August 22, 2015

New Blip: Kraut Buster

NG:DEV.TEAM, the developers behind GunLord and NEO XYX have announced Kraut Buster. Just as GunLord was a spiritual successor to the Turrican series, Kraut Buster pays homage to all things Metal Slug. In this new game, the player can take on the role of John "K√ľken" Mallone or Jack "Handsome" Rowdy, or work together with a friend in 2P co-op. Gunners are able to toss grenades and blast baddies, bosses, and minibosses with 8-way directional fire as they work their way through a detailed 60fps pixel world. Where Kraut Buster changes things up is in its mask system... grabbing a mask changes your character's basic abilities and weapons. For instance, grabbing the chicken mask allows the player to slow his falling speed, the Tengu mask gives him a super high jump and lets him move more quickly, and the hockey mask replaces the player's default melee knife with a long machete. Players can also find little yellow chicks that will fly behind them offering support by laying down additional fire.

Only the most hardcore need apply here, as Kraut Buster is headed for the Neo Geo MVS and AES in 2016.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


  1. This must be released on more platforms, it MUST!

  2. NG.DEV.TEAM typically only releases their games to Dreamcast and Neo Geo. Fortunately, Dreamcast systems are still fairly inexpensive and easy to come by (and have lots of other great games to offer as well).