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Bandai Namco has brought their first game to the Switch, and what better way to start than with a collection of their classics. Namco Museum brings classics like Pac-Man, The Tower of Druaga, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder and more, along with Pac-Man VS as well. This is not just another collection however, as numerous additions have been made to enhance the experience.

The games included in this collection are:

  • Pac-Man (1980)
  • Galaga (1981)
  • Dig Dug (1982)
  • The Tower of Druaga (1984)
  • Sky Kid (1985)
  • Rolling Thunder (1986)
  • Galaga ’88 (1987)
  • Splatterhouse (1988)
  • Rolling Thunder 2 (1990)
  • Tank Force (1991)
  • Pac-Man Vs. (2003)

 

Among the changes made to the games in this collection, include a challenge mode for the games that help provide additional replay value and help give more fun to the experience. In addition, Namco Museum on Switch takes full advantage of the system’s HD rumble. This is excellent with games like Splatterhouse, with the HD Rumble giving more of a sense of immersion to the game. This is not always for the best though, as some games like The Tower of Druaga do not really need HD rumble and it ends up taking away from the experience.

But aside from these additions, is the game worth getting? Well that depends on how much you like retro games. If you do not like the older era which could be more simplistic, then you will not like this collection all that much. That said, these are excellent games, and the addition of Pac-Man VS. is a great one, even with the need for multiple systems to use the multiplayer to its full effect.  With the games included, it comes out to a reasonably priced package and could be a great introduction to the retro scene. HD Rumble and challenge mode may not appeal much to some, but if you are curious about the older games but need just a little more to push you into buying them, you could do a lot worse.

For retro fans, I would definitely recommend this collection. For fans of modern gaming, I would say take a look before you buy. These aren’t the 90’s era bombastic arcade games but a more simplistic style. That said, I think I for my money’s worth with games like Splatterhouse, Sky Kid, The Tower of Druaga, and Rolling Thunder. It is worth checking out, but be aware it may not be to your liking.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Apr, 2017 At 04:19 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Tomorrow, the Nintendo Switch will receive an amazing Neo Geo classic. Over Top, widely regarded as a true gem, will be coming to the Switch on 4/27.

The ultimate NEOGEO Racing Game! The game features branching paths and a variety of car models for maximum replayability!

“OVER TO”P is a racing game released by SNK in 1996.

Players will participate in breathtaking races through urban areas, mountainous regions, and snowy roads. The courses also feature weather variations to add more variety to the game.

In addition to the various vehicles with different performance factors which players can use, they can also enjoy the thrill of drifting their way through corners to clear courses.

The “ACA NEOGEO” series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

This is one of the best racing games ever made for arcades, and hopefully people can still appreciate how good it is.

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Neo Geo games are now available on the Nintendo Switch worldwide and many are enthusiastic to play Metal Slug 3 and King of fighters 98 on the system. But there is another game that is far more noteworthy than those.

Also having come out on the Switch is Waku Waku 7. This is one of the most unusual and off beat fighting games ever made, The characters are parodies of other games, of anime, manga, comics and of movies, both Japanese and western made, such as shotoclones, sword fighters and anime action girls. It is hard to explain but this is one of the most awesome fighting games you can play. Easy to learn but difficult to master, this is just fun to play and enjoy.

The game had a western release in arcades….but not on the home console scene. It only received home console releases in Japan. That is why this release is so notable, this is one of the first times western players will get to play this. And to be honest, this is a game everyone needs to try.

The fighting is great as mentioned earlier, the visuals are excellent and while blurry on Switch, Hamster is patching the Arcade Archive series to fix that. It has that look that games like Street Fighter III and Darkstalkers had ( one character is a parody of a Darkstalkers character in fact), while still being in the SNK style, which still looks amazing today. And the music is absolutely fantastic. It is a great soundtrack for a fighting game and extremely energetic, and really gets you into the fight.

With great characters, a ridiculous yet decent plot that works, and fun gameplay, I cannot understand why this game languished in obscurity for so long. It has now received an arcade perfect port on the Switch and I have had a great time with it. I would love to see a modern sequel that continues the story and adds to the parodies.  As I mentioned earlier, this is a very significant release for the game, and I am hoping it sells well enough that there will be interest for a new game. That would be the best case scenario here. If you have a Nintendo Switch, I implore you to get this game.

