Cowboy Bebop Homebrew Shmup Coming Soon To Dreamcast

Not going to lie in an attempt to look more learned than I am - I've never seen an episode of Cowboy Bebop. I know that it's an animation and that it's highly regarded...but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. Ask me about branch lines closed by Dr Beeching's infamous restructure of the British rail network in the 1960s instead though, and boy you're in for a treat.
But back to the main point. There's a homebrew shmup heading to the Dreamcast that's based on the Cowboy Bebop franchise and it actually looks pretty decent. Programmed using the BennuGD language, this new shooter from indie developer Rolando Fernandez (aka folken) reminds me a little of Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy in terms of visuals - and I hope that doesn't sound like an insult, as Trevor McFur, for all its shortcomings was a pretty good looking game.
From what I can gather this isn't a totally new game, but instead is an updated version of an existing homebrew, but using BennuGD it'll offer improvements in terms of smoother gameplay and some extra options. That said, I'd never heard of the original either, so this is a moot point. There's not really much more to say for now, but we'll be keeping an eye on this one and will update you when we have more information and/or a release date.
Thanks to our good friends at Sega Saturno for sharing this with us, head over there for the original reveal article in Spanish. Once you've read that, go here and read all about the Beeching Axe, and then leave a comment about your favourite closed branch line and/or station.

2 comments:

blondejon said...

Sidmouth

Unknown said...

Haven't watched an episode? Just look at this 7 minute clip http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2r9fvo