NES-inspired action platformer Venture Kid coming to Switch as a console exclusive

by Oliver BrandtApril 17, 2018

Sure, the Mega Man and Mega Man X collections might be just around the corner, but what if you want more? Well, this just might be for you.

Publisher FDG Entertainment has announced today that the NES-inspired action platformer Venture Kid will be coming to Switch — and it’ll be a console exclusive, too. Venture Kid oozes 8-bit style, with a clear inspiration from early Mega Man games and a banging chiptune soundtrack, if you’re a fan of Mega Man, you’ll likely find something to like here. It looks like a perfect fit for the Switch, especially since Virtual Console doesn’t seem to be on the horizon anytime soon…

There’s no word yet on when it will release on Switch, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, you can read the description below, or scroll past it to watch the trailer.

Venture Kid is a lovingly crafted 8-bit retro action platformer that goes beyond just pixels and chiptunes. It shines with excellent level design, highly entertaining action levels, responsive controls and a great variety of bosses. Back in the golden age of cartridge games, the development team fell in love with those highly creative games made by small teams who seemed to do wizardry with the limited hardware at that time. Many videogame heroes were born back then and we’d like to rekindle one of the best series ever made. Check out the video to find out more, can you guess which one it is ? Grab your controller, blow the dust of the D-Pad and travel back through time. Venture Kid is here to deliver! Your Mission: The evil Dr. Teklov is about to build a secret weapon, disguised in his huge space fortress. Time is running out but our hero Andy stepped up to defeat him and fight his way through Teklovs minions. Join Andy and prepare yourself for a dangerous journey that demands great skill and determination. Will you succeed ?


Venture Kid is a tribute – our love letter to two very important parts of our childhood; The platform genre & The Nintendo Entertainment System. Back in 2012 we decided to develop a game that would showcase our many years of experience with game design (as a hobby), our creativity and knowledge within the platform genre. The working title was Andy Knight. As the game project progressed, so did our desire to make it as authentic as possible in 8- bit glory, like it was being created for the Nintendo – with all its limits, restrictions and rules. And thus Venture Kid was born.


  • 9 action packed levels and bosses
  • Chiptune soundtrack by Matt Creamer (Retro City Rampage)
  • 8 unique and useful Power-Ups to help you on your quest.
  • Many secret areas to find and explore
  • Authentic NES-look
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Oliver Brandt
Digital game collector, impulse spender, and news editor. I write reviews and report on cool Nintendo stuff. Also the number one Minecraft guy on the team. Mine Cart Madness is the worst thing to happen to video games.

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