Ever heard of Windjammers? The colourful sports game originally appeared in arcades and Neo Geo platforms way back in 1994 and to this day it’s considered one of the best ‘versus’ games out there. Now, thanks to French studio DotEmu, it’s headed back to the big time.
Windjammers is a fast paced challenge that turns the humble throwing disc and turns it into an ultimate sports challenge. However, despite the modern tradition of taking an existing IP and giving it a new coat of paint, DotEmu have gone the slightly opposite route and updated Windjammers whilst still retaining its original retro aesthetic in the process.
Beyond the classic look on a modern console, there’s also the promise of online versus modes and a few extra splashes of content here and there. But why Windjammers? The developers see the classic as a potential eSports powerhouse, and it’s easy to see why. Fast, action packed, easy to get into but surely hard to master. Check out the trailer below and a sneaky bonus video of the original game in action, for comparisons sake.
Windjammers will be headed to consoles soon, namely PS4 and PSVita.