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

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NES 10 3.4
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Combined User Score 10 3.4

Critic Reviews

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It starts simple but quickly ramps up, with the sky being filled by many enemy craft and fire from both air and ground units, requiring some deft movement and attacking. The two-player simultaneous mode rounds out this adorable shooter quite nicely.
ArcadeAll Game Guide (1998)
Overall, Sky Kid is a game that many gamers -- young and old -- can play and love. It's good brain candy when you don't want to worry about strategies, button combos, or advanced AI.
Basically, Sky Kid is a fun little arcade title that was ported fairly well to the NES. There are a few omissions, and a couple small changes, but in the game play department, everything remains intact, and that's what's important.
67 (Jun, 2013)
Now, they say you’re the best, and that might be true, but even the best of us need some help. If need be, we can send in Max, who I’ve nicknamed “The Blue Baron” in honor of you (unlike you, he’s simply named Max – we can’t all have five names, Kid Baron). Why are you still reading this? Get your helmet on, comb your mustache, and soar to the heavens. Don’t make me shove more grease in your garter!
65 (Aug 24, 2011)
Amateur de shoot'em up, Sky Kid peut être une bonne pioche à condition que le manque de nouveautés et d'originalité ne vous rebute pas. Reprenant la plupart des bases d'un jeu de tir, le titre les réutilise de façon simpliste mais efficacement. Les ingrédients du genre sont bien présents mais il manque un soupçon d'innovation pour passer le stade de jeu de seconde zone. Spy Kid vaut tout de même le coup d’œil.
NESVideo Game Den (Mar 08, 2012)
In conclusion, Sky Kid is a fun early shooter for the Famicom system with its share of surprises, but don't expect anything groundbreaking.
WiiIGN (May 19, 2008)
After offering no new releases at all last week for the sake of putting more focus on the WiiWare launch, the Virtual Console has now returned with a grand total of one new arrival. It’s a bit disheartening for retro fans to get a game like Sky Kid as the lone new VC release this week, and we have to hope that the Console is only in a lull right now and will eventually ramp back up to at least two new additions to the Wii Shop each Monday – there are just too many great, untapped titles from yesteryear left for Nintendo’s retro service to be pushed aside and forgotten for too long. Save your 500 Wii Points and don’t download Sky Kid this week – save them, and wait for the VC to actually come back to life again.
WiiNintendo Life (May 19, 2008)
Sky Kid is amusing for a few levels, but will get old quick. The enemies' different shooting styles (exploding shots, missiles, etc.) will quickly get the better of you, and it's just not long enough to last you a while. There is a simultaneous two player mode where you can try to annoy your friend, but even this isn't really that fun. The lack of music, aside from an endlessly repeating 15-second tune, also contributes to its low score.