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The world of Latte is in peril from the evil Scheme Team, but one hero, a squir­rel called Nova Storm who has spe­cial pow­ers to aid her, will step for­ward as its pro­tec­tor. She will need those abil­i­ties as well be­cause the world’s scrolling lev­els are full to the brim with tricky plat­forms and fast-mov­ing en­e­mies which want noth­ing more than to knock poor Nova over. Some nas­ties can be stunned, oth­ers de­stroyed and a few can’t be dealt with at all, so they need to be avoided.

Al­though Nova might be tak­ing some of her cues from a cou­ple of NES clas­sics, in­clud­ing the Su­per Mario Bros se­ries, there are a cou­ple of fairly ma­jor dif­fer­ences in her game. The player doesn’t have a lives counter and isn’t rac­ing against the clock so, apart from hav­ing to reach the next check­point without tak­ing too many hits, any sec­tion can be at­tempted over and over again un­til they are suc­cess­ful.

[NES] It’s like a grumpier ver­sion of Lak­itu with a beard.

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