Blizzard leverages its 16-bit heritage for a new surprise reissue announced during this very recent BlizzConline: The Lost Vikings , Rock’n ‘Roll Racing Y Blackthorne mark his return to the Blizzard Arcade Collection , available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
In the program of this tribute pack, two specific versions for each game, the inclusion of state saves, a rewind option of up to 10 seconds to correct errors on the fly, and the presence of special files for fans. historians.
A very console “Arcade” collection
These three titles made Blizzard’s strength in the heart of the 90s in several different genres starting with The Lost Vikings, a platform with a uchronic atmosphere where the player alternates between three different characters to solve puzzles and achieve the end of each. Rock’n’Roll Racing takes the wheel in isometric monster truck racing with a comic atmosphere; The game is now better known for its soundtrack than its gameplay qualities, with retro-sounding chip reissues of cult rock songs like Deep Purple’s Highway Star, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, or George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone.
QuanIn the last title included, this is undoubtedly the best of this collection, in the humble opinion of the author: Blackthorne (released in France as Blackhawk), a platform-style action game. Cinematics similar to Another World, complete the trio with its exclusive SF-spanl Ambience.
This collection appears to include the versions of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis (32X for Blackthorne) origin of each of these titles; but they do not come from the annals of the past. Blizzard’s press release specifies that each game is accompanied by a “Final Edition” which is described as a drastic improvement to the experience compared to the original versions; Therefore, The Lost Vikings benefits, for example, from a version with the best graphics, including multiplayer three, while Rock ‘n’Roll Racing offers a career mode for up to four players, as well as a screen of 16: 9.
This is not the first time Blizzard has resurrected these titles in its catalog; In the past, all of these titles were available for free download on PC through Battle.net or the publisher’s official digital store; But this is the first time that such a package containing so many different versions has been offered for sale.