Sega Ages, that is the well-known line / collection of the killer applications of the past branded Sega, gets rich on Nintendo Switch of two new titles, namely: Wonder Boy: Monster Land e Virtua Racing. From 27nd June Next you will be able to buy the Sega Ages version of the aforementioned titles from the Tokyo company on Nintendo Switch. These new versions consist of several improvements: su Virtua Racing for example, in addition to certain graphic upgrades (such as the higher frame rate and the wider field of view) you will have the possibility of play online with your friends. As regards instead Wonder Boy: Monster Land, the most succulent novelty is the introduction of a new modality such: "Power Up New Game", thanks to which you can keep your equipment between games, without losing anything. Here is the press release from Sega:
Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land bring speed and wonder to Nintendo Switch ™
- Discover the latest SEGA Ages collection -
Virtua Racing e Wonder Boy: Monster Land are the next titles that will enrich the collection rose SEGA Ages starting from 27 June 2019!
The SEGA AGES version of Virtua Racing brings back a glorious arcade classic in an extremely improved edition, with a higher framerate, greater draw distance, online matchmaking (with leaderboards) and a replay mechanic absent in the original version. In addition, the game supports local multiplayer for up to 8 players AT THE CONTEXT, a perfect way to relive the adrenaline-pumping arcade experience with your friends!
The SEGA AGES version of Wonder Boy: Monster Land includes several improvements, such as the "Power Up New Game" (New Game Plus), a function that can be activated at any time, even without finishing the game, which allows you to restart the game after a game over while keeping the equipment. There are also three new challenge modes (the Sphinx and Monster Castle Time Trials, plus the Fire Ball Score Trial), online leaderboards, a replay feature and "Money Hungry Mode". The latter relates to a bug that existed in the original arcade version whereby players could increase the value of any hidden gold pieces by rapidly shaking the joystick back and forth. The bug, by default, in this version has not been fixed; to do so and live a truly hardcore experience you must therefore activate the "Money Hungry Mode"!
Get on board a Formula One single-seater and compete against the best riders in the world in the first faithful reproduction of this arcade classic. Choose between the Normal Race mode that makes you race from 4-5 laps, or put your endurance to the test with the Grand Prix Race mode by completing 20 laps races. The car's performance decreases more and more during the race, so it plans to stop at the strategic pits and go to cross the finish line under the checkered flag!
Wonder Boy: Monster Land
After defeating the king of evil, the kingdom of Wonder Land was a paradise ... at least for a while. Peace was broken when a ferocious fire-breathing dragon struck without warning and conquered Wonder Land with a band of evil, monstrous henchmen, transforming a once peaceful land into a chaotic, monster-infested moor. Realizing that he is the last hope for Wonder Land, Wonder Boy sets out on an incredible journey to rid his land of monsters and defeat the "invincible" dragon.
Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop starting June 27, priced at € 6,99.
SEGA AGES is a series of SEGA classics published on Nintendo Switch ™. Developed by M2, a Japanese studio known for creating the highest quality classic video game ports, such as the hugely popular SEGA 3D Classics collection for Nintendo 3DS ™, SEGA AGES aims to bring games to a wide audience of fans around the world most famous in the SEGA catalog. From a selection of classics for home consoles to a wide variety of perfectly emulated arcade games, SEGA AGES gives fans the chance to build their very own SEGA branded retro-collection.
SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol.1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a collection that contained the ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, originally released for SEGA Saturno in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series has grown and brought dozens of improved conversions of titles originally released on different platforms. The series also landed in the West in 1997, again on SEGA Saturn, with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection containing Space Harrier, Out Run and After Burner II. The reboot of SEGA AGES debuts on the Nintendo Switch ™, offering fans the best possible versions of titles from the Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive and arcade catalog. As might be expected from retrogaming geniuses like M2, the games featured in the collection will not only be very faithful to the originals, but will also be enriched with unique new features that can add new and interesting details to the original gameplay. For more information, visit the website segaages.sega.com
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