Retro-Bit Shmup Collection: New Limited Ed. Toaplan Games Come Back for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive

 
POMONA, Calif. - Sept. 15, 2020 - PRLog -- Retro-Bit® Publishing has come forth with another limited edition publication - this time partnering with Shmup pioneer Toaplan - to release a whole collection of officially licensed Toaplan games for the SEGA Genesis® and Mega Drive consoles. This release joins Retro-Bit's assortment of titles like Metal Storm, Holy Diver, and R-Type.

The Toaplan Collection is set to release this Holiday Season and will include the games:

•  Fire Shark
•  Hellfire
•  Truxton
•  Zero Wing

First introduced in 1979, Japanese developer Toaplan, together with Masahiro Yuge, became the creators of 80's classic shooting games most famous for featuring parallax scrolling backgrounds.  They were also one of the first companies to start releasing game soundtracks through disc media.

Its title Zero Wing for SEGA® Mega Drive was previously only released in Japan and Europe, and had proved to be a successful arcade game that translated well onto home consoles. Retro-Bit's release of Zero Wing now includes over 30 endings translated to English for the first time ever.

Fire Shark is a classic shoot em up style game based in the war era and had a complete soundtrack released in 1989. It is filled with smooth, non-stop shooting and promises some action packed explosions.  Hellfire used a unique power up system to give 4 different firing options, while Toaplan's Truxton features a setting in space where players will battle against an alien invasion.

With the original carts running up to $249USD online, Retro-Bit Publishing remains determined to localize and bring these rare classics for more to enjoy. The whole collection is indeed unique and highly acknowledged by the retro gaming community.

Commemorating this release are one-of-a-kind collectors contents included with every title:

• Special interview with developer Masahiro Yuge
• Full-Color, Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
• Exclusive Vintage 80's Puffy Sticker Set
• Vivid & Detailed Instruction Booklet
• Premium and original art prints
• 16-Bit Cartridge
• Collector's Embossed Outer Sleeve with custom design
• Reversible cartridge cover with embellished artwork
• Purchases of all 4 shmup games also receive: a commemorative slipcover, Zero Wing enamel pin, and Thank You Card from Mashiro Yuge

Pre-Orders start today for an MSRP of $44.99 per game and $159.99 for the whole collection. Europe will have an MSRP €39,99 per game and €144,99 for the whole collection.

To learn more about this collection, visit http://retro-bit.com/toaplan-shooters/


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