See a trailer below to see what kind of game this is!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Feb, 2017 At 07:55 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Konami has announced a new game for arcades surprisingly. Bombergirl is a 4v4 co-op game where players team up to defeat an enemy base, with 4 arcade cabinets side by side. The art style has a very strong anime look, which will no doubt be off-putting to some.

 

However, before people get angry, allow me to play devil’s advocate.  This game, while being extremely different from a true Bomberman game, is not necessarily a bad thing. Konami is trying new things, yes, but this is still a real game and not a pachinko game. As well, we have a true Bomberman game coming in under a month, so there isn’t a need to be angry about this.

To me, this game represents Konami trying to get back into game and starting to atone for their poor actions in recent years, such as severely mistreating employees and ruining franchises and games. I will say though, that while I am willing to give Konami a small chance to win back their fans, I will state that they have a lot of work to do before they get the fans back. We should let them try to win us back, but not let them off the hook for what they did in the past.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Aug, 2016 At 11:15 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarKoei Tecmo has released a new trailer showing off Mai from King of Fighters and Fatal Furry, in Dead or Alive 5 and her various combos that she can do. Japan’s #1 woman is shown laying the beat down on a variety of foes and looking great doing so. You can see the trailer below.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Jul, 2016 At 08:12 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Wild-Guns-Reloaded

Natsume sent out the following Press Release

Wild Guns: Reloaded (PlayStation 4)

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Natsume Atari Co. Ltd. (Formerly Natsume Co., Ltd.) and in celebration of this major anniversary, the two companies are remaking Wild Guns and bringing it to the PS4 for the first time with Wild Guns: Reloaded.

Wild Guns is a fast paced gallery style shooter mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Players can play as Clint, Annie or two new characters, or all together in multiplayer action!  Each can jump, dive and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly – or shoot them down with their own gun!

Wild Guns: Reloaded adds numerous improvements to the original, including:

Two new characters, each with their own weapons and tactics
1-4 player mode, where each player can take on one of the four characters
Classic and NEW Stages!
NEW Boss Enemies and Special Weapons!

In Wild Guns: Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there’s plenty of bad robots to blast away. With a true arcade game feel, Wild Guns was the first sci-fi western to arrive on home consoles and, to this day, there really isn’t any other game like it!

 

Personally, we here at Real Otaku Gamer are extremely excited for this game and were big fans of the original.

You can see the new trailer below

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Jul, 2016 At 07:33 PM | Categorized As News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The following press release was sent out yesterday morning.

Revisit the Classics Like Never Before
with Retro-Bit® Generations

Pomona, CA (July 28, 2016) – This past
June, Innex
Inc®., an exclusive distributor of  Retro-Bit®
unveiled the brand’s newest product at the 2016 E3 Expo –  Retro-Bit
Generations, a plug and play console loaded with more than 100
classic retro games estimated to be available in the Fall of 2016 for
$59.99*.

Unlike the previous Retro-Bit consoles,
which ran and read gaming cartridges, Retro-Bit collaborated with
world-renowned gaming developers like Capcom,
Data EastTM, Jaleco
LTD., IREM and more to provide a full-fledged
roster of titles easily recognized and admired by the retro-gaming
community such as, Ghosts’N Goblins™, Gun.Smoke™, Kid Niki Radical
Ninja, Kung-Fu, Captain Commando™, Kickle Cubicle, Rival Turf, Super
R-Type, The Super Bases Loaded Series, Knights of the Round, Brawl
Brothers, Ring King and more!

Along with a catalog of popular gaming
titles, the Retro-Bit Generations is accompanied with two USB
retro-style six button controllers and designed with a sleek
user-friendly interface and AV and HDMI ports.  The console also
includes an SD card slot allowing users to save or transfer archived
game progress to other consoles.

“Retro-Bit has been known to make products
for the hardcore retro gaming crowd, and we are thrilled that Retro-Bit
created a product that is aimed at a wider audience. We believe that the
Retro-Bit Generations is a fantastic introduction for beginners into the
world of retro gaming, however, it includes a lot of titles that
resonate with experienced gamers.” Said Ron Pang, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing for Innex Inc.

