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KRAUT BUSTER BY NG DEV TEAM
priest
A homeage to Metal Slug. I like what I see

Homepage: http://www.kraut-...

YouTube Video


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Sensi
Yes, I read the newsletter they sent me about the game, checked the promises and trailer. Normally I support our German friends but I can't be enthusiastic about this one, sorry. What do you like about it Priest?

The other games of NG.DEV had their own style and body, can't be said of this one.
I can't imagine what they want to achieve with this, it will always be compared to Metal Slug and looking bad then. Check, if you want a laugh, the story of the game.
It's nog even B- movie material, it's much more worse.

This looks like a Metal Slug parody, the Inglorious Bastards of shoot 'm ups.
It doesn't even look Neo Geo'isch.
 
Glowsquid
this looks like a miniclip game.
 
LIFE_IN_2D
Looks like shit.

Definitely not worth the hundreds of dollars they will be asking.
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merlin
priest wrote:
I like what I see


I also think this looks good. The WW2 era setting appeals to me and the artwork looks very nice. I'm surprised at the negative reactions. Doesn't bother me that they are copying Metal Slug. This will be the only Metal Slug 'clone' on Neo Geo after all. Since the gameplay is so similar surely it will also be very fun even if it isn't quite as good. It's important to remember the game is far from finished. I'm sure NG Dev Team will put a lot of work into making the game even better such as fixing the 'floaty jump'. I find it amusing that a German developer is making a game called 'Kraut Busters'!
 
DarakuTenshi
I think it looks good, but it looks way too close to the Slug games. It seems as though they want to totally rip-off the Slug format. Honestly if they are going to do a run and gun game I'd like to see them do something different. Even if it was closer to Contra I'd have less of a problem with it seeing as though it's the AES/MVS format we are talking about.
 
RiKo
What happened to the video? it's not working for me, and it's not on the website. I have totally missed this. Looking at the screenshots on the website they say 'early alpha footage' so maybe we shouldn't be too harsh. But like everyone says it really does look too much like Metal Slug. I'd rather have a run and gun with it's own style too. Also the title seems a little unfair to our German friends? 'Nazi-Buster' would be ok, 'Kraut-Buster' maybe is not so nice.
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mehguy
RiKo wrote:

What happened to the video? it's not working for me, and it's not on the website. I have totally missed this. Looking at the screenshots on the website they say 'early alpha footage' so maybe we shouldn't be too harsh. But like everyone says it really does look too much like Metal Slug. I'd rather have a run and gun with it's own style too. Also the title seems a little unfair to our German friends? 'Nazi-Buster' would be ok, 'Kraut-Buster' maybe is not so nice.


They removed it because they got too much criticism for it.

I wish i had saved it on my computer so I could show it to you guys.
 
cypher
http://www.dailym...videogames

We are not completely retooling the game. The game is in making for 2 years now (mostly graphics, coding just began a few month ago).
We have changed the jumping physics and will adapt most graphics to look more like expected color wise/reducing comic outlines.

We will also add more crazy stuff like robots/mutants/super natural enemies. More interesting weapons/fights etc. The music gets changed too. The vision of a WW2 game that takes place in Europe 193x will stay mostly intact though. We can't make it suddenly a complete SCIFI/fantasy game.

Regarding the MVS LE sales record that's true. It just means it's selling faster then past games. But as this game cost a lot more to make than last games that's not enough. Thus we need to adapt for future games.

EU forums people see it a lot more positive. Not sure if the style is too EURO or something for you guys? The project is programming/design wise still rather early so we can still incorporate a lot of *constructive* feedback.

We are thinking about creating from now on rather a series of small videos, instead of a big trailer. It's better feedback wise.

NGEV Team



Just talked w/ Timm again, his reply below will clarify exactly what going on as of now with the game guys.

QUOTE:

"We are not completely retooling the game. The game is in making for 2 years now (mostly graphics, coding just began a few month ago).
We have changed the jumping physics and will adapt most graphics to look more like expected color wise/reducing comic outlines.

We will also add more crazy stuff like robots/mutants/super natural enemies. More interesting weapons/fights etc. The music gets changed too. The vision of a WW2 game that takes place in Europe 193x will stay mostly intact though. We can't make it suddenly a complete SCIFI/fantasy game.

Regarding the MVS LE sales record that's true. It just means it's selling faster then past games. But as this game cost a lot more to make than last games that's not enough. Thus we need to adapt for future games.

