Yars: Recharged Reviews
Yars: Recharged is a remake of the best-selling Atari 2600 game, and it's easy to see why it was so popular! This game will keep bringing you back for more with fun and challenging gameplay.
A saga that started way back has returned with its classic shoot 'em up elements and revamped visuals made in Atari.
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Yars: Recharged is a great remake that vastly improves the gameplay of the original classic, featuring new weapons, more challenges and more balanced difficulty, with original graphics and music that reinforce its modern retro spirit. Unfortunately the gameplay can become repetitive over time, in addition to having a bug that reduces the music as we go through the levels and that spoils the experience a little. Still, it's a solid, fun game for anyone who wants to challenge themselves with a simple, mechanically satisfying indie game.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Yars: Recharged is a fantastic arcade title that oozes nostalgia. Can you complete every mission and destroy the enemy hive? Chew, shoot, and blast your way to victory. Enjoy this solo or with a friend as you aim for the top score.
Yars: Recharged has all of the underpinnings of a successful score chaser, but the premise just isn’t taken far enough to stand out in this day and age.
If you liked the previous Atari Recharged titles, Yars: Recharged presents another enjoyable diversion and interesting take on the theme. While not always as thrilling as it could be, the design overhaul still works well. That said, those who aren’t entirely intrigued by the formula may find it repetitive and ultimately tiresome. This reimagined Atari catalogue would probably be better off as a compilation title rather than a segmented anthology. And who knows, that may still eventually come to pass.
Yars: Recharged is by far the best Atari Recharged game so far and one of the most enjoyable twin-stick shooters that I've ever played. With its impressively strategic elements and brutally difficult challenges, I can't stop wanting to play it so I think I'll go do that now.
The classic Atari 2600 has gotten a significant upgrade, helping it more fully realize the potential it always had
At the current asking price of $9.99, Atari's arcade action game Yars: Recharged is an easy recommendation for your Nintendo Switch library. This is a fun game with enough challenge to keep you playing for hours.
Another Atari classic got its neon makeover, and this is the best one so far. Yars: Recharged will keep you entertained with its easy to understand action and responsive controls.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Yars: Recharged brings back the bullet hell style of the past in a not-so-creative, yet competent and effective way. The formula replicated by Atari seems to still be working and this type of release always makes us curious to know what else they plan to rescue for current platforms.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Atari didn't owe us this one. The best selling original game is back, and it's just as fulfilling as the old one. There are some unfair nuances that you have to get past, but for $10, you owe it to your childhood to play this game, beat this game, and help Yar finally get the revenge they seek. Step up. This IS your grandparents' bullet hell game.
Yars: Recharged will please fans of the 1981 original, but that isn't enough to excite in this day and age. Poorly implemented upgrades to aged mechanics and a flat presentation make this recharge run out of juice right out of the gate.
More than just a reskinned version of a very old Atari game, Yars: Recharged is the culmination of what this particular subseries from Atari was intended to be. It’s not a mere HD version of a classic arcade game with one or two new elements, it fully reinvents the formula of the original with a brand new gameplay loop, all while staying true to its roots. Add in an addictive (and very infuriating, may I add) mission mode, and you get what’s possibly the peak of the Recharged series, and most certainly the best title Atari has released in more than a decade.