The Thunder Force AC Switch release will be another addition to the console’s impressive library of shmups when it launches in the West on May 28.
Originally released in 1987 and never officially made available outside Japan before now, Hoshi wo Miru Hito makes its international debut this year.
In a sea of retro-inspired platformers, Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San stands out with its Game Boy authenticity and a solid game beneath that.
Monkey King: Master of the Clouds brings the classic Journey of the West-inspired shoot ’em up Chuka Taisen to Switch, and it’s a good one.
Octopath Traveler wears its nostalgia on its sleeve, but its also got a decidedly modern design sense. The result is one of the best JRPGs in years.
The Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a must-have for fans of Capcom’s blue bomber, but new players might be alienated by games that haven’t aged well.
The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a game made for diehard fans and gaming historians: it lacks the features of modern fighters, but its a nostalgic throwback to Street Fighter’s early days.
The Longest Five Minutes take the amnesiac hero trope and turns it on its head to great effect, building a classically-styled, earnest JRPG in the process.
Lost Sphear had the unenviable position of being a follow-up to the brilliant I Am Setsuna, and while it’s a very good game, it lacks the depth and raw emotional power of its predecessor.