With the success of Retro-Bit’s previous
consoles (Super Retro-Trio® and the Retro-Duo®),
which operates on gaming cartridges, the Retro-Bit Generations opens
retro gaming to new patrons of all ages.  Retro-Bit continues to
make great strides to bridge the gap of between gamers past and present.

* MSRP (Tax not included) – Subject to
change without notice

“Innex Inc” is a registered trademark of
Innex Incorporated.

“Retro-Bit” is a registered trademark of
Retro-bit. “Retro-Bit Generations,” “Super Retro-Trio” and “Retro-Duo”
is a trademark of the same company.

Ghosts’N Goblins, Gun.Smoke, and Captain
Commando are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co.,
Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries.

“Data East” is a registered trademark of
the Data East Corporation.

“IREM” is a member of the IREM
Corporation.

Jaleco LTD., is a limited liability
company

About Innex
Inc.

Since 2004, Innex was founded on the
principles of innovation, fun and a commitment to customer
service.  While initially established as a distributor of videogame
peripherals, Innex has grown to include videogame-related toys, gifts,
mobile and audio accessories.  With a decade of operation, Innex
has become an award-winning leader in global distribution, providing its
business partners with various services, which include but are not
limited to, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing and design.
Resources in North America and Asia ensure that Innex has a logistical
and shipping expertise to deliver its products and services on time and
under budget.

About
Retro-Bit

Since 2007, Retro-Bit® has been
at the forefront of the retro gaming world, introducing innovative and
exciting platforms to re-experience a classic gaming era. Continuing
with that tradition, Retro-Bit aims to bring all the great aspects of
old school gaming to the modern gamer, specializing in manufacturing
third party accessories for all of your favorite Retro gaming consoles.
With systems and hardware to support the NES®,
SNES®, and Genesis® entertainment system,
Retro-bit brings the classics to real time.

 

My thoughts: This is a really cool plug n play console and I for one am definitely interested. The games look good and hopefully the system will be good as well

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Jul, 2016 At 04:48 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco Games has announced PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2. There are new changes to the game such as intense ghost boss battles and the new ability to bump ghosts.

Also new is the ability to turn the tables on the ghostly apparitions who chase Pac-Man. Pac-Man is able to switch the roles and chomp  on huge trains of ghosts which can be very satisfying.

Check out the trailer below.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jul, 2016 At 11:43 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMelty Blood is a cult classic fighting game series, and the developers of the series, French Bread, have created a spiritual sequel to create some new ideas. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, an updated version of Under Night In-Birth continues Melty Blood‘s tradition of blending the visual novel genre with 2D fighting game perfection. It has its own unique elements though and it was an interesting experience.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late on PC is a tight fighting game, with precise controls. I played on a Hori Fighting Commander fight pad and had no complaints about how anything worked. There is a great training mode that helped get me into the fighting mechanics, but even better was the great pickup and play nature. I would just pick a random character and start to learn them in arcade mode. Some were easy to learn and some were difficult, but all were fun to play as. I don’t have any particular favourites but Linne was particularly fun to use.

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Playing against others was great and I didn’t suffer lag or screen tearing. The visuals were sharps and crisp with just the right amount of flashiness. The music is great anime-esque music that fits great with the setting. The story mode was interesting but I had some difficulty getting into it. Mixing visual novels and 2D fighting games works for some games and some people enjoy it. I don’t have any real problems with it, but for some reason I just didn’t get into it here. Perhaps it just wasn’t for me, but at least I was able to enjoy the fighting game part of it. This is a game I can see myself coming back to, time and again, just to have some fun when I have a few minutes.  Its a fun experience and enjoyable.

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As a spiritual sequel to the Melty Blood series Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late does a lot right. It might not hit all the right notes with the story mode, but the fighting is on point. This is easily one of the best fighting games I have ever played on Steam and I am not exaggerating when I say that. This is a game that I give my highest recommendation to. If you like fighting games, then you need to check this out.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jan, 2016 At 04:55 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Lineup for the Evolution Fighting Tournament 2016 has been announced. The games are as follows

 

Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros Melee, Mortal Kombat X. Pokken Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Killer Instict, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

 

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What are your thoughts on the EVO lineup? Are you happy to see new games? Sad to see some classics leave? Let us know in the comments?

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