Retro First Friday Returns Today with Another Wave of Awesome Retro Releases from Ziggurat Interactive

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Today, retro-and-modern games publisher Ziggurat Interactive, as part of their commitment to making classic games available to as many gamers as possible, released a new batch of beloved retro-classic titles as part of their on-going Retro First Friday program. From modern, to historical, and even sci-fi combat action, Ziggurat delivers action aplenty with Battle Engine Aquila, Hunting Unlimited 2, Gunboat, and Steel Thunder! 

All these great games are available at a 33% discount on Steam for the next week. For the price of a pumpkin spice latte, you can be demolishing alien invaders, stalking wild deer, prowling rivers in Columbia, or roaring across Cold War-era battlefields in 50+ tons of armored fury!

"Retro First Friday has become our monthly commitment to celebrating retro gaming,” said Wade Rosen, CEO of Ziggurat Interactive. "We want to thank the passionate retro community for last month's warm welcome and we’re excited to keep the momentum and fun going."

Starting today, you can dive into the following classics:

Battle Engine Aquila: Prepare for fast and furious mech-powered warfare, as Battle Engine Aquila puts you smack in the center of a deadly land war, fought by blood-sworn enemies the Forseti and the evil Muspell. As Hawk Winter, an underground racer plucked from obscurity, you must helm the legendary Battle Engine Aquila and fight through 43 missions. Harness the Battle Engine’s mobility and devastating firepower as you guide legions of allies to victory while battling on the land, sea, and air across 12 massive islands. 

Steel Thunder: Climb into some of the most lethal Cold-War era battle tanks and blast your way through 21 missions across three theaters of battle in Steel Thunder, a classic of military simulations developed by Accolade™. Take command of the crews of famous fighting vehicles including the M60A3, M48A5 Patton, M3 Bradley CFV, and the devastating M1A1 Abrams. Switch between various tank crew roles — Commander, Driver, and Gunner — and manage all aspects of your deadly war machine as you plan the best strategies for effectively eliminating the opposition. Rise through the ranks and become the ultimate tank commander in Steel Thunder.

Hunting Unlimited 2: The second installment in the best-selling series, Hunting Unlimited 2 cranks the action to 11! Get up close and personal with eight big game animals including bison, pronghorn, mountain goat, and moose, and take them down with one of 25 different rifles and bows, each equipable with special accessories. More than 75 missions await, with a target range for practice and sight-tuning, and multiple mini-games to entertain between missions! 

Gunboat: This classic from Accolade™ packs eight tons of pure lethality into a 30 foot-long hull, that’s the U.S. Navy River Patrol Boat, and you’re in charge of it in a game of high-speed and high-stakes river warfare. Danger can come from land or water, and it’s up to you and your crew to keep it together as you battle through 20 missions in three international hot zones. Take a first-person view of the action from four battle stations as you unleash salvos from the bow, stern, and mid-section of the boat. With your gunboat’s twin .50 caliber guns, grenade launcher, and twin-barrel M2HB browning machine gun, Hell hath no fury like your gunboat and its crew!

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