Another week, another timeless shmup from Hamster’s Arcade Archives, bringing the quarter-munchers of yesteryear onto today’s platforms. This week sees the return of Konami’s area shootin’ sequel Time Pilot ’84, now available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Change.
Launched on the game scene in– unsurprisingly– 1984, Time Pilot ’84: Even More into Unidentified Worlds is the follow up to Konami’s own Time Pilot, however chooses to switch out the timezone-hopping, jet-fighter gameplay of the original for a free-roaming point of view, a spaceship, and a more structured “futuristic” setting.
Players direct the vessel as it fends off crowds of opponents attacking from all instructions. A deft hand for evasion and pixel-perfect aiming are required if the gamer wishes to survive, destroy the baddies, and fight each stage’s Silver Area Employer. Honestly, the game bears little to no relation to its predecessor, suggesting that this was a separate task adapted to take advantage of the original’s success.
Time Pilot ’84 is offered to download now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, priced at around $8. Take a look at the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber Old Classic Retro Gaming.
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