This week, the long awaited 3D Classics from Sega finally made it to the 3DS in Europe. Well, two games did, anyway, with more to come. So far, Space Harrier and Super Hang On have been released, and I decided to pick up Space Harrier.
Many, many years ago, I was the champion of Space Harrier at this here arcade in Southport:
Good times. I’d go there a few times a year and I’d still be at the top of the high score table. Either I was the only person who ever played it, or I was the only one any good at it. I don’t know which but I suspect the former.
Anyway, the 3DS version is the definitive conversion. It’s arcade perfect, even down to simulating the noise the buttons and hydraulics made on the actual arcade cabinet. It’ll even tilt the screen liek the “ride-on” did. And, not only that, but it’s in 3D. Fantastic.
And I’ve completed it already. OK, so I can only get as far as level 12 (of 18) without running out of lives and credits and having to continue from there on a new game, but still – I can reach the end. Level 18 was a disappointing SuckySuck(TM) bit, but the whole game is so immersive and fast moving and great looking with 3D on that it can be forgiven. More of this sort of thing Sega! Oh, wait – 3D Sonic the Hedgehog next week? takemymoney.gif!