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Jaleco’s Arcade Puzzler “Soldam” Joins the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Soldam, the matching puzzle game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Jaleco in 1992, Soldam was later ported to the Japanese Game Boy in Japan and an updated version was released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch as Soldam: Drop,

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Kill Them With Fire! “Pop Flamer” Now on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Pop Flamer, the single-screen 2D action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Jaleco in 1982 and later ported to the SEGA SG-1000 in 1983, Pop Flamer has never received an official release in western regions until now.

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WWII Shoot-Em Up “USAAF Mustang” Now Available for PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that USAAF Mustang, the 2D horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1990 and ported to the SEGA Mega Drive as Fire Mustang in 1991, USAAF Mustang has never received an official release in

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Taito’s Martial Arts Action Game “Kurikenton” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Kurikenton, the side-scrolling, martial arts action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, Kurikenton (or sometimes “Kuri Kinton”) eventually saw a home release as part of the Taito Legends 2 compilation for PS2 and Xbox.

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“Bio-Ship Paladin” Now Available on PS4, Switch via Hamster’s Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Bio-Ship Paladin, the 2D horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1990 and ported to the SEGA Mega Drive in 1991, Bio-Ship Paladin has never received an official release in western regions until

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Hamster Adds “NOVA2001” to the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that NOVA2001, the lesser-known shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by UPL in 1983, NOVA2001 is the predecessor to Ark Area. In NOVA2001, players control a space fighter that can shoot in all directions (similar to Asteroids or Sinistar). Your

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Data East’s Evolutionary Shooter “DARWIN 4078” Now Available for PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that DARWIN 4078, the classic vertical scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Data East in 1986, DARWIN 4078 is the predecessor to 1987’s Super Real Darwin. In DARWIN 4078, your ship absorbs and converts the energy from other

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Taito’s “Sea Fighter Poseidon” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Sea Fighter Poseidon, the classic underwater action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1984, Sea Fighter Poseidon has only previously been available to play at home via a Japan-only release on PS2. In Sea Fighter Poseidon, players

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“Arcade Archives Raiden” Available Today for Nintendo Switch and PS4

Hamster has announced that Raiden, the classic arcade shoot-em-up (or as we called it back in its day, a “shooter”), is available today (1 July) on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1990, Raiden was the first game in the long-standing sci-fi shooter franchise. It was ported to

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“Shingen Samurai-Fighter” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Hamster has announced that lesser-known arcade beat-em-up (slice-n-dice?) Shingen Samurai-Fighter is available today (24 June) on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Jaleco in 1988, Shingen Samurai-Fighter was later ported to the PC Engine (that’s the TurboGrafx-16 for us Western chaps). In Shingen Samurai-Fighter, 1-2 players take control of a pair

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Retro Swashbuckling Adventure “Pirate Pete” Now on Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 80s arcade platformer Pirate Pete is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1982, Pirate Pete is described as a “thrilling, white knuckle adventure” that will take the titular Pete through caves, ship decks, and the ocean itself to save a lovely

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“Hacha Mecha Fighter” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch Today

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 90s arcade shoot-em-up Hacha Mecha Fighter will be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch today (3 June) as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by NMK in 1991, Hacha Mecha Fighter is described as an approachable side-scrolling shooting game that is easy to pick up and play, even for gamers who aren’t

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Nintendo finally releasing more classic arcade games on Switch; 5 Arcade Archives titles that we want to see

At E3 2018, Nintendo announced their plans to release more classic arcade titles on the Switch eShop as part of its “Arcade Archives” program. Priced at $7.99 a pop, Nintendo added the original Donkey Kong as well as the previously Japan-only Sky Skipper to the list of already available digital games, with the latter arriving on the eShop this week.

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