Retro-Bit, the retro gaming stockist and publisher, has revealed its very first Game Boy release for arcade-come-Game Boy classic Avenging Spirit.
Not many people may have heard of this forgotten classic, but it's absolutely one worth digging up. Released on the game Boy in 1992, and later brought to the 3DS's Virtual Console, despite the adorable-looking ghost on the cover, you actually can't stay as a ghost for too long, and must possess various people in order to survive — all to find your girlfriend!
Of course, a spooky game needs a spooky limited edition to match, and what's more fitting than a glow-in-the-dark cartridge!
Okay, this is too cute — how can a game that looks this adorable be that dark?
Not only is this a lovely, unique limited release, but the cartridge also contains missing scenes from the end game and the Expert Mode hint screen for the very first time outside of Japan!
This physical release will cost $44.99/€49.99 and you can find out where to pick it up in both North America and Europe on this page right here. The pre-order period is open now and closes on 3rd July, so you've got a little bit of time to snag up this spooky little game. In our review of the game back in 2011, we called the game, "addictive and deliciously dark", and you can read our thoughts below:
- Review: Avenging Spirit
Have you ever played Avenging Spirit before? Will you be picking up this cartridge? Let us know!
I've actually been playing it lately on my 3DS. I believe I'm just about to finish it. It has a fun main mechanic but it's pretty basic otherwise.
Ooh I love this game. I hadn't heard of it, until I bought it on the 3DS virtual console. However I don't really want to spend that much to get a physical copy.
I remember this game. I forget why or how I took a chance on it but it was surprisingly fun.
Aww, come on! I totally forgot about this until just now, but I would have jumped at a Switch release.
Unlike some other retro grabs lately this is actually a decent one, but still not worth a lavish price tag even for the nostalgia. What Avenging Spirit really needs is a remake in the vein of A Boy and His Blob where the inventive mechanic is given an overhaul beyond a fun little gimmick.
Love this game, still got my old Game Boy cartridge so I'm fine but would be nice if this ever got a re-release or remake for Switch. The game is basically like a 2D version of Geist.
An amazing cute little game, totally worth to get it on 3DS before it's too late.
But a collectors edition like this...It is a lovely hidden gem worth checking out, but not sure if worth of such big rerelease.
Oh well, always nice to see a fun cute old little game not being forgotten!
Can't swing that price unfortunately, but I might go for it on 3DS while I can.
A remake for the Switch would be awesome.
I bought on 3DS as well. It was a fun game with catchy tunes. Still want to play the arcade version which I’m surprised has not dropped on a console yet.
I remember this game, it was quite fun but a bit hard in some areas.
I had never heard of this before I got it on the 3DS eshop years ago. Even with no nostalgia for it at all I found it to be a really cute, though short, game. $45 for a physical version feels insane with how short it is, even if the glow cartridge looks cool, but I would recommend the 3DS version to anyone curious. That one is only $3.
Oooh looks like fun.
However i am very budget so i will just download it on the 3ds.
whats this? I need a nnid? Alright...
Oh. It still thinks i'm a child so i have to bug my mom.
Crap i need a giftcard. I'll just connect it to my switch it has a card saved on it.
what was my switch password again?
Yes i forgot my password.
I was born on this day.
Oh yeah i forgot i told it i was older than i was when i was a child so it would let me do stuff.
Okay that was a pain but now i can get the game.
oh it still wants me to buy a giftcard.
that was my day anyway
Can't believe some are saying its too expensive.
Yeah maybe if you treat it as a real game release but this is clearly meant as a cool collection piece, a steal at $44.99.
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