Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli: Toaplan Game Garage now available in North America

Developer M2 has released the Toaplan shooting collection Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli: Toaplan Game Garage for PlayStation 4 via PlayStation Store and change through Nintendo eShop in North America for $34.99. The “Console Ports + Get Star Pack” DLC is also available for $17.99.

Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli: Toaplan Game Garagefirst released for PlayStation 4 and Switch on October 28, 2021 in Japan.

Here’s an overview of the collection, via PlayStation Store:

■ About the base game


The fourth entry in the acclaimed M2 ShotTriggers line to hit the North American market, the Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli The collection includes both Tiger games from developer Toaplan, responsible for many legendary arcade shooters.

Kyukyoku Tiger (1987) is one of Toaplan’s most emblematic works. The game revolves around the strategic use of your main shots and devastating bombs, which captivated the attention of not only arcade lovers but also office workers commuting to work in the past. The seeds of its core mechanic can be seen in its predecessor. heli-tiger (1985), which is also present in this collection.

Key Features

  • For veterans and newcomers alike – In addition to the Arcade modes where the original experience is faithfully recreated, each of the two games has a Super Easy mode that provides more relaxed gameplay, making them easily accessible even for first-time players!
  • Hone your skills with useful features – M2 Gadgets reveal useful information about the game, such as the location of hidden items, or even warn you about enemies trying to blind you. Along with many other useful features, they ensure that even the most experienced players discover aspects of games they have never known before!
  • Become the arcade hero – Arcade Challenge modes appear again in this collection! These allow you to play small parts of the games in any order you want, making them ideal for repeated practice. You’ll soon be ready to tackle the arcade modes!

■ About the “Console Ports + Get Star Pack” DLC

This DLC includes several console ports of heli-tiger and Kyukyoku Tiger.

On top of that, it also includes the rare fighting game Get Star and its western version Guardian, both released outside of arcades for the first time!

Seven console ports

Various console versions heli-tiger and Kyukyoku Tiger They were manufactured inside and outside Japan, and seven of them are included in this collection. Each of them tackles the difficult mission of recreating the arcade experience in their own unique and inventive ways. This is the best way to study the different aspects of tigers in their various habitats!

Get star: An arcade rarity

Originally released in 1986, Get star is a side-scrolling arcade beat ’em up, in which you play the role of the titular robot, fighting enemies with punches, kicks, and occasionally special weapons. Liberate six planets from the oppressive rule of Big Demorr!

Installing this DLC makes the following titles playable in the base game:

  • Kyukyoku Tiger FC version. (1989)
  • Kyukyoku Tiger PC engine version. (1989)
  • Kyukyoku Tiger Mega Drive version. (1991)
  • twin cobra NES version. (1989)
  • twin cobra Genesis version. (1991)
  • heli-tiger FC version. (1986)
  • tiger helicopter NES version. (1987)
  • Get star (1986)
  • guardian (1986)

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