There’s usually only one retro re-release beyond the safety familiar in M2, Hamster, or Code Mystics stables, and it’s a plain ROM bundled with unpleasant but unattractive emulation options. It will work, it will be official, and … it’s about it. If all these bland goals this new port of Gley Lancer were aiming for were all, it was still welcomed because its retro and stunning physical form makes the game expensive even with the import-only Megadrive shmup standard. Probably. In many respects, even cheap and convenient alternatives were solid improvements.

What we actually got is much more ambitious than that. This discreet package emulation includes multiple shadow masks, CRT gamma settings, and optional corner darkening, as well as stretch screen mode with regular raw pixels, 4: 3, and switchable scanlines. Is also included.You can also choose from 2 Fine-tune the curvature of different types of screen edges, and the strength of the effect. The pixels are slightly (and also adjustable) softer, and are brilliantly close to mimicking the depth found on older tube TVs. Best of all, you can see these effects applied in real time to the screen where the game was displayed when you accessed the menu, so it’s easy to do everything to your liking, without having to go back and forth between the game and the settings. Can be adjusted to.

During playback, you have easy access to 6 quick save slots. If you’re playing in modern mode (which boasts a full English translation), you’ll find a brand new instant mover swapping system and a free directional fire connected to a suitable analog stick. You can also rewind an action with the push of a button. Want to just test how close you can get a bullet without risking making a ridiculous mistake or being sent back to the final checkpoint? Also available for those who want to use another “cheetah mode”, access to the classic level skip, invincible switching cheat menu that already existed in the original game without executing a finger-twisting input code. Allow. And if it all sounds too easy or too different for comfort, the original Japanese version of the game, without being fooled by modern tweaks, translations, and other conveniences, Just press the button a few times.

Whatever the mode, Gley Lancer is definitely a great 16-bit shooter.Great use of parallax scrolling in the game is not just about speed excitement In its various 11 stages; through ice depths, sew small gaps in narrow tunnels, slowly loop through giant battleships, and sprint through asteroid fields. The behavior of the motors (floating gun turrets following the ship) is very different from each other, directly on how to tackle everything directly from “popcorn” enemies to end-of-level bosses, and the newly discovered flexibility in modern mode. Affects. I feel like I’ve already added a perfect twist to a great idea. Gley Lancer is fresher and more thrilling than ever, but now it’s real or accessible as you wish.