Three minutes with Super Hydorah is enough to make you feel like you’ve stepped back into the 80’s – an era defined by classic shoot ’em ups like Gradius and R-Type. Super Hydorah takes you back to the golden age of pure arcade games. It looks like an 80’s arcade shoot ’em up. It sounds like an 80’s arcade shoot ’em up, but most importantly, it plays like one. This mechanical distillation makes it thrilling, but is it worth the current $20 asking price?
Hydorah began life as a freeware game in 2010. Super Hydorah is an enhanced and extended version featuring more levels, bosses, enemies, songs, co-op, and an additional two-player “robot chase” mode.