Bizarre Fantasy Shooter “Black Heart” Joins the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Black Heart, the bizarre, 2D arcade shooter, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1991, Black Heart has never received an official home release until now.

In Black Heart, players take control of Zil, who mounts his fishlike dragon to defeat the evil Taranith and his Dark Forces, saving the kidnapped “Jeanne” in the process (whoever that is. I’ve never played it!) Zil must work together with a number of fairies that accompany him and the tiny pixies who grant him the powerful F・BREATH attack.

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives Black Heart is available today for $7.99 via PSN and supposedly the Nintendo Switch eShop. I say “supposedly” because I can’t seem to find it on the eShop just yet. (Human error?)

You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

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