The first ever physical console release by Spoony Bard Productions. Eskimo Bob for the NES is an arcade-style puzzle-platformer with 64 levels, 15 enemy types, two playable characters, two support characters, and a password system allowing you to save your progress the good old-fashioned way.
Eskimo Bob is a series of Flash cartoons that was popular on Newgrounds in the early 2000s. It’s a series that has always had a special place in my heart, because I’m one of the guys who made it! Anyone familiar with Eskimo Bob knows that the series was filled with references to the classic Nintendo games of my childhood, and making an Eskimo Bob game for the NES has always been a dream of mine. Well, now that dream has become a reality. As one of the creators of Eskimo Bob, I wanted to be sure that this game would be true to the spirit of the original series instead of feeling like a retread of an existing NES franchise. Bob ends each level with a huge burp, Alfonzo pokes things with his stick, the fish in a spaceship grabs you with his claw, and Maurice the pigeon poops on your head. Every gameplay mechanic was designed to feel familiar and natural to both fans of the original series and newcomers alike.
This game has been extensively tested on original NES hardware as well as a few clone systems such as the RetroUSB AVS and Retro Duo. Unfortunately, the game does not work on emulation-based systems like the Retron 5. The cartridge contains a multi-region CIC chip, allowing it to be played on both NTSC and PAL NES consoles. A converter is required for use with Famicom.