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Once Upon A Time, Konami And Namco Didn't Want People To Share Reviews Or Cheat Codes

Time Extension about 12 hours ago

"Divulging cheats and reviewing games was a violation of their intellectual property".Can you imagine a world where magazines and websites were forbidden from reviewing games or sharing hints, tips and cheats related to those games?It might sound far-fetch …
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Random: Top-Down Ridge Racer Looks As Cool As It Sounds

Time Extension about 8 days ago

The Ridge Racer / Micro Machines crossover you didn't know you wanted.Namco's Ridge Racer is one of the most popular arcade racing games of all time.Not only did it show the arcade-going public just what was possible with texture-mapped 3D graphics, it als …
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The Next Namco Arcade Archives Release Will Be F/A (Fighter & Attacker)

Time Extension about 14 days ago

The release will mark 10 years of the series.Update : Hamster has revealed that the next Namco game coming to Arcade Archives will be the vertical shoot-em-up F/A (otherwise known as Fighter & Attacker).The announcement was made during today's livestre …
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Previously Unseen Puck Man Artwork

The Arcade Blogger about 26 days ago

I recently came across a few interesting and previously unseen rejected artwork examples from the original cabinet design of Puck Man. So this week, I figured I’d do a follow up to the last blog entry about the Puck Man PCB, by sharing some of the g …
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Five More Namco Classics Come To Analogue Pocket And MiSTer

Time Extension about 27 days ago

Tanks and sports!FPGA developer Jotego has updated the beta version of his JTSHOUSE core for Analogue Pocket and MiSTer, bringing support for five more Namco arcade titles.The titles include a mixture of tank-related action and sporting games.Read the full …
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The Next Arcade Archives Game Marks 10 Years Of The Series, But It's A Secret

Time Extension about 28 days ago

All we know is it's a Namco title.Usually, we have a pretty good idea of what upcoming titles are going to be in Hamster's record-breaking Arcade Archives series.The publisher – which has worked with Nintendo, Tecmo, SNK, Konami and Namco on its series o …
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More Namco Shmups Are Coming To Analogue Pocket And MiSTer

Time Extension about 1 month ago

Dragon Spirit, Dangerous Seed, Blast Off and Pistol Daimyo.FPGA developer Jotego has announced that those who support his Patreon will get access to four Namco shmups as part of this week's update.The games are supported by the JTSHOUSE FPGA beta core and …
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Numan Athletics Is The Next Arcade Archives Release On Switch And PS4

Time Extension about 1 month ago

1993 classic gets a new lease of life.Namco's 1993 arcade cult classic Numan Athletics has been confirmed as the next release in Hamster's Arcade Archives series.A futuristic sports title with a range of wild and wacky events, it was sadly never ported to …
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Puck Man PCB (Namco)

The Arcade Blogger about 1 month ago

44 years ago (22 May 1980 to be precise), the first Puck Man machine was placed in an arcade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, starting a worldwide global videogaming phenomenon. Today, Namco’s Pac-Man remains one of the most recognisable video gam …
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Namco's Arcade Puzzler 'Emeraldia' Is Coming To Switch & PS4

Time Extension about 1 month ago

Distribution begins on April 18th.During today's livestream, Hamster Corporation announced that it will be bringing Namco's falling block puzzler Emeraldia to both Nintendo Switch & PS4 on April 18th (as reported by Famitsu!).Emeraldia was originally r …
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'Super Xevious: Gamp no Nazo' Is Next Week's Arcade Archives Release

Time Extension about 2 months ago

The game first hit Japanese arcades back in 1987.During today's livestream, Hamster Corporation announced that the next Namco title to come to Nintendo Switch & PS4 as part of its ongoing "Namco month" will be Super Xevious Gamp no Nazo (h/t: Famitsu!) …
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Namco's 1992 Arcade Game 'Exvania' Is About To Get Its First Ever Console Release

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Coming April 4th.Hamster has announced that it will be releasing Namco's 1992 top-down action Exvania on Nintendo Switch & PS4 (thanks Famitsu!). The game will begin distribution in Japan on April 4th, with Western storefronts expected to take a little …

Arcade Cores • Galaga 88?

