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  • Summary: Trophy is a brand-new action platformer for the original NES! Take control of the robot Trophy in this exciting new homebrew game. Save the peaceful planet of Gearus 9 from the evil machinations of Lord Q as you run, jump, and blast your way to victory.

    As Trophy, you must navigate
    Trophy is a brand-new action platformer for the original NES! Take control of the robot Trophy in this exciting new homebrew game. Save the peaceful planet of Gearus 9 from the evil machinations of Lord Q as you run, jump, and blast your way to victory.

    As Trophy, you must navigate challenging environmental obstacles and terrain, such as water, snow, moving platforms, and even zero gravity. Collect power-ups and upgrade Trophy's health and weapon systems, all while battling enemies throughout the levels. Be prepared, though, as at the end of each level you will have to square off against one of the largest bosses ever seen on the NES!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 24, 2022
    75
    If you are a fan of retro NES games with a challenge and a Mega Man type feel, this is going to be a title you won’t want to miss. Minus a couple of boss design choices and a buggy achievement system, this is a quality title.
  2. Jan 27, 2022
    75
    Trophy knows what it’s trying to be, nothing more, nothing less, and it succeeds in every way. Is it going to be for everyone? No, but for those that enjoy classic 8-bit gaming and enjoy that retro gameplay or wants some nostalgia, Trophy fits the bill. While it may be a Mega Man clone at its core, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.
  3. Jan 24, 2022
    60
    If you're in the market for a consistently difficult Mega Man-esque game, you wouldn't be at much of a loss with Trophy. Despite some of the design choices being not so memorable, the soundtrack and satisfying NES style gameplay is sure to please any fan of the genre.
  4. Jan 13, 2022
    50
    While I’m down on this game a lot, I still think it was a decent outing. It’s a difficult game both by design and by the issues I had with it. Still, it tries to capture that old 8-bit feel and does a decent job with it. Even up to the slowdown when multiple things are happening on screen. (Is that a feature or performance issue? I couldn’t tell you) Regardless, I never disliked my time with Trophy, but I can most certainly say it could have been better with some other features and better controls thrown in.
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    40
    While I’m sure there is some novelty to be found in buying a new NES title in the 21st century, as a downloadable game on the Xbox, this leaves much to be desired. On the plus side, it does answer one long-standing hypothetical — it turns out that without the ability to swap powers, Mega Man would have been a pretty bad game.
  6. May 19, 2022
    40
    If you enjoy the very hard ‘old school’ style of platformer, you might find something to like with Trophy. For me though, it just went to show how far we’ve come in gaming, with too many quirks and annoyances we’ve long moved past rearing their unwelcome heads again. There are better ‘modern-retro’ games out there to play.
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 26, 2022
    8
    As an old-school gamer, I really enjoyed Trophy. The challenge level was really fun (other than one or two frustrating boss fights), the toneAs an old-school gamer, I really enjoyed Trophy. The challenge level was really fun (other than one or two frustrating boss fights), the tone and feel and play control was right for the 90's NES action platformer, and the music was great. If you're looking for NES-like platforming fun, this game is spot on.

    Full disclosure: I was a tester of an earlier version of the game, and got to see it improve over time.
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