Huge classic platformer with several power-ups and 16+ hours of main story & 300+ hidden locations just begging for exploration · 56 big Levels · 5 huge worlds
User reviews: Mostly Positive (263 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2014

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July 13

8BitBoy 1.50 - Major design overhaul

The every level in every world is undergoing a design overhaul. This is to make some of the first levels I made for the game, up to the standard of the complexity of the later levels. This also means alternative routes and much more content.

This is also to stash a lot more hidden places in even more inventive ways. 8BitBoy has so much hidden content you won't believe it. Most people isn't going to find many of these hidden spots, but just knowing they are there to find, makes the game that much more exciting to play. And it's e

  • All levels in World 1 to 4 has received a major design overhaul.
  • Level 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4 has received a design overhaul and new hidden places or alternative routes to exit.
  • Extra warp zone hidden early in World 1 & World 4.
  • Quit from World map possible
  • Hidden coins and power-ups in some rocks
  • Fire particles on jumping fireballs
  • New loading screen for game booting up.
  • More time to complete each level (time for exploration).
  • Unable to shoot when green/red/black bug - fixed
  • Fireball in lava sound not tuned to volume settings - fixed

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July 4

8BitBoy 1.49 - World 2 and 3 design overhaul

Polishing up and improving 8BitBoy in various places. New features and content are coming to an end for now, but there is still small bits that need to be tweaked and polished before I'm satisfied.

  • All levels in World 2 has received a major design overhaul.
  • Run and Shoot is now assigned to one key on both gamepad and keyboard. Keyboard can be configured for three keys still. X and B on gamepad are the same now.
  • Volume bug fixed. Volume lavels are saved automatically.
  • Added gradual transition entering hidden places
  • All new music in bonus levels
  • Black 8BitBoy was green in bonus levels
  • Added new or improved hidden places in 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 2-9, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 4-1, 5-1, 1-5, 1-7
  • Dying when black in water randomly caused crash - fixed!
  • Green birds flaps wings when falling and floats slowly through air
  • Jumping from conveyor belt to falling stone causes insaly fast jump - fixed.

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Reviews

“A fun game that any fan of classic platformers will enjoy”
8/10 – Universal Gaming Reviews

“8BitBoy is an enjoyable yet quite hard learning experience that’s worth all the times you die, and more.”
8.5/10 – Novo Adagio

“It's this generations Super Mario 3, it's that good.”
Tanner Plays

About This Game

Huge classic platformer with tons of power-ups and 16+ hours of main story & 300+ hidden locations just begging for exploration. 8BitBoy is a tribute to all the greatest platformers of the 80s and 90s and a symbol of my endless love and passion for gaming.


· 16+ hours main story!
· 56 Levels + huge 5 Worlds
· 300+ Hidden Locations!
· Hidden Warp zones!
· Coin collecting game + tons of Power-Ups
· Boss-battles
· 60 fps frame rate (GPU dependent)
· Frequently updated with new content


Appropriate for all ages

* Full Xbox 360 Controller Support
(Auto switch - push button A to enable)


Who's 8BitBoy?



8BitBoy is out of a job, and quite frankly he's depressed about it. Then he suddenly remembers all the good times he had as a kid, playing his trusted 8-bit console. Deep down in the far and darkest corner of the basement he finds it along with a strange looking cartridge. He plugs in the cartridge right away, and get sucked into a vivid, but decaying world of platforming. And this is where your adventure takes off.

8BitBoy is the platformer I always dreamt about playing as a kid.

It's a fantastic mash-up of the greatest of the late 80's and 90's and a complete game on it's own terms. This is a true tribute to old school gaming and by no means a walk in the park, but it's also never unfair. With big challenges, the sense of accomplishment is always bigger and better.

To me, 8BitBoy is the ultimate classic platformer on PC and Mac. and a symbol of my love and passion for gaming.

Yours Sincerely,
Rasmus Kønig Sørensen
Indie developer and sole creator of 8BitBoy

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core AMD or Intel / AMD E-350 APU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 / Radeon HD 6310
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or Keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.1 or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo / i3 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9400M / Intel HD 3000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I may not be good at it. But this is a GREAT game! It may have the elements of mario and some others but its supposed to. Its a fun little platformer that is actually pretty long. It could take a couple hours or maybe a day depending on how you play it, or how good you are.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Nostalgia Overflow
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Finally got around to finishing this game 100%, and I loved it!!! Definitely gives off that old retro platformer feel with some fantastic level designs and well done hidden areas. Boss battles are probably the biggest "letdown" for me because there isn't that much variety with them... but at the same time that is exactly what a lot of older games were like, especially Mario which had to have been a huge influence on this game. So overall I would highly recommend it to fans of old school platformers, especially when the price is only 65p right now in the weekly sale!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If you like platformers, you like mario or sonic, or you like to be challenged, buy this!! Brilliant game, hours of fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This is a fun retro game, since it's cheap I recommend it if you're looking for a new game from the 90s. If after installing the game you run the game and it feels laggy, just restart your computer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
If you like the old school super mario games you will definitely like this. I got it for a dollar on sale and it's definitely worth the four dollars it's priced at. Theres plenty of secrets and alternate ways to complete levels, and it is incredibly challanging at times.

