Thursday, November 29, 2018
"Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Night Slashers" Review
They sure don't make 'em like "Night Slashers" anymore. The horror-themed beat-em-up is a simple point A to point B affair in which you knock out everyone and everything in your way, int he style of "Double Dragon" and "Final Fight."
Developer Flying Tiger Entertainment, Inc. follows up its innovative and lovingly retro "Heavy Burger" release with a straight-up port of a forgotten 1993 arcade classic.
"Night Slashers" is a rare find, because if you never popped quarters into a machine, you've never played it because the game never made it to a console before. It fits well on the Switch, which has become a haven for retro classics.
The game thrives both on TV and in portable mode, and benefits from save states, which make the game easier to digest than in its original, all-or-nothing format that made you start over from the beginning if you fail.
The Johnny Turbo label is off to an excellent start on the Switch. Games such as "Night Slashers" whet the appetite for more just like it, and there's a feeling that the Switch could become a 1990s arcade that almost fits into your pocket.
Publisher provided review code.