For this week’s unfashionable liberate, Hamster has reached into its bag of ’80s video games and pulled out Victory Road – the sequel to vintage scrolling shooter Ikari Warriors – now to be had on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Released in arcades in 1986, earlier than making the bounce to a number of house computer systems, SNK’s Victory Road hit the scene not up to a yr after the debut of the unique Ikari Warriors, and sees the testosterone-fueled duo of Paul and Vince (later renamed Ralf and Clark) on their manner house from their authentic project, their bosses glad with a role smartly accomplished.
Because “why no longer?” the duo’s return flight runs afoul of a place of TIME TRAVEL, which thrusts the muscle-bound heroes right into a unusual new international, hundreds of years into the longer term. Outmatched, the Ikari Warriors should use their now antiquated arsenal to overthrow the mighty alien “Zang Zip”, who has taken over the land of Alexia Lomta… Video video games, other folks.
What follows is a number of phases of vintage eight-way shooter motion, with new pickups, armour boosts and boss fights added to a couple vintage Ikari Warriors gameplay. If you fancy taking the men on some other rip-roaring adventure into the unknown, then Victory Road is to be had to obtain on PS4 in Japan and Nintendo Switch international, priced at round $8.