It’s rare that we have a post to do on Christmas Day, although where I’m at it’s still Christmas Eve. Either way,  if you celebrate that, then Merry Christmas! If you celebrate something around this time, then have a happy holiday. Either way, make it a good day. To help with that, here’s another round of arcade news from exA-Arcadia that will hopefully give those remaining locations a boost going into 2021 as we have three new releases to discuss:
I’d never heard of Mr. Gimmick until this remake was announced, given that it was released at the very end of the NES’ lifespan in 1993, getting little to no attention in the US at the time. Had it come to the SNES instead, that might have been different, although it was developed to try and compete with the more complex games of the time. If you also aren’t familiar with it, the game is a 2D platformer that follows the story of a creature named Yumetaro, who is on a quest to rescue a young girl kidnapped by her own toys who became jealous of the bond that she and Yumetaro has together. The game mechanics involve more than just running and jumping though, as Yumetaro has a natural star attack – that you can also bounce on top of (while also being able to hop onto/ride a bunch of other creatures/objects). You’ll also grab items and there are a number of secret areas & items that one needs to find if you want to unlock the best ending.
This remake was specially crafted from the ground up by TEAM EXA-AM1 and stands as a full exA/arcade exclusive. While maintaining the same gameplay and level design as the original, it does include a number of improvements, fixes, and additions that