We often forget the fun that can be had when you sit down with your friends and battle it out over a few games. Windjammers serves as a reminder you don't have to make games with super flashy graphics or complex gameplay in order to stand out and be fun. At its core, Windjammers is a very basic game, but that's likely part of why it has captured a cult following over the past 20 years. Now it finds a home on the Nintendo Switch, and I couldn't think of a better place for it. Time to dust off those discs and prepare for glory.
Stylish, simplistic and a whole load of fun, get some mates round and have a tournament, you'll thank me later.
An arcade masterpiece that's been lovingly revived for the PlayStation family, Windjammers is absolutely essential. A hoot both online and offline, hoofing Frisbees across sunbaked beaches is still fun 20 years removed from the title's original release, so here's to another two decades of top tossing.
It might be a relic of old arcade fun, but there must be a reason so many people love it, and it seems truly good gameplay mechanics don't age if Windjammers is anything to go by.
Windjammers was a lot of fun on Neo Geo and it's still fun now on the Nintendo Switch. While I had some minor problems at first using the Joy-cons to make precise curve shots, it's not to hard to adapt and soon you'll be throwing the disc every which way on demand. Once you've mastered the controls and have gone through Arcade Mode over and over again, grab some friends and have them join in on the fun.
Winjammers is a very fun and addictive game and one that is worth every penny on PlayStation 4. The game still holds up even after all these years, and at $15 it offers us everything tht made the game a fun arcade release back in 1994 along with a full trophy with a Platinum trophy, and now online multiplayer along with the local versus options from back in the day.
The neon 90s aesthetic, with the jammin’ classic soundtrack pair together to whisper the perfect recipe for an overly-extreme fake sport that everyone should try.
It’s great to see more gamers have the chance to try out the once forgotten arcade gem Windjammers for themselves. The game strikes that perfect balance of simplicity and depth featuring action so fast-paced and on the edge of your seat, you’ll have a tough time putting the controller down. Best of all though, it manages to make playing with a Frisbee look cool, and any game that can accomplish that is okay in my book.
Windjammers offers up a healthy dose of what made great arcade games great: tight controls, fast pace, and room to grow.
Over 20 years since it initially released,Windjammers is finally getting its chance to shine as a competitive game. It's got the accessibility and depth to deliver memorable play sessions, and while the online play can sometimes be disappointing, I'm largely left impressed. Few multiplayer games have made me scream (and make some strange primal noises during the heat of the action) like Windjammers, and it's simply a blast when played with friends.
Windjammers is a good example of how solid gameplay can remain enticing, even if only a few additions are made to the overall package. It lacks some meaningful modes for the solo player, but it makes up for it with a good enough multiplayer component for both online and offline play. The best part is that the core gameplay elements and the presentation are left virtually untouched, which is perfect since any changes would ruin the game's spirit. It remains a quirky game that local multiplayer fans need to have if they want a fighting game experience without necessarily having to learn a bunch of complicated maneuvers.
At its core, Windjammers is an addictive, colorful, and vibrant experience that is worth investing time and effort in. The online could be better, but this is a great, faithful port of the 1994 original updated to today's standards. It's definitely worth a look for both local multiplayer and retro enthusiasts alike.
Playing offensive or defensive is really simple, with only using the left analogue stick and either the Y or A buttons. When the disk is thrown, standing in front of it will intercept it. If it’s thrown too far, you can do a quick slide into catching it. A power play is done by pressing a button just before catching it, prompting a power throw. These are fast throws that may even change directions, causing some quick needing defence skills. Power throws can be caught and even have a power return making for very fast, wild matches.
The aesthetics in Windjammers make it look and feels like an arcade game old enough to run for Congress, because it is almost exactly that. (It's 24 years old, so ineligible for this year's midterms, but Windjammers 2020 is perfectly viable.) However, this game has my vote because it is just really, really fun. As one of the better head-to-head titles on Switch, it is perfect for some quick rounds when you and a friend have a few minutes to spare. It's also deep enough for longer, more intense sessions. Windjammers is a surprisingly simple yet deliciously fun game, and if it's multiplayer you're looking for, this title belongs in your collection.
Over the years, Windjammers has slowly achieved cult status due to its simple pick-up-and-play controls that hide complex mechanics that only become apparent the more you play against human opponents. Data East's extreme sports versus title has now arrived on the ultimate multiplayer-friendly console, once again brandishing the same fast and addictive gameplay that had us hooked in 1994. Despite the passing of the decades the core gameplay still manages to entertain, and the 2D visuals have likewise stood the test of time rather well. The bone of contention remains the single-player side of things; if you're playing alone, you'll get bored relatively quickly. However, with online play and easy-to-configure local multiplayer, there's plenty of scope to embrace the game's true USP: two-player action.
Windjammers is a fun and fantastic multiplayer arcade game and the Nintendo Switch version takes advantage of that strength. The classic Neo Geo game passes that aforementioned 10-second rule while still giving the player more to learn after they know the basics. However, if I didn't have anyone to play with, I don't know if I would want to play at all. This is meant to be played with others, in the same room, playing on a couch screaming at the TV after a long and intense volley. If you know some people interested in that type of experience, purchasing Windjammers is a no-brainer.
Easy to play, hard to master – we want exactly those arcade games to come back, especially with online mode!
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Windjammers might not be as glorious a return of a long-forgotten gem as we hoped for, but still provides some fast and addictive old-school arcade action that does indeed showcase why such a game ever became a cult classic in the first place.
Fast and frantic gameplay, crunchy pixel graphics, and local multiplayer that will have you playing with friends all night. Outside of a less than stable online experience, Windjammers on PS4 is the rip-roaring arcade experience you remember.
Despite not being lengthy or containing any sort of story, Windjammers succeeds where many others do not in the simple fact that it is fun, is easy to pick up, has an addictive level of depth, and has that 'one more time' feeling to it that makes it great for playing locally. It also has an online feature, which really helps get the game out there. Even for players that never played it originally, its simplicity is part of what makes this so enjoyable.