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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 Title screen
Sky Kid NES Bomb this structure for massive points
Sky Kid Arcade Time to catapult
Sky Kid NES Lift-off

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

  • "VS. Sky Kid" -- Arcade Nintendo VS. System title

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jan 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 NES Jun, 2013 B- 67 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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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.
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