Our Score: 8/10
Windjammers 2 follows in the footsteps of the first episode, bringing back the elements that make the Windjammers series so enjoyable and competitive!
Throwing flying discs at your opponents is still as cool as it was 25 years ago. Windjammers 2 is the sequel to the NEOGEO cult classic Windjammers. And it’s the perfect blend of what you loved about the original with brand-new mechanics.
What is Windjammers 2?
New challengers, stages, mechanics, and spectacular new power moves will make your mind spin. While improving your windjamming experience. Master the slapshot, dropshot, jump, smash, and the powerful EX MOVE, and listen to the awesome soundtrack from the 1990s.
This is essentially the same game as the original from 1994. But the developer has added some minor new gameplay mechanics to increase the intensity of matches. The games are played in a best-of-three format, with 15 points winning you a set. To keep the Frisbee from going into your goal, you must defend your side of the court by catching it. Depending on the stage, goals are divided into multiple point categories. With the centre potentially worth more than the sides.
It’s Pong at its most basic, but mechanisms are put on top to make the loop more interesting. You may add curl to your shots by turning the analog stick in semicircles while throwing the disc. And you can also slide to catch the disc when it’s out of reach. Advanced players will be able to bat the Frisbee into the air. And by positioning their character beneath it as it falls, they will be able to execute charged assaults that are more difficult to defend against.
The character roster in Windjammers 2 is quite deep. Frisbee players are judged on two factors: speed and power. Some players, like Raposa racing across the court, may lean primarily on the former, while others may find themselves looking down Wessel’s scorching biceps with great strength. Although you’ll require faster reaction times as a meeker character when facing off against the overpowering might of someone like Wessel or Max, no character matchup feels broken, since the playing field still allows everyone to compete.
Look and Feel
The pixelated art style of the Neo Geo classic Windjammers made everyone look oily and weary, as if they’d just crawled out of an all-night bender. Windjammers 2 has received a major upgrade that smooths out the rough edges of the original for a more bright and fresh experience. On the other hand, if Windjammers 2 is a throwback to the era in which the original was created, it nails the look perfectly. In 2022, Windjammers 2 looks and feels like it’s set in 1990s Los Angeles, with everyone cutting around in the background of Point Break and Matthew Lillard figures from Scream on every street corner.
Windjammers 2 is a fantastic revival that is bound to hook you immediately. With its unique art style and addictive gameplay, this is great for a solo player. But it gets even better when played with friends thanks to its chaotic and fast-paced gameplay.