We love a good shmup here at Nintendo Life towers and the Switch is home to some of the finest examples of the genre known to mankind. We've seen some big names like Ikaruga, R-Type Dimensions EX and SEGA AGES Thunder Force IV make the jump over to the Switch over the years, but now 1993 Shenandoah is throwing its hat into the ring. So what is this mysterious shmup all about?
1993 Shenandoah is Krister Karlsson’s legacy to the gaming world; a project that began in 1992 but one that is launching on Nintendo Switch today, just a little bit later than anticipated at the time.
As the title suggests, 1993 was the year that 1993 Shenandoah was supposed to be released, but teenage drama split the youthful team apart and the game never saw the light of day until some 20 years later. Fast forward to 2015, and Krister gathered a motley crew of less youthful people to convert the original game to a more modern game engine – but still only using the original graphics, sound, and effects from the Amiga production.
Despite its roots as a game developed for the Amiga, 1993 Shenandoah can be played by 4 players simultaneously – something we could only have dreamed of back in the days when games were sold on a floppy disc, social media wasn’t invented and people used phones for actually speaking to each other.
Let us know if you plan to check out 1993 Shenandoah when it blasts on to Switch later today.