Summer Carnival ’92 Recca is kind of like the Nintendo World Championship cartridge of vertical shoot ’em ups. It’s also the great granddaddy of bullet hell shooters. The game’s speed is pretty amazing considering its a Famciom title. Naxat Soft created Summer Carnival ’92 Recca for a shooter championship in Japan and only sold a few copies. Prices for cartridges cost an arm and a leg, but Nintendo has a much more affordable digital version for Nintendo 3DS.
Summer Carnival ’92 Recca popped up on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. Instead of costing around 20,000 yen ($243) you can get a Virtual Console copy for just 500 yen ($6). Nintendo plans on re-releasing Summer Carnival ’92 Recca and Mega Man 6 as Virtual Console downloads in Japan.