It’s April 10th, 1996, and you walk into your favorite game store. When what to your wondering eyes should appear on the New Release shelf but a compilation of six arcade games from your youth! Amazed at the opportunity to relive these classics, you whip out that cash and take home the black-backed CD, wondering if nostalgia really is all its cracked up to be. Later when you’re sitting in fron
Pac-Man, a gaming staple since nearly the beginning and a title that is a timeless title. From the music to the graphics, that impression on the subconscious is permanent once you play a few mazes, even if it has been years. Right now, you are probably imagining the sound effects and hearing that “whomp whomp” in your head.
Capcom are on a roll lately with re-releasing their older titles on newer consoles (such as Virtual Console) and on the Sony (and Microsoft Xbox 360 side, if you really care), they are bringing out a set of arcade games from the heyday of arcade gaming, the 80′s. A time when companies were willing to try just about anything, and Street Fighter II wasn’t out yet so variety was high.
Capcom has already released Mega Man 1 and 2 on Nintendo’s Virtual Console for the 3DS. They have pledged that the other 4 Mega Man games will be released as well. Mega Man 3 has been announced for next week, March 14th. Now, we are hearing reports that Capcom’s classic arcade titles are being rated for release.