Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


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.


Sky Kid NES I just picked up a bomb, now I can't perform aerial loops without dropping it.
Sky Kid NES Lift-off
Sky Kid NES Bomb this structure for massive points
Sky Kid NES Battle report after each successful mission

Promo Images

Sky Kid Screenshot
Sky Kid Screenshot
Sky Kid Screenshot
Sky Kid Screenshot

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

One of the great arcade ports. Ryan Johnson (4) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Jun, 2013 B- 67 Aug 24, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Video Game Den Mar 08, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


There are currently no topics for this game.



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


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.
Sciere (587606) added Sky Kid (NES) on Feb 06, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Rola (8297), GTramp (62831), Michael Cassidy (21222), Alaka (64239) and gamewarrior (5083)