Skyblazer is a type of ‘AA’ SNES titles that nobody appears to speak about sufficient nowadays. Developed by Ukiyotei – the identical studio which produced the equally underrated Hook for a similar console and would later create the 2 glorious Metallic Slug video games for the Neo Geo Pocket Coloration – Skyblazer was launched in 1994 and arguably ranks as top-of-the-line titles printed by Sony Imagesoft earlier than the corporate was reworked into Sony Laptop Leisure. That is not saying a lot as Sony Imagesoft was largely recognized for fairly dire film tie-ins, however nonetheless.
Like Hook, this can be a side-scrolling action-adventure that has a eager give attention to flying and boasts vibrant, cartoon-like visuals and nice design. It did not make the most important of splashes when it initially launched within the west, but it surely wasn’t like Sony Imagesoft did not make some type of effort – it teamed up with UK publication Manga Mania to provide a particular one-off comedian based mostly on the title.
The comedian has now been scanned by writer and online game historian John Szczepaniak (sure, the identical man behind the totally wonderful Untold Historical past of Japanese Sport Builders sequence), who has kindly supplied the scans to Nintendo Life to share with you, our beautiful readers. Take pleasure in!