Nova THE SQUIRREL
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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.