SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle Announced for Nintendo Switch

Today out of nowhere, SEGA Japan announced it was adding G-Loc: Air Battle for Nintendo Switch’s SEGA AGES line-up. G-Loc: Air Battle is the 1990 combat flight simulator arcade game developed by SEGA-AM2 and was meant to be a spin-off of the popular After Burner series.

The game was designed by Yu Suzuki and had music by the legendary Hiro (Hiroshi Kawaguchi) and Yasuhiro Takagi. It should be a interesting port, I do know that the Mega Drive port wasn’t well received but personally I have only played the arcade version. What do you think of SEGA adding a oddity like G-Loc: Air Battle to their SEGA AGES line-up?


7 responses to “SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle Announced for Nintendo Switch

  1. VirtuaIceMan says:

    It’s not a terrible game; I wonder if they’ll somehow include a reference to the R360 gyroscopic cabinet?

  2. Ehh, I might pass.
    I want a Dreamcast port already, lol!

    • me says:

      Keep dreaming – way easier and cheaper to port ancient ass games which already have well developed and near-perfect open source emulators

  3. Laurence J. Nguyen says:

    There was also a Game Gear port of this game and it’s on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, IIRC.
    I’m not adding the Game Gear game in my collection, no thanks. But this game in the article, as a Sega Ages title for the Switch eShop? Will see. Maybe.

  4. RushDawg says:

    One of the more interesting games in the Ages lineup, but nowhere near the level of Virtua Racing. It’s kinda sad that Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder is coming to a mini arcade that costs several hundred dollars instead of to the Switch via Sega Ages.

    • Mark Goodhart says:

      We can hope that the Arcade 1up release means that a more traditional console port could come soon. It means that Sega has access to the game in some way, they haven’t lost the source code or anything.

  5. IN5ANE 5NIPER says:

    Yet another example of the entire Sega Ages series relegated to the worst console choice as an exclusive, port it if you must but why exclusive? This is part of the mistake Sega still do and have yet to learn from other big names like Capcom.

    What would SEGA lose possibly lose by putting this on Xbox Live or something, if SNK can port most of their entire back catalogue under the Hamster label platform, sure SEGA can do the same with it’s Sega Ages platform and make a profit from it, Xbox Live is expanding like never before as a platform in itself and SEGA has just began putting the Yakuza series on it.

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