For those who’re aware of amassing uncommon Japanese retro video games, then the identify Superior Busterhawk Gley Lancer will little doubt ring a bell. Launched completely in Japan in 1992, this horizontally-scrolling shooter from Masaya barely prompted a ripple within the west on the time of launch – partly as a result of it was by no means revealed within the US or in Europe – nevertheless it shortly gained an enviable fame just a few years later, with its shortage and general high quality shortly inflicting its inventory to rise as word-of-mouth unfold by way of the web.
Lately, Gley Lancer repeatedly adjustments arms for triple-digit sums, and whereas there are dearer Mega Drive video games, it is one of many crown jewels of any Sega fan’s assortment. Fortunately, Japanese writer Columbus Circle (beneath licence from Excessive, which owns Masaya’s IP) is about to provide gamers a shot at proudly owning this title with out having to promote a kidney. The corporate will re-release Gley Lancer in June, with a value of 5,980 yen (£41 / $53).
As you’ll be able to see, the brand new launch will acquire a contemporary cowl design, and can work on the unique Mega Drive (clearly) in addition to more moderen clones. Will you be ordering this? Tell us with a remark.