MISTerFPGA about 2 months ago

Is there a core in the works for Namco games like Galaga 88 and PacMania? …
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Galaga '88 Comes To Analogue Pocket And MiSTer FPGA

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Karate Champ beta also released.FPGA developer Jotego has resumed the development of his Namco System 1 core and has added support for the 1987 title Galaga '88."On the core development side, the focus is on closing the open betas," he says on his latest P …
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How Namco Tried To Stave Off Coin-Op's "Impending Doom"

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Namco's arcade business took a turn for the worse in the late '90s.During the PlayStation One era, Namco established itself as one of the most successful video game publishers in the world, releasing a string of fantastic conversions based on its arcade ma …
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Interview: "It’s Rare That You Can Identify A Winner" - How Namco Brought Tekken To The West

Time Extension about 2 months ago

We chat to former Namco US product manager Jerry "Blood & Guts" Momoda.Jerry Momoda may not be a name that many modern Tekken fans are familiar with, but the former Namco US product manager played a huge part in launching the iconic fighting game in North …
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Anniversary: Katamari Damacy Turns 20 Today (No Pun Intended)

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Goodbye, sweet prince.Namco's Katamari Damacy is now 20 years old – it launched in Japan on March 18th, 2004.The brainchild of Keita Takahashi, this puzzle action title tasks the player with rolling a magical ball – known as a Katamari – around each …

FT: Arcade Namco Donkey Kong cab w/ Jr and Mario 2004 & Virtua Fighter cab with 4 Evo and marquee. Trading for Home System Neo games.

Neo Geo Forums about 2 months ago

Up for trade: Donkey Kong Namco cab w/ Jr. And Mario Bros in like new condition. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution cab (cab originally Virtua Fighter 1). Both cabinets are fully working and would make fun additions to your game room. I’m looking to trade for …
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Free Play Florida: 2023 Review

The Arcade Blogger about 2 months ago

I’ll start with an apology – I’m rather ashamed that its taken me this long to post my review of last year’s event! It completely passed me by, and its only the recent announcement of the 2024 dates, that reminded me I didn’t …
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Wrestle War's Unauthorised Hulk Hogan Cover Got Sega Into Legal Trouble

Time Extension about 2 months ago

"He basically shut the door on my face".The Sega of the 1990s must have been a very exciting place to work. The company had gone from industry also-ran to one of the world's most recognisable entertainment brands in a short space of time thanks to the comm …
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Unreleased GBA Port Of Argonaut's I-Ninja Dumped Online

Time Extension about 2 months ago

I-Ninja was originally released for the PS2, Xbox, and GCN in 2003.In the early 2000s, Namco & Argonaut Games — the developer of such beloved titles as Star Fox and Croc — released an action platformer for the PS2, GameCube, Xbox, and Windows calle …
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Pac-Land Is Coming To Analogue Pocket

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Munch munch.Namco's 1984 impactful action platformer Pac-Land is coming to the Analogue Pocket via a new FPGA core.A spin-off from the original Pac-Man, Pac-Land is considered to be one of the most influential titles of the 1980s, as it pioneered many mech …
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Namco's Tank Battalion Rolls Onto Switch & PS4 This Week

Time Extension about 3 months ago

Distribution begins on March 7th.Namco's multi-directional shooter Tank Battalion is coming to Nintendo Switch & PS4 tomorrow (March 7th) as part of Hamster's Arcade Archives series of retro reissues, as reported by Game Watch.Released in arcades back …
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43 Years On, And Epoch's Cassette Vision Is Finally Playable Via Emulation

Time Extension about 3 months ago

1981 console once had 70% of the Japanese market.Back in 1981, Epoch released the Cassette Vision console in Japan. It would go on to sell an impressive 400,000 units, securing around 70% of the market and making it the most successful product of its kind …
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Namco's Arcade Ice Hockey Game 'Face Off' Is Coming To Switch & PS4

Time Extension about 4 months ago

The game is this week's Arcade Archives release.Namco's 1988 ice hockey game Face Off is heading to Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of Hamster's ongoing series of arcade reissues (thanks Famitsu!).The game will be released digitally on Thursday, February 8 …