Antonblast has real Wario Land energy and it’s coming to Switch

 Antonblast has real Wario Land energy and it’s coming to Switch

It’s cool to see somebody carry this torch

Not that way back, I used to be out right here publicly wishing that Wario Land 4 would present up on Nintendo Switch On-line as my one true hail-mary GBA choose, and I’m nonetheless making an attempt not to get my hopes up. Admittedly although, my consideration is best spent on Antonblast, an upcoming PC and Nintendo Switch indie platformer that faucets into the dearly departed collection’ vibes.

Antonblast is already profitable over followers on Kickstarter, who’ve pushed previous the sport’s baseline $75,000 objective on Kickstarter with a month left within the crowdfunding marketing campaign.

When you’re something like me, the retro action-platformer footage sells itself.

Summitsphere, the studio behind Antonblast, says it was immediately impressed by Wario Land 4, Crash Bandicoot 2, Metroid Dread, Sonic CD, Shovel Knight, and Cuphead — fairly the listing!

The builders are particularly centered on delivering “tight platforming, hand-drawn animation, banger music, and loopy characters,” and they’re coming off of Antonball, a brick-breaking recreation within the vein of Mario Bros. that we’ve coated earlier than on Destructoid.

One attention-grabbing wrinkle gleaned from the Kickstarter pitch: each world in Antonblast is a “mini-metroidvania with a half-hour or extra of exploration every on first run.”

They’re echoing Wario Land‘s end-of-level “hurry up!” idea, which is one thing I used to stress over however have come to actually recognize later in life. The pitch additionally mentions Exhausting Mode, Time Trials, and a Boss Rush to complement the “five-hour” fundamental story mode.

Dynamite Anton within the flesh.

“Thanks all sincerely in your help,” tweeted studio producer JB Lengthy.

“This can be a life-altering second for all of us at Summitsphere, together with myself. To see one thing we created rocket to viral in a single day & increase its complete funds in like 7% of the allotted time is nuts. I nonetheless don’t fairly ‘really feel’ it.”

PlayStation and Xbox are stretch targets

Ought to the Kickstarter drive proceed down its present path, I’d count on to see gamers knock out at the least just a few extra stretch targets beginning at $100,000 — extra worlds, alternate playable characters, and PlayStation and Xbox variations are additionally doable.

Antonblast is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC, and $20 pledges embrace digital entry to the completed recreation as soon as it’s out. There’s a free demo, within the meantime.

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random footage. They’re something however random.

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