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Tema: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

So even if most of these are irrelevant thanks to MAME/consoles or due to their low-profile nature I guess it's time we get a proper catalog of what was made in this area for the sake of documentation.

First thing to note is that many of them were released through Mediakite's Yuu-Yuu budget series. This is a label for rereleases of products from other companies, but it seems many of these were originally launched this way. Mediakite also had a series for MD ports. Didn't last for too long, but at least they picked Gunstar Heroes.

There are a lot of these arcade ports for other Asian markets and indeed Cyberfront's SNK titles were based on Taiwanese versions by other companies, if I recall.

It'll be interesting to know with the time which ones of these use emulation, or even MAME, and their accuracy. I'm still to decide if they'll get a place in Postback 2.0, though.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145011187.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017320.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017316.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145010997.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017325.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145010995.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145012254.jpg http://imgg-a.dena.ne.jp/exg4/cb/15/1655999/1/113852625_1.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145010998.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017214.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017216.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017215.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145012072.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145011480.jpg

http://www.4gamer.net/news/image/2004.06/20040610164740_0big.jpg http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SGL42SflL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

3 (editado por Recap 17-01-2011 01:59:53)

Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145010521.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145017400.jpg

http://img179.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/9/9/2/0/h111102-img432x600-1294154945alu4wi71690.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145011544.jpg http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/surugaya-a-too/cabinet/0064/145000329m.jpg http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/surugaya-a-too/cabinet/0283/145004014m.jpg



http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145015734.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514TmCLOGhL._SL500_.jpg

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145003636.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145003211.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145019238.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145013556.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145015464.jpg

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

Some console stuff:

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145011473.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145011472.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145016996.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145007266.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145018094.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145001434.jpg

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145012402.jpg  http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/145003123.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HX9SGS08L._AA500_.jpg

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

Project Egg ports a lot of stuff from many different systems, I think only one arcade game:
http://www.amusement-center.com/project … uct_id=864

Freaking awesome catalog aside of that. So many cool Japanese PC games. Let me know if you have any questions about these games, I know some of their former employees.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention this was for retail games only. EGG is indeed amazing for its catalog. It has many arcade titles. Nichibutsu's have been there for some years now if I recall, and recently DECO was added. Project EGG does deserve an article for Western audiences, so maybe I'll be hearing you in the future.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

A Splatter House video, in order to get an idea of what to expect (there're a couple of full-screen display modes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H33-5hLw1g

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

I could be wrong, but if you search the database for games categorized by アーケード, there's only that one. I think the Data East stuff is just FC and MD games, all developed by G-mode.

Anyway they have retail stuff too, such as Nichibutsu Early Collection: http://www.amusement-center.com/project … index.html

I'd guess they were ported from the original arcade versions though.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

Seems you're right, so hey:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110603225453/http://www.amusement-center.com/project/mall/detail_book-game/nichibutsuec/image/pack_l.jpg

http://www.amusement-center.com/project … hibutsuec/


And yet more from Mediakite:

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20021206/ul01.jpg

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20021206/ultra.htm

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20031008/mk.htm

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20031118/mk.htm

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20020827/netg.htm (this is the announcement for their agreement on the Net-Geesen service, back in 2002)

http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20040630/ggxx.htm

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

EGG did some other retail stuff years back. The first was Relics Anthology, which was a compilation of every version of Relics (also came with a little figurine)

Then they did Daiva Chronicle, which had all the Daiva games, and after that Valis Collection, which unfortunately had only the PCE Valis games, none of the computer ones.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

That's good to hear. I guess they only sold them through the internet?

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

No idea, but I've always wanted to grab Relics Anthology and Daiva Chronicle. They are quite expensive to get now though. Also the Valis thing is actually called Valis Complete, not collection, and also came with a figure.

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Re: Official ports of arcade games for Japanese WIN.

Moved this from the hidden subforum, since it's an interesting subject and you won't find it anywhere else I'm aware of.

