Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sources have proven to be the go-to place for developers looking for supporters to help keep alive oft forgotten genres. This has led to something of a renaissance for retro-styled platformers, and another Kickstarter looks to continue that trend: Super Axe Boy.
Rather than promising pixel art and 2D gameplay, Super Axe Boy appears to be drawing a broader inspiration with low polygon counts and flat shading creating a unique aesthetic that has an almost papercraft like look to it. In terms of gameplay, the title will have both 2D and 3D mechanics, with the trailer showing how both environments draw significant inspiration from Mario games, from the original on NES to the likes of Mario Galaxy. The titular axe will add an another element to the gameplay, with the developer stating it will be used combat, puzzle solving, and navigating the environment.
If Super Axe Boy looks appealing and you want to play it on Wii U, you’ll want to start throwing your support in. While the game is only looking for 25,000 EUR for initial funding, getting the game to come to Wii U will require the campaign to reach a 60,000 EUR stretch goal.