EU forums people see it a lot more positive. Not sure if the style is too EURO or something for you guys? The project is programming/design wise still rather early so we can still incorporate a lot of *constructive* feedback.

We are thinking about creating from now on rather a series of small videos, instead of a big trailer. It's better feedback wise.

NGEV Team"
Edited by cypher on 26. March 2015 20:18
 
RiKo
Merlin wrote :- I find it amusing that a German developer is making a game called 'Kraut Busters'!


I didn't realise they were German - fair enough then Smile

cypher wrote :-EU forums people see it a lot more positive. Not sure if the style is too EURO or something for you guys? The project is programming/design wise still rather early so we can still incorporate a lot of *constructive* feedback.


Thanks for the vid Thumbs Up It looks slick but I think it's the Metal Slug comparision that's the problem - it's just too close to that game. The style of gunshots, the knife move up close, the way the hero moves, the men parachuting from the styles - even down to the bobbing animation of the tanks. I think most people were hoping more for a decent Contra or Gunstar Hero style game on the Neo Geo - we already have 6 Metal Slug games. It looks like NGDevteam have put a hell of lot of work into it though, esp the graphics. As someone who makes amateurish games with shitty graphics I can appreciate how long it takes to draw them. I can see how it would be too late to change them.

Think Gears of War with it's cover based shooting, when someone tried to copy that- no matter how good they did it was always derided as a Gears of War clone. Seen as something inferior. It's kind of unfair but that's human nature. I'm keeping an open mind but I'm not excited enough to buy this at the moment.
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mehguy
even the dailymotion one is removed. so here's another reupload.

https://www.youtu...SmOulA-GsQ
 
cypher
I think like you Riko, it's too close to metal slug and many peoples thinks like us

But i think too that the game will be sold in a week Roll Eyes
and i will buy it too Wink
 
cthulhu
I think this is a typical NG Dev game...not original. Most of their games are basically clones of existing games, R-Type, Turrican, Pulstar and in this case Metal Slug. This dev team is in my opinion very lazy and needs to put out some original games (at least more original than this blatant rip off). Not interested in any way and I won't waste my hard earned cash on crap like this, I'd rather save my money for the day Skycurser (http://www.skycur...) is released, which looks really promising.
My arcade stuff

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merlin
New trailer.

Still think this game looks great and really want to play it but I'm not so keen on the different masks. I can see they added that to make the gameplay more different from Metal Slug but it seems a bit silly to me.

YouTube Video


This video shows an early development version.
Due to a change to a different musician team all music is extremely early.
We are going this time with a FM/chip tune sounding soundtrack.
The music is done by the team Groovemaster303 and Jredd.
Game play:
As we got mixed reactions for the last video trailer we worked very hard to improve on all fronts.
Differences to MS games:
As some people think this is a blatant MS clone,here are some differences listed:
- Mask feature. Wear different masks to change your characters abilities, your weapons, change your surroundings and enemy behaviors.
Examples:
- Chicken mask: become John Chickenstein and rescued chicks will join forces with their Gatling guns. You can also float slightly down with your feather power and drop big egg grenades.
- 13th Splatterguy mask: turn the fight into a blood carnage with your super charged long range machete. Rage flows early through your body. Knife throwing chick sidekicks.
- Wolf mask: supercharge your weapon power and make the grunts your little pigs. Rage flows early through your body. May have reduced scoring potential, but is easier to play.
- Pig mask: sniffle out secrets like a truffle pig and don't get eaten by the big bad wolves. Your tasty bacon body withstands a few bullet hits. Reduces difficulty in a passive way.
- Japanese "Tengu" demon mask: Jump as high and fast like a Ninja, use a Katana for close range attack and lay fused bombs (use them tactical). Also 3-way shuriken throwing ninja chicks.
Currently we have 5 mask implemented, but we plan to add 4-6 more, like "Vampire Hunter" mask (chain whip in the dictator's castle?), "Gunlord" mask (maybe with his wheel bombs?), "Uncle Sam", "McKraken Nerd mask", "Chainsaw killer mask". The possibilities are endless.
- Rescued chicks can act as sidekicks (depends on the mask). For example they shoot a Gatling gun, throw shurikens and knives. The amount of chicks attached change also their behavior.
- Contra style controls and game play elements such as:
8 way aiming
Aim lock (lock the weapon in a direction to better shoot enemies from above)
You can hold 2 weapons and switch between them anytime. If you die, you only loose the active one. (adds a nice tactical component)
With holding the lever in direction you can throw grenades further away
You can drop down from ledges/objects and outmaneuver enemies from above.
Faster pacing
Weapons like 3-way, scatter particle shotgun, arch grenades and others
Lot's of mini bosses (a little bit boss fest style here and there)
Spawning run-in enemies in some run'n'gun sequences.
1 mid boss per stage
2-3 scenario changes per stage
Different characters may have slightly different abilities (like speed/jump height)

- 2 players can co-op/interact with each other, like standing on the shoulders of each other to reach higher places. The score counter is shared for maximum co-op feels.

