Regular Show Video Game Is A Mashup Of Retro Games

By Spencer . July 24, 2013 . 6:21pm

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WayForward’s specialty is creating 2D games with licensed properties like Adventure Time and soon DuckTales. They’re the perfect team to work on a Regular Show video game, which stars a lazy blue jay and a troublemaking raccoon. The Cartoon Network series is rife with video game references too, so it’s fitting that Mordecai and RIgby are in a video game that feels like it’s from the Super Nintendo era.

 

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land is actually a mix of different video games with a new genre in each world. The first world is set in a park and plays like a 2D platformer. I ran through the first level and tried to avoid enemies since, in true retro game fashion, you lose a life after getting hit once. Money is scattered in the level to collect and if you can get to the goal before time runs out you can get a cash bonus.

 

The second world is a side-scrolling shooter where you control a Mordecai spaceship. The stage I played had UFOs to shoot and unlike Gradius the screen doesn’t auto scroll. You can fly backwards, but if you want to clear the level on time you probably want to avoid shooting enemies and whiz past them instead. I also saw a third kind of game with Rigby. This stage looked like a regular platformer level in the beginning, but the level changed to a top down shooter when Rigby climbed on a wall.

 

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I’m not that familiar with Regular Show, but I was told the creator JG Quintel wrote the story and the 3DS game will feature bosses from the cartoon. There are also collectables like golden tapes and fanny packs to find that unlock concept art. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land is slated for release this fall on Nintendo 3DS.

 

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  • TruSpindash

    I’m a fan of the show and WayForward is a great developer, will have to keep an eye on this one to see how it turns out.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I love Regular Show and I love WayForward, so I’m looking forward to this.

    • AuraGuyChris

      I see what you did there.

  • ShimaPantsu

    As long as it’s a bit longer than the first Adventure Time game I’m game.

  • http://aaroncbeaty.com/ Slyy (Aaron B)

    I now need a 3DS desperately. I love Regular Show! I’m not familiar with WayForward but I’ll have to give them a look up

  • MrRobbyM

    Well. I gave in and bought a 3DS. Now I’m really glad I did.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I’m a big fan of Regular Show and cannot wait to play this. Namco also announced it was heading to Europe and Austrailia so that’s good. I was a little wary after the first Adventure Time game never came out of America.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    You know who else likes Regular Show? MY MOM!

  • Alexandra Cordes

    This suits the show perfectly.
    I will be keeping an eye on it.

  • SlickRoach

    The devil looking boss in the last pic reminds me of Sinistar a bit.

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