Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter backers are livid right now. This is because they're all hosting BYOB parties. Build-Your-Own-Box parties that is.
Mighty No. 9 released around a year ago, along with its pepperoni pizza-looking explosions and extremely lackluster platforming. Mighty No. 9 was a disaster on Kickstarter, whether through it being critically panned or because its staggered (and unfulfilled) rewards. Yet some unlucky Kickstarter backers finally got their rewards. And, like the game, they're not what fans expected.
Mighty No. 9's Famicom style boxes finally shipped, only they weren't really boxes at all. They were flat, unconstructed, and cost $60 on their particular tier. As an added bonus, the manual—which according to Kotaku's report, were supposed to be in "full color" as evidenced by its Kickstarter description—was instead a muted, plain booklet. A booklet that also doesn't even fit in the box that backers are expected to build themselves. Oh buddy. (At least the manual allegedly fits into the NES tier's build-your-own-box.)
Backers on social media are sounding off about the laughable "reward." Not only have the rewards arrived a year post-release (which in Kickstarter terms, is forever), they've come with a box and manual that don't even match the description as to what was supposed to be offered. For some fans, it's just a sad waste of money. For others, it's adding more hilarity to an already abysmal Kickstarter campaign.
oh it's literally just a box and manual. no game hahahaha. and the manual doesnt fit in the box pic.twitter.com/XKYXsLwLZG— w i nt e rc u t e (@Isfet) July 25, 2017
It took Mighty No 9 over a year to send out this flimsy box and rather plain manual (which doesn't fit in the box by the way) pic.twitter.com/fO5OKsNV65— Tonch (@Tonch_MS) July 25, 2017
A year after release, my Mighty No. 9 box finally showed up. The manual is too big to fit inside. "It's better than nothing." -#MightyNo9 pic.twitter.com/sFTfJhQwiN— Andrew Puchniarz (@Auburok) July 24, 2017
The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter will probably go down as one of the worst Kickstarters in history, and as such, players seem far more wary to back Kickstarters in result. Mighty No. 9 director Keiji Inafune has even taken to Kickstarter post-Mighty No. 9, only to see things be left unfunded (even if the game, Red Ash, will seemingly live on). The times, it seems, they are a-finally changin'.
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