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Hamster's Arcade Archives series on the Nintendo Switch continues to grow in size. This week, the slightly enhanced retro game is Konami's horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up, VS. Gradius.

This title was first released in 1986 and requires you to take control of Vic Viper, who must destroy an invading cosmic force known as the Bacterian to save the planet (aka. Gradius). As you fight your way through seven unique and exciting stages, you'll be able to enhance your machine with special power capsules. The game also supports two-player.

Like other Arcade Archives releases, this digital release is priced at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29 and includes various modern enhancements:

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Check out the Arcade Archives website to see more games in Hamster's established arcade series.

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