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Konami Announces DS Arcade Compilation

by Steven Rodriguez - October 23, 2006, 11:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Contra, Gradius, Rush'N Attack and Track and Field are just some of the classics in the package.


More than a Dozen Classic Arcade Hits Coming to Nintendo DS with

Wireless Multiplayer Functionality and Unique Dual Screen


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ­ October 23, 2006 ­ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

today announced Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits for the Nintendo DS.

Featuring more than 12 of the most memorable quarter-munching arcade hits of

all-time, the game will let players enjoy these timeless classics in both

their original and remixed dual screen forms and also enjoy them with

friends in special wireless modes.

Taking advantage of the unique functionality of the Nintendo DS, Arcade Hits

lets players choose from a number of screen configurations, including

horizontal and vertical combinations to maintain the original screen size of

each game at it appeared in arcades. Players can also use the system¹s

wireless capabilities to play with friends and share data such as high

scores and replays. Arcade Hits also features special modes that let players

listen to more than 100 classic songs and sound effects and review the

history of each title in the compilation, complete with trivia and vintage


Below is a list of some of the titles included in Arcade Hits:

* 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 shoot through hundreds of space enemies in this timeless shooter.

* Roc¹N 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.

* Rush¹N Attack: Players 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.

* 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 shuriken, 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 will launch for the Nintendo DS in March

2007. For more information on the game, please visit www.konami.com


PopeRealOctober 24, 2006

While sometimes I know I am just being milked, I have to get this game. I love Track and Field, Contra, Time Pilot, and Gradius.

KDR_11kOctober 24, 2006

Oy, Contra! I hope that compilation allows saving so we aren't forced to use standby and unable to put in another game.

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