Video Games

The Long Nightmare of SNES Fans Is Finally Over


Originally planned for release in 1994, the SNES game Nightmare Busters soon found itself in development hell. Until now that is. Unbelievably, the 16-bit title is being finished and prepped for release thanks to the retro game-loving developers known as the Super Fighter Team. You can see footage of the so-called “run and gun” game’s original incarnation above — which looks to be a highwire walk between goofy and awesome. The current developers promise players a nostalgic experience that will transport you back to the era of Friends and grunge music. It was a simpler time really. Sigh. In order to cover production costs, the cartridge, packaging and instructions will be sold for $68 including shipping ($75 for those outside of the United States). So now you know how much time travel costs. See, who said Topless Robot wasn’t educational? You can get more information about Nightmare Busters and pre-order it here.

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.