That's most likely correct, Wildcat. February 10th is nearby, and I'm thinking G-Mode and Majesco were either secretly signing a deal with Paon earlier to feature a couple of their Data East games into it, or are just debugging, packaging and shipping the game.
Anyway, along with Edward Randy, Ring King and Night Slashers, the owner of these four Data East arcade games hasn't been announced, yet. It's most likely G-Mode, since they focus on Data East's least important games and franchises:
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2010 20:20:30 GMT -5 by parrothead
Nintendo Power gave it a 6.5/10, with Metacritic having this snippet: "More options would have been nice, however, and it's a shame that legit classic Karnov isn't included."
I wonder how lazy the reviewers are in researching first before reviewing? I guess it's because they don't have autism or especially Asperger's syndrome, which probably can make them understand it more. They thought G-Mode bought all of Data East's games and forgot that Paon kept Karnov, Chelnov and The Glory of Heracles franchise.
I heard that there is another compilation underdevelopment, but it's not Data East-related. It's titled "SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 0."
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2010 14:24:59 GMT -5 by parrothead
Aye, I do as well. They're honestly the best way to gather up a heap of gaming's legends at a cheap price. And I have VERY little exposure to Data East's catalog, so I'm excited about visiting a lot of these for the first time.
IGN calls Bad Dudes VS. DragonNinja a clone of Technos Japan's 1987 Double Dragon, because of two tough guys that beat up enemies and use weapons they can pick up. It's not just inspired by that, but its main gameplay was inspired by another successful 1987 arcade game, Sega's Shinobi. Some other things featured in the game that were popular at the time of its release are Ronald Reagan, ninjas, the agent who resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger or the Terminator, and Michael Jackson's 1987 song, "Bad" (which is where the name "Bad Dudes" and the quote "I'm bad!" came from).
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 0 should of included some of SNK's earliest arcade games like the original Vanguard, Ozma Wars and their first game, Nihon Block. They should of also included some of ADK's like Crush Roller, Time Soldier (known in Japan as Battle Field) and Gang Wars.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2010 1:33:57 GMT -5 by parrothead
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 24, 2010 16:41:26 GMT -5
I haven't come across this game yet, either, but it should show up eventually. I recall a similar situation with SNK Arcade Classics. These classic arcade compilations don't get the priority at retailers.
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 24, 2010 19:30:01 GMT -5
Actually, I've heard that it's a common practice with GameStop not to order any in-store inventory unless there are pre-orders. Thus, if you want the game, you're kind of forced to pre-order it, otherwise you can't just walk in and find it.
But that's inconsequential to me. I don't shop at GameStop.
I try not to, but my options have been a bit limited. I'm trying NOT to use my credit card, you see. But, I'm working with my boss to be able to order in games here, and since it's $20 across the board, I'll happily support my employment and get retro goodness at the same time! Win win.
And yes, you're right about GS not ordering stock unless there's demand. Makes sense, but it still sucks.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2010 19:37:18 GMT -5 by Wildcat
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
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