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Irem's Classic Shoot 'Em Up X Multiply Is Coming To Arcade Archives On Switch

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Irem's Classic Shoot 'Em Up X Multiply Is Coming To Arcade Archives On Switch

Blast some aliens

The classic arcade side-scrolling shoot 'em up XMultiply is expected to make a comeback on the Switch thanks to Hamster's glorious retro line, Arcade Archives.

If you're not familiar with this title, you might at least know the Japanese developer behind it. Irem was best known for R-Type back in the day. XMultiply - released in 1989 - is a follow-up to the original R-Type.

The story in X Multiply is about microscopic aliens invading a planet. Scientists deploy a small-sized fighter into the body of a person who has been infected by this unknown threat and it's your job as the player to save the day.

Irem's previous ACA releases on Switch include Kid Niki, Youjuu-Den And Moon Patrol. Below is arcade footage of the game, courtesy of the YouTube channel Retro Hawk.

Source: Nintendo Life


Patient MembeR
Pretty big deal! The only ports were for the Playstation and Saturn and both are expensive. I played this at Galloping Ghosts last year and I was really impressed. For anyone who likes the R-Type "force pod" gameplay (which got copied by a lot of games), X-Multiply is one of my favorite "clones".

Is there a list of shoot-m ups/shmup for the Switch? it’s a pain finding good ones.
I use this list at the shmup farm.
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