Retro gaming is a big part of my life. So, when Sylvain Gadrat (aka sgadrat or Roger Bidon) contacted me last week to show the new playable character of his Nes game −Pepper− I had suddenly a large grin like a Cheshire cat and I started to see rainbows. 😺
She was added to Super Tilt Bro, a homebrew open project aiming at porting a "versus platformer fighting" to the 1985 Nes Nintendo console. At that time, this game genre (Super Smash Bros game-like) did not exist, this was invented two console later with the N64. So the goal of the project Super Tilt Bro is to make a NES homebrew project aiming at porting the "versus platformer fighting" to this good old system that made our childhood.
The project is open, source code is on Github, and the game has also other characters like Kiki −the Krita mascot character− as you can see in this character selection screenshot:
Pepper throw potions, she can put Carrot (with little heart around) to a location and then teleport back, she has spells and a broom to jump even higher. I still have to explore more her moves but I already really like how her fighting style respect the lore of Pepper&Carrot! Here is a video made and published by Sylvain after adding Pepper where you'll see sequences of gameplay with her:
If you want to play, it's easy. Build are available to play directly on Windows or on GNU/Linux, on your Nes emulator (this is what I did, epic with my CRT filter), or directly on a browser. It is free but has a "pay what you think is fair" system starting at 2$ for all the build; a system I like:
To play: ➡️ https://sgadrat.itch.io/super-tilt-bro ⬅️
Other links to go further:
- https://github.com/sgadrat/super-tilt-bro/ Source code of the project, published under under WTFPL; a public domain license (Attributions to the characters used in game are respected).
- http://supertiltbro.wontfix.it/ Presskit page with many info about the history, screenshots, videos of the project.
- https://mastodon.online/@RogerBidon , https://twitter.com/RogerBidon Mastodon then Twitter account of the author.
- https://super-tilt-bro.com/ Official website.