Japanese emulation expert Hamster has revealed during a Niconico livestream that it is adding two more Nintendo coin-op titles to its Arcade Archives range.
Super Punch-Out!! and VS. Baseball – both from 1984 – are the two titles in question. The former is the sequel to Punch-Out!!, which was released during the previous year in Japan.
Outside of introducing new characters, it's not a radical departure from its forerunner, and certainly not as nice to look at as the SNES title of the same name. Still, it retains the unique vertical monitor arrangement which can easily be translated to Switch by playing in TATE mode.
VS. Baseball is part of Nintendo's VS. System range and is based on the NES game. Neither title has a solid release date.
Hamster recently celebrated 100 releases in the Arcade Archive range on the Switch eShop.
Raiden THANK YOU
A port of Raiden 2 would be amazing
i was asking for it, now i am definitely getting it, but they should should bring popeye and kung fu too
This is not a Snes Online game which is free? What is the difference?
Can't wait for these, I hope sales of these Punch-Out!! arcade games will interest Nintendo to making a new Punch-Out!! game for the Switch.
@Geobros If you want to know the differences between the arcade Punch-Out!! games and the console Punch-Out!! games then I suggest you watch this wonderful episode about the history of the Punch-Out!! series courtesy of our friend Norman of the Gaming Historian.
Retro Switch news just exploding this week! Super Punch Out for sure!!
🐹 Is on a roll!😆 They are truly amazing!
Yes!!!! I have always wanted to play the arcade of Super Punch Out, and it’s been at the top of my most wanted list since the first was released.
do we have a date for eather of them? I've been trying to pick up all the nintendo VS releases, have all of them sofar(?)
theres so many of them. I have 16 so far, a couple of other AA titles and 2 neo geo.
I'd buy more but they are so expensive to just buy a few, it adds up fast! Gonna go play some more wrecking crew.
Can't wait for this! I saw, but didn't play Super Punch-Out!! at an arcade at Fisherman's Wharf in San Fransisco back in '88. On limited coins (I was 11), I was lured in by Victory Road and the boppin' soundtrack of Psycho Soldier, instead. Also, I was crap at arcade Punch-Out!! so I didn't want to waste my money.
Happy to see Super Punch Out! Maybe Arm Wrestling will get released too? Definitely an obscure title few have played.
Super Punch-Out!! is a welcome announcement, but I'm puzzled by the release of Vs. Baseball. It's practically indistinguishable from the NES version, which is already free to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and it's not a very good game for that matter. They must have sold a fair number of the other Vs. games to justify it.
Terra Cresta 2
Soldier Girl Amazon
Lock N’ Chase
Bomb Jack Twin
Vs. Mighty Bomb Jack
Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone
Super Dodge Ball
Not too exciting where my tastes are concerned.
I was hoping for something more interesting. I'd especially be excited if it had been news of Popeye joining the Arcade Archives line. That's the big one that's still missing. Obviously involves an outside license though, so it's anything but assured of happening. Mostly depends on if Hamster is willing to do the ground work and if the rights holders (I believe it's King Features Syndicate) are willing to play ball at a realistic price.
There are also some other much more obscure early 80's Nintendo releases I'd be happy to pay for that don't involve any outside licensing. Radar Scope, Sheriff, Heli Fire, Space Fever (A Nintendo rip off of Space Invaders), and likely a few others.
This is awesome news! I want Popeye and Radar Scope too.
The wait is over, buddy! I am so excited!
@Banjopickles : You beat me to it! I saw something about ps network trophies for Kangaroo and was pretty certain we would get it tomorrow! Can't wait:)
As soon as I get home from work tomorrow, I’m downloading it. I’m actually far more excited for this than I am Paper Mario. 😂
@Banjopickles : I agree 100%. I just hope it's as good as I remember it to be as a child. I was playing the Atari 2600 version last night in preparation for the real deal lol.
I bought a 5200, back in ‘01, because it looked like it had the closest adaptation of it. Even though it didn’t look, or sound, as good, I still had a blast with it.
@Banjopickles : I did as well, but the controller is horrible. I even bought rebuilt ones.
It was easily the worst controller of any that I’ve ever held. Honestly; I think that everything about the 5200 was an anomaly: the size of the console, the cords, the lack of a distinct library, the controllers, the oversized carts. It wasn’t a bad console, but it was completely unnecessary. Had they released the 7800 in its place, with a slightly better controller, they may have stood a chance.
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