This week’s offering from Hamster’s Arcade Archive range is another forgotten shmup for days of yore. Now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, it’s Taito classic Halley’s Comet.

Released in arcades in 1986, Halley’s Comet is a surprisingly smooth vertically scrolling shmup where players must first defend Earth – and then other planets in the solar system – from both invading alien forces and the titular comet, which is on some bizarre collision course whereby it can apparently hit every single planet in the galaxy.

Check out the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber SidMania.

Taito blaster Halley's Comet is the newest Arcade Archives release screenshot

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