Sega, ceaselessly the second to Nintendo, had one success story towards their former rival. That being the Sega Genesis, particularly with the discharge of Sonic the Hedgehog. Whereas it’s arduous to quantify if that is the rationale avid gamers immediately nonetheless have a passion for Sega’s 16-bit entry or not, it’s straightforward to see these followers are there and so they need new video games, even immediately. That could be a main feat contemplating the Sega Genesis was first launched in Japan in late 1988 (late 1989 in North America). Piko Interactive is one such firm serving to maintain the Sega Genesis candle burning. They’ve three new video games coming to the 16-bitter later this yr, transport begins in April 2019.
This can be a continuation from my latest article detailing new video games Piko is releasing for the Nintendo Leisure System. This Texas based mostly recreation developer/writer is definitely staying busy.
The three Sega Genesis releases that Piko is bringing out cowl facet scrolling motion journey, overhead scrolling shooter, and switch based mostly technique role-playing. Fairly a spread of latest recreation genres.
First up is Thunderbolt II which continues Piko’s makes an attempt to deliver former exclusives from different international locations over. Initially a Taiwan unique, this overhead scrolling shooter comes with enhancements similar to higher compatibility with Genesis hardware, problem ranges and different enhancements over the unique.
Why it rocks
Whereas I personally suck at scrolling shooters immediately, in my youthful days I might rock titles like Thunderbolt II, no downside. I nonetheless get enjoyment out of them. Being a former unique means we lastly get to get pleasure from this title that was forbidden from our shores up to now.
Subsequent up is Switchblade a recreation initially created by Core Design and printed by Gremlin on the Commodore Amiga pc. Followers of 2D facet scrolling motion video games will probably be proper at residence right here. Followers might bear in mind Switchblade II noticed launch on the Atari Lynx hand-held again within the 1990’s (why they didn’t port the unique is past me).
Why it rocks
Large sprawling ranges, puzzles breaking apart the motion, and model new cowl artwork by the unique creator of Switchblade, Simon Phipps, are only a few causes to be excited over this launch. It is usually the primary launch within the franchise to see launch on the Sega Genesis.
Lastly we now have Canon – The Legends of the New Gods, one other former Taiwan unique. Flip based mostly technique based mostly role-playing awaits people who tackle the problem on this title. Graphically, Canon is a powerful title that offers comparable titles a run for his or her cash – shoot, it provides most Sega Genesis video games a run for his or her cash. Outdoors of a Psygnosis launch, I’m arduous pressed to search out titles that share this stage of coloration use in shading that provides superior depth. The story rocks as effectively.
Why it rocks
In the event you miss 16-bit flip based mostly technique gaming, people who do know what I imply, then put Canon in your pre-order listing proper now. Shining Drive followers searching for extra flip based mostly enjoyable will do effectively for his or her collections so as to add Canon.
Piko Interactive are working across the clock to make new releases like this out there. If you wish to see extra titles launched then assist them by shopping for those you want. That helps them know which course to soak up the long run when making ready new releases.
Which of those Piko titles are you most curious about? All three are fascinating in their very own rights however I’ve to present the nod to Canon myself.
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