New SNES Game Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death Getting Kickstarted

I don’t have my Super Nintendo anymore. I think my sister may have thrown it out the window. I haven’t been too choked up about it though, since pretty much every game that people liked for it has been re-released in some way on other consoles.

Well, it looks like I’m out of luck for the first time in a decade and a half because there’s a Kickstarter out for a new game for the ancient console entitled Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death. It’s a retro action-platformer with ten caves to traverse across. As of this writing, the project has raised over $23,000, surpassing its initial goal of $10,000.

I have to admit I have trouble understanding the idea behind starting out with the game being on the SNES. While it has certain goals to get it ported to the Nintendo eShop ($35,000) and the Xbox One ($40,000), I would think that would be the starting point while the retro antique kitsch of having it be available on the SNES seems like an upper level goal benefit.

Regardless, those look for a reason to dust off your old console might want to check this out. As for myself, I’ll keep on holding out hope for new games for the Jaguar.


Jerry Hrechka
Jerry Hrechka is a writer and journalist. He was born in the Catskill mountains and now resides in Georgia, still trying to work out how exactly that happened. His work can also be found on as well as on his horror podcast 1001 Frights.