Kraut Buster for NEO GEO (Dreamcast version in the works?)

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Kraut Buster for NEO GEO (Dreamcast version in the works?)

Post#1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:14 am

Yesterday NGDEVTEAM revealed their newest project; KRAUT BUSTER:



Seeing NGDEV's track record it's safe to assume this will eventually end up on the Dreamcast as well.

"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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Post#2 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:23 am

Saw it this morning, really hope they bring it to the DC
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Post#3 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:26 am

Holy blatant Metal Slug ripoff Batman! I mean, they didn't even try to hide it.

That said it looks well done and I love Metal Slug. The thought of two player co-op is cool. Hopefully this makes it to DC with a reasonable price.

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Post#4 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:14 pm

DCGX wrote:Hopefully this makes it to DC with a reasonable price.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post#5 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:53 pm

krssn wrote:
DCGX wrote:Hopefully this makes it to DC with a reasonable price.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


it'll always be 1000 times cheaper than its NeoGeo counterpart :lol:
We are SEGA generation.

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Post#6 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:20 pm

I dont know guys, to me it looks too much like Metal Slug, but not as good. I hope that they implement some feature or gameplay mechanic to set it apart.

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Post#7 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:30 pm

what game does not look like another game (except shenmue :p).
I mean there's 50 Gradius clones, but at least 40 of those are very good games.
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Post#8 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:36 pm

You're right, but Metal Slug is so unique in art style... maybe it hasnt been copied enough :D

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Post#9 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:23 am

There are hardly enough run'n gun games out there, so personally for me the whole 'Metal Slug'-vibe is not a problem. Heck I'm a big fan of the Metal Slug-series, enjoyed them a lot (up to MS3) so bring it on!

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Re: Kraut Buster for NEO GEO (Dreamcast version in the works

Post#10 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:44 am

mazonemayu wrote:what game does not look like another game (except shenmue :p).
I mean there's 50 Gradius clones, but at least 40 of those are very good games.


Looking like another game in concept is not the same as being a blatant ripoff. The enemy sprites are all but identical to Metal Slug, and the player controlled characters are only slightly lankier. I'd be surprised if SNK didn't sue them since they will sell this game for profit.

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