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August 23, 2020 1 min read
Retro publisher Hamster has added another classic coin-op to its expansive Arcade Archives range. Now available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Konami's great shmup Lightning Fighters is ready to entertain a whole new generation of players.
Originally released in 1990, Lightning Fighters (known in Japan as Trigon) is a sci-fi themed vertically scrolling shmup - very similar in style and gameplay to Tecmo's Raiden, which launched the same year. One or two players take off to battle waves of aliens over nine stages of non-stop action. As is typical of the genre, multiple power-ups and weapons can be gathered in battle to help even the odds. The titular "Trigon" refers to a rotational orb that can be added to the player's vessel to provide extra firepower.
Check out the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber World of Longplays:
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