Wunderling Gives Boost to Low-Level Goon

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

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Wunderling | Retroid

Jumping isn’t just for heroes anymore.

Wunderling, a new 2D platformer from developer Retroid, places players not in the hero’s shoes, but as a low-level goon who has unlocked the ability to jump.

From the developer:

In Wunderling, a retro video game henchman (the title character) is revived and given the power to jump by its master – the evil sorceress Kohlrabi. Seeking to tighten her hold on the Vegetable Kingdom and defeat its hero (the Carrot Man), she tasks the Wunderling with protecting her prisoner – the lovely Princess Pea. Unable to stop or change direction at will, planning ahead becomes a must. The Wunderling’s special abilities will be essential to navigate the game’s lengthy scrolling levels!

Scored by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius), the game features pixel art and non-stop action.

“Being on a Nintendo platform is surreal – almost dream-like,” says Niklas Istenes, producer and game designer. “We’re thrilled that our little indie game will get a shot at a huge audience through one of the world’s most beloved consoles. When designing Wunderling, we originally wanted to create an adventure game based around a single button and show that you can indeed make a traditional platformer with that premise. In Wunderling, you clear levels like traditional platform games – and you even have boss stages! We eventually added more buttons, but the game can still be played with one hand.”

Key features:

  • Jump between platforms and solve puzzles with one hand!
  • Discover a hidden treasure in each stage.
  • Unlock hidden Wunder-moves like “Boost” and “Wall-Jump”!
  • Enjoy beautiful bite-sized pixel art.
  • Laugh out loud with an original story by Alex Faciane (The Completionist/Super Beard Bros.)
  • Listen to a nostalgic soundtrack by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius) of else Heart.Break(), Anthill (Nintendo Switch version), and Kenshō fame.
  • Track down the hero: In Wunderling, YOU’RE the boss!

Wunderling hops onto the Nintendo Switch and Steam in 2020.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.