StarTropics was released in North America 30 years ago today. Happy anniversary to this amazing game!
Nintendo Switch Online is the latest place where you can play StarTropics starting today! Grab yourself a membership and you can have access to it and plenty of other classic games.
Kotaku has posted a retro review on StarTropics! Warning: There are a ton of spoilers in here but it's a nice read that does a wonderful job capturing the game and detailing what made it so special. You can read the article here.
The NES Classic Edition is now available for purchase for $59.99. Now you've got another way to play StarTropics in all its glory.
Nintendo announced today that they are going to be releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games. StarTropics made the cut! This mini version will use HDMI to connect to your TV and comes with its own iconic NES controller to play with. The NES Classic will be available to purchase on Nov. 11 for $59.99.
Today, both StarTropics and StarTropics II are now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. If for some reason you're visiting this site and STILL haven't played both of them yet, now's your chance!
StarTropics was first released in December of 1990. Happy 25th to the greatest game ever!
Hey everyone! The telepathic link between Mike and Mica has grown increasing stronger since the events of ST2 have passed. Now Mike has the ability to summon Mica to the dungeons! While Mica does bring her physic shockwave and two space jumps to the game to help solve new and exciting puzzles, be careful when bringing her out as Mike is vulnerable while she is summoned. Any damage taken by Mica will decrease Mike's health as well!
- Mike and Mica in the same dungeon simultaneously!
- Improved performance so that your entire CPU core isn't taken up by the game.
- Fixed the infinite weapon bug that occurred when you died.
Level Editor Changes
- The MikeAndMica option is now available in the PlayerCharacter property of the Area Properties section.
- New ST2 enemies have been added complete with sfx. This includes the Jellyfish (white & orange), Mini Monster, and Spider (gray & green).
- Exposed the boss music so it can be played in cutscenes.
- Fixed crashes that would occur when attempting to do most actions in the Project panel when it was floating.
I had to make a brand new installer due to some software upgrades on my computer. Due to this, you will have to manually uninstall any ST3 versions you have before installing this version. Have fun!
15 new pieces of Fan Art have been added today. Check them out!
The StarTropics II Maps section is finally complete! I'd like to give a special thanks to Captain Drake for all of the work he did to help me out.
The ST2 Enemies section has had a big update as well. This section is now 100% accurate and contains every enemy and all color variations, complete with animated gifs of each enemy. All enemy stats (health and attack powers) are now available. Sadly, there are no descriptions yet...
Finally, the remainder of the ST2 Weapons have had their attack powers filled out.