Arcade Action Game Cast of the Seven Godsends to Bring Retro Arcade Action to the Nintendo Switch

Anyone else watch the trailer below and get a strong first-generation Neo Geo feel from Cast of the Seven Godsends like I did? Merge Games Ltd’s game aims to remind gamers of the good old 2D side scrolling action days of the 80’s and early 90’s arcades. The cool thing about Cast of the Seven Godsends is that it is available right now on the Nintendo Switch store. You know what to do.

If you don’t know what to do, then go buy Cast of the Seven Godsends and support developers and publishers giving you games like this. Hopefully we will see more like this on the Nintendo Switch.

Raven Travel Studio’s Paolo Cattaneo commented, “Cast of the Seven Godsends has been a real labour of love and we have drawn heavily on arcade classics like Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Cast of the Seven Godsends should prove and enjoyable challenge for arcade fans everywhere and we are extremely proud of the game we have created.” 

Cast of the Seven Godsends features include:

  • Easy controls – only two buttons to play (shoot and jump)
  • Six very different and long worlds to conquer
  • Checkpoint save positions throughout worlds
  • Five basic weapons to master
  • Seven god-like armour sets
  • 15 different bonus items to boost your hero
  • Thirty-five magic combat spells to utilise
  • Over 50 different enemies
  • Twelve mid and end-of-level bosses
  • Four difficulty levels
  • Different endings
  • Hand-drawn pixel graphics with a 16-bit look-and-feel
  • Special art gallery with achievements to unlock
  • Easter eggs to discover.
  • Free soundtrack featuring thirteen retro tracks.

As you can see, Merge Games are hitting all the right points with this retro arcade style game. Two button gameplay, check. Twelve bosses, including mid-level monstrosities, check. Hand drawn art, check. Easter eggs, check.

Characters have patterns, levels are varied, and everything just has that late 80’s arcade feel to it. Merge Games certainly did their homework for Cast of the Seven Godsends.

Okay, now it is time for you, retro arcade fans, to do your part. Want more games like Cast of the Seven Godsends? Then support companies like Merge Games so we might see more.

Cast of the Seven Godsends by Merge Games
Developer: Raven Travel Studios
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Genre: 2D side scrolling, retro, arcade, action
Rated: Everyone 10+
Price: $12.99 and equivalent in other countries
Available now on the Nintendo Switch Store

Carl has been gaming on the go since the days of Tiger Electronics and the original Game Boy. Portability is a big factor in gaming across all ages.