BZZZT comes to Switch in Summer 2024

Become the robot who saves the world!

17 April 2024
by nintendojam 0

Bzzzt, the fast-paced “jump-dash-run” retro game from developer KO.DLL and publisher Cinemax, is coming to Nintendo Switch. Announced during the latest Indie World Showcase, the game will be available digitally via the eShop sometime in Summer 2024.

Welcome to the year… 4096

In a top-secret laboratory, inventive Doctor Emily and world-renowned Professor Norbert work on a highly classified project. Through their joint research and intellect, they finally brought to life a tiny robot with a big AI personality! No larger than a regular household toaster, but with some extraordinary skills, ZX8000 is ready to save the world, one platform challenge at a time!

And the BZZZT world certainly needs saving from dark forces at play. The evil mad scientist, Badbert, prepares to unleash his nefarious plans upon an unsuspecting world as soon as he finds the perfect equilibrium of darkness, malice, and madness. Bwahahaha!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your controller and navigate ZX8000 through his mission to thwart Badbert’s evil plans! Become the robot who saves the world!


BZZZT is a fast-paced “jump-dash-run” platformer game combining a nostalgic pixel-art look with a modern gameplay design. It was almost single-handedly made by one developer – Karel Matejka, known as Ko.dll, as a tribute to beloved classic games.

Inspired by the 80’s tech revolution, this insanely detailed, pixel-art precision platformer transports you back in time, where you’ll get to experience a thrilling adventure, cleverly designed levels, a whole plethora of skills to unlock, and intense boss fights!


  • Choose from various difficulty levels, from casual to hardcore, depending on whether you’re a beginner or an expert in platformer games.
  • Enjoy insanely precise and intuitive controls that will allow you to do what you want, when you want, and exactly the way you want.
  • Test your limits in exciting time challenges.
  • Compete with others in either global or friend leaderboards.
  • Experience rich environments with ever-changing gameplay mechanics.
  • Try surviving and bringing your gameplay style to perfection to get ready for intense boss fights.
  • Optional permadeath mode.
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful retro soundtrack made by Martin Linda, the creator of Rytmik Ultimate/Studio.


  • 10 secret areas with challenge chips to collect.
  • “Time” and “magnet” bonuses to improve the stage score.
  • New traps and gameplay mechanics.
  • Alternative ways to finish stages faster and be rewarded with higher scores.
  • 4 new achievements.
  • The game now contains 25 music tracks.
[Indie World]

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