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Konami Ships Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits

March 27, 2007

Konami Ships Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits

15 Timeless Arcade Classics Debut on Nintendo DS with Unique New Presentation, Extensive Multiplayer Support and Behind the Scenes Extras

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has shipped Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ to retail stores nationwide. Featuring 15 of the most well known and influential arcade smash hits from the 1980’s such as Contra, Gradius and Track & Field, the game lets players relive their greatest gaming memories with new dual screen presentation, support for wireless multiplayer action and a wealth of rare unlockable materials that provide an insider’s view of these classic titles.

Delivering 15 arcade classics to the Nintendo DS, Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits lets players enjoy each game with a number of screen configurations including horizontal and vertical options. As they progress through each game, players can record and save replays of high scores and impressive feats which can then be shared with friends via local wireless connection on the Nintendo DS. A selection of games that featured multiplayer play in the arcades can be enjoyed wirelessly with a friend on the Nintendo DS, and players can also wirelessly send demo versions of all 15 games to other users within range.

Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits features a treasure trove of unlockable content that lets fans of these 15 classic games dig deeper into their favorite titles. A selection of music tracks are available from the outset and can be enjoyed with headphones even when the Nintendo DS system is closed. Players can also view vintage concept art, promotional materials, photos of original arcade cabinets and even the actual arcade boards themselves.

Below is a full summary of all 15 titles included in Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits:

  • Basketball: Shoot, rebound and pass with authority as you carry your team through several levels of intense basketball competition.
  • Circus Charlie: Take control of a clown named Charlie, making your way through a series of circus themed challenges such as jumping on trampolines, tightrope walking and swinging on the flying trapeze.
  • Contra: In this original arcade shooter smash hit, take on the role of a hard boiled Marine as you single-handedly eradicate a deadly alien threat.
  • Gradius: Customize the legendary Vic Viper space craft as you fly and blast through hundreds of space enemies in this timeless shooter.
  • Horror Maze: Explore the haunted tomb of a fallen king, collecting treasure while avoiding the gruesome creatures that pursue you.
  • Pooyan: Play as Mrs. Pig and use your bow and arrow to protect your piglets from a sneaky pack of balloon-riding wolves.
  • RainbowBell: In this vertical shooter, take on enemies and avoid dangerous obstacles as you collect bells and battle huge bosses.
  • Road Fighter: Put the pedal to the metal in this fast-paced driving game, blowing past the competition for extra points while collecting valuable fuel.
  • Roc’N Rope: Play as an archaeologist and use your harpoon gun to swing across cliffs in search of legendary treasures, avoiding dangerous cavemen and dinosaurs along the way.
  • Rush’N Attack: Take on the role of a tough-as-nails special forces agent, rescuing prisoners of war and going head to head with endless waves of gun-toting enemies.
  • Scramble: Infiltrate the dreaded Scramble system in your advanced space fighter, blasting lasers and dropping bombs to destroy the base in this side scrolling shooter.
  • Shao-lin’s Road: Unleash your lethal martial arts mastery on waves of hapless enemies in this platforming action game.
  • Time Pilot: Zip back and forth through time in your futuristic fighter craft, saving your comrades while taking on enemies from different moments in history.
  • Track and Field: Stake your claim for the gold medal, taking part in exciting competitions such as the 100 meter dash, long jump and javelin throw in this classic game of athletic prowess.
  • Yie-Ar Kung Fu: Deflect throwing stars, dodge swords and deliver ruthless high kicks while facing off one-on-one against a host of martial arts masters in merciless kung-fu matches.

Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated “E10+” by the ESRB. For more information on the game, please visit

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