When you fancy stepping exterior for a little bit old-school ultraviolence, then maybe this week’s Arcade Archives launch shall be proper up your back-alley. Hamster’s newest coin-op basic, now accessible on PS4 and Nintendo Swap, is Seibu Kaihatsu’s obscure brawler Zero Crew.
Launched again in 1993, amidst a slew of scrolling beat ’em ups, Zero Crew has one-to-four gamers don the personalities of a squad of superhero-type crime fighters, together with a duo of ninja-warriors, a firearm-obsessed outdated boy, and a gal who confirmed up with none pants. Whereas Zero Crew options typical face-mashing mayhem, it has a surprisingly deep combo system, neatly-designed phases, an unashamed love of procured weaponry, setting it aside out of your common Last Struggle knock-offs.
Try the harmful motion within the video beneath, courtesy of YouTuber Martinoz.
Zero Crew was not solely a rarity within the arcade market, but additionally took a very very long time to reach on the emulation scene. As such, this launch represents the underplayed brawler is first ever official dwelling port, and is a welcome addition to Hamster’s expansive vary of basic and forgotten quarter-munchers.
Zero Crew is out there to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Swap, priced at round $eight.