Spidersaurs is coming to the Switch on July 14th, 2022, and it aims to marry the gameplay of Contra with the bright, bombastic world of 90s cartoons.

In an interview with Nintendo Life, WayForward’s Tomm Hulett opened up about the many classic 90s cartoons that help inspired the look and feel of the game.

Some of Matt Bozon’s favorites are Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Orbots, while I have fond memories of MASK, C.O.P.S., and of course Inhumanoids. Our shared touchstone was Bionic Six, a show that only Matt and I remember. But it was real. They were a family.

Writing the game’s story, I probably channeled a million different cartoons from who knows where. I remember watching Dungeons & Dragons and Donkey Kong, was there when Alvin and the Chipmunks brought down the Berlin Wall, and stayed a Saturday AM devotee until that time slot ruined Gargoyles (you have to draw the line somewhere). Did I namedrop enough things? The Tick! Sky Commanders!

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