Retro Arcadia Weekly Spotlight

Retro Arcadia

Time for our regular quick-fire reviews and impressions of what’s been under the spotlight at Retro Arcadia this week, old and new and a bit of both… And having spent the week off work with COVID’s full works, there’s a bit more than usual too!

My planned month or so of focus on Capcom’s bullet-hell horizontal shoot ‘em up Progear has been well and truly hijacked by Psiyko’s slightly less frantic 1996 effort Tengai, which I’ve now bought on Nintendo Switch and really can’t get enough of! I’ve settled on a favourite character style and totally clicked with its random opening levels, but there’s still way more to come. It’s definitely not feeling as relentlessly challenging as Progear, although it is even more masterful in the way it draws you in to completely avoidable death. A classic that I’m so glad I’m finally discovering!

On a similar note, SNK’s 1988…

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