Sega has opened the official website for its Sega Ages release of Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R, which is due out for Switch “soon” via the Nintendo eShop in Japan for 925 yen.
Here are the new features outlined on the official website:
The odd duo return, only this time as a pair of knights in a medieval world. Players must clear four stages and 10 rounds of mini-game battles to save the princess kidnapped by the Demon King. The vivid graphics only available in the arcade version are reproduced in this version. If you use the helper, you will start the game with 20 hearts and there is only one quota per mini-game, so you can play faster and more casually.
Mega Drive Mode
Rather than a simple port of the arcade mode, a “Quest Mode” in which you can enjoy RPG-esque scenes is implemented. Additionally, up to four players can compete in “Competition Mode,” which was not possible in the arcade version. It supports both TV mode and table mode, allowing players to enjoy the game whether playing on their own or in a group.
- Quest Mode – A mode in which you level-up while collecting Philosopher’s Stones to defeat the Demon King. It supports up to two players. The story is as follows: One day, a Demon King appeared in a peaceful kingdom. The Demon King took the princess hostage and commandeered the castle, erecting a barrier around it. To defeat the Demon King, you must collect the Philosopher’s Stones scattered about the world to destroy the castle’s barrier. The knights who set out on this journey hear the story of the Demon King from the people of a village, then begin their journey to collect the Philosopher’s Stones.
- Competition Mode – Progress through a sugoroku-shaped field and compete in the games on the tiles you land. Up to four players are supported.
- Free Mode – Earn points based on your performance. The player who reaches a certain number of points first will win. Up to four players are supported.
Play with other players across the country in the arcade version. While it is a cooperative gameplay mode in which the game progresses so long as either player clears the mini-games, it still is a competition of which player is quicker to clear the mini-games first. Show off the skills you honed in Arcade Mode.
View the screenshots at the gallery.