This week’s retro re-release certainly offers something a little different, history-wise, as the retro fans over at Hamster having chosen SNK’s on-foot jungle shmup Guerrilla War as its newest Arcade Archives entry, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.
Originally released in arcades in 1987, before being ported to numerous home computers, Guerilla War follows two UNNAMED commandos as they fight through an UNNAMED Caribbean island in order to free it from an UNNAMED dictator. Similar in style to SNK’s earlier Ikari Warriors, gameplay sees one or two players battle through the undergrowth against an army of enemy soldiers. The arcade was notable for featuring rotatable joysticks allowing for simultaneous eight-way movement and directional fire.
Check out the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber GameingfromTwo.
Source: Destructoid Guide Guevara and Castro to freedom in SNK’s 1987 release Guerrilla War