adventure thru 8-bit land

  • Wii U exclusive, expected to release in 2014
  • Rescue Princess Hannah of 16 Bit World after she’s kidnapped by the evil wizard of 8 Bit World.
  • You play as Sir Paul, who must end the war on graphics between the two worlds.


Not Alone

  • No one talks to you, all other humans shoot at you. You can only find lasers and pools of acid.
  • You are alone, except for your cube.
  • The original game was made in 72 hours, this new version features new levels and soundtrack by Kubbi.


insanity’s blade


  • The first in a series of games based around the journey of a sword possessed by a fathers powerful grief and hatred.
  • A blend of action, platforming and rpg elements with a classic 8-bit style 
  • Battle through the 18 stages filled with unique enemies and environments
  • Scale buildings and caves with Thurstan’s wall scaling and jumping abilities


Guacamelee: Super Turbo

  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition features all of the DLC from the original’s PSN and Steam editions.
  • Campaign is also being reworked with new content such as new areas and boss fights.
  • No release date but developer Drinkbox has said \”soon\”.


Grapple Knight

  • Take on a quest to restore peace to the lands using the spirit grapple of Stroud to swing, grab and zip through environments!
  • Defeat monsters that stand in the way, using your spirit weapons and abilities.
  • Uncover the tombs of Stroud’s fellow knights as they offer their aid to Jouren, bestowing new powers.


Fixie Joe

  • Platformer inspired by likes of Mario, Maniac Minner, Wonder Boy & Pitfall.
  • Fixie Jowe is a mechanic who was staying over night in a factory. A crazy storm messes with all of the machinery and he must now race to repair it before the dawn, when his boss returns to work.
  • Over 10 levels and numerous boss fights will feature when Jow launches on Wii U later this year.



  •  Similar in structure to games like ActRaiser and SnowBros.
  • The game is about the developer’s daughter Maddi and her toys saving her parents and the world from disaster.
  •  Maddi and her toy companions have been granted the power of candy which they throw at monsters to cover them in and then roll into other monsters.
  • There will be 100 stages. 10 boss battles. And between each  is a map screen that acts as a simple sim where you help the people in an area rebuild their towns after the rampaging monsters have laid waste to them.
  • This is a split screen/co-op game.


6180 the moon

  •  It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting the top and bottom of the screen
  • This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of \”slipping\” to death.
  • In addition to the unique gameplay, 6180 the moon delivers a unique storyline. The Sun has gone. The Moon sets off on a journey to find the Sun.

Shantae Half Genie Hero


  • First home console installment in cult classic Shantae series
  • Explore an interconnected world while gaining new abilities and upgrades
  • From WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Might Switch Force, Contra 4, and A Boy and his Blob
  • Play as Shantae’s rival Risky Boots in her own story

Wooden Sen’sey


  • Action platformer set in \”steam rock\” Japan
  • Play as village chief Goro using his versatile axe for both combat and navigation
  • Debut game for developer Upper Byte


Shovel Knight


  • Tribute to 8-bit action platformers
  • Adventure elements in addition to platforming
  • DuckTales inspired hopping mechanic using your character’s shovel
  • Debut entry from Yacht Club Games
  • Releasing on March 31st


The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup


  • Platformer with a serious and adult targeted story
  • 3D movement aspects and gameplay elements inspired by Lemmings
  • Developed by Gory Details, founded by Conker’s Bad Fur Day developer Chris Seavor


Mighty No. 9


  • Action platformer strongly inspired by the Mega Man series
  • One of the most successful Kickstarter video game projects to date
  • Developed by Comcept, headed by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune
  • Inafune promises it will betray fan expectations in a good way


Super Ubie Island


  • Platformer inspired by the classics of the genre from the early 90s
  • A challenging game that makes dying and game overs mean something
  • Developed by Notion Games
  • Originally called Super Ubi Land until Ubisoft requested a change


8-Bit Boy


  • Classic style platformer with an added emphasis on an emotionally fulfilling storyline
  • Focused on pure platforming action with minimal puzzles
  • Developed by AwesomeBlade Software


Paper Monsters Recut


  • Platformer with a large emphasis on its quirky characters
  • Lots of features added to the original Paper Monsters, with an emphasis on new types of levels
  • Graphics fully overhauled for Wii U
  • Developed by Mobot Studios Inc


Another Castle


  • Medieval based classic style platformer
  • Levels and objectives are randomly generated to give the game a roguelike feel
  • Developed by Uncade, which consists only of David Byers
  • had its start on a NeoGAF thread


The Gem Collector


  • 2D platformer with a large emphasis on item collection
  • Thousands of gems waiting to be discovered and claimed
  • Developed by TreefallStudios


Putty Squad



Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures


Blood of the Werewolf


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