Developer M2’s implausible collection of retro arcade ports for Swap continues apace; not content material with unleashing a spruced-up Outrun on the eShop this week, Sega has now confirmed that Sega Ages variations of Puyo Puyo and Achieve Floor will probably be heading to the US and Europe this February.
Sadly, I am not Eurogamer arcade professional Martin Robinson, and, as such, am unable to regale you with related arcade info and anecdotes plucked straight from my mind. Fortunately, I am fairly conversant in Puyo Puyo in its later incarnations, so can at the very least inform you that it is a collection of colour-matching falling block (properly, blob) puzzlers, final showing on Swap in its glorious modern-day Puyo Puyo Tetris guise. The brand new Sega Ages version, nonetheless, is predicated on the competitive-focussed arcade model which launched in 1992.
M2’s conversions are typically top-tier stuff, and Puyo Puyo does not look to be holding again both. The Sega Ages model will embrace on-line play (Nintendo Swap On-line subscription required, naturally) and a brand new leaderboard-based Rating System.
February’s different Sega Ages providing is Achieve Floor, a form of time-travelling motion romp set inside a pc simulation. It first got here to arcades in 1988 and options 40 ranges of enemy slaughter and hostage rescue. M2’s port features a new All-Member Mode that unlocks all 20 characters, plus an Simple Mode for those who like issues rather less fraught.
As a part of its newest announcement, Sega additionally took a second to remind everybody that Alex Kidd, Columns II, Puyo Puyo 2, Area Harrier, Virtua Racing, Sonic 2, and Thunder Power AC are additionally scheduled to affix the Sega Ages line-up on Swap this yr.