“Taito Milestones” Collection Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch
Publisher ININ Games has announced that the Taito Milestones collection is coming soon to Nintendo Switch. Taito Milestones includes ten classic games from the golden age of arcades: the 80s (the best decade, after all).
Here’s the official breakdown of Taito Milestones from ININ Games, followed by the list of games included (so far):
Replay the classics with which it all began! The games that paved the way for following decades of TAITO’s arcade dominance – the milestones in the company’s history.
Sports, shooter, puzzle and platformer games and more – this collection’s got something for every retro game enthusiast and now those ten titles will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console.
QIX – 1981
Draw lines as the “Marker” and capture areas by encircling them. Watch out for enemies while moving around!
ALPINE SKI – 1982
Enter the stage of the world of snow and take part in three competitions: Downhill ski, slalom and ski jump!
FRONT LINE – 1982
Push forward to the enemy camp as a foot soldier! Drive tanks and armored vehicles!
WILD WESTERN – 1982
Defeat the gangs attacking from all directions with your trusty rifle! You are the law!
Chack’n Pop – 1983
Hang in there, Chack’n! Get back the hearts from the thieving Monsta.
ELEVATOR ACTION – 1983
Infiltrate a building as a spy on a solo mission, get all secret documents and make your escape!
The FairyLand Story -1985
As the witch Ptolemy, you have to defeat the monsters deep inside the castle!
HALLEY’S COMET – 1986
Halley’s comet is headed for the planets of our solar system. Destroy the computer at its center!
THE NINJAWARRIORS – 1987
Advance into enemy territory as an android ninja to crush the evil Banglar’s ambitions!
For those counting, yes – that’s only nine games, as the tenth and final title has yet to be revealed (but c’mon… it has to be Arkanoid, right?).
Prior to its wide release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop, Taito Milestones will be available for pre-order as both a Limited (39.99€ limited to 3,000 copies) and Collector’s Edition (89.99€ limited to 2,000 copies) via Strictly Limited Games. The latter will undoubtedly come packed with a number of collectible tchotchkes aimed to please the retro gaming enthusiast. Pre-orders for these versions start on Thursday, 25 November 2021 (Hey, that’s Thanksgiving! Nice try, Euro-dinks, but you can’t get one over on us Yanks!).
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