The Telenet Shooting Collection will soon find its way to the Nintendo Switch. The system has its share of shoot ’em up fans, so game companies aim to serve this small but dedicated group of enthusiasts.
But which classic shoot ’em up games will this collection have? We have confirmation of the following four titles:
- Gaiares (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, 1990): A horizontal scrolling shoot ’em up renowned for its stunning anime-style story scenes, epic boss battles, and well-conceived power-up system.
- Granada (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, 1990): This is a futuristic tank game viewed from a top-down perspective. The player has the ability to move in all directions or lock their tank in a specific direction for better aiming.
- Avenger (PC Engine,1990): With its near-future scenario, Avenger puts the player in the hot seat of an advanced helicopter. It also features a wide range of weapons, tactical gameplay, and high difficulty.
- Psychic Storm (PC Engine, 1992): Nightmarish and grotesque lifeforms threaten the existence of humanity. Therefore, you and a buddy must put an end to them in this intense two-player shooter.
Funding for this collection will come through the Makuake platform. Edia hopes to raise three million yen (approximately US$ 21,500) for the project.
The Telenet Shooting Collection should release in Japan around June 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.
Extra Telenet Shooting Collection goodies announced
Backers of Edia’s Makuake funding campaign will have the opportunity to snag a few neat extras. These extras include a fan book containing artwork and development materials. Furthermore, backers will have their names printed in the fan book and the game collection.
But what should excite game music and shoot ’em up fans is the arranged soundtrack CD by Osamu Sakuraba. Another notable extra is the Shooters Heaven! t-shirt, which may make for a cool collectible for some.
Will shoot ’em up fans truly be in heaven?
Given that all four titles have already earned their stripes back in the day, the short answer is yes! However, fans of Touhou and bullet hell shooters may not get on with these classic titles. And that’s because older shoot ’em up games have fewer bullets on screen, less intricate bullet patterns, and more methodical gameplay.
Nevertheless, the fact that there’s still some interest in these titles is reassuring. Let’s hope that the Telenet Shooting Collection will prove popular enough to warrant a Western release. Stay tuned!