Classic platforming returns! Welcome home, platforming. Oh, look! You've brought your friends, questing and adventure! We made you a cake.The Legend of el Lobodestroyo Vs. la Liga de los Villanos
—Dorado, in the trailer.
for short) is a 3D Platform Game
currently being developed by Left Handed Games Studios, to be released on Mac, PC, Linux, OUYA, and all three eighth generation consoles
in December 2014. Like A Hat In Time
, a similar Kickstarter-funded video game, Lobodestroyo
seeks to revive the 3D "collectathon"
genre, but this game is more specifically an homage to Rare
games of the late nineties and early noughties, especially Banjo-Kazooie
Set in Costa Lucha, a Latin American-inspired country inhabited by Funny Animals
, the plot concerns Mutt, the runt of the litter in a pack of crime-fighting luchador
wolves led by the legendary vigilante, El Lobodestroyo. One morning, Mutt awakens to find that the rest of the pack has been kidnapped, and El Lobodestroyo's mask and belt are strewn on the floor of their lair. Eager to prove himself a hero, Mutt decides to adopt El Lobodestroyo's identity (aided by Dorado, a sarcastic spirit that lives in the champ's belt), rescue his friends, and bring the perpetrator to justice.
Check out the official site here,
and go here
for an interview with the game's creators.
- Author Appeal: James Guy, one of the game's creators, likes Mexican culture and lucha libre in particular. He explained that it's all there for flavor, though, in the same sense that Banjo from Banjo-Kazooie being a stereotypical American southerner doesn't affect the nature of his adventures.
- Big, Badass Wolf: El Lobodestroyo. Mutt aspires to be this, but is something of a weakling.
- Bilingual Bonus
- Boss Banter: Continues even after the fights, as you can visit the villains in prison and talk to them there.
- Deadpan Snarker: Dorado.
- Expecting Someone Taller: Mutt gets this from some of the other characters, since he's impersonating a famous superhero.
- Expy: Mutt, Dorado, and the Soothsayer are Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo, respectively. Warden Von Frankenflap takes after Ze Professor from Conkers Bad Fur Day.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Costa Lucha blends elements from several different Latin American cultures. Mutt and his pack take after Mexican luchadores, and Costa Lucha itself is inspired by Rio de Janeiro.
- Fat Bastard: Warden Von Frankenflap.
- Funny Animal: The entire cast.
- Genre Throwback: To late-nineties / early-noughties Rare action platformers, such as Donkey Kong 64, Conkers Bad Fur Day, and especially Banjo-Kazooie.
- Item Get: Parodied. "TOKEN GET!"
- Long Title: Lampshaded by Dorado in the trailer.
- Masked Luchador: El Lobodestroyo, and Mutt, who adopts his identity.
- Medieval Stasis: Grottington Shire, by decree of its ruler, Leopold the Loathsome, who hates all "newfangled" modern technology.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Near the beginning of the game, Mutt (as Lobodestroyo) is tricked into releasing every member of la Liga de los Villanos (the League of Villains) from prison. These go on to become the bosses of each stage; Mutt must defeat them, take their masks, and sent them back to jail where they belong.
- Pirate Girl: Captain Macaw.
- Power Copying: When Mutt takes a boss's mask, he can put it on to acquire their special skills, a la Mega Man.
- Punny Name: Mopey Dick.
- Secondary Character Title
- Shout-Out: In the trailer, the Tiki Men say Mumbo Jumbo's catchphrase, "Eekum bokum," and their jerky, flailing arm movements are based off of Stan from The Secret of Monkey Island.