'90s shmup Cybattler is this week's Arcade Archives entry
February 20, 20211 min read
Hamster is stepping with style into the 1990s for this week's Arcade Archives release, which sees Jaleco's brilliant but underplayed shmup Cybattler return for one more round on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Released in arcades in 1993 - long after the initial shmup craze had died and fighting game cabinets were filling up centers worldwide - Cybattler kept the flag flying with its chaotic, vertically-scrolling chaos. One or two players pilot huge mech units in an all-out war against waves of opposing mechas, spaceships, and huge, dominating boss characters. The brave pilots are armed with a selection of interchangeable firepower, as well as a powerful saber for close encounters. Gundam? Never heard of him... coughs.
Check out the non-stop action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber Martinoz.