Full list so far as I've reached for now. Includes TV and pre-WIN PC ports:

KU 2 IMPACT
KITCHEN PANIC
PUZZLE BOBBLE
PUZZLE BOBBLE 2
PUZZLE BOBBLE 3 DX
PUZZLE BOBBLE 4
SUPER PUZZLE BOBBLE
POP'N POP
RAIDEN II
KAITEI DAISENSOU
LAYER SECTION
DARIUS GAIDEN
G DARIUS
R. C. DE GO!
ROCKMAN X
ROCKMAN X 3
ROCKMAN X 4
STREET FIGHTER ZERO
STREET FIGHTER ZERO 2
BREATH OF FIRE IV UTSUROWAZARUMONO
GYAKUTEN SAIBAN P. C.
GYAKUTEN SAIBAN 2 P. C.
GYAKUTEN SAIBAN 3 P. C.
SHIN SAMURAI SPIRITS HAOUMARU JIGOKUHEN
GAROU DENSETSU 3
NAMCO COLLECTION VOL. 1
NAMCO COLLECTION VOL. 2
GENSO SUIKODEN
AIR MANAGEMENT II
HYPER CRAZY CLIMBER
PUYO-PUYO
MAGICAL CHASE FOR WINDOWS 95
LAST IMPERIAL PRINCE
YOUKAI DOUCHUUKI
SONIC & KNUCKLES COLLECTION
SPLATTER HOUSE
KIKI-KAIKAI
BUBBLE BOBBLE
RAINBOW ISLANDS
SEGA RALLY 2
MOMOTAROU DENSETSU
SEGA MEMORIAL SELECTION
GENPEI TOUMA DEN
IDOL JASHI SUCHIE-PAI SPECIAL
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG C. D.
BARE KNUCKLE II
ICHIDANT-R
THE SUPER SHINOBI II
WONDER BOY V MONSTER WORLD III
GOLDEN AXE
MONSTER LAIR
REVIVE...
GUNSTAR HEROES
SHINING FORCE
PHANTASY STAR SENNENKI NO OWARI NI
FORMATION Z
KAZE NO DENSETSU XANADU
KAZE NO DENSETSU XANADU II
YS V USHINAWARETA SUNA NO MIYAKO KEFIN
LUNAR SILVER STAR STORY
SAKURA TAISEN
LANGRISSER
LANGRISSER II
DER LANGRISSER
LANGRISSER III
GROWLANSER
GUILTY GEAR X
PRINCESS MAKER YUMEMIRU YOUSEI
PRINCESS MAKER GO! GO! PRINCESS
PRINCESS MAKER POCKET DAISAKUSEN
RAYSTORM
RAYCRISIS
SHIKIGAMI NO SHIRO II
SHIKIGAMI NO SHIRO III
TOKIMEKI MEMORIAL TAISEN PUZZLE-DAMA
GRADIUS DELUXE PACK FOR WINDOWS 95
JIKKYOU POWERFUL PRO YAKYUU '96
JIKKYOU POWERFUL PRO YAKYUU '97
PUYO-PUYO TSUU
PUYO-PUYO SUN
SEGA RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
PANZER DRAGOON
DAYTONA U. S. A.
CRAZY TAXI
SAKURA TAISEN 3
SAKURA TAISEN 4
SPECTRAL FORCE 2
WORLD NEVERLAND
WORLD NEVERLAND 2 PLUTO KYOUWAKOKU MONOGATARI
MAGICAL DROP III TORETATE ZOUKANGOU!
SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II X
DIG DUG
XEVIOUS
ISHTAR NO FUKKATSU
MAPPY
YAKINIKU BUGYOU TOKUBETSU-HAN
VIDEO GAME CLASSICS #3 / BOMB JACK
ANGELIQUE SPECIAL
DIE GEKIRIN
CLOCK TOWER