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Arcade Archives LIFE FORCE

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4March 29th, 2016
Nintendo SwitchFebruary 27th, 2020

Developer: KONAMI

Publisher: Hamster

Genres: Third-Person Shooter, Arcade, Action

'LIFE FORCE' is a shooting game released in 1986. The player will challenge against the aggressions from the Bacterian special force known as SALAMANDER. This title will include 'SALAMANDER' which is the Japanese version of the game, and 'LIFE FORCE' which is rearranged as the Japanese version of 'LIFE FORCE' that was released in 1987 in Japan. The 'Arcade Archives' series has faithfully reproduced the masterpieces of classic arcade games on the PS4® system while taking advantage of the additional features the PS4® system offers. Players can share play screens and video with the SHARE feature, and can also compete with other players online to improve your standing on the online score ranking leaderboard. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

Arcade Archives LIFE FORCE Reviews

Arcade Archives: Life Force is a definite classic that any fan of the genre should own. With intense challenging gameplay and many modes and versions to enjoy it in, you'll be picking up this gem from time to time for years to come.

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In conclusion, Salamander/Life Force is as still as outstanding of a shooter as it has ever been, and this Arcade Archives release maintains all of that perfectly, even adding more options compared to the version in the Anniversary Collection. Combine that with the inclusion of Japanese Life Force, an oft-forgotten take on Salamander with a new power up system and some balancing tweaks, and you have one of the best Arcade Archive releases to ever exist.

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