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Moroboshi876

@OorWullie Mmm... I've been reading about that difficulty, really. You must be an expert, and I gather that from your words actually. But anyway, I'll watch the price of the Psikyo retail collections on Asia, that must be the best way to get Zerodiv releases. I guess they have tate mode on Switch (although it's really uncomfortable for the weight of the console, I tried with Donkey Kong).

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monkeyspasm

So Strikers 1945 Plus is up on the US eShop but not the UK. Wonder when it'll turn up!

I do want this as it's different enough from II (different ships, slower bullets, different enemy patterns / bosses etc) to warrant a purchase IMO. And it's a Psikyo shmup on the Neo Geo, whats not to love?!

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Moroboshi876

A change of subject: I was playing Pac-man the other night and although I love this game, and arcade games in general, I kinda suck at them. The fact is I think after level 5 the thing gets really hard, and reached level 7 like it was a miracle. No, I don't play with patterns memorized. I can't play like that nor want to. But still. I'm not going to reach level 256, but hoped to go further.

How far do you people go in Pac-man?

Are you also arcade lovers with bad skills? It saddens me. I reach level 11 in Dig Dug, for instance.

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Moroboshi876

While I wait for an answer to my previous post, I share here that, according to Hamster's Twitter account, next arcade games from the company should be Arcade Archives: Alpha Mission (ASO) -which overlaps with soon-to-be-released SNK 40th Anniversary Collection- and ACA Neo Geo: Savage Reing.

So they're leaving Puzzle Booble to the end, and I guess they will release PB1 first, and the better one later. Why? They should've put more space between them, right? Unless Pleasure Goal goes in between, but that wouldn't be enough.

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monkeyspasm

It's such a huge shame that Strikers 1945 Plus has huge slowdown / stuttering issues - from looking around, it wasn't that bad on the Neo Geo, which of course has slowdown on many games. The framerate is REALLY inconsistent, it's very offputting. Gutted as the game itself is excellent.

It'd possibly be my favourite Switch shooter otherwise, I prefer it to Strikers I and II. I really hope they fix the issues.

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Moroboshi876

As I feared, they leave the Puzzle Bobble games literally to the end of the batch: tomorrow the weekly release is Pleasure Goal. Now the question is if they'll launch PB1 or PB2 first. It doesn't make much sense to release them with just one week apart, they didn't do it even with KOF games, but well, it's like it is.

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Moroboshi876

Even worse: a new upcoming games list has been published and Puzzle Bobble 1 and 2 belong to that new list, and those list sometimes don't mean the games are released in that order. Well, double worse: PB1 and 2 won't be the first ones. This week the chosen game is Thrash Rally.

And we get Arcade Archives Urban Champion, by the way. What do you think about this game? I've never played it, but I've read it's very repetitive and dated. Maybe it's the worst of the Nintendo arcade games that we'll receive?

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Moroboshi876

I think I'm alone in this thread now, but well, I wanted to say the worst fears are getting real, because Hamster releases Stakes Winner 2 this week, following an order in the list but skipping both Puzzle Bobble games.

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Moroboshi876

And they continue going down the list skipping Puzzle Bobble 1 and 2.

This week's release is King of the Monsters 2.

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Moroboshi876

This week they release Route 16 in Arcade Archives line and ACA Neo Geo Neo Geo Cup'98 (weird name, twice Neo Geo, right?).

So, this means next week we either have one of the Puzzle Bobbles or Twinkle Star Sprites, which is good. Unless they announce another batch of games that are released before the ones that are left, like what happened with Puzzle Bobble 1 & 2.

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Moroboshi876

And a week later I'm here alone again to share that tomorrow Hamster brings us:

ACA Neo Geo Twinkle Star Sprites (of course, and now we'll see if next week Puzzle Bobble 1 comes or is delayed again after a new list of upcoming games is announced)

Arcade Archives: Double Dragon II

I have doubts in both cases: is Twinkle Star Sprites worth it for a solo player? And about Double Dragon II I read NES version is much better, but is the arcade version bad? I have the first entry because I'm interested in the genre, despite bad reviews, and I planned on getting the second one, but now I hesitate because I read that it's essentially the same with better graphics and sound. Is it? Is the story the same?

Thanks

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Lroy

@Moroboshi876 Thanks for the updates buddy. You're not alone - although I do think a fair few of the arcade enthusiasts have migrated from here to the Adult Switch Gamers Discord. @NaviandMii is the man to ask if you fancy sticking your head in to chat. I've not been very active at all on these forums lately due to a combination of real life distraction and also that I keep randomly getting signed-out when looking at the forum on my mobile, meaning I can view but not post (typing this from my Laptop).

I'm very excited for arcade perfect DOUBLE DRAGON II. I've never personally favoured either of the NES ports over the arcade version. Speaking of the arcade versions, yes DOUBLE DRAGON II is very similiar to DOUBLE DRAGON one arcade but from my hazy memory the controls and move-set might vary slightly. The plot - for what little story there is - is a continuation of the first game. Either way, I'll be thrilled to have both of these classic beat-em-ups on Switch.

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Moroboshi876

@Lroy Thanks for your words. It's nice to know the updates are read by somebody.

About DDII I accidentally read a spoiler regarding the story, but I guess they just complain about the lack of significant changes is all. The move set changes indeed. Apparently you control the characters like you did in Renegade.

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Moroboshi876

I'm here again because new Hamster releases have been announced: as it turns out Puzzle Bobble 1 and 2 won't be released yet, they were part of two "next batch of ACA Neo Geo titles" lists and the two lists have been completed without them.

This week we'll have ACA Neo Geo Metal Slug 5 and Arcade Archives Athena.

I don't really expect NL to review new releases anymore, but I'd like to know your opinions on MS 5.

Plus, it would be nice to know how Hamster is handling the emulation of three titles that overlap with SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, being Alpha Mission (already released), the aforementioned Athena and soon Ikari Warriors. Because Digital Eclipse put much effort into the emulation accuracy, but Hamster is known for its thoroughness too.

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