Taito Milestones 2 is a Switch-exclusive collection of 10 arcade classics from Taito. The collection will feature a quality assortment of games, including three co-op shoot 'em ups: Darius II, Gun Frontier, and Metal Black. The first Taito Milestones didn't have as strong a games lineup, but collectors might still want to own them both. Hence, Strictly Limited Games has opened preorders for a bundle with physical editions of both games. For even more physical goodness, a new collectors edition and an upgrade for owners of the Taito Milestones 1 collectors edition are also up for grabs.
Strictly Limited offers the following bundles:
Additionally, these upgrades are available for owners of the previous Taito Milestones physical editions:
- Taito Milestones 1 & 2 Bundle Upgrade - $39.99
- Taito Milestones 1 & 2 Collectors Edition Bundle Upgrade - $39.99
What's in the collections, you ask?
Taito Milestones 2 includes:
- Ben Bero Beh, 1984, Platform. Armed with a fire extinguisher make your way through a burning building, one perilous floor after another to save your girlfriend Nao-chan!
- The Legend of Kage, 1985, Hack-and-slash. Utilize your shuriken and trusty kodachi sword to rescue Princess Kiri as the swift ninja Kage. Bravely face the forces of the nefarious warlord Yukigusa Yoshiro!
- Kiki Kaikai, 1986, Shoot ‘em up. Mischievous yōkai have captured the seven gods of fortune. Courageous shrine maiden Sayo-chan, free them!
- The NewZealand Story, 1988, Platform. Traverse the colorful maze-like levels as Tiki while dodging enemies left, right, up and down to hopefully free his Kiwi friends!
- Darius II, 1989, Shoot ‘em up. Hundreds of years after the events of Darius humanity once again clashes with the Belsar empire. Zip through the solar system and fight!
- Gun Frontier, 1990, Shoot ‘em up. Strap yourself into the seat of your revolver-shaped fighter plane and blast the alien space pirates out of the sky. Liberate the people of the space colony Gloria!
- Liquid Kids, 1990, Platform. Control Hipopo, the young hero of the hippo tribe, in a water bomb-flinging adventure to restore peace to Woody-Lake and rescue his girlfriend!
- Solitary Fighter, 1991, Fighting. Pick your fighter from a lineup of gritty combatants and challenge round after round of contenders on your way to the top!
- Metal Black, 1991, Shoot ‘em up. Conquer the alien race from Nemesis. Collect their Newalone molecules to use against them and overcome their onslaught!
- Dinorex, 1992, Fighting. Lead your prehistoric beast to victory in gargantuan arena-destroying combat and claim the throne as Dino Rex!
In addition, Taito Milestones 1 includes:
- Qix, 1981, Puzzle. Draw lines as the “Marker” and capture areas by encircling them! Watch out for enemies while moving around!
- Space Seeker, 1981, Shooting. Check the map screen for steadily approaching enemies, intercept the air force strategically, and strike the mobile fortress!
- Alpine Ski, 1982, Sports. Enter the world of snow and take part in three competitions: Downhill ski, slalom and ski jump!
- Front Line, 1982, Run-and-Gun. Push forward to the enemy camp as a foot soldier! You can also drive tanks and armored vehicles!
- Wild Western, 1982, Shooting. Defeat the gangs attacking from all directions with your trusty rifle! You are the law!!
- Chack'n Pop, 1983, Platform. Hang in there, Chack’n! Get back the hearts from the thieving Monsta!
- Elevator Action, 1983, Action. Infiltrate a building as a spy on a solo mission, get all the secret documents and make your escape!
- The Fairyland Story, 1985, Platformer. As the witch Ptolemy, defeat the monsters deep inside the castle!
- Halley‘s Comet, 1986, Shooting. Halley’s comet is headed for the planets of our solar system! Destroy the computer at its centre!
- The Ninja Warriors, 1987, Action. Advance into enemy territory as an android ninja to crush the evil Banglar’s ambitions!
Taito Milestones 2 will be released physically and digitally on Switch this August. Preorder the regular physical version for $39.99 at Amazon. Also, don't miss Taito and ININ's RayStorm X RayCrisis HD Collection and Ray'z Arcade Chronology, both of which launch digitally on PlayStation and Switch on June 30!