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“Bizarre however enjoyable Soldier Woman Amazon joins the Arcade Archives”
Not THAT Amaterasu
One thing lengthy forgotten has been pulled from Hamster Corp’s huge bag ‘o’ retro video games this week, because the Arcade Archives vary has been bolstered with the addition of Nichibutsu’s traditional shmup Soldier Woman Amazon, now obtainable to obtain on Nintendo Change.
Launched to arcades in 1986, Soldier Woman Amazon, (also called Holy Warrior Amaterasu and, merely, Amazon), is a top-down shooter that’s extremely harking back to titles equivalent to SNK’s Ikari Warriors and Capcom’s Commando and Gun.Smoke. Albeit with an odd fantasy/sci-fi/real-world angle. In actual fact, it makes for a fairly unusual pairing as our hero, the gorgeous solar goddess Amaterasu, wields her magic sword and defend towards a military of monsters, aliens, and… erm… military dudes?
Take a look at her holiness in motion beneath, courtesy of this trailer from Hamster Company itself.
Our hero battles her manner by way of eight vertically scrolling phases, taking down an enormous array of colourful enemies in addition to some surprisingly creepy boss guardians. Amaterasu can collect a number of power-ups to extend her weapon’s effectiveness, and might even mount a Area Bike, which hilarious goes at nearly the very same pace as when she is merely strolling. Value testing for followers of the top-shooter style. It must also be famous that Soldier Woman Amazon has already been launched on PS4 beforehand.
Soldier Woman Amazon is obtainable now on Nintendo Change, priced at round $8.