In recent years fans of the 2D shooter form have had to adjust their expectation of what a port can be, largely thanks to the sublime M2 ShotTriggers series. Indeed, we’ve been rather spoiled by that particular run of games. A long-established convention across gaming’s history states that console ports never quite meet the quality...
Update: Limited Run confirms western release
Update [Thu 13th Jul, 2023 00:25 BST]: Limited Run Games has now confirmed a western physical release of Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli Collection for the Nintendo Switch. More details will be shared soon. Original article [Sun 9th Jul, 2023 04:45 BST]: Back in October 2021, the emulation specialist M2...
Update: Pre-order now live
Emulation expert M2 has just confirmed that it is bringing Toaplan's 'Ultimate Tiger' series to the Switch later this year as part of its M2 Shot Triggers range. Ultimate Tiger-Heli – which is getting a physical release – will include the original 1985 Tiger-Heli and its 1987 sequel Twin Cobra (AKA Kyukyoku Tiger)...
Arcade lovers, rejoice!
Tiger Heli. Zero Wing. Hellfire. Truxton. Slap Fight. Fire Shark. If those names just sound like the ramblings of a deranged madman, then you'll probably want to navigate away from this page as soon as possible, but if at least one of them has you grinning with nostalgic glee, then the next bit of news is going to make your...
Ultimate Tiger-Heli includes the original 1985 Tiger-Heli and its 1987 sequel Twin Cobra (AKA Kyukyoku Tiger).
The package version also includes downloadable content, which includes 13 different titles (many of which are home variants of the two games), the largest number in the history of M2 Shot Triggers.
Unrelated arcade titles like Get Star and Guardian are also included.
Full list of on-cart + DLC Titles:
- Get Star (arcade)
- Guardian (western arcade version of Get Star)
- Kyukyoku Tiger (Famicom)
- Kyukyoku Tiger (PC Engine)
- Kyukyoku Tiger (Mega Drive)
- Twin Cobra (NES)
- Twin Cobra (Genesis)
- Tiger-Heli (Famicom)
- Tiger-Heli (NES)