LJN's video game adaptation of Friday the 13th doesn't necessarily have the most flattering of reputations.
The survival game, based around escaping and defeating the hockey-mask-wearing serial killer Jason Vorhees, is often criticized for its incredible difficulty and garish, neon-coloured box art. Nevertheless, it's become one of those games that NES owners "love to hate", with countless streamers and YouTubers ensuring that it lives on as a cult title for the platform.
It's perhaps because of this that the game has been subject to much attention over the years, with some ingenious romhackers and indie developers using the game as a springboard for their own creativity. The latest of these we've across is Screaming Savage Blood Death, an upcoming Steam title from James Interactive.
Its lead developer @Jamessid recently shared a brief video of the game on Twitter recently, and it's looking fantastic from what we've seen so far.
Screaming Savage Blood Death is a homage to Friday the 13th on the NES, focusing on a group of counselors at Camp No-Pi-Ba-Ca tasked with surviving a killer intent on making their stay a living nightmare.
The work-in-progress video, which has been shared online, demonstrates a fight between the game's main villain and one of the camp counsellors and also gives us a closer look at some of the UI differences. For instance, the game features a minimap on the main screen, which should hopefully prevent some of the frustration experienced in getting around in the original Friday the 13th. And there's even a cool CRT effect applied over the footage, giving it the look of a classic '80s slasher flick.
At the moment, it doesn't seem like the game has a Steam page, so we recommend following @Jamesid directly if you want to stay up to date on the project.