Inventive shmup MagMax is this week's Arcade Archives release

May 09, 2020 1 min read

For this week's Arcade Archives release, retro-publisher Hamster has reached into its big bag of '80s hits and pulled out Nichibutsu's sci-fi shmup MagMax, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.

Released in Japanese arcades back in 1985, before headed west some years later, MagMax is a horizontally scrolling shmup which - compared with many other examples of the genre - keeps the action fairly low to ground. Players begin each stage as a small hover-ship, taking on enemies and dodging obstacles in a dystopian cybernetic universe.

Inventive shmup MagMax is this week's Arcade Archives release screenshot

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