Hamster’s Arcade Archives Brings A Konami “Masterpiece” To Switch This Week

The shoot ’em up library on the Nintendo Switch continues to expand – with Hamster Corporation this week adding Konami’s 1990 “masterpiece” Lightning Strikers (known as Trigon in Japan) to the Arcade Archives library on the eShop. Here’s a bit about it from the official press release, along with some screenshots: “SUPER FIGHTERS” mounted with … Read more Hamster’s Arcade Archives Brings A Konami “Masterpiece” To Switch This Week

Jaleco’s P-47: Thunderbolt Joins The Arcade Archives Roster Today

Hamster has announced that NMK and Jaleco’s side-scrolling shmup P-47 Thunderbolt is joining its Arcade Archives range today. Originally released on Jaleco’s Mega System 1 arcade system back in 1988, P-47 Thunderbolt (also known as “P-47: The Freedom Fighter” and “P-47: The Phantom Fighter” elsewhere in the world) is set during World War II and … Read more Jaleco’s P-47: Thunderbolt Joins The Arcade Archives Roster Today

Hamster Corporation Has Now Released 100 Arcade Archives Titles On Switch

One company that’s shown support for the Nintendo Switch since the very beginning is Hamster Corporation. By now, you probably have at least one of its Arcade Archives games on your HOME Menu. So far, it has released titles made by Nintendo, SNK, Taito Corp, Jaleco and many others. As you might have heard, this … Read more Hamster Corporation Has Now Released 100 Arcade Archives Titles On Switch

Konami’s Cowboy Classic Sunset Riders Is Galloping To Switch This Week

Update: We now have a solid release date, for Japan at least: June 11th. That’s tomorrow, you guys! Bury with me my money, indeed. PS4/Switch用「アーケードアーカイブス サンセットライダーズ」6月11日配信! シンプルな操作で爽快感のある西部劇が楽しめる https://t.co/FtqpBiaPBf #アーケードアーカイブス #サンセットライダーズ pic.twitter.com/LjDQVkx4oY— GAME Watch (@game_watch) June 10, 2020 Original Story [Thu 19th Mar, 2020 12:15 GMT]: Fans of six-shooters and saddlebags will be pleased to learn that … Read more Konami’s Cowboy Classic Sunset Riders Is Galloping To Switch This Week

Hamster Is Bringing The Cult Coin-Op Crazy Climber 2 To Switch

Reach for the sky (scraper). Hamster has revealed that it is bringing Nichibutsu’s Crazy Climber 2 to the Switch as part of its ongoing Arcade Archives series. Released in 1988, Crazy Climber 2 builds on the foundations laid down by the 1980 original (which is also available as part of the Arcade Archives series, it … Read more Hamster Is Bringing The Cult Coin-Op Crazy Climber 2 To Switch

Hamster’s Latest Retro Offering For Switch Is The Horizontal Shooter Magmax

This week’s Arcade Archives release is the 1985 horizontal shooter, Magmax, by Nichibutsu. Here’s a bit about this classic re-release, directly from Hamster PR: The player can power up by combining with the parts falling on the stage in order to defeat the Strange Mechanism Babylon. With 4 different stages, aboveground and underground stages not … Read more Hamster’s Latest Retro Offering For Switch Is The Horizontal Shooter Magmax

Nintendo’s 1984 Release VS. Wrecking Crew Joins The Arcade Archives This Week

The CERO rating board might be suspended, but Hamster doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of slowing down on its weekly retro releases. This week’s game might interest more than usual, as it’s a Nintendo release. Presenting the 1984 arcade title, VS. Wrecking Crew. If you haven’t played the game itself, or the home … Read more Nintendo’s 1984 Release VS. Wrecking Crew Joins The Arcade Archives This Week

Hamster Is Adding A Handful Of Data East Classics To The Arcade Archives

In recent weeks, Hamster Corporation has experienced some minor setbacks due to the suspension of the CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Agency) in Japan. Apart from a reshuffle in its development schedule, it appears to be business as usual for the company. In the coming months, it will be adding a handful of Data East classics … Read more Hamster Is Adding A Handful Of Data East Classics To The Arcade Archives

Hamster Adds A Slice Of Gaming History To The Switch eShop This Week

Tube Panic is this week joining Hamster’s Arcade Archives collection on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The 1984 arcade shooting game was originally released by Nichibutsu (long before Hamster Corporation acquired its entire library in 2014) and is considered to be the first game circuit board to feature a 3D rotation function. Here’s a little bit … Read more Hamster Adds A Slice Of Gaming History To The Switch eShop This Week

Hamster’s Arcade Archives Release Record Might Be Disrupted By CERO Ratings Suspension

Earlier this week, the Japanese video game rating organisation CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Agency) announced a temporary closure, which at the time was expected to have a significant impact on the release schedules of many upcoming games – including Nintendo ones. It seems the first company that could be affected by this suspension is Hamster … Read more Hamster’s Arcade Archives Release Record Might Be Disrupted By CERO Ratings Suspension