Almost Hero

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Almost Hero is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game for the NES. The game was released by Mega Cat Studios, a Pittsburgh-based company that makes retro cartridges and PC games, in 2017.[1]

Plot

The city of Omisai, famous for its bonsai tree businesses, is under attack by an evil ninja overlord and his army of thugs.[2] Only a janitor-turned ninja hopeful can save the city, and his master's bonsai business, from these evil forces[3]

Development

Almost Hero was released as a physical NES cartridge, and thus was developed to function within the constraints of that system.[4] As a homage to classic beat 'em ups, the game features elements from many retro titles.[5]

Gameplay

The game features the protagonist's dojo as a hub, from which he can explore the game's levels in any order. At the dojo, players can purchase healing items and upgrades, such as Foot Passion VHS tapes.[6] Almost Hero offers couch co-op support.[7] There is no save or password system. A variety of weapons can be found within each level, such as boomboxes, Furbies, and blue turtle shells.[8] Each level is ruled by a boss which resembles a classic cartoon or video game character.[9] The game also uses bonsai seeds as a collectible currency, which the player can use to buy upgrades.[10]

References

  1. "Expedition, Log Jammers, Almost Hero - 3 New Games for the NES released". Indie Retro News. August 11, 2017. http://www.indieretronews.com/2017/08/expedition-log-jammers-almost-hero-3.html#more. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "three new NES games that have been launched" 
  2. "Let Your NES Live on! Mega Cat Studios Reveal Three New NES Games". Miketendo 64. August 14, 2017. https://miketendo64.com/2017/08/14/let-your-nes-live-on-mega-cat-studios-reveal-three-new-nes-games/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "For those that have always dreamed of training with a local bonsai-tree master to rise up and face the bullies of their city, Almost Hero is for you" 
  3. Patrick Hickey Jr. (August 19, 2017). "Review Fix Exclusive: Inside ‘Almost Hero’ on the NES". Review Fix. http://reviewfix.com/2017/08/review-fix-exclusive-inside-almost-hero-nes/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  4. Patrick Hickey Jr. (August 19, 2017). "Review Fix Exclusive: Inside ‘Almost Hero’ on the NES". Review Fix. http://reviewfix.com/2017/08/review-fix-exclusive-inside-almost-hero-nes/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "Living within the constraints of 30 year old hardware brings some pretty interesting and fun challenges to the table" 
  5. "Mega Cat Studios – NES Homebrew Highlights". Hagen's Alley Books. July 22, 2017. https://hagensalley.com/2017/07/22/mega-cat-studios-nes-homebrew-highlights/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "...1-2 player cooperative beat ’em up that contains a ton of awesome features and very tight gameplay mechanics" 
  6. David Mrozek (August 22, 2017). "Almost Hero". Video Game Critic. http://videogamecritic.com/nesaa.htm. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "...your ninja can purchase power-ups and health supplies from his master. You then set out to one of four selectable locations" 
  7. "Almost Hero". Kilobyte Magazine: pp. 36-37. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2TI_Wdty1HdQ3hZVTd4OGx6eHc/view. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "... even for two players simultaneously" 
  8. David Mrozek (August 22, 2017). "Almost Hero". Video Game Critic. http://videogamecritic.com/nesaa.htm. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "...hurl a variety of objects..." 
  9. "Let Your NES Live on! Mega Cat Studios Reveal Three New NES Games". Miketendo 64. August 14, 2017. https://miketendo64.com/2017/08/14/let-your-nes-live-on-mega-cat-studios-reveal-three-new-nes-games/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "knock-off nostalgic cartoon bosses" 
  10. Ryan Silberman (August 16, 2017). "Interview: Zach Manko of Mega Cat Studios". The Inner Circle Games Network. http://www.ticgn.com/ticgn-originals/interview-mega-cat-studios/. Retrieved September 4, 2017. "...a side-scrolling beat ’em up featuring ninja protagonists and a bonsai seed economy"