Retrogaming fans are nothing if not persistent. While companies usually do the best they can, fans often take things just a few steps farther. Take Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thundera, for example. This is a remake of a game from 1987 (various computer platforms) and it is a 2D side scrolling action adventure game. Why am I pointing out that? Because Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thundera is using the OpenBOR (Beats of Rage) engine to power things.
The OpenBOR engine is not designed to power 2D side scrolling action adventures. OpenBOR was developed to power scrolling brawlers like Streets of Rage and Final Fight. That is why I took a chance to check out Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thundera.
If you are into weird animations in games, then Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thunderera won’t disappoint. When you meet Jaga and get the ability to shoot red balls of power from your sword, you are greeted with an interesting animation. Similar to how the Scottish character in Kasumi Ninja for the Atari Jaguar, this animation looks a little “off”.
I am a huge fan of the original, and a somewhat big fan of the remake. I just find this fan made game a little off in key areas. Lion-O is all skinny and weak looking, while in the cartoons he was buff and at least commanding looking, even if his attitude was less than that. There are also a wealth of enemies to pull from in the Thundercats universe so why are we seeing mostly generic cookie cutter enemies? Missed opportunity there guys.
Fans of the Thundercats franchise don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to gaming. That is a shame as it is a rather rich fantasy world full of opportunities.
If you want to play Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thundera then head over to Gamejolt.