Felix the Cat is a video game released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and in 1993 for the Game Boy by Hudson Soft. It is based on the cartoon character Felix the Cat. This game was released in North America and Europe. It was apparently also planned for this game to be released in Japan though that was cancelled. This is evidenced by the discovery of Japanese versions of the cutscene text that was found unused in both the North American and European releases of the NES version.
Felix the Cat (NES version)
An unauthorized port of the NES version was made for the Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive and was released in Russia around 2011 not licensed by Hudson Soft, Sega or Don Oriolo (who owned the rights to the Felix character at the time). That port has some differences from the NES version including translating the text into Russian, removing most of the cutscenes and all of the bosses, different music and sound effects, adding a cheat code to select a level to start and most unusually, replacing the game's original game over screen with a gory image where Felix rips off his face with both his hands to expose his skull with Felix standing in his own blood which is dripping from his torn face on either hand.
The player controls Felix the Cat as he sets out to defeat the evil mad Professor who has kidnapped Felix's lovely girlfriend, Kitty. The Game Boy version plays the same as the NES version but features fewer levels.
Felix the Cat has simple game mechanics. The A button is used to jump (press repeatedly to fly or swim), and the B button is used to attack. The type of attack varies depending on the magic level. When Felix falls into the bottomless pit (past the bottom of the level), runs out of time, or loses all his health, he loses a life. Scattered items replenish health and magic. Enemies include moles, tree trunks, cannons, birds, fish, and eight boss monsters. Enemies generally follow a regular pace back and forth, and Felix can shoot them. If Felix takes a hit, his magic power goes down one level. If Felix is at the lowest magic power and gets hit, he loses a life. There are nine worlds.
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The NES version of Felix the Cat was originally controlled via the NES controller with a cross-shaped joypad and two action buttons. The basic description of game controls is summarized in the table below. Detailed description of how to play this game can be found a in the attached game manual. Please note that individual
gamepad buttons are emulated by different keys on your PC keyboard depending on the settings of your online emulator (see the table next to the game).
Use the D-pad to control Felix's movement. Push left or right to move Felix to the left or right. When jumping, pushing up allows Felix to jump higher. Pushing down makes Felix crouch down.
Jump, swim or fly, depending on which area Felix is in.
Use magic item. Felix has a variety of items that he can use in each area of the game. Press the B button to activate the item's defense.
Not used in this game.
Press START on the title screen to start the game. Press START during play to pause. Press again to resume play.
This version of Felix the Cat was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for Felix the Cat. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Felix the Cat are summarized in the following table:
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