16-bit cult classic ‘Windjammers’ is headed to Nintendo Switch

The 90s beach vibes frisbee game is coming to the console sometime in 2018.

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A year ago, the 16-bit cult classic Windjammers came out for PS4 and PS Vita, fulfilling Sony's promise to bring the frisbee game to a modern console. But soon you'll be able to play it anywhere: It's coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018.


Windjammers plays like air hockey, except with heavily-muscled frisbee throwers, 90s neon and serious beach vibes. If you've never heard of it, check out Waypoint's longread laying out how the niche game was kept alive by French fans, retro game publishing site Dotemu and Giant Bomb's idiosyncratic stanning.

Per JP Automation, the forthcoming Switch version of Windjammers will be identical to last year's PS4/PS Vita revival, but that's fine -- the Nintendo console will probably fit the game even better since each player only needs a single Joy-Con.

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