Following up on their tremendous success with titles the likes of Monster Boy and Blossom Tales, FDG Entertainment’s newest Adventure on the Nintendo Switch, Venture Kid, wastes no time establishing itself as a fun, retro romp worthy of a serious time investment.

The Look

Resembling a combination of the original Wonder Boy and early Mega Man titles, Venture Kid’s aesthetics will quickly appeal to Old School Gamers.

The Challenge

Just like the Blue Bomber, Venture Kid’s hand cannon packs a punch, but with speedy enemies and big jumps to be made, expect to die often.

Early Thoughts

After a few hours of gameplay, it’s obvious that the Mega Man-inspired action, killer soundtrack and old-school difficult is enough to keep you occupied- both on the bus and the train and even better for nights on the couch. While it’s not as beefy an experience as their previous titles, FDG has another winner in Venture Kid.


Patrick Hickey Jr. is the author of the book, “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” from McFarland And Company. Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games–including Deus Ex, NHLPA 93, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam–the book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the