Today’s Nintendo Direct is a great choice for fans of retro platform games: Castlevania Premium Collection It has been announced and released, but what is arguably more exciting is the re-emergence of Actraiser. Actraiser was originally released in 1990 as a unique fusion of platform games and city construction. It’s a bit like a cult, so it’s surprising that Square Enix not only digs into it, but also provides something close to a complete remake.
Actraiser Renaissance has “remade” 2D graphics, which is a bit of an understatement because they look completely redrawn. It also has a soundtrack “upgraded” by Koshiro himself to Yuzo Koshiro, but you can stick to the original score if you want. Just like the typical features of retro remakes now, Actraiser Renaissance also added a save game function and a new difficulty level.
The graphics must have been reworked with modern technology (please check the shots of the old SNES games below), and unlike games like Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, you can’t seem to switch between the old pixels and the new ones. A bit disappointed, because the original game is only available on SNES and is a strange 2004 mobile phone port.
But this is definitely a strange thing worthy of in-depth study: the game is almost evenly divided between the “domain behavior” platform actions and the “domain management” god game component. In addition to building your settlement, you also need to protect it from enemy invasion, which also adds a real-time strategic element.it is Now on Steam.