Layer Section and Galactic Attack S-Tribute announced for Switch

Taito has announced Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute, an updated version of the classic arcade shooter originally released in 1995. Change will get it later this month.

Layer Section is the home console version of the arcade game RayForce, released for SEGA Saturn. Galactic Attack comes into play as it is the alien version of Layer Section.

New features are planned such as rewind, slow mode, online leaderboards, etc.

Here is a bunch of additional information about Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute:


Players control X-RAY, a mobile weapon equipped with lock-on lasers, and battle against the Con-Human System for the survival of humanity.

You can also play Galactic Attack, the foreign version of Layer Section.

Enjoy enhanced home console game background music in stereo sound in this title.

The remixed main melodies are stylishly different from their arcade versions!

New useful features such as game rewind, slow mode and fast save have been added.

Compare scores with others in the new online leaderboard mode!

Lockable lasers

A main feature of the game, lock-on lasers allow you to attack enemies on the ground or in low orbit.

Use your unit’s reticle to lock on enemies and fire lasers at them in one shot.

Target up to 8 units at a time. Destroy multiple enemies together for a higher score.

Destroy 8 enemies at once for a 128x multiplier!

Take full advantage of the lock-on lasers to aim for higher scores!

Useful features and options

・Rewind: Rewind the game a certain amount of time and resume.

・Slow Mode: Slow down the pace of the game with the press of a single button.

・Fast Save/Load: Save game state at any time. Up to three slots available.

・Stage Selection: Play your favorite stages with your preferred settings.

・Extended rapid fire settings: Rapid fire can now go faster than the original home console version (15/second -> 30/second).

・Coin Credits: Insert up to 99 credits and play at your leisure without worrying about what’s next.

・Change difficulty increase settings: Play at constant minimum or maximum difficulty, which increases when certain conditions are met.

・Screen orientation: for arcade mode. Optimized for portrait screen orientation.

・Scan Lines: Mimics the nostalgic display of the CRT monitor.

・ Online Leaderboard: Switch to online leaderboard mode in settings to enter your score in online leaderboards and check how you compare to others.


Reprints of classics produced and developed by City Connection with the Zebra engine at the time of Saturn.

Play a variety of titles with improved controls and new features.

A trailer for Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute is available below.

Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute will launch for Switch on April 28, 2022 via the eShop. Access the official website here.