VS. Balloon Fight Is The 100th Arcade Archives Game
Hamster’s recent release of Arcade Archives VS. BALLOON FIGHT is the 100th Arcade Archives title released by the company (76 are on Switch) with 108 ACA NEOGEO games also released (all 108 are on Switch). Hamster recently received a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive weeks (131) to release a video game on the Nintendo eShop.
Hamster are holding a rare sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop with 3 x Fatal Fury titles (Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and Fatal Fury Special) and 3 x The King of Fighters titles (The King of Fighters 2000, The King of Fighters ’95, and The King of Fighters ’97) at half price sale (¥419) until 20 November to commemorate the release of Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Japanese names and artwork pictured below…
Hamster have announced four new Arcade Archives titles for Nintendo Switch during the 221st Arcade Archiver with the 1980 shooting gallery game Sasuke VS Commander, the 1987 run-and-gun game Guerrilla War (known as “Guevara” in Japan), the pictured 1989 run-and-gun game Ikari III: The Rescue (known as just “Ikari III” in Japan), and the 1988 side-scrolling beat ’em up P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (known as “Datsugoku” in Japan). All four titles are from SNK. Mr. Ito also announced he is leaving SNK during the livestream. Many thanks to Naruki.
Hamster are holding a rare sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop with 5 x ACA NEOGEO and 5 x Arcade Archives titles at half price sale (¥419) until 30 October. Games include The King of Fighters ’94, Metal Slug, Sengoku, Aero Fighters 2, Zed Blade, Crazy Climber, Ninja-Kid, Terra Cresta, Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen, and Moon Cresta. Japanese names and artwork pictured below…
Hideki Kamiya and Hamster Achieve Guinness World Records!
Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames has received a Guinness World Record for the highest score on Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid‘s Caravan mode (158,680). Hamster Corporation also received a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive weeks to release a videogame on the Nintendo eShop (131, although that number is now 133). Images added below…
Hamster have announced their latest batch of Arcade Archives series titles for Nintendo Switch including the Konami shooter Scramble, the Taito action game Time Tunnel was also announced, along with Nintendo’s Golf game, SNK’s top-down shoot ’em up T.A.N.K (TNK III), Irem’s shoot ’em up Kaitei Daisensou (In the Hunt), Konami’s VS. Castlevania (which is a harder port of the NES game), Nintendo’s action game Balloon Fight, and Konami’s cute ’em up Detana!! TwinBee.
Hamster have announced the 1982 Taito game Time Tunnel will be joining their Arcade Archives series. Hamster have also applied to the Guinness World Records for 131 week consecutive delivery to the Nintendo Switch eShop and will announce the results at the Tokyo Game Show. Thanks to Ryokutya.
The Nintendo developed 1984 game Pinball (known in the arcades as VS. Pinball) will likely be coming to Nintendo Switch shortly as the next Nintendo Arcade Archive title from Hamster. The game originally released on Famicom and includes a mini-game featuring both Mario and Pauline!
In addition, the 1983 Taito skiing game Water Ski has also been revealed as being added to the Arcade Archives series for Nintendo Switch. Konami’s VS. Gradius, which was previously announced, will also likely release very soon. Thanks to Naruki for the heads-up.
Taito’s classic side-scrolling action game The Ninja Warriors is coming to Nintendo Switch as part of Hamster’s Arcade Archives series. The game originally released in Japanese arcades in 1987, was later remade for Super Famicom, with the second remake, The Ninja Warriors Once Again, coming to Switch next month. Trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.