We here at Retro Gaming Magazine are not shy about covering stuff we are interested in, whether it is a new ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64 game or a retro inspired title on Steam. We really get excited when it is a new game for a platform such as the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis that is going to be released on physical cartridges. Why? Because those games go the extra mile to give gamers something freaking awesome. One such title that we have been bringing up a lot lately is Justice Beaver from CollectorVision. Justice Beaver has just debuted on IndieGoGo, a popular crowdfunding platform. The cool part about this IndieGoGo campaign is the incredibly cool extras.
For those that do not know, Justice Beaver is heavily influenced by Rick Dangerous (covered here). JB is a 2D side scrolling action platform adventure through four increasingly difficult levels. Your progress is hindered by all kinds of baddies from penguins and ducks to evil snow men. You are not completely reliant on your jumping skills here though, you are armed with a gun and bombs with which you can dispatch the enemies.
Now, onto the really cool and interesting reason to support this IndieGoGo campaign- other than Justice Beaver looks to be an amazingly cool game (not just by virtue of NOT being another beautiful scrolling shooter). The extremely limited edition, BLUE cartridge (pictured below).
That is cool as can be. Okay, a bit of trivia here. How many games had custom colored cartridges for the Super Nintendo? Bonus question- what colors were they?
CollectorVision are prepared to even port Justice Beaver to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, if the IndieGoGo campaign reaches a minimum goal. That is something to shoot for, an original GBA game on top of a new SNES game. Now, who wants to see a Sega Genesis port?
We will be covering Justice Beaver more in the coming months. Currently, it is projected to be released in June of 2015, not that far away. 2015 is shaping up nicely for new games for retro platforms (Elysian Shadows is coming to Dreamcast in December 2015).
To show your support, head over to the IndieGoGo page and check out the perks. That blue cartridge is limited to the first 100 backers at that particular tier so hurry before they are all gone!
Source: Justice Beaver on IndieGoGo