Taito Milestones brings 10 (very) old-school classics to Switch tomorrow

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All the Action your Elevator can handle

Nintendo Switch owners looking for a history lesson will be pleased to hear that iconic publisher Taito will be releasing a compilation of classics onto their favorite format tomorrow, April 15. Taito Milestones will be available to purchase in both digital and physical form, priced at an eyebrow-raising $40.

The compilation features 10 games taken from Taito’s formative years, and we’re talking FORM-A-TIVE years. You won’t find The New Zealand Story, Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, or Time GalTaito Milestones compiles some truly ancient releases, such as Alpine Ski, Front Line, Wild Western, and Space Seeker. The most recent entry comes in the form of 1987’s side-scrolling slapfest The Ninja Warriors. The compilation does not, reportedly, include any additional content, such as a museum of assets and concept art, making its price tag somewhat difficult to swallow.

Check out the full list of games below before you decide whether to part with your 40 bucks. It should be noted that all of the included titles are available on Switch separately as part of the Arcade Archives range, priced at $8 each. The Taito Milestones collection appears to be a compilation of the Arcade Archives editions, as the logo is featured on the game’s title screen.

Taito Milestones game list

  • Space Seeker (1981)
  • Qix (1981)
  • Alpine Ski (1982)
  • Front Line (1982)
  • Wild Western (1982)
  • Chack’n Pop (1983)
  • Elevator Action (1983)
  • The FairyLand Story (1985)
  • Halley’s Comet (1986)
  • The Ninjawarriors (1987)
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