Kung-Fu UFO — a new SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis game — is launching on Indiegogo next month. It’s an original title for the SEGA console and will be released physically on cartridge next year.
Kung-Fu UFO – Mega Drive
It’s the ’90s, you are a humble boy from a small country who never knew his father. One night an alien reaches out to you through your old ZX Spectrum computer to give you a mysterious message.
Yes, Kung-Fu UFO is a story-driven adventure heavily inspired by sci-fi, martial arts films and video games from the ’80s and ’90s.
Inspiration appears from some obvious places too: Streets of Rage, Battletoads, Prince of Persia, and Mortal Kombat. That’s including retro and obscure games such as The Way of the Exploding Fist and The Way of the Tiger on the C64 and ZX Spectrum.
The game intends to follow the steps of previous crowdfunding success cases, such as Tanglewood and Xeno Crisis. The team intends to give new life to an old, but beloved console.
Some key features of the game include the following:
- A 16-bit cartridge – It’s playable on the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis consoles and compatible clones (PAL, NTSC-US, NTSC-J)
- 16-bit pixel art – Features handcrafted and animated graphics and cutscenes.
- 16-bit chiptune – A rocking soundtrack with a variety of songs and sound effects.
- Story-driven gameplay – Mixes different genres: platformer, beat’ em up.
- Vehicles to drive and boss fights to win – Because running around all the time isn’t that fun, you’ll also be able to drive a motorbike, a plane, more.
- Different stages – Not only graphically, but also in terms of gameplay mechanics.
- A wide variety of enemies – Keeping the gameplay and the game’s progression diverse in every chapter, from beginning to end.
- Difficulty levels – Everyone can enjoy and finish the game.
- Password system – Bringing back the almost forgotten, yet thrilling experience of getting a pen and a piece of paper and writing down a code…
Kung-Fu UFO materialises from developers Retro Nerve. Who said your Mega Drive collection was complete anyway?