ININ Gamesâ€™ Taito Milestones is the next retro collection on the agenda, and itâ€™s less than two weeks away – American and European Switch owners can expect it on 15th April.
Itâ€™s set to provide ten classics from Taitoâ€™s vault, and as the name suggests, the collection is intended to be a celebration of milestones from the companyâ€™s rich history.
Itâ€™s a similar proposition to the excellent SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, which focused solely on games from SNKâ€™s early years.
The games included are:
â€¢ QIX, 1981, Puzzle. Draw lines as the â€œMarkerâ€ and capture areas by encircling them! Watch out for enemies while moving around!
â€¢ SPACE SEEKER, 1981, Shooting. Check the map screen for steadily approaching enemies, intercept the air force strategically, and strike the mobile fortress!
â€¢ ALPINE SKI, 1982, Sports. Enter the world of snow and take part in three competitions: Downhill ski, slalom and ski jump!
â€¢ FRONT LINE, 1982, Run-and-Gun. Push forward to the enemy camp as a foot soldier! You can also drive tanks and armored vehicles!
â€¢ WILD WESTERN, 1982, Shooting. Defeat the gangs attacking from all directions with your trusty rifle! You are the law!
â€¢ Chack’n Pop, 1983, Platform. Hang in there, Chackâ€™n! Get back the hearts from the thieving monsters!
â€¢ ELEVATOR ACTION, 1983, Action. Infiltrate a building as a spy on a solo mission, get all the secret documents and make your escape!
â€¢ The FairyLand Story, 1985, Platformer. As the witch Ptolemy, defeat the monsters deep inside the castle!
â€¢ HALLEY’S COMET, 1986, Shooting. Halleyâ€™s comet is headed for the planets of our solar system! Destroy the computer at its centre!
â€¢ THE NINJAWARRIORS, 1987, Action. Advance into enemy territory as an android ninja to crush the evil Banglarâ€™s ambitions!
With Hamster (also responsible for the Arcade Archives series) involved, weâ€™re confident that the emulation quality will be hard to fault. We do have some reservations about the game list, however, with Space Invaders â€“ one of the most recognisable games of all time â€“ peculiarly omitted.