Cousin of the nanardeske cinematographic saga The poisonous avengerof which a reboot is in preparation, Poison Crusaders featured a group of mutants determined to protect Tromaville (named after the production house Troma Entertainment) from the misdeeds of villains such as Doctor Killemoff, a filthy alien who dumps tons of toxic waste in the city and lives thanks to a gas mask that blows polluted air into his lungs. At the center of the group is Toxie, a geeky former janitor turned deformed superhero in contact with an anything but natural substance and whose weapon of choice is none other than a mop.
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However, Retroware’s beat’em up will feature no fewer than seven playable characters, including other mutant heroes such as No-Zone, Junkyard, Major Disaster and Headbanger, as well as Toxie’s fiancée and mother. Seven is also the number of levels we will traverse in the game alone or up to four in local co-operation. Fans of Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Cinematic Universe will even be treated to character appearances from the unfairly overlooked masterpieces that are sure to Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Poultrygeist: Night of the Dead Chicken And Sergeant Kabukiman NYPD
Poison Crusaders will be released on all consoles and PCs at the end of the year for a price of 25 euros. Note that this cartoon has already been adapted into a video game on NES (by Tôse), Game Boy (by Realtime Associates), and Mega Drive (by Infogrames) in the early 1990s, with each game being radically different. However, much like the cartoon, which only had one 13-episode season, these games haven’t made as much impact as the mutant turtles could.