- Mission bosses are mostly based on German WW2 "Wonder Weapons". Like "Der Mörser „Karl“ (Gerät 040/041)", The "Bismarck", "Schweres 80-cm-Kanone (E) „Sondergeschütz“ Dora". We also added a few fantasy bosses like WW2 style mechas
- Mid bosses and mini bosses are more fantasy based like War-hot-air balloon, WW2 style mechas "Schneeläufer Ausf. B", "Über Soldiers", "Russian War Bears".
- Stages are up to 9000 pixel long pixel art drawings (no tiles, just like a huge fighting game background)
It's probably one of the most ambition pixel arts games made in a long time. No other company out there besides us is doing real 16 pixel art arcade games anymore and especially not in this scope.
- choose up to 3 different routes/difficulties with changes in length/map design/enemies and attack patterns.
- physic simulation for dead bodies/body parts, a first on NEOGEO! and a first on 16 bit? (currently in BETA)
- 60FPS/60Hz twice as fluid, twice as responsive, zero the lag of MS games.
- one of the biggest and most ambitious games developed for NEOGEO since SNK's unfortunate demise in 2000.

If you still think it's just a clone, just think of it as an in-official sequel. But with completely new engine, completely new graphics,completely new music, completely new stages, completely new enemies and completely new game play.
We want this game to become our masterpiece and tribute to NEOGEO and we are willing to continuing work very hard for it.
 
LIFE_IN_2D
Fucking stupid cheesey bullshit.

It's still a Metal Slug rip-off, only this time you can wear stupid-ass masks. Terrible fucking gimmick for a boring-looking pile of fucking dog shit. Looks like a knock-off Metal Slug flash game.

I'd be hesitant to buy this bullshit at even a at DC price range. It's like they are taking game design suggestions from a fucking mongoloid.
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merlin
Hahaha you don't sound very enthusiastic about this game 2D! LOL

The more I think about it the more I dislike the masks. Noticed some people at neo-geo.com and on facebook seem quite enthusiastic about the masks though.

I do like the idea of having some mech bosses and an airship. Also having a choice of different routes is nice.
 
cthulhu
I have to agree with 2D...it still looks like boring unoriginal crap to me. I just don't like any of the NG.DEV games, all of their games are rip offs from other older games.
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green beret
I agree with you guys. This is an unoriginal game. All their games are cheap rip offs that are sold hundreds of euros to some collectors. After some time they all sell them without even having opened them. Pathetic.
NGEV Team must squeeze their minds to make a game of their own.
 
RiKo
2D wrote :- Fucking stupid cheesey bullshit.

It's still a Metal Slug rip-off, only this time you can wear stupid-ass masks. Terrible fucking gimmick for a boring-looking pile of fucking dog shit. Looks like a knock-off Metal Slug flash game.

I'd be hesitant to buy this bullshit at even a at DC price range. It's like they are taking game design suggestions from a fucking mongoloid.


2D made me laugh too. The thing is, he's spot on really. It still looks just like Metal Slug but with a load of stuff added to make it look not quite so much like Metal Slug.

With all this NGDevteam bashing going on though. I do want to say how awesome Fast Striker is and LH : Pink Bullets was a pretty decent game. Even this game you can see there's a lot of work been put into it.
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Sensi
With trailer #1 in mind and watching trailer #2, I don't think they improved much.
Dont't expect it will in the future. Most opinions from members look very realistic and I agree with most of them. It's just a very bad choice to pick a genre on the Neo which you can't better (anymore). You will always be compared to the other shooters and look ugly to them.

I'm very, very surprised that most of our Neo-Geo.com friends welcome this game. I don't understand them and I never will. Some guy mentioned there the CE was sold out in 1 hour (!). This game is only suitable to complete a collection or sell it for a huge profit.

I agree with Riko. NGDEV has made some good games and they deserve some credit.
There are rumors they will switch from platform. I really hope there will be a original platform game again for the Neo, from them or another developer.
 
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