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Data East Arcade Classics: What Took Them So Long?

From Atari to Midway, and from Capcom to SEGA, it seems as though very nearly everyone has gotten into the business of releasing compilations of their classic games over the past couple of generations. But with a catalog that consists of Burgertime, Joe & Mac, and the often-meme'd Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, one might wonder what has taken so long for a Data East collection to finally materialize. "Granted, Data East doesn't exist anymore, but someone has to own the rights to such classic games" said The Kartel in their recent article, wherein they delve into the mystery of why we are only now seeing these works re-released in Data East Arcade Classics for the Wii. "There's pretty good reason why Data East games haven't been relaunched on consoles til now, as I found out after following up with some friends in the industry." To find out the story, as well as why some Data East titles may take longer to return (assuming they ever do), check out the full article over at The Kartel. Read More

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Media: Data East Arcade Classics - Debut Trailer

I don't believe it's any secret that I'm a fan of older video games, which is actually something I've rather enjoyed about this generation, as well as the last. Thanks to services like Virtual Console, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and the PlayStation Network, plus compilation discs, playing oldies (golden or otherwise) has become easier than a trip to the flea market (though in some cases, more expensive). And thanks to Majesco Entertainment, Data East is now joining in on the fun with its Arcade Classics: Video Games | Data East Arcade Classics | Debut TrailerXBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii One I'm particularly looking forward to is Caveman Ninja, aka "Joe & Mac." This was one of the Super NES games that really seemed to show what the system could do in its earliest days, but I never actually got a chance to play it. It looks like that is finally about to change. Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Bump n' Jump, and Burgertime are some others I'm eager to get my hands on. Pity Robocop probably isn't going to make the cut, though. Read More

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Majesco Officially Announces Data East Arcade Classics for Wii

As expected, Majesco has made it official today that Data East Arcade Classics, a compilation of fifteen of the defunct publisher's best games, will be hitting the Wii in early 2010. For just $19.99, players will be able to show off their burger-making skills, race at high speeds, and yes, show that they are indeed bad enough dudes to rescue the President. Of the fifteen games, only eight were officially revealed: BurgerTime and its sequel, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burnin' Rubber, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Magical Drop III, and Side Pocket. Based upon the previous story, we know that Street Slam and Secret Agent are included as well. Also announced is that high scores in all fifteen games can be linked to the player's Mii, and all games support two-player co-op, not to mention can be played with either the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic Controller, or a GameCube controller. Read More

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Majesco Bringing Bad Dudes and More to Wii in Data East Arcade Classics

"Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?" Those words will not soon be forgotten by those who know them well from a time long ago. And it seems that they will be brought back again to be uttered in jest by a new generation, as a rating by the ESRB has revealed that Majesco apparently plans to bring Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja and more to the Wii via a retail disc known as "Data East Arcade Classics." Read More