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Majesco Announces Data East Arcade Classics for Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - October 1, 2009, 4:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 13

Are you a bad enough dude to play this classic compilation?

Today, Majesco officially announced Data East Arcade Classics for Wii. The compilation includes 15 arcade games that were originally released by Data East. Some of the games that will be included in the compilation are Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burger Time, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Burnin' Rubber, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Magical Drop III, and Side Pocket. Each game on the compilation will include 2-player multiplayer and can be played with either the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic Controller, or GameCube controller.

The compilation will also include extras such as the ability to unlock bonus content by clearing specific goals in each game. Players will also be able to link their high scores to their Mii.

Data East Arcade Classics is expected to be available in early 2010 for $19.99.

Collection Includes 15 All-Time Favorite Video Games at an Amazing Value

EDISON, N.J., October 1st, 2009 - Relive the glory days of video games without the pocketful of quarters as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Data East Arcade Classics for Wii. Licensed by G-Mode and developed by G1M2, this timeless compilation features 15 arcade favorites with full multiplayer support for only $19.99.

Players can now enjoy some of the best shooter, sports, puzzle and twitch action video games ever created in one convenient package. Data East Arcade Classics features 15 nostalgic titles, including: BurgerTime and its sequel, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burnin' Rubber, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Magical Drop III, Side Pocket and many more. The collection keeps the classics intact but also includes special updates for the modern gamer: players can link their high scores to their Mii and accomplish 75 different goals across the games that let them unlock a wealth of bonus material, from soundtracks to bezels. Finally, all 15 games support single player and 2-player head-to-head or co-operative multiplayer along with Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic Controller or GameCube controller functionality.

Data East Arcade Classics for Wii is expected to release in early 2010 for a SRP of $19.99. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

Talkback

BlackNMild2k1October 01, 2009

wasn't there a news story on this a few weeks back?
it's about time they make it official

vuduOctober 01, 2009

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

wasn't there a news story on this a few weeks back?

Yeah, the ESRB leaked it a month ago.  Which brings up the question do we really need two news threads for the same compilation disc that not many people care about?  Probably not, but that's a discussion for another thread.

Quote from: NWR_Flames_of_chaos

Data East Arcade Classics for Wii is expected to release in early 2010 for a SRP of $19.99.

This is a fantastic price.  If it were $30 (or more) I probably wouldn't even consider a purchase but for $20 how can I resist?

I'M BAD

BlackNMild2k1October 01, 2009

Quote from: vudu

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

wasn't there a news story on this a few weeks back?

Yeah, the ESRB leaked it a month ago.  Which brings up the question do we really need two news threads for the same compilation disc that not many people care about?  Probably not, but that's a discussion for another thread.

No one is gonna post about this news, so you might as well talk about it in this thread.

One more question. Since there was a news story on this a few weeks ago, why not reference the old story in the new story?

But for $20 they even added achievements? sounds like a good deal if you recognize and want to replay any of those games.

TJ SpykeOctober 01, 2009

Burger Time alone is reason for me to want this compilation disc, I love that game.

MoronSonOfBoronGarnet Red, Contributing WriterOctober 01, 2009

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I'd be very interested in a disc of Data East console games. Not so much for their arcade wares.

that Baby guyOctober 02, 2009

Hard to believe there's no mention of Joe and Mac.  Joe and Mac was in arcades, right?  It had an NES and SNES port, but I don't recall ever seeing it in an arcade.

I can't remember any other Data East arcade games that aren't listed in the article.  They should have considered adding $5-10 to the price, then just included every iteration of all their games.

Unless every one of their games was a port from the arcade, and they're the unnamed games mentioned.  In that case, ignore my willingness to pay a higher price.

Mop it upOctober 02, 2009

I own Bad Dudes and Heavy Barrel and don't like them. This is a good value for arcade fans but it looks like there are only a couple of games I'd be interested in.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusOctober 02, 2009

Quote from: thatguy

Hard to believe there's no mention of Joe and Mac.  Joe and Mac was in arcades, right?  It had an NES and SNES port, but I don't recall ever seeing it in an arcade.

I can't remember any other Data East arcade games that aren't listed in the article.  They should have considered adding $5-10 to the price, then just included every iteration of all their games.

Unless every one of their games was a port from the arcade, and they're the unnamed games mentioned.  In that case, ignore my willingness to pay a higher price.

Yes they were, the alternate title for Joe and Mac is Caveman Ninja. On the SNES I own Joe and Mac 2 and Congo's Capers which are sequels to Joe and Mac: Caveman Ninja (Europe) or Caveman Ninja (North America).

that Baby guyOctober 02, 2009

Huh, I've never heard of Congo's Capers.  I'll have to look into that.

ShyGuyOctober 02, 2009

Quote from: Mop_it_up

I own Bad Dudes and Heavy Barrel and don't like them. This is a good value for arcade fans but it looks like there are only a couple of games I'd be interested in.

Who in their right mind can dislike these games? Also, the lack of Karnov is fail.

TJ SpykeOctober 04, 2009

Maybe it will be on the disc, the OP only mentions 8 games.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorOctober 04, 2009

Bump N' Jump?

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