Step Back Into The Past With 1980s-Themed Platformer “Super 80s World”

The 1980s, back when popular culture celebrated its inanity rather than being ashamed of it…if you’re one of the people who still pine away for that era of shelltop Adidas and VHS tapes, you’re in luck: A new indie platformer is about to hit Kickstarter that fulfills that wish.

Called Super 80s World, it’s described by its creator, Michael Cowden of indie studio “Tap Tap Good”, as, quote, “A fun retro-platformer that takes you back to the era of new wave, neon and decadence.”

The game borrows scenes and characters from popular 1980s properties, such as Miami Vice and The Ghostbusters, and has your character riding a Delorean DMC-12, so expect it to be a bit heavy-handed with the 80s references.

The game is planned to release on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and AndroidTab and will be debuting on Kickstarter within the next couple of weeks. Until then, you can read more about it on its official site or its moddb listing.

Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  • … How is this not going to get slammed with a tidal wave of lawsuits and C&D?

  • mrwizeass

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Siveon

    Wow, this looks terrible.

  • JackDandy

    The “lol 80’s” fad is really getting tiresome.

    And this piece of shit doesn’t even look like it’s trying. Game itself looks awful, and the music makes my ear bleed.

  • riobravo79

    Wow. Cheap nostalgia done up as a shitty indie platformer with awful level design. The encompasses everything I hate about the western indy scene in one convenient package. Thanks Cowden, you damn hack.

  • SiliconNooB

    This looks shit, but it’s probably going to get shut down, so that’s fine.

  • dogmentation

    Step 1: Pitch game concept guaranteed to get attention.
    Step 2. Create Kickstarter with big promises.
    Step 3. Produce nothing, blame copyright complications.
    Step 4. Laugh all the way to the bank.

  • CoarseHock

    Game sold on nostalgic value, yet makes use of 8-bit alpha, mixed pixel densities and shit gameplay? What a shocker.

  • Woo hoo.