ININ Games together with TAITO are excited to announce TAITO MILESTONES for Nintendo Switch launching April 15th in Europe and North America! The special retro compilation of some true TAITO classics will be available through selected retailers and the Nintendo eShop.

I was able to preview this game and write about the game-play. I was familiar with most of these games as a child but still play some of them today on multiple platforms.  The idea of having them all in one game on the Nintendo Switch was very exciting.

The first go to game I always do with Taito is Elevator Action. It is one of my all time favorite arcade games. The game on the Nintendo Switch plays just as solid as I remember. The transformation onto the console platform looks really good as well as the sound is identical to the arcade.Some translation of arcade games to console platforms or plug in TV units do not replicate what the arcade experience gives you. This game on the switch does.

There were some game like Wild Western and The Fairyland Story which I have never played. It was really fun to easily load these games up on the Switch and play the old 1980’s games again.

The menu on the game is very user friendly and the controls using the switch controller is really easy. I recommend using the pro controller as sometime for me the joy-con controller is harder to control the characters, but thats just my preference.

I do wonder why there could not be more than 10 games on the cartridge. I assume there would be plenty of space to put more retro game on the game. Some classics I would have liked to see such as Arkanoid, The Legend of Kage and Tiger-Heli. There may be a few games on the list below that may not get a lot of gameplay, but its always a gamble to know what the retro gamers like and do not like, so I understand choosing 10 games over others.

The Games
1981 – QIX
1981 – SPACE SEEKER
1982 – ALPINE SKI
1982 – WILD WESTERN
1982 – FRONT LINE
1983 – Chack’n Pop
1983 – ELEVATOR ACTION
1985 – The FairyLand Story
1986 – HALLEY’S COMET
1987 – THE NINJAWARRIORS

About TAITO Corporation
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at
https://www.taito.co.jp/en.

 

Todd Friedman (308 Posts)

Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the video game community. He is currently writing for Old School Gamer Magazine, Retro Gaming Times and The Walter Day Collection. He has Co-Promoted the Video Game Summit in Illinois for the past 13 Years. Todd's first book, Walter Day's Gaming Superstars, Volume 1, was released in February of 2020. Volume 2 of the Gaming Superstars was published on December 24th, 2021. Todd is also on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.