Edit: Wow, I'm surprised there are so many negative reviews, people are seriously complaining about the frame rate, difficulty and the price.

The people complaining about frame rate and price have to be trolling. As for dilliculty, if it wasn't somewhat difficult it wouldn't be worth buying because there would be no satisfaction to completing a level...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
So much fun! you realy should grab this game up! Lots of marioish gamming worth it if you ask me!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Honestly, I was expecting a cheap and clunky romp through a Mario clone, but when I really played it, I found a really precise, hard and fun platformer. The controls are a but loose, but still. Also, it's choc full of secret areas and pickups, adding to the satisfaction. Overall, a very nice, and solid platformer. A must for platformer, and casual fans. 7.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Fun and simple.
Very generic, but something about it just makes it fun to me.
Sorta hard for me atleast, and if you like secrets, this game will make you cry tears of joy.
I imagine a level editor wouldn't be too hard to make, since the game doesn't have detailed backgrounds or tiles and such, but you can't expect too much from an indie dev.
Cheap too, and I got it on sale for even cheaper.
8/10 game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
NICE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Worth every penny.

Does what it says on the 'tin' .

just be prepared to rage quit :) just like the good old days!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
It's like Mario, but not just in the way that any 8-bit sidescrolling platformer might be compared to Mario. 8BitBoy copies the actual mechanics from Mario, and the result is just as satisfying. Maybe some will find it derivative, but to me it all feels authentic. The music, the character design, the ample secrets, etc. all combine to give it that 'magic' that even Nintendo hasn't always delivered.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
great game if you like super mario
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Short and fun mario-like platformer with good soundtrack and bad controls/movement that takes a bit of getting used to. Doesn't have steam community integration. Secrets add a good amount of replayability, but should award progress towards achievements to make them more rewarding.

Worth it on sale/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
What is it and what are the features?
- Reminds me of Mario games from the 90's, in a good way.
- It's not very unique but it doesn't try to be.
- Collect coins, get powerups and find hidden locations.
- Hard but fun. It has a normal and a hard mode.
- A little over 50 levels to be played in 5 worlds, each with bosses.
- Sound is just like old 8-bit games.
- Runs very smooth.

Controls:
- Played it with a PS3 controller and it's much better than keyboard and mouse.
- Get the MotioninJoy drivers and the Better DS3 tool to configure the controller.

Verdict:
- Got it in a Steam sale for 0,99€, but it's worth it's original low price.
- So far I just reached world 3. Atm. I'm giving this game 8/10 for the polished nostalgia.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It's good for what it is. The controls are not as tight as what I'd like for them to be, but I mean, it's fun to play and it does what it's supposed to do. If there are sequels I will expect more from them than this one. Overall, worth the money.

Update: After having played with an xbox controller, I've found the game quite a bit more fun than before. Some of the tighter jumps can lead to combos and there is quite a bit of technical jumping. The secrets are fun to find also. On the whole, this game definitely does some things well the material it's an homage to did. This is a good brain relaxer, for sure.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I like it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I've only completed world 1 (there are 5 worlds on the map) but man, what a fun game! It's a retro platformer that takes you right back to the glory days of the old NES Mario games. The graphics are cute and the game play challenging! My only complaint is a glitch/bug that took away my ability to shoot the baddies. Not sure how it happened but after playing a bonus level I couldn't shoot anything, even though I had gotten the fruit (looks like berries) and the different colored suits. After finishing the first world I looked this up, saw that it was a bug and restarted the game. Took care of the problem for me.

I'm playing with my keyboard and mouse because I read that controller support leaves a lot to be desired. I do wish the steam overlay worked with the game (for taking screenshots) but the game itself is a lot of fun! I'd definitely recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's a great retro platformer. If you rate it down theres something wrong with you. It's too cheap to hate on it. Should be called 8bitman because the protagonist is 32 years old!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Another game I bought because it says full controller support. But guess what nothing works. It seems like lately Steam keeps ripping me off. Not cool. I buy certain games because it clearly says pc controller support. I'ts a cool game but hard as nails with keypad.
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