In 1994, a video game released for the 16-bit Sega Genesis console in North America. Its title was Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure. Its premise was a side-scrolling platforming, starring eponymous Boogerman as a burping, farting, snot-flicking hero out to conquer the nefarious Dimension X-Crement. Many have a nostalgic attachment to the provocative title, even if the novelty of its premise tended to outweigh the gameplay quality of its presentation.
Enter company Toy Ghost LLC, along with a band of Boogerman's original creators, who have launched a Kickstarter page in order to gather funds for a 20th anniversary HD reboot of the cult favorite. Although they have spent the past couple decades working on mainstream gaming titles on modern consoles, such as various Lord of the Rings games and Contra 4, they had been wanting to work on a Boogerdude reboot all along.
Now might be their shot; at least, they sure hope so, as ambitions are aimed high. The target fundraising goal is an eye-opening $375,000 intended to bring this new Boogerman title to release on PC, Wii U, PS4, Vita, and other systems. Along with the original gamedev personnel, other clout is being brought in for this project, such as famed soundtrack composer Grant Kirkhope of Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark fame.
Long-time Boogerman fans might have a chance at resurrecting their long-dormant hero. Special thanks to @docsigma for the tip.
Eric Bailey blogs at NintendoLegend.com, where he is reviewing every American-released NES video game. He also serves as Editor-In-Chief of retro gaming features site 1MoreCastle.com, and can be followed on Twitter @Nintendo_Legend.