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ESRB Gives Rating to Data East Arcade Classics

by Jared Rosenberg - September 3, 2009, 11:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: ESRB

Majesco is bringing a collection of classic arcade games, like Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, to Wii.

In its capacity to rate upcoming game software, the Entertainment Software Rating Board occasionally reveals upcoming games before they've been announced through traditional channels. Majesco Entertainment has not made an official announcement for Data East Arcade Classics, but a Teen rating summary from the ESRB website reveals that Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burger Time, Caveman Ninja, Secret Agent, Street Slam, and Magical Drop III will be some of the classic arcade games included in the collection.

Data East was a Japanese publisher that released a number of hit arcade games in the 1980s including Robocop, Bump 'n' Jump, and Karate Champ. Along with selling arcade cabinets, Data East was also well known for creating pinball machines. The publisher closed its doors in 2003, but G-mode, a Japanese mobile phone company, acquired a large number of their game properties. It is likely that Majesco is licensing the Data East arcade titles from G-mode for the upcoming collection.

No release information for Data East Arcade Classics is currently known.

Talkback

Oh... so Magical Drop 3 is where that gif is from!

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorSeptember 04, 2009

Why aren't these coming out for VC.  I call shenanigans!

TJ SpykeSeptember 04, 2009

I want Burger Time so bad, I loved that game.

Ian SaneSeptember 04, 2009

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Why aren't these coming out for VC.  I call shenanigans!

I call multi-platform release.  They're probably releasing it on the PS2 or PSP as well.

Why do you want these on the VC?  It will COST MORE MONEY because you have to buy the games individually.  This is a BETTER DEAL.  Though if you're only interested in one title here it might not be but if you want like three of these games then it's a vastly better buy.

KDR_11kSeptember 04, 2009

Maybe retail boxes just sell more than downloadable games? More people shop in stores than on the Wii Shop.

vuduSeptember 04, 2009

Quote from: Ian

Why do you want these on the VC?  It will COST MORE MONEY because you have to buy the games individually.  This is a BETTER DEAL.  Though if you're only interested in one title here it might not be but if you want like three of these games then it's a vastly better buy.

Because the only game I want to play is BAD DUDES.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterSeptember 04, 2009

I LOVE game compilations, even when I only want one game in the collection. It gives me the chance to try out obscure games I didn't try the first time around.

vuduSeptember 04, 2009

My demand for this game is slightly less frothing than Scribblenauts, so it will have to wait until after I beat that.  Sorry Nintendo!

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterSeptember 04, 2009

Uh...Are you talking about Mario and Luigi vudu?

vuduSeptember 04, 2009

Yes.  Yes I am.  :)

GKSeptember 04, 2009

What, no Sly Spy?

Mop it upSeptember 04, 2009

Is Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja the same game as Bad Dudes for the NES?

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What, no Sly Spy?

In Japan, Sly Spy is known as Secret Agent, which will be in the collection.

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Is Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja the same game as Bad Dudes for the NES?

Yes. Bad Dudes on NES was a home port of Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja.

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Because the only game I want to play is BAD DUDES.

THIS.

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