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Nichibutsu’s “Soldier Girl Amazon” Now on Nintendo Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Soldier Girl Amazon is now available on Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. It is already available on PS4. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1986, Soldier Girl Amazon is a vertical shooter that perfectly reflects the pop culture of the 80s. Players control a sword and

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Taito’s “Space Seeker” Joins the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Space Seeker is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1981, Space Seeker is also available as part of the Taito Milestones collection, which we reviewed here. Space Seeker is a bizarre blend of three games in

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Taito’s “FLIPULL” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that arcade puzzler game FLIPULL is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1989, FLIPULL (aka Plotting) received multiple home releases including the Nintendo Game Boy, NES, Commodore 64, and others. FLIPULL is an “easy to learn, hard to master”

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Data East’s “Trio the Punch” Now on Nintendo Switch and PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that side-scrolling action game Trio the Punch is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Data East in 1990, this Arcade Archives release is the first home console port of Trio the Punch (aka Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me…). The game

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Taito’s “Fighting Hawk” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D vertical shoot ‘em up Fighting Hawk is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, this Arcade Archives release is the first home console port of Fighting Hawk outside of Japan. Fighting Hawk is a 2D, vertically scrolling

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Retro Puzzler “QIX” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that retro puzzler QIX is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally developed by Taito America and released in arcades in 1981, QIX was ported to several platforms in the 80s and 90s, perhaps most famously for the Nintendo Game Boy. This Arcade Archives release is

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NMK’s “Thunder Dragon 2” Now on Nintendo Switch and PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade shoot ‘em up Thunder Dragon 2 is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in Japanese arcades by NMK in 1993, this new Arcade Archives release is not only the first home console port of Thunder Dragon 2, but it’s also the

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NMK’s “Gunnail” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade shoot ‘em up Gunnail is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in Japanese arcades by NMK in 1992, this new Arcade Archives release is not only the first console port of Gunnail, but it’s also the first time that Western gamers

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Taito’s “Liquid Kids” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade platformer Liquid Kids is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1990, Liquid Kids was later ported to the Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, SEGA Saturn, and the original Nintendo Wii. Needless to say, copies of the game on these

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Taito’s Labyrinth Action Arcade Game “Ramais” Now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Ramais, the Pac-Man-like maze action 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, Ramais has never received an official home release until now. In Ramais, players pilot a three-wheeled vehicle called the “organizer”through multiple labyrinths to rescue

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Bizarre Fantasy Shooter “Black Heart” Joins the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Black Heart, the bizarre, 2D arcade shooter, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by UPL in 1991, Black Heart has never received an official home release until now. In Black Heart, players take control of Zil, who mounts his fishlike

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Taito’s “Typhoon Gal” Now on PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Typhoon Gal, the 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 Taito in 1985, Typhoon Gal has never received an official home release until now. In Typhoon Gal, players control a young martial artist named Yuki, who

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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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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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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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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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