Hey there! I recently had the pleasure of diving into the 8-bit world of ‘Space Raft’ on NES. As I took the virtual wheel of the Space Raft Van, navigating through traffic and obstacles to chase down the jealous ex-bass player Srini, I couldn’t help but be hooked by the retro charm and the engaging storyline.
The premise of the game, with Milwaukee’s hungriest band on a quest to recover stolen master tapes and release their new record, adds a fun and quirky touch to the classic gameplay.
The soundtrack, featuring chiptuned songs from ‘Positively Space Raft,’ is a nostalgic treat that perfectly complements the pixelated adventure. With six obstacle-based scrolling stages, fifteen arcade-style location stages, and two epic dungeon levels, the game offers a variety of challenges to keep players on their toes. The inclusion of four playable characters, each with their unique abilities, adds a layer of strategy and replayability.
One highlight that caught my attention was the Minifridge—a quirky addition that adds an extra layer of fun to the gameplay. And let’s not forget about ‘The Sandwich’—clearing the screen of sandwiches to thwart the plans of Srinimania is oddly satisfying and adds a hilarious twist to the overall experience.
To wrap it up, Space Raft is a delightful journey filled with boss fights, retro vibes, and a lot of heart. Whether you’re a fan of classic gaming or just looking for a fun and lighthearted adventure, this homebrew gem is definitely worth checking out.