I played the superior Commodore Amiga version, back in the day, which was a time when PC gaming was also still inferior. The game will launch on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on August 27th. Were Herzog Zwei a solely single-player experience, we'd still give it a high recommendation, but it's the game's two-player mode which really makes it a solid-gold classic. The ability to switch between RTS and action (morphing between a jet and a mech to destroy automated enemy units) made it very unique. Score: 82 /100 Released on October 31st, 2018 @Damo That makes a lot of sense, I misinterpreted your initial statement. These include CrossCode, various Doom games, Grandia HD Collection, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last: Light Redux, SEGA Ages releases, Sonic titles, SmileBASIC 4, … @Damo Thanks for this review. Who does that review serve other than the nostalgic audience?". ‘There aren't many games from 30 years ago that you can truly say have stood the test of time.’, I could write a list but we’d be here all day. Thank you SEGA! $20 Nintendo eShop Gift Card [Digital Code] (Software Download) New From: SEGA AGES Phantasy Star by SEGA. Stage select. The female commander even pokes fun at the game's obtuse nature and warns against throwing down the controller in a rage when it all becomes too much to handle. A number of new deals are up and running on the North American Switch eShop. Sega Ages: Shinobi: US: Sega : Switch eShop: 01/23/20: E10+ Sega Ages: Shinobi: EU: Sega : Switch eShop: 01/23/20 : Description. Version Reviewed: Japanese. Games are property of their respective owners. @eShop_Prices. The sequel to the original Sonic The Hedgehog returns in SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch! Just another Genesis rom release with a fancy tutorial mode..Virtua Racing seems like the only SEGA AGES release to really push the boat out. SEGA is among the lineup of publishers now hosting a Switch eShop sale to go along with Black Friday. Switch eShop deals – CrossCode, Doom, Grandia HD Collection, Metro, SEGA Ages, Sonic, SmileBASIC 4, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, more. Finding that the enemy's staunch defences are too robust for your troops? Our group spent probably thousands of hours playing it, and our sessions often ran upwards of 10 hours without a victor, so we'd save our progress and come back to it during our next session. In single-player, the varied map types and scalable difficulty mean that Herzog Zwei will keep you entertained for weeks (if not months and years) but when played with another person – be it locally on the same console or online – this game is elevated to a whole new level of greatness. Even newer releases, like the Switch port of Catherine: Full Body and Sega Ages Thunder Force AC, are there. I hope it doesn't take too long to come to the West! I can but dream, @pip_muzz I’m really pissed they’re stopping here. One of the earlier reviews I did for this site, Sega Ages: Virtua Racing is an arcade-perfect conversion of the game. The original Shinobi is back in SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch! The anti-air units are capable of picking the opposition player's fighter jet out of the sky with a few well-timed, heat-seeking missiles, but they can't defend themselves from other ground units and are therefore easy fodder for tanks. Instead of clutching your pearls and pretending I attacked you on a deeply personal level try responsing to my actual point. Rumours that he turned down a role in The Hobbit to work on Nintendo Life are, to the best of our knowledge, completely and utterly unfounded. @Zuljaras Well it was originally a PC game, but definitely the only console it's on. I wanna git gud! What a bittersweet moment this is. Familiar stages will feel new again as you race against time to the finish line. My friends and I played it for hours. You're not some omnipresent field marshall watching over the action from the relative safety of your base, as is the case in games like Command & Conquer – you're deep in the action yourself, switching from jet to robot form as you ferry troops and deal with incoming enemies first-hand. Simple. Your opponent’s status is displayed via picture-in-picture. Wield devastating weapons to blast your way through the armada of the evil ORN Empire. When resources are limited and there are so many new games every week, it's odd to have NL commit its reviewers to this and other re-releases rather than look at new offerings. A classic arcade platformer returns in SEGA AGES Alex Kidd for Nintendo Switch™. Pricks. Units that are in trouble can be picked up in this fashion, too, which gives the game a gloriously hectic feel; even when the tide of battle is very much in your favour, there's always something to do somewhere on the map – be it defending your base from hostiles, rescuing units which have fallen into ravines or simply dealing with the enemy commander, who will be occupied by very much the same concerns as you are. Looks solid overall though! It's Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. , "Same can be said of the recent Punch Out release. Source: DNA Studios PR. Would never have thought to see it get this kind of treatment after 30 years, either! Experience the definitive Sonic The Hedgehog experience on Nintendo Switch! Shinobi. There's a lot of shovelware on the eshop, to be sure, but there are also plenty of games that never get the review treatment on this site. Unfortunately those same publishers don't review a lot of the great indie games. @Darlinfan You seem really nice. I've been interseted in this since Classic Game Room did a review years ago. The beloved boy martial artist must traverse the kingdom of Radaxian to face off against evil villain Janken the Great. Nice to see it getting some rub. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt, as well as a repulsively hairy belly. Loading... Unsubscribe from SeafoamGaming? Anyone down to play online PvP? The retro horizontal shooter returns in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC for Nintendo Switch! Despite the title, no additional volumes would be released in these territories. As for this game: sometimes, you need to try and play a game instead of watch it, to understand it and have it click with you. Experience the definitive Sonic The Hedgehog experience on Nintendo Switch! @giantenemycrab True but I think it's worth it to do reviews of obscure old games like this as well. To celebrate the upcoming release of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog Movie on Blu-ray, SEGA has announced a special Sonic the Hedgehog sale on the Nintendo eShop. Your replies reek of passive aggression, deeply personal assumptions, and actual anger/frustration. SEGA AGES is a series of game ports that has spanned multiple iterations across different hardware since its inception on the Sega Saturn. In case you ever interact with people, you'll want to have that kind of context cluing in mind! Because there are always 9 outposts on each map, there's rarely a stalemate situation where both sides have the same amount of bases, which keeps things lively. Link to the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo's 2020 Cyber Deals are up on the Switch eShop and I need to pace myself. Nice to see there is now a legal avenue to check it out. Alternatively, supply trucks can restock other units with fuel and ammo (but not shield energy), with the caveat being that these particular units have no means of defending themselves, so they must be protected if you want them to be effective in the field. I think you need to go outside and maybe get some fresh air. The line originally appeared on other platforms such as the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360 but, is being brought back for the Nintendo Switch eShop by M2 in the same vain as the 3D Classics Series.Like the Sega 3D Classics, the games will include various improvements from versions over the years. Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked), WRITHE - A Nintendo 64-Style Budget Blaster That Needs More Work, Wrestling Empire - A Love Letter To Pro Wrestling That Falls Foul Of Hilarious Bugs, Scott Pilgrim vs. For example, it's no good giving a tank a "patrol" command if you want it to remain next to a vital outpost and defend it. You can choose to either join a random game or create a room, which other players can identity via a four-digit code. Laid-Back Camp -Virtual- Lake Motosu and Fumoto Campsite get release windows, new details, and trailer. When discussing things with friends or the people you work with and you don’t agree with them, do you always miss the point and go after them personally or do you reserve it for online comment sections? I think we played. The first Sega Ages series was released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn in Japan and concluded in 1998. I am torn about this review. Learning how to mix and match your forces is key; missile launchers need to be defended by tanks while weaker foot soldiers – the only ones capable of occupying outposts, lest we forget – should be escorted by stronger units whenever possible. It doesn't come this highly recommended for nothing. Since the 2018 release of SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog, we've seen a slow and steady flow of classic SEGA games arrive on Switch eShop courtesy of … Story. I think there's just as much value in reviewing stuff like this, as there is this weeks newest indie metroidvania with rogue like elements. Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog includes Mega Play, previously only available in the Sonic the Hedgehog arcade game. The old game was cut and dry, with each player throwing set amounts at each other. The main difference between the original game and its successor is the way that Garbage Puyos are handled. Oh yes, and it's not rock/paper/scissors or units of the same type necessarily being equal; an M1A2 Abrams will wipe the floor with T-72s, for instance. Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. Ring Keep mode. This isn't an interaction between friends or coworkers, and if anyone missed the point it'd be you, and the point you missed would be the function those reviews served. Furthermore, the 8 maps included offer a wide range of challenges which helps keep the game fresh. Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on Feburary 20 in the west for $7.99 each, Sega announced. All it takes is boredom. Disappointed to have the Sega AGES line end but at least this a good way to end out on. Alternatively, Abgrund is dotted with canyons which create a confusing maze-like surface, while Strand is covered mostly by water, which means you have to make good use of your attack boats as well as effectively transporting your forces in jet mode. that Star Wars Arcade M2 talked about would of been nice, or one of the Dreamcast/Saturn games they hinted at doing when they started this some years ago..Guess if we want any more rare SEGA arcade games your have to get one of the Arcade 1up machines or that Mini SEGA astro arcade machine. Eliminate all the bases to reach the end boss and advance to the next level in SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone. happy to do more practice games! I'm still gutted they're not doing any more. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... 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SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC introduces Kids Mode, unlockable ships, and more to Technosoft’s arcade classic . Either of them reaching zero causes you to dramatically explode and respawn back at your HQ, which is located in one of the corners of the map, but you can restore both gauges by hovering over said HQ or any friendly outpost. And not getting Phantasy Star II with the QOL improvements from the first one is really really sad. That means there are two sides of this. Cancel Unsubscribe. Learn more. See larger image. A classic arcade platformer returns in SEGA AGES Alex Kidd for Nintendo Switch™. Shinobi. Grade: A. And as the article says, it was an incredibly fun two-player game. Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog Features: Mega Play (timed stages). AirMech might have pulled it off for me, if it wasn't keyboard/mouse centric and free-to-play. Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. © 2021 Nintendo. It's Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Every unit in the game can be dealt with effectively once you understand how things work. This new Switch release takes this appeal to the next level by offering online multiplayer, which means you'll never be short of an opponent. Tags: digital download, eshop, herzog zwei, nintendo switch, sega ages This entry was posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 15:13 and is filed under News.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Join 1,093,229 people following Nintendo Life: © 2021 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. @Zuljaras I've played both versions, it's pretty much the same game. Even if RTS titles aren't your cup of tea, we highly recommend you give this one a whirl because, outside of spiritual successor AirMech, there really hasn't been a game quite like this since. SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2 System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 20/02/2020 Hailed as one of the most successful Mega Drive games, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 garnered critical acclaim swiftly after … From Sonic’s spikes. In both modes, you can call upon a fairly powerful projectile attack which is used to dispatch enemy units and the opposing commander, who also zips around the 8 available arena-like maps in his own morphing mech. I doubt it but That would awesome! Look at what you're writing. The sale is only available in Europe at present and there’s plenty of Switch games which are sure to be of interest including the likes of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD and the Panzer Dragoon Remake.The SEGA sale begins today and comes to a close on Monday, 24th August. Nintendo's 2020 Cyber Deals are up on the Switch eShop and I need to pace myself. Still hoping for an update to the Advance Wars series on Switch. 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