Atari is adding another game to its Recharged range, reviving one of its forgotten favourites. Caverns of Mars Recharged has just been announced, a modern take on the classic arcade vertical shooter.
Martian caves task you with descending into dangerous tunnel systems to set a bomb below. On your way down, you’ll also be blasting enemies and defenses, and you’ll need to make a dash back to the surface when your bomb drops. However, you can’t be too happy, as taking the shot depletes your fuel reserves.
This new version takes the core concept of the original release, but completely revamps it with new stages featuring completely destructible environments and new threats. It also sports modern visuals and a new soundtrack, local co-op for two players, arcade mode, challenge mode, and a new selection of weapons and power-ups. Like Atari’s other Recharged releases, Caverns of Mars will also feature online leaderboards so you can compete for the best times and scores.
The game is coming to both PS5 and PS4 on March 9, 2023, so it’s not too far off. Will you ride this revived classic? Drill down in the comments section below.
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