The He-Man ’80s cartoon gets remade into a side-scrolling beat-’em-up game by fans and there’s even a demo.
If you were born during the 1980s, chances are you’re familiar with The Masters of the Universe — or more commonly known as He-Man — animated series. If you are, you’ll be very pleased to know that a group of fans got together and created a side-scrolling beat-’em-up based on the property. It’s in the same vein as Konami’s brawlers like The Simpsons Arcade Game, X-Men and the like, which is the perfect genre to tug at those nostalgic heartstrings. If you aren’t content just watching gameplay footage, you can even try the demo out which is linked with instructions here .
The demo clocks in at 37MB and includes nine stages and one boss, which might or might not be Skeletor. While it might not have the best animations for a brawler compared to today’s games, it’s still an impressive feat considering it wasn’t by backed by any major publisher or studio.
Browsing the ChronoCrash forums where the people talk about the game’s development, a She-Ra game might be in the cards — or at the very least, added to the He-Man game’s character roster. Since its conception and launch by toy-maker Mattel back in 1982, the He-Man property has seen countless animated reboots and even spawned a live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables).
Anyone excited to try this out? Do let us know how it plays, alright?