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Sky Kid

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Wii
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Nintendo 3DS
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NES
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3.3
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Description

You are the legendary Red Baron, flying a plane through a horizontal side-scrolling scenery set during World War I. To complete a mission, you simply need to get to the landing spot on the other side without being shot down, but you can gain extra points by destroying enemy vehicles and planes. For huge points, pick up a bomb hidden in the level (you will be warned by a sound when approaching it) and drop it on a large structure. If you fail to land on the landing strip, you run out of fuel and crash.

You can only shoot horizontally and diagonally by tilting the plane's nose. When in trouble, perform an aerial loop with the secondary button, this often destroys other planes and avoids bullets. There is a co-op mode with the character Max as well.

Screenshots

Sky Kid NES Lift-off
Sky Kid Arcade Title screen
Sky Kid Arcade Halfway point with enemies all around
Sky Kid Arcade Take off

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User Reviews

One of the great arcade ports. NES Ryan Johnson (4)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jan 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com NES Aug 24, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Video Game Den NES Mar 08, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Wii May 19, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Nintendo Life Wii May 19, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30

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Trivia

Cameo

Pac-Man appears on some of the billboards that the player flies by.

Gameplay

Sky Kid is one of the few side-scrolling shooters in which the player is moving towards the left. This is typical of some Eastern reading traditions, but rather uncomfortable in the West.
Contributed to by Rola (6598), GTramp (28843), Sciere (234435), Alaka (30013) and gamewarrior (5067)