It’s Wednesday, so we’re obviously here to tell you what new arcade game you’ll be able to pick up on Switch as part of the Arcade Archives series.
Tomorrow, it’s the turn of shmup sequel Gaplus, the third entry in the Galaxian series and follow-up to the hugely popular Galaga. Sometimes also known as Galaga 3, it’s only one of two arcade releases that runs on the Namco Phozon 8-bit arcade system board. It’s pretty much identical to its predecessor; you’re fixed to the bottom of the screen and must score as many points as possible by shooting aliens and avoiding getting hit.
Upgrades such as a tractor beam, drill, slow-down debuffs, and extra lives are all available here, as well as the return of challenge stages, where this time you have to juggle enemies. There’s also a two-player mode, where you swap the controller with a friend if you die.
Take a look at what you’ll be blasting away at and getting into in space, then make sure you pick up this shoot ’em up on the eShop tomorrow, 21st April, for $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.
If you’ve played Gaplus before, or if you’re going to pick up the Arcade Archives release, let us know below!