Games that are similar to old school arcade games?

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User Info: Thepowerofpika

Thepowerofpika
3 years ago#1
I am wondering if the wiiU or wii has anything like old school arcade games or atari 2600 or Colecovision games?

Maybe on the e-shop or in collections? They don't have to be the exact games since I'm aware there's alot of games that practically will never get a rerelease and it's hard to find anything like that.

However new games in that style or even clones would do just fine providing they're still fun.=3

I know it sounds weird asking for simple games like that but I've gotten really nostalgic and I have no room for my Atari 2600.=(

So I figured maybe if one of the systems I have out had some similar games like that it would make things alot easier.

The games I liked as a kid was Pacman, Frogger, Pitfall and the space invaders and some of it's clones (favourite being megamania.=D)
I don't expect to find any of these games on the newer systems but anything similar would be awsome.

I miss playing old arcade like games.=(

Also I already know about Donkey Kong. I'm hunting for some different ones.
I've decided to go retro for now.

User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 years ago#2
Im pretty sure there are tonnes in the wii mode shop on the wii u pacman, galaga etc
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User Info: Thepowerofpika

Thepowerofpika
3 years ago#3
Thanks.=D

I didn't know Galaga and Pacman were on the wii shop. I'll have to take a closer look. Thankyou so much.
I've decided to go retro for now.

User Info: GDoobah

GDoobah
3 years ago#4
Yeah, Wii Mode in the Wii Shop has an arcade section.
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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 years ago#5
Here's a list of the official 'arcade games' available:

There are currently 21 titles available.

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release Date ESRB
Gaplus Namco Namco Bandai March 25, 2009 E
Mappy Namco Namco Bandai March 25, 2009 E
Star Force Tecmo Tecmo March 25, 2009 E
The Tower of Druaga Namco Namco Bandai March 25, 2009 E
Space Harrier Sega Sega June 15, 2009 E
Tecmo Bowl Tecmo Tecmo August 3, 2009 E
Altered Beast Sega Sega September 28, 2009 E10+
Rygar Tecmo Tecmo October 19, 2009 E10+
Golden Axe Sega Sega October 26, 2009 T
Solomon's Key Tecmo Tecmo November 30, 2009 E
Shinobi Sega Sega December 7, 2009 E10+
Ninja Gaiden Tecmo Tecmo December 21, 2009 E10+
Zaxxon Sega Sega April 12, 2010 E
SonSon Capcom Capcom December 6, 2010 E
Commando Capcom Capcom December 6, 2010 E10+
Exed Exes Capcom Capcom January 10, 2011 E
Ghosts 'n Goblins Capcom Capcom January 10, 2011 E
1942 Capcom Capcom January 24, 2011 E
Black Tiger Capcom Capcom January 24, 2011 E
Super Hang-On Sega Sega May 3, 2012 E10+
Wonder Boy in Monster Land Sega Sega May 10, 2012 E


However you will find the full list of nes, snes, genesis, turbo gfx and commodore games here. Many 'arcade remakes' are included.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Virtual_Console_games_for_Wii_(North_America)
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User Info: Thepowerofpika

Thepowerofpika
3 years ago#6
Thanks for the list. This makes things easier to help me decide on which games I want.=3

Looking forwards to playing these. Thankyou so much.
I've decided to go retro for now.

User Info: Verkins

Verkins
3 years ago#7
Super Mario 3D World has the original Mario Bros. arcade game, with only Luigi being a playable character.

User Info: New Link

New Link
3 years ago#8
Some newer games are worth a look at if you like that style.

Not all of 'em are Wii U titles, but who cares.
Bit Trip 2
Pixel Junk (all of them)
Super Meat Boy
DustForce
Torus Trooper
Geometry Wars

All of them aside from Pixel Junk are available on Wii/Wii U/Linux. The pixel junk series iirc is a ps3 exclusive.
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User Info: REAL_kielbasa

REAL_kielbasa
3 years ago#9
Nintendo Land has some great old-school arcade type games. The Donkey Kong and Balloon Trip games especially.
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User Info: P-APE

P-APE
3 years ago#10
Pac-man museum is coming to e-shop this week which include old arcade pac-man games and new pac-man like the champion edition and Battle Royale.
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