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Venture Kid is a Mega Man-esque Platform Game by Snikkabo AS.

Andy and his sister are out gathering things when their uncle informs them that the evil Dr. Teklov is building a secret weapon in his space fortress. Not standing for this, Andy sets out to stop him, fighting his minions along the way.

The game was released on Steam for PC on May 3rd, 2018. It is also available on the Nintendo Switch and iOS.

Venture Kid contains examples of:

  • Asteroids Monster: The Blob Monster enemies in the Volcano level split into three smaller blob monsters when beaten.
  • Bandage Mummy: Encountered in the pyramid level as an enemy.
  • Battle Boomerang: The weapon Andy gains after beating the giant cat boss. It can be used to retrieve unreachable items.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Teklov, a Mad Scientist building a secret weapon on board his space fortress. He is the main villain of the game.
  • Blob Monster: An enemy you encounter in the Volcano level are giant jumping orange blobs with eyes. Andy can temporarily freeze them and use them as platforms.
  • Boss Battle: One at the end of each level, as part of it's nature as a Mega Man Spiritual Successor.
  • Convection, Schmonvection: The volcano level. Andy can be exposed to lava with no problems.
  • Death Throws: When Andy runs out of health, he turns upside-down and kind of jumps off the stage.
  • Dem Bones: In the castle level are a number of skeleton enemies. Some wield spears that they point at Andy if he gets close.
  • Double Jump: One of the power-ups you collect after beating a boss allows Andy to perform this. However, like the others, it has an energy meter.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Dr. Teklov's eyeglasses obscure his eyes, and he's the Big Bad of the game.
  • Giant Spider: One of the enemy types Andy faces is spiders bigger than Andy.
  • The Grim Reaper: One of the Boss Battles is against one.
  • Kid Hero: Andy, obviously.
  • Killer Gorilla: One of the bosses Andy faces is a giant gorilla with rather long arms.
  • Life Meter: Andy's is located in the top-middle of the screen. The bosses' are located in the top-right corner.
  • Multiple Endings: The game has a regular ending, and a True Ending that can be unlocked by collecting all eight treasures in each level.
  • Panthera Awesome: The boss of the first level is a giant orange bobcat... that attacks by shooting bouncing balls of fire(?).
  • Retraux: The game is clearly based on the 8-bit Classic Mega Man games.
  • Scary Scorpions: Scorpions are an enemy encountered in the game. They can be encountered in the pyramid level.
  • Shout-Out: One of the treasures you can collect to get the True Ending is an NES cartridge.
  • Side View: How the game's viewed.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Grim Reaper Boss Battle wields a scythe against Andy.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Snakes are an enemy encountered in a number of levels in the game. They're different colours depending on the level they're in.
  • Space Station: The last two levels of the game are set on Dr. Teklov's space fortress.
  • Spikes of Doom: There are plenty of spikes in the game. Touching them is an instant death for Andy, unless he's wearing the spike boots.
  • Video-Game Lives: These can take the form of little Andy dolls. One can be found in each level (except on hard mode), and others can be purchased from the in-game store.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Andy encounters rats in the sewers of the city level.