Irem Collection Volume 1 has been given a new round of gameplay. The various versions of Image Fight and X Multiply are all shown off here.
For everything you need to know about the package, read the following overview:
Get ready for the start of something big: Volume 1 of the monumental Irem Collection. If you’re a fan of retro gaming or looking for a new challenge, the Image Fight series and X-Multiply are must-play classic Shoot ‘Em Ups. Originally released during the golden age of arcade gaming in the late 1980s and early 1990s, these games have become cult classics among retro gaming enthusiasts.
Image Fight, released in 1988, set the standard for the franchise with its challenging gameplay and impressive graphics that were cutting-edge for their time. It started off a short series renowned for it’s creative combat mechanics and immense level of difficulty.
In 1992’s Image Fight 2, you’ll experience even more action-filled gameplay and engaging features. Featuring stunning fully-voiced cutscenes, the game puts you in the role of a sci-fi anime protagonist.
X Multiply, a spin-off of the Image Fight series released in 1989, takes the gameplay and perspective in a different direction: A switch from top-down to side-scrolling action. The overall theme changes just as radically with its unique setting taking place inside the human body; a biological world filled with microscopical organic enemies and obstacles. It’s known for its challenging gameplay and powerful graphics – including tentacles featuring physics-based animations – which were among the best you could find in arcades at the time.
Find the Irem Collection Volume 1 gameplay below.
Irem Collection Volume 1 is up on the Switch eShop with a physical release to follow. It can be played in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), or Chinese (Traditional).