As a huge shooter fan in general I’m pleased that the Switch has a true abundance of riches when it comes to the genre. What it means for anyone with a game trying to break in for some success in the eShop though is that it’s an uphill battle. Coming in from the old school on a budget angle, 1993 Shenandoah doesn’t break much ground, but I’ll at least give it credit for implementing its upgrades in a different way that helps it to feel a little different than its competitors. The shooting itself is traditional and perhaps even generic for the most part, but as you accumulate money you’ll be able to spice things up and make yourself more survivable by hand-choosing your gear and even your ship. Once you move up to the better tier of craft having 4 slots to work with means you can set up a pretty dominating ship, decked out with anything from split shots, homing missiles, bombs, and just about any kind of power-up you can imagine represented. It’s really the customization that makes the game notable, even if the challenges you’ll face aren’t quite as interesting considering your host of options on the system.
Justin Nation, Score: