A downloadable game for Windows

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Are you ready for The Videokid challenge?

Test your skills to the max with this fun & challenging arcade style skate game set in a retro 1980s neighbourhood filled with danger...


"What a wonderful game this is - an exacting arcade treat shot through with 80s childhood memories." Christian Donlan, Eurogamer

Skate, hitch and grind your way through hazardous streets; dodging 80s bikes, cars, trucks, trains & more. The Videokid is jam packed with 80s nostalgia. Relive classic moments of all your favourite movie, tv and cartoon characters and remember... the further you get the more epic the references become!


"You'll find that The Videokid throws in every nostalgic thing you loved about the 80s into an 8-bit fast-paced Paperboy-esque gaming experience. Plug in your walkman and lace up your Reebok Pumps..."
Niko & Dawn, Indiewatch

The goal is simple: Avoid being busted by the cops, pull off sick tricks and complete crazy combos to earn bonuses; all whilst trying to stay alive just long enough to deliver your pirate video round and get to your girl in time! From retro arcade style sound effects, to the incredible 8bit inspired soundtrack (written by DJ Savant) the Videokid pays pure homage to your favourite games of the golden era.


FEATURES:
- Take on 'The Videokid challenge' & be amongst the top 25 hall of fame
- Unlock and play as some of your favourite 80s inspired characters
- Wreak havoc on the wrong side of the law for maximum score
- Pull off sick skate tricks & crazy combos
- Laugh at endless ways to bail, slam and fail
- Earn cash to spend on radical upgrades & powerups in the skateshop
- Experience the nail-biting tension... the longer you live the harder it gets
- See how many classic 80s characters & vehicles you can spot
- Relive your nostalgic childhood where all things were awesome

CONTROLLER OPTIONS
press "a" to restart or "y" to enter the store


"It's like PaperBoy on 80s steroids" twitter.com/MastaCodyD

"An awesome trip down memorylane!"
twitter.com/HeinyReimes

More information

Published 177 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date 177 days ago
Rating
(2)
AuthorPixelTripStudios
GenreAction
Tags1980s, Arcade, Difficult, paperboy, Runner, savant, skategame, thevideokid, videokid, Voxel
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial
LinksHomepage, Community, Twitter, Soundtrack, Support

Purchase

Buy Now£2.99 GBP or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of £2.99 GBP. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

TheVideokid_windows.zip 79 MB

Comments

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This is by far one of the funnest indie games I've ever played. The references are done so lovingly and cleverly. The control is fluent enough to make the game addictive without becoming a pain, or infuriating, or tiresome. It's visual and audio design is also kick-ass. Money well spent for a neat little experience and well worth the price tag.

Only issue I found was that, at one of the intersection events (not sure of the reference but it's two dark cars chasing each other), the back of the truck would always clip me. But it's always on I think the second intersection, and doesn't happen on the others, so not sure if it's a timing issue. Either way, it's only a passing chance that that exact reference would show up at that exact spot anyway.

Definitely one of my favourite indie game experiences of the year, and a real kick in the nostalgia!