SNK’s obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Change

SNK’s obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Change

It is a new 12 months, and Hamster are already persevering with their pledge to re-release tons of of arcade classics on fashionable platforms. This week sees the return of a very obscure SNK title, Ragnagard, which has been dusted off for the Nintendo Change.

Initially launched again in arcades again in 1996, ultimately being ported to the Neo Geo and – in Japan – the Sega Saturn, Ragnagard options typical chaotic one-on-one combating motion starring a solid of Shinto-style deities. That includes rendered sprites, Ragnagard has a stylised look and options gameplay not dissimilar to SNK’s personal Samurai Shodown collection.

Sadly, Ragnagard’s distinctive look doesn’t routinely translate into thrilling combating motion. Characters are sluggish, with unhealthy assault animations that results in laboured gameplay. Particular results are vulgar and distracting, whereas the sound is repetitious. Ragnagard has an admitted uniqueness within the ’90s fighter market, however it’s extra a curiosity, than something that wants modern-day re-appraisal.

Ragnagard is on the market to obtain now on Nintendo Change, priced at round $8. It can additionally launch on PS4 and Xbox One on January 10.

SNK's obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Switch screenshot