Dear NEO GEO fans,
we are proud to present our new game "Kraut Buster"!
Kraut Buster is a 16 bit comical action run'n'gun shooting game for NEO GEO.
This game had so far our biggest staff and budget with 2 full time pixel artist, 1 freelancing pixel artists,1 coder/designer, 1 musician
A few years ago we wouldn't have thought we can do such a project, but we used the years to build up a very talented team for our company and we will continue to do so.
Kraut Buster is our first game with a 2 player simultaneous mode/CO-OP. Which is a lot of fun in this game.
The 2 player mode is fully integrated in our base engine and future games will take advantage of this where appropriate.
As there are already too many slugish games on NG, we doubled the framerate, infused Contra style gameplay into it and added some NGDEV flavors. It plays quite fresh compared to the known games.
Now enjoy the 1st tailer video and TV/CRT like screen shots: http://www.kraut-buster.com
The player in this video plays it very fast, but the game allows you to choose your own pace. May it be fast and furious or slow and methodical.
We tried to show the verticalness of the gameplay too. We added a lot of opportunities to fight the enemies on different height levels and you can take advantage of your surroundings.
You can pre-order it now for MVS at http://www.ngdevdirect.com
Thanks to the strong US Dollars and low EURO US customers save a lot of money this time. It's probably the best time ever to purchase one of our games.
We offer this time 3 MVS variants for the first time. The Gamer Edition is new and saves a little bit on both the game and shipping.
Like usual we started with MVS pre orders, within the next few month we add AES pre orders too.
As you know by now this is not the rumored "top-down soldier" project. Both projects are related though. Kraut Buster is the main franchise, the other will be a smaller spin off sharing characters.
In case you didn't read on Twitter or Facebook, we returned to use plastic shells. This time black ABS shells.
Sorry for the long text, but we are quite excited about this release
------- More About Kraut Buster ----------
Europe, Krautland 1936
You are part of the glorious albeit infamous Kraut Buster corps.
Your goal is to defeat the evil dictator Dolph Edelwolf and rescue all chicks!
Play as either John "Küken" Mallone or Jack "Handsome" Rowdy.
Game Features (exact details are subject to change):
- several long stages with varied and changing settings
- 5-6 end bosses and several sub bosses
- 2 player simultaneous mode
- Chain based scoring system to provide a long term challenge
- multiple heights/ways platforming for more ways to play the game
- 3 "routes" / difficulties
- Arcade perfect playtime of approx. 35 minutes per run (normal route)
- Bloodpumping arcade soundtrack by Rafael Dyll
- 60fps / 60hz (runs 2x as smooth as similar games on the NG)
- Beautiful handcrafted true 16-bit pixel art
- large panoramic backgrounds with a lot of paralax elements
- big fully animated bosses
- tons of animation, little details and pixel love
Hardware Specs (MVS/AES cartridges):
Will use approximately 784 Megabits (exact megcount is TBD)
Full digitized stereo soundtrack
In-system software updates via USB port (MVS)
Custom made PCBs / Custom made cartridge shell
Improved UNI-BIOS/CMVS support: bootup logo and config menu is supported / insert credit via select button
Pre-order now at http://www.ngdevdirect.com
Official game page: http://www.kraut-buster.com
(C) by NG