Namco Bandai Games Ships Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade For Xbox 360
November 4, 2008
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES SHIPS NAMCO MUSEUM: VIRTUAL ARCADE FOR XBOX 360
Timeless Arcade Classics Come Home with Most Comprehensive Collection to Date
Leading video games developer and publisher, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Namco Museum™: Virtual Arcade has shipped to North American retailers for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade delivers more than 30 unforgettable favorites that spread across a variety of genres including action, racing and vertical shooters. Players can test out new revamped classics such as Galaga Legions, the latest masterpiece from the team behind Pac-Man Championship Edition, Ms. Pac-Man®, and Mr. Driller® Online.
“Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade continues our tradition of bringing high quality entertainment for all players,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations. “From cultural hits to cult classics, no stone has been unturned in bringing players the largest and most comprehensive Namco Museum collection yet.”
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade delivers a quarter century of classic arcade games into homes for the ultimate retro experience. Packed with 25 long-time favorites, NAMCO BANDAI Games has also included 9 additional games from their Xbox LIVE™ Arcade library including racing game New Rally-X, the critically-acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition and the underground drilling classic, DIG DUG®. Each game enabled for Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network comes with its own unique online functionality including online leaderboards to track your progress against gamers around the world.
Also Included in Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade:
DIG DUG - Released in 1982
Dig out tunnels and dislodge heavy rocks to defeat nefarious enemies. If all else fails, use your pump to inflate and blow up tricky monsters. The round is over when all the enemies have been destroyed.
Galaga® – Released in 1981
Pilot an advanced space fighter and destroy an alien invasion. Shoot through their formations as they descend upon your ship.
Galaxian – Released in 1979
Defeat wave after wave of dragonfly-like enemies through this precursor to Galaga.
Mappy – Released in 1983
Help Mappy, the police mouse, through the Meowkys’ mansion to recover stolen goods. Bounce on trampolines to reach higher floors and slam open doors to knock down enemies.
Metro-Cross™ – Released in 1985
Make your way through 32 levels in this futuristic foot race. Dodge and jump over dangerous obstacles to finish the courses within the time limit.
Pac-Man – Released in 1980
Guide PAC-MAN though the original arcade classic. Avoid ghosts as you chomp away at pellets to clear each stage. Find the power pellets to turn the tables on the ensuing ghosts and take a bite out of them.
Pole Position – Released in 1982
Take first place in the premiere arcade racing classic.
Pole Position II – Released in 1983
This sequel to the ultimate arcade racing game adds three additional tracks for players to burn rubber.
Rally-X - Released in 1980
Make your way through the maze-like tracks and pick up the 10 rally flags. Use your smoke screen to confuse the enemy cars before they catch you.
Sky Kid - Released in 1985
Players must pilot Red Baron and Blue Max, the Sky Kids, through nine perilous missions as they break through enemy lines to bomb command fortresses and ships.
Super ”PAC-MAN” – Released in 1982
The sequel to the original arcade phenomenon! Use keys to unlock doors hiding fruit and power pellets to clear the stage. Eat the Super Pellet to turn into Super Pac-Man, a super-sized Pac-Man, able to chomp through barriers and knock away pesky ghosts.
Xevious® - Released in 1982
This classic arcade shoot ‘em up enlists players to target air and ground units as they fight their way through enemy territory.
And many more!
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade is rated ‘E10+’ for everyone age ten and over with a MSRP of $29.99.