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Kraut Buster

Post by rcantor77 » March 19th, 2015, 12:00 pm

The guys at NG:Dev Team have announced a new release for the Neo Geo. Cool

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KRAUT BUSTER is a comical action Run'n'Gun shooting game made for the 16 bit system NEO·GEO.

MISSION

Europe, Krautland 1936

You are part of the glorious albeit infamous Kraut Buster corps.
Your goal is to defeat the evil dictator Dolph Edelwolf and rescue all chicks!

Play as either John "Küken" Mallone or Jack "Handsome" Rowdy.

Game Features (exact details are subject to change):

- several long stages with varied and changing settings
- 5-6 end bosses and several sub bosses
- 2 player simultaneous mode
- Chain based scoring system to provide a long term challenge
- multiple heights/ways platforming for more ways to play the game
- 3 "routes" / difficulties
- Arcade perfect playtime of approx. 35 minutes per run (normal route)
- Bloodpumping arcade soundtrack by Rafael Dyll
- 60fps

GRAPHICS

- Beautiful handcrafted 16-bit pixel art

- large panoramic backgrounds with a lot of paralax elements

- big fully animated bosses

- tons of animation, little details and pixel love

Hardware Specs (MVS/AES cartridges):

Will use approximately 784 Megabits (exact megcount is TBD)
Full digitized stereo soundtrack
In-system software updates via USB port (MVS)
Custom made PCBs
Custom made cartridge shell

Improved UNI BIOS/CMVS support: bootup logo and config menu is supported / insert credit via select button



Coming Winter 2015 for NEO·GEO MVS & AES

Pre-order now at http://www.ngdevdirect.com
Official game page: http://www.kraut-buster.com
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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by Devil Soundwave » March 19th, 2015, 12:09 pm

So a xenophobic rip off of Metal Slug then. Could be interesting, if mildly offensive to Germans.

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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by cools » March 19th, 2015, 12:09 pm

Looks really nice. Art style reminds me of Monkey Island.

Hope they fix the main character's movement though, it's awful.
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Post by DandySephy » March 19th, 2015, 12:11 pm

It feels wrong to call a new game for Neo lazy, but the mor or less complete recreation of MS sprites is a bit much

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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by geotrig » March 19th, 2015, 12:13 pm

lol was thinking the same , outside of the metal slugness there is some nice touches /animations in it and looks well in places,

Looks along way of been finsihed from that vid ,also the crows are too big and granny and cows look out of place at times
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Post by hnns » March 19th, 2015, 12:32 pm

Their mail, with some more infos:

"Dear NEO GEO fans,

we are proud to present our new game "Kraut Buster"!
Kraut Buster is a 16 bit comical action run'n'gun shooting game for NEO GEO.

This game had so far our biggest staff and budget with 2 full time pixel artist, 1 freelancing pixel artists,1 coder/designer, 1 musician
A few years ago we wouldn't have thought we can do such a project, but we used the years to build up a very talented team for our company and we will continue to do so.

Kraut Buster is our first game with a 2 player simultaneous mode/CO-OP. Which is a lot of fun in this game.
The 2 player mode is fully integrated in our base engine and future games will take advantage of this where appropriate.

As there are already too many slugish games on NG, we doubled the frame rate, infused Contra style game play into it and added some NGDEV flavors. It plays quite fresh compared to the known games.

Now enjoy the 1st tailer video and TV/CRT like screen shots: http://www.kraut-buster.com"

The player in this video plays it very fast, but the game allows you to choose your own pace. May it be fast and furious or slow and methodical.
We tried to show the verticalness of the game play too. We added a lot of opportunities to fight the enemies on different height levels and you can take advantage of your surroundings.

You can pre-order it now for MVS at http://www.ngdevdirect.com"

Thanks to the strong US Dollars and low EURO US customers save a lot of money this time. It's probably the best time ever to purchase one of our games.

We offer this time 3 MVS variants for the first time. The Gamer Edition is new and saves a little bit on both the game and shipping.

Like usual we started with MVS pre orders, within the next few month we add AES pre orders too.

As you know by now this is not the rumored "top-down soldier" project. Both projects are related though. Kraut Buster is the main franchise, the other will be a smaller spin off sharing characters.

In case you didn't read on Twitter or Facebook, we returned to use plastic shells. This time black ABS shells.

Sorry for the long text, but we are quite excited about this release :)"

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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by emphatic » March 19th, 2015, 12:32 pm

Kuken means "The ****" in Swedish. Not sure what Küken means...

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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by SuperPang » March 19th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Devil Soundwave wrote:So a xenophobic rip off of Metal Slug then. Could be interesting, if mildly offensive to Germans.
It's not xenophobic if it's made by Germans ;)

I'm all for NG DEV TEAM. I'd like to see it further in development with less erratic character movement before pre ordering this.

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Post by Devil Soundwave » March 19th, 2015, 12:38 pm

SuperPang wrote:
Devil Soundwave wrote:So a xenophobic rip off of Metal Slug then. Could be interesting, if mildly offensive to Germans.
It's not xenophobic if it's made by Germans ;)
Ah! I had always assumed NG Dev were American... :lol:

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Post by SuperPang » March 19th, 2015, 12:39 pm

Any currency buffs know if the Euro is likely to get even cheaper over the next few months?

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Post by geotrig » March 19th, 2015, 12:43 pm

talks were that it was ,As the US could possibly raising interest rates signaling a stronger dollar etc (last weeks news)but **** if i could second guess it. I wouldnt see it getting much worse but who knows whats around the corner greece /uk stance ,i'm wishing it the other way :lol: :awe:
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Re: A new Neo Geo game just announced...

Post by hnns » March 19th, 2015, 12:46 pm

emphatic wrote:Kuken means "The ****" in Swedish. Not sure what Küken means...
This is a "Küken":

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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » March 19th, 2015, 12:47 pm

If this was for PC only no one would care.

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Post by hnns » March 19th, 2015, 12:58 pm

TheRedKnight wrote:If this was for PC only no one would care.
But its for the NEO GEO and costs a shitload of money. Therefore, we care.

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Post by arcnl » March 19th, 2015, 3:20 pm

SuperPang wrote:
Devil Soundwave wrote:So a xenophobic rip off of Metal Slug then. Could be interesting, if mildly offensive to Germans.
It's not xenophobic if it's made by Germans ;)

I'm all for NG DEV TEAM. I'd like to see it further in development with less erratic character movement before pre ordering this.
Is that like you can only say I'M A MASSIVE RACIST if you're black? :think:

Their games look nice enough but always have this homebrew vibe in the gameplay. Look at the jump animation or the tanks graphics for example; this isnt retail quality

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Post by kernow » March 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm

You might as well play ms1 instead really.
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Post by goatboy » March 19th, 2015, 3:34 pm

A lot of nice pixels and animation in this game. All running in glorious 60fps too, Well done!!! :thumbupright: A bit more support here please. Nobody will ever beat MS but that's not the intention i guess.
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Post by GermanGameRoom » March 19th, 2015, 3:36 pm

am I the only one who was totally annoyed by the Wilhelms Scream from every enemy?

I'm German and am I offended? No..
I would be offended if I wouldn't be German because there seems to be quite a lot of German in this game and you guys wouldn't get the references (the name of the Boss for example)
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Post by idc » March 19th, 2015, 3:39 pm

Oh, it's a Neo Nazi game then. :hinthint:



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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » March 19th, 2015, 3:49 pm

idc wrote:Oh, it's a Neo Nazi game then. :hinthint:



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