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Bloo Kid on Android Brings Back Some Retro Gaming Memories, And That’s a Good Thing

Gaming on Android certainly seems to be here in full force these days.  We just posted up a new title called The Marbians earlier for the new school kids on the block that should be a hit, and are back with one more for those of us born well before the 90s.  The developer is calling Bloo Kid a “retro-style arcade platformer with cute pixelart” which is fine and all; we’re just here to tell you that it is awesome.  If you like the 3-star rating system that we have seen on games like Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, etc., then this will fill that void but in a much more interesting way.

The idea is pretty simple.  You jump on top of enemies to destroy them, try not to get hurt, and then collect a superstar at the end to finish up with a 3-star rating. There are dozens of different bad guys, 60 levels (with more on the way), and a soundtrack that is sure to bring back some memories.

Oh, and did I mention that it’s free?  

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  • http://twitter.com/Eiswuxe Jörg Winterstein

    Hi. The Bloo Kid content-update (version 1.5) is available now, for free. It contains two new worlds with 24 all new levels as well as better controls and some bugfixes.

    Unfortunately, no hardware keyboard so far, since the framework I used did not implement it yet :(

    https://market.android.com/details?id=de.eiswuxe.blookid

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  • Jörg Winterstein

    Hey man, thanks for the that nice review!

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  • DBK

    Not compatible with my phone or my tablet……wha?

  • Slamdunkspacejam

    this is only slightly different than meganoid, which has been out a while

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      I disagree. The only similarity is that they are both platformers that appeal to classic gamers

    • Anonymous

      Meganoid totally kills this. Call me when this game has native Wiimote support and updates like every damn day.

      • Jörg Winterstein

        This is the first release. New features like Wiimote support will be coming soon, I promise :)

        I programmed the game with the Corona SDK, so I am a bit dependent on what features they include (like hardware keyboard support which again enables Wiimote support etc.)

        So please be patient :)

        • bofis

          Does this mean keyboard support is coming?  I would love to have a way to customize which keys do what so I could use it with my Game Gripper, and I know that each phone’s game gripper has slightly different keys that the gamepad buttons push, so that’s important!  This game looks great, but I cannot get over using virtual buttons for a platformer, so I await an update adding keyboard options to the controls!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mpaa.hasta.love.me I Pirate Movies

    Kellex, what sort of kick back do you get to pimp out games all the time?

    • Granted

      Free review review copies on paid games.

    • Granted

      Free review review copies on paid games.

  • Anonymous

    Whaaaaat? You think those of born in the 90s don’t play games like this?  I could pwn you old timers in NES Tetris.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mpaa.hasta.love.me I Pirate Movies

      son, you aren’t ever going to “pwn” shit in life if all you ever do is play video games and and use stupid words like pwn.

      sincerely, an “old timer”

      • Anonymous

        Gee, I hope when I’m an “old timer” I still remember what these little things called jokes are….

        • http://profiles.google.com/mpaa.hasta.love.me I Pirate Movies

          i think you first need to figure out what a joke is cause you obviously missed mine

  • http://jon-niola.myopenid.com/ Jon Niola

    Sweet!  I miss the days of the side-scrollers. Super Mario Brothers, Kid Icarus, Metroid, etc.  The old NES is still has some of the most playable, fun games. Surprised more companies are not porting them to new mobile platforms to squeeze some more $$$ out of them. If Nintendo ported some of these classics I’d gladly buy them again to have them native on Android.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I know they have classics on their virtual console on the Wii. Or you could just play emulators.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

        Or you could be like me, and buy them and play them on the real system with the real controllers :)

    • Anonymous

      Kid Icarus was addicting, yet extremely hard.

  • http://profiles.google.com/toddlower Todd Lower

    I feel like this game would be tough to play using on screen controls… If it wasn’t I’d still be playing SNES games on my snesoid app.

    • Anonymous

      This is pretty simple though
      There is a left and a right button in the bottom left of the screen and a jump button that is a circle on the bottom right of the screen

  • Matt

    doesn’t even load on my xoom.  i was uber excited…

  • Mctypething

    Wow, slow day on the Bionic front, huh?

  • Mctypething

    Wow, slow day on the Bionic front I guess….

  • Andrew Schrauth

    im in!

  • Anonymous

    I see a lawsuit coming with this game, little too similar to Mario.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      you’re….kidding right?