Excerpt: Go ahead and say it. I'll wait. "What the hell is a Thexder?" you ask. Well, to be honest I didn't know either when I started playing Thexder NEO . Following the waves of success of retro remakes like Mega Man 9 and Bionic Commando: Rearmed , Square Enix decided to dig through their back catalog for a dead franchise to revive. What they found was Thexder , an old school space-action shooter from Japan that was ported to PC in the mid 80's.
Excerpt: What do you get when you revive a classic side scrolling transforming robot game on the PSP? Thexder Neo, that’s what you get. Thexder Neo is a remake of the original Thexder, released on the NEC PC-8801 in Japan way back in 1985 (when I was still in diapers). It was released here in the United States in ‘87 by Sierra Entertainment on multiple platforms. I’m assuming there were fans of the game back then and perhaps some of those fans are still alive.