HAMSTER has once again broken up its prolific Neo Geo fighting game streak with some shmup action next week as Ghost Pilots soars down onto the eShop on April 26th.

This 1991 vertical scrolling shooter was very much a case of SNK going "Look, we can do it too!" at Capcom's 194X series and served as a truly effective hardware showcase for the platform. 

The distinguishing 'hook' for this one is that you actually get to fly bulky seaplanes instead of the more common WW2 fighters. They still shoot and drop screen-clearing bombs like the others, though.

To fly these seaplanes will cost you $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29. Will you be adding another classic shmup to your digital arcade library next week?

[via japanesenintendo.com]