Holy Diver & R-Type Collection overview: The reissue of the beast | NES Works Gaiden #009

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Another new-old release this week—two, actually. And unlike Shubibinman Zero, these are launching in the U.S. Clone console maker Retro-Bit has also gotten into the licensed repro cart business and seem determined to do it up right with two reissues of rare, pricey games packed in overstuffed collector's edition boxes at a pretty reasonable price. Of the two, Holy Diver for NES is the most interesting, since unlike the R-Type games it has never seen an official U.S. release until now. And it'll probably be another 29 years before any of us beat the thing without cheats...


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