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Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail) Rayz-a10

Developed by TAITO and M2, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a faithful port of three legendary TAITO arcade shmups that are among the best games in the genre as well as HD Remasters of two of the included games! Have these ports withstood the test of time, and how good are the two included HD Remasters? As always, continue reading our review to find out the answers to the all-important questions!

Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail) Rz10

The overall UI presentation of the menus and in-game gadgets for the included games are clean and very informative which is a given if you know how TAITO arcade shmups operate, and we couldn't be more thrilled! The gameplay of all of the included games are faithful to their original arcade releases and still feel wonderful to play all of these decades later!

The games are quite action-oriented, but not bullet hell in nature, rather more in line with TAITO's other major Shmup series Darius, which we also reviewed the ININ collections for that series extremely favorably! The games also feature built-in achievements which is a nice touch for sure. The games also vary in length from about 30-45 minutes long to a whopping 3 hours in-length with multiple paths easily giving this collection 30+ hours of replay value for completionists!

The only downside to this collection is that it lacks bonus features such as artwork and other extras that other collections from ININ possessed, but it doesn't really negatively affect our opinions of the game all that much.

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The games control amazingly well and feel as fluid as they did in the arcades way back when! As for the visuals? The games range from 2D to 3D, and look gorgeous with excellent enemy and ship designs, flashy and awe-invoking special effects, and gorgeous scrolling effects that have aged like fine-wine! The HD Remasters included really pop in HD with sharper image quality, and vastly improved backgrounds and special effects that look fantastic even by today's standards!

And lastly the games' soundtracks are as exceptional as they are varied and they fit the mood of what's going on on-screen extremely well. Overall the audiovisual-presentation is absolutely top-notch!

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Bottom-Line: With flawless gameplay, excellent replay value, great controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a must-have collection for any/all fans of the SHMUP genre and despite lacking some of the bonus features you'd expect from a collection of arcade classics such as this one, the games are so well-done that this one gripe just barely lowered our score of this otherwise perfect collection! As such we give Ray'z Arcade Chronology a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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Kain
Great review as always. Battle Instinct

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Aqua Cherry Blossom
July 12th 2023, 1:42 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. Smug

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Amufungal
Nice review. Smile

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XenobladeYuki
July 12th 2023, 5:28 pmXenobladeYuki
Brilliant review @KeAfan7! Drinking

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KeAfan7
@XenobladeYuki @Kain @Amufungal @Aqua Cherry Blossom Thanks for the feedback! You guys ROCK! king

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SuperVash
Awesome review! victory

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Splatuna
Great review for a pricey but fun set of games. I'll be getting these as soon as this gets a discount! Happy

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Superst☆r
October 11th 2023, 8:48 pmSuperst☆r
Good review!

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KeAfan7
October 12th 2023, 2:18 amKeAfan7
Thanks for the continued comments y'all! Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail) 631737971

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Chickgoboom
October 12th 2023, 10:34 amChickgoboom
I love this series! It was my coin-op choice of shmups back in the early 2000's! Very Happy

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KeAfan7
October 13th 2023, 6:35 pmKeAfan7
@Chickgoboom It IS good! Wink
DigiDestined
October 16th 2023, 1:58 pmDigiDestined
@KeAfan7 Nice review!
Dragon_Killer
October 17th 2023, 1:36 amDragon_Killer
Amazing review.
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February 12th 2024, 1:59 pmStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @KeAfan7 Exclamation
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