Atari and Jeff Minter’s Psychedelic Shmup ‘Akka Arrh’ Lands Release Date

Atari revealed that Akka ArrhThe company’s long-lost psychedelic shooter, will launch on Switch on February 21.

This re-release is being worked on by legendary British game designer Jeff Minter, who is helping to elevate this “complete” version with his distinctive sense of humor and visual style. His company Llamasoft is responsible for many Atari games such as Attack of the mutant camel, llamasthe Stormy series, net runnerand (more recently) many iOS and Android titles.

The new release will come with a number of new features, stunning visuals, and accessibility options, allowing those who are particularly sensitive to flickering lights to jump right into the game.

Here’s a rundown of the game from Atari and the game’s Steam page:

A flurry of words, colors, shapes, and sounds flow around your turret as you desperately fend off swarms of incoming attackers. If an enemy invades your perimeter, you need to zoom in on close combat and hit them back, adjusting to a completely different perspective in a flash. Welcome to Jeff Minter’s Akka Arrh.

This state-of-the-art product from the brilliant developers at Llamasoft combines the appeal of the extremely rare Atari video game prototype with a unique creative vision delivering an extremely addictive wave shooter. Akka Arrh delights in Minter’s sense of humour, love of psychedelic colors, and his ability to create fun games to play.

Main function:
– Pure arcade happiness! You will be put directly into the action where combos, high scores and survival are your only goals.
– Create massive blast chains of enemies and reload for precise shots to keep your combo and ring (or life force) protected. Lose everything, and the game is over.
– Start from the beginning of 50 unique levels or continue from where you left off to power up until the end.
– Accessibility! Sensitive to flashing lights or not fans? Don’t worry, as there is an option to disable stronger visual effects so that more audience can enjoy the experience.

Akka Arrh is a shmup fan and fan of classic games will not want to miss. The game launches on Switch, PS4, PS4, Xbox Series S|X, and Atari VCS on February 21, 2023.

Will you pick up the game later this month? Let us know in the comments section!


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