If you fancy stepping outside for a little old-school ultraviolence, then perhaps this week’s Arcade Archives release will be right up your back-alley. Hamster’s latest coin-op classic, now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, is Seibu Kaihatsu’s obscure brawler Zero Team.
Released back in 1993, amidst a slew of scrolling beat ’em ups, Zero Team has one-to-four players don the personalities of a squad of superhero-type crime fighters, including a duo of ninja-warriors, a firearm-obsessed old boy, and a gal who showed up without any pants. While Zero Team features typical face-mashing mayhem, it has a surprisingly deep combo system, neatly-designed stages, an unashamed love of procured weaponry, setting it apart from your average Final Fight knock-offs.
Check out the destructive action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber Martinoz.