Soko Banana is a brand new game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This bright and colorful puzzler brings hours of fun and challenge, making your way through dozens of hand-crafted levels.
Our philosophy while making Soko Banana, is to stay faithful to the old days of 8-bit games, both technically (well, it is a real NES game after all) and in spirit, but at the same time we want the game to feel fresh and rewarding, even in short bursts.
Even though there are many ways to enjoy NES games nowadays, we think that the best way to experience it is on the NES console, and that’s why we need your help!
We want to create not only a great game, but a great packaging for it. We will do this by putting Soko Banana on real NES cartridges, boxed together with an equally beautiful instruction booklet. Check out the rewards for all the details!
Built on the classic idea of Sokoban, Soko Banana introduces a bunch of new game elements to add to the challenge. You visit banana warehouses on different islands, and the main goal is to get all the banana crates to the exit, using the environment to your advantage while avoiding traps and enemies.
There are also 3 stray bananas scattered around each level...
- A brand new game for the NES, playable on real hardware
- Fun and challenging gameplay mechanics
- 4 different islands - each one will have its own distinct feel, with unique graphics, music and environments
- 10 regular and 2 bonus levels for each island (for a total of 48+ levels)
- A bonus island
We feel that we're creating a truly special little game with Soko Banana, and we hope it shows our love for the greatest 8-bit console of all times and our fondness of beautiful gameplay.
The best way to understand what a game is all about, is to play it. So, we've made a demo available for download, that you can try out on a compatible NES emulator. We recommend Mesen. (If this sounds totally bananas, check out the FAQ.)
Here's an overview of the different reward tiers. If you have any questions, just shoot a message our way!
Why we're making the game
We grew up playing Nintendo games, sitting on the floor in front of the TV (you remember the short cords, right?) and getting blown away by the amazing worlds that drew you in, making the hours pass like minutes. Now, 30 some years later, we're still huge fans of the graphics, music and gameplay styles of that era. Using the fantastic software that is NESMaker, and learning old school assembly coding, we are able to realize a life-long dream - making our very own game for the NES.
Here's an overview on how the funds will be spent:
Thank you for your interest in our game. We have some special thanks to send to the following:
- The New 8-Bit Heroes
- NESMakers community
- NesDev community
- Grannen Hiro
Risks and challenges
As with all things in life, unforeseen events could occur with this project as well. One potential risk is a shortage of game cartridges, and supply of other physical items (such as t-shirts). We will do our best to make sure we secure the items in good time before delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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