Of all of the remakes, remasters, and revivals we have been showered with just lately, from the chic polish of Resident Evil 4 to the extra uneven ports of assorted historic arcade video games, I do not suppose anybody ever anticipated to see everybody’s—or a minimum of my—favorite launch day PlayStation 2 firework ’em up, Fantavision, to pop up on Steam right now. It is a pleasant deep reduce.

Titled Fantavision 202X, this up to date model of the beforehand Sony-published basic has been developed by Cosmo Machia, most just lately accountable for Fortress of Shikigami 1 and a pair of’s Steam ports. Going straight from porting previous arcade 2D shmups to this particle-drenched puzzler might not sound like probably the most pure leap on the planet. However the teaser video on Steam, displaying fireworks lighting up metropolis skylines and outer area to pleasantly jaunty tunes, does make it appear like the crew engaged on it have precisely captured the essence of the unique.

Fantavision got here out within the yr 2000, a time when Sega was nonetheless a {hardware} firm and Valve was juuust engaged on a Half-Life sequel we would really get to play sooner or later. It is a puzzle game where it is advisable react shortly to mark after which detonate the colored flares that seem on display, the goal being to chain them collectively in varied methods to create excessive scoring combos.

Like Tetris Impact, the easy nature of the gameplay combines with the mesmerising graphics to create an nearly hypnotic expertise. Fantavision technically solely lasts a short time however nonetheless you one way or the other spend all day enjoying it till your palms ache and you may nearly see the game working even if you shut your eyes. 

Based on the Steam web page this new tackle the color matching puzzle formulation is suitable with VR headsets along with commonplace screens, and 4K decision help can also be confirmed, making certain these fireworks are going to be as crisp and vibrant as doable. It is also now doable to view replays of your video games, both to bask within the afterglow of your point-scoring glory or simply to benefit from the fireworks show you created from a complete unique approach.

Fantavision 202X is out right now with a firecracker of a launch sale, too—it is 40% off for its first week.