Kid Niki is another one of those games that I used to love playing the shit out of. It’s just a fun, quick game that gets pretty damn challenging as you go deeper into it.
It’s a pretty basic side scroller with easy mechanics.
The characters are completely cartoony and look nothing like the absolutely badass box art. However, I don’t think that this would have been as fun if the game was made to look as serious and grim as the art.
All the boss battles are unique and some take a little trial and error to figure out but this game is definitely beatable after you’ve played it enough and gotten a feel for the mechanics and the patterns.
I don’t have as deep of a love for it now, as I did in the late ’80s and I can’t label it a classic, but revisiting it every couple of years is still a fun experience.
Plus, I really dig the music and the overall sound effects.
Kid Niki is well crafted and is still a great way to waste a half of an hour.
Pairs well with: other side scrolling action games for the classic Nintendo, which narrows it down to about 8 dozen games.