April 15th, 2022
Timmy is a promising student in a combat training program. Then this exiled turncoat shows up and exacts his revenge by blowing up the program and stealing their secrets. Now Timmy's gotta grow up real quick... He springs into action, dawns a secret special combat suit and pursues the turncoat Chester to the abandoned wizard castle - the Fortress Of Peril.
Now it is time to head to that fortress in an effort to prevent this weapon from being completed.
You must navigate through the various sectors of the fortress, while battling its denizens and avoiding its many dangers in this authentic retro gem!
Along the way, you will uncover items that will allow progress to new locations of the fortress and grant you new abilities.
Do you have what it takes to overcome the perils that lie ahead or is the island doomed?
The tough-as-nails platformer boasts a death count, seemingly-endless challenges, and 8 intimidating bosses whose only goal is to crush your spirits and keep you from advancing. Even with five difficulty levels, this game is still out to get you.
Death comes swiftly and often in the game, but don’t lose hope. The Metroidvania-style upgrades in the game provide a rewarding, ever-evolving experience that retro enthusiasts are sure to grab hold of. With frequent checkpoints, unlimited continues and a traditional password system, there is a chance you’ll make it out alive, maybe!
Initially created for the NES and released on cartridge in 2010 by Jordan Ordorica (Sivak Games), Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril is hailed as the first smash hit of the NES homebrew scene. The game revolutionized NES homebrew, showing what could be done with a brand-new, licensed quality game, thus raising the bar for all those that followed it. Inspired by games like “I Wanna Be The Guy,” Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril is coming to Xbox to kick ass and take names; yours specifically. Are you ready?
And achievement hunters, capture a full slate of achievements exclusive to Xbox by boosting your gamer score while your skills are tested in this real-retro platformer.
- Feast your eyes on 8-bit Legit graphics loyal to the cartridge-gaming era
- Dive into authentic retro gameplay with Story and Arcade Mode
- Blast through over 550 action-packed rooms
- Battle more than 30 enemy types and 8 bosses
- Brand new viewable in-game manual
- 5 difficulty settings along with a password system
- Play in style with 3 swappable borders
- Endless opportunities to die!
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About Sivak Games
Sivak Games is a developer of NES games headed by Jordan Ordorica. You can visit his YouTube channel here.
Quote from the dev about this new release on Xbox:
“It's definitely thrilling.” said Jordon Ordorica of Sivak Games. “I'll be able to fulfill the requests of people wanting it in this format at long last.”
Quote from the dev about the receptance of his game back in 2010 on NES and its importance to the developing homebrew scene/community:
“I knew it was going to be bigger than games out there at the time.” said Jordon Ordorica of Sivak Games. “As for importance, I don't think anyone could've really seen that.”
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril Credits
"Guru Larry" Bundy Jr.
Original Cover Art Sketch and Total Dedesign of Cover Art and Label for V 1.000