“Taito’s 1989 shmup Preventing Hawk is that this week’s Arcade Archives launch”
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Nonetheless deep within the thralls of its Taito love affair, this week’s Arcade Archives providing from the retro fans over at Hamster Corp is Taito’s late-’80s shmup Preventing Hawk, now accessible to obtain on PS4 and Nintendo Swap.
Initially launched on the arcade market in 1989, on the tail-end of the second shmup renaissance, Preventing Hawk options the time-tested trope of taking World Struggle II artillery and becoming it out with spectacular sci-fi weaponry. The participant guides the mighty air-to-air fighter “Falcon” throughout quite a lot of locales, starting from dense woodland and metropolitan cities, to icy tundras and remoted snowfields. Battle enemies on land, sea, and within the air while taking down closely armed boss guardians.
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Regardless of bearing many similarities to Toaplan’s glorious shmup Flying Shark (additionally identified by its incredible Japanese title Hisou Identical! Identical! Identical!) launched two years prior, Preventing Hawk is sadly not fairly as participating, compelling, or engaging as its predecessor. Whereas this explicit Taito shmup would nonetheless take pleasure in a relative diploma of success because of the general want for shmups within the late-’80s, it could in the end favor poorly towards its brethren, failing to turn out to be a staple of the style’s corridor of fame.
Preventing Hawk is on the market now on PS4 and Nintendo Swap, priced at round $8.