More Konami Games Coming to Switch

Hamster and Konami have just announced Pooyan, Road Fighter, VS. Gradius, and Yie Ar Kung-Fu for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as part of its growing Arcade Archives series.

  • Pooyan is a fixed shooter originally released in 1982 that was also ported to Famicom and MSX.
  • Road Fighter is a 1984 racing game that was also ported to Famicom and MSX.
  • VS. Gradius is a classic shoot’em up that was originally developed by Konami but licensed to Nintendo in 1986.
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu originally released in 1985, is one of the influential games in the fighting game genre and was later ported to Famicom, MSX, and many other home systems.
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Konami Arcade Games Coming to Switch

Hamster have announced that Konami Arcade series are coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, starting with the 1982 multi-directional scrolling shoot ‘em up Arcade Archives Time Pilot releasing next week (11 April) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29.

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Terra Force Available in North America UPDATED

Hamster have published the 1987 two-player Nichibutsu shoot’em up Arcade Archives TERRA FORCE on the North America Nintendo Switch eShop priced at $7.99. There’s no indication of a Japanese or European release at present, but I’ll keep you posted! Trailer added below…

Edit: the game has already been delisted! Thanks to Connor.

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DONKEY KONG 3 Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the classic shooting game Arcade Archives DONKEY KONG 3 on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (05 April) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. Overview, screenshots, and Famitsu livestream added below…

Take on the role of the hero STANLEY, and use your Sprayer to drive away DONKEY KONG and exterminate the various flower-stealing bugs that appear in the botanical garden.

Get high scores with a perfect bonus by chasing off DONKEY KONG and having no flowers stolen!

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Armed F Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the 1998 Nichibutsu shoot ‘em up Arcade Archives Armed F on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (28 March) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. Players equip ‘Armor’ what can make variety attacks, and fight in variety world such as the insect stage and the machine stage. Wipe out enemies in a wide range attack with reversing the Armor to change formations.

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Image Fight Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the Irem vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up Arcade Archives IMAGE FIGHT on the Nintendo Switch eShop ‘soon’ where it will be priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. More follows as soon as we have confirmation of the release date!

Edit: the coming soon part comes from an advert in Weekly Famitsu magazine (posted below) so expect the release date soon!

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Elevator Action Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the Taito action game Arcade Archives Elevator Action on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (14 March) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. As a Spy, your goal is to infiltrate the building and escape with all the confidential documents. Use elevators to crush enemies, attack them by shooting down lamps, and more.

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Ice Climber Magazine Advert

Full page magazine advert for Arcade Archives ICE CLIMBER taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Ikari Warriors Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the action shooting game Arcade Archives IKARI (Ikari Warriors) on the Nintendo Switch eShop next week (07 March) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. The game was originally released by SNK in 1986 and sees you play as Colonel RALF and Lieutenant CLARK to infiltrate enemy territory and take down an evil organisation from the inside.

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Ice Climber Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the action game Arcade Archives ICE CLIMBER on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (22 February) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. The game was originally released by Nintendo in 1985 where you play as POPO and NANA to break apart blocks of ice with your hammer and defeat enemies that get in your way as you aim for the top of the mountain.
However, only one person can catch the condor waiting at the summit. Will you work together, or try to go for it alone? It’s up to you! Switch screenshots added below…

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The Next Neo Geo Games

Hamster have announced the latest batch of ACA NEOGEO and Arcade Archives releases for Nintendo Switch. Some titles are also releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out the full line-up below (English names in brackets)…

  • Tokuten Ou – Honoo no Libero (The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship)
  • The King of Fighters 2003
  • Baseball Stars
  • Samurai Spirits Zero SPECIAL (Samurai Shodown V Special)
  • IKARI (Ikari Warriors)
  • Image Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Elevator Action
  • Butasan
  • Karate Dou (Karate Champ)
  • Psycho Soldier
  • ??? (a mystery Tecmo title was also teased and will be revealed in two weeks time)
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Front Line Coming To Switch

Hamster are publishing the action game Arcade Archives FRONT LINE on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (14 February) priced at ¥823. The game originally released back in 1983 by Taito and sees you use pistols and grenades, and climb in blue tanks and armoured vehicles to take out the group of hostiles! TATE Mode is also supported. Promo video added below…

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