Arcade Archives: Legend of Makai heads to Switch on March 4th, 2021

Just like magic!

The next game in the Arcade Archives series from HAMSTER will be the 1988 action-adventure platformer "Legend of Makai" from developer NMK and publisher Jaleco. Available starting March 4th, 2021 from the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide, the game will cost the usual $8 USD. You can check out some gameplay footage above.

Arcade Archives: Legend of Makai and Crime Fighters announced for Switch

Double the arcade action

Hamster held another live-stream event to discuss their Arcade Archives lineup, and the company revealed not one, but two more classic titles making their way to Switch.

While release dates weren't discussed, fans can look forward to snagging both Arcade Archives: Legend of Makai and Crime Fighters sometime in the near future. You can read a quick breakdown of each title below.

Legend of Makai is an action/adventure platformer based in a fantasy setting. The player controls a young warrior whose quest is to rescue a princess from an evil wizard. The warrior starts off with only a sword, but can purchase other weapons and magical items from shops. The gameplay consists finding one's way through non-linear levels, using keys to open doors and killing or avoiding various enemies. The player has a fixed amount of time to complete each level.

Crime Fighters is a 1989 side-scrolling beat-em-up released by Konami for the arcades. The players takes control of a duo (or squad) of undercover police officers who are assigned to rescue a group of kidnapped damsels from a crime boss and his army of punks.

Thanks to Naruki for the heads up!


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