and reduce the time of playing addictive online games. Since then, the scope of the game has continued to expand.

Unlike many recent Game Boy homemade games (more like a demo version), this game will be mature and will have at least 72 stages (distributed on 8 planets) and at least 10 bosses.

It is worth watching this event. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!