It just seems that the Sega Mega Drive aka Genesis just won’t die and we have to say the more great post era titles come out, the more we love it.
Xeno Crisis literally is a big scoop of 80’s pop culture all wrapped into one 16 bit game.
Combining elements of James Cameron’s Aliens (the title riff’s off of the Xenomorphs and the character basically looks exactly like a Colonial Marine) as well as the hit arcade games Smash TV and Shock Troopers, Xeno Crisis is a top down shooter in which players have to kill off wave after wave of alien hordes.
The game is currently on kickstarter and needs backers but once realized it’s producers ( ) will release both a vintage style cartridge and ROM version of the game. Both NTSC and PAL versions will be made available.
In regards to producing the game Bitmap Bureau say:
We want the game to look, feel and sound like the classic Mega Drive games of the ’80s and ’90s, but also add some new elements that weren’t so common in games of that era, particularly procedural map generation and randomisation of gameplay elements. Achieving that classic look and feel is vitally important to us, which is why we’ve teamed up with legendary pixel artist Henk Nieborg, who previously worked on the Mega Drive title “The Misadventures Of Flink“, developed by Psygnosis.
Chiptune musician Savaged Regime has also produced to soundtrack.
It terms of game play the player will also have the ability to move in 8 different directions and use multiple weapons (including a Pulse Rifle) to kill of the Alien army.
So if you want to find out more and back this awesome new 16 bit title check out the Kickstarter here.