The next title in Nintendo’s line of enhanced ports has been unveiled today through the company’s Japanese website: Twinbee. Originally released to arcades in 1985 by Konami, it was ported to Nintendo’s Family Computer a year later. It’s a two-player shooter or “shoot-’em-up”, similar in nature to Xevious.
There seems to be a noticeable pattern regarding what titles become 3D on Nintendo’s service. None of them are hard-hitters such as Super Mario Bros., but instead more obscure or less critically acclaimed ones. With the exception of beat-’em-up Urban Champion, it seems that gameplay in these titles could genuinely be improved by the extra depth offered. We did not find Xevious to be particularly impressive, but perhaps Twinbee will fare better?