For true retro shooting fans there may be enough beats to be of interest, but there’s not much originality or flair here
If you love old-school arcade shooters this is a great time to be a gamer, and if you’ve got a Nintendo Switch the added benefit of being able to take them on the go is a great bonus. That makes for a good news / bad news scenario for new games in the genre showing up this late in the game, especially if it’s not part of some existing franchise. In the case of RedRaptor there have definitely been some attempts to get you in that retro mood, with a slightly blurry look to the screen similar to the classic CRT screen experience. Throw in very classic mechanics with you destroying enemies, picking up power-ups, and blowing through waves of enemies before taking on more challenging bosses and it has a familiar feel. But in terms of trying to differentiate itself with something new, something exciting, or even something even remotely interesting the game absolutely falls flat. For a genre completionist perhaps this would be a good budget purchase, but for anyone else there’s a pretty long list of titles more worth your time.
Justin Nation, Score: