Last Updated on July 26, 2022
Good news for 90s arcade fans as indie publisher Ratalaika Games announces the upcoming release of Jaleco’s acclaimed two-player platformer Avenging Spirit, available on last and current gen consoles this week.
Originally released in 1991 as an arcade cabinet, Avenging Spirit puts you in control of a man killed by a crime syndicate who uses his ghostly powers to avenge her subsequent kidnap. (No one said “Ghost Rider!” did they?)
Featuring six levels of violence which challenge you to find the keys to the syndicate’s base, the ultimate aim is to take revenge on the syndicate. With a range of enemy characters and unique moves and abilities for the four different player characters, Avenging Spirit offers 20 different hosts to “possess” as you progress through the unusual storyline!
Give us what we want or else!
Originally presented as an arcade cabinet title back in 1991, Avenging Spirit is about a man who was tragically killed by a crime syndicate, whilst out with his girlfriend who has been kidnapped by these agents of evil. Now in the guise of a ghost he joins forces with his girlfriend’s father, a paranormal researcher, to rescue his daughter Gennifer but revenge is top of his agenda. Ironically the crime syndicate is researching ghost energy and their aim is to force the father of the kidnapped girl, the expert in the field, to cooperate and give them the information they dearly want!
Possession is the key to success
Our ghostly, potential hero, will possibly win the day by possessing a great cast of characters and when he does he takes over their persona, abilities, etc! Switching bodies gains you the weapons and attributes.
Fighting your way through 6 stages of violence, action, challenges and fun is constant whilst also retrieving ‘keys’ at various stages to find and infiltrate the syndicate’s base! Can you find your kidnapped girl, will you be able to possess her? (weird heh!). Can you eventually take revenge on the evil syndicate mob?
You can buy Avenging Spirit for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch from this Friday, July 29th, for 5.99 USD/EUR.
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