Retro-Bit has just announced they’re opening pre-orders from now until December 19th on an official re-print of the Genesis shmup Gaiares. This release includes a clear cartridge shell, that lets you see right into the PCB designed by René from db Electronics – Which of course will have properly beveled edges and is 100% safe to use:
Pre-order from Castlemania: https://retrorgb.link/gaiares
Main link: https://retro-bit.com/gaiares
While I normally care most about the basics (cart, case, PCB), I have to point out how much effort Retro-Bit put into the “collectors edition extras” that come with it: Not only did they hunt down the same kid (James Bunker) who was the face of the original Gaiares ads for an interview, but they had him re-create the same photo today (sans mullet). AND the collectors edition comes with the same shirt he’s wearing in the ad!
This seems like one of the coolest re-releases I’ve seen. Check out the links above for the list of everything the package includes, as well as the video on top of this post.
In 3008, the Earth is in peril with a lone pilot and his navigator our only hope. This challenging shooter with over 10 minutes of anime-inspired cutscenes is now available for pre-order until Dec 19. Visit https://t.co/lRxpetbstK pic.twitter.com/H8170THbGa
— Retro-Bit Gaming (@RetroBitGaming) November 16, 2021