SNK’s first full game after a string of brick-breaking machines, Ozma Wars ran on Taito’s 8080 hardware that powered Space Invaders and introduced shoot ’em up players to the idea of discrete stages, learnable attack patterns and health bars.
Available on: Arcade, PS3, PSP, Vita, Switch, PS4
Original release date: 1979
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SNK Essentials: Ozma Wars - Well now. Here’s one that doesn’t get talked about all that much: one of SNK’s earliest games, and a title believed to be the second ever fixed shoot ’em up, after Taito’s genre-defining classic Space Invaders. In fact, Ozma Wars, developed by Logitec (no, not that one) and published by SNK in 1979, ran on the same … Continue reading SNK Essentials: Ozma Wars
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