The Denver-based video games publisher Ziggurat Interactive and the Santa Monica-based cross-media gaming company 612GAMES, today annoucned with great pride and joy that they have just released five more Data East arcade classics to PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble store.
Retro-gaming fans can now relive the classics from the arcade era including Joe & Mac Returns, Wizard Fire, BreakThru, Nightslashers, and coming in July, Fighter’s History.
In the 80s and 90s, Data East was one of the most well-known game companies, featuring a lineup of dozens of much-loved arcade and console games. Five of some of their most popular titles, detailed below, are available now for 33% off, so there’s no better time to jump in and play some landmark games that’ll fill you with nostalgia for the blinking lights and rocking beats of the arcade era!
Today’s batch of Data East PC releases includes:
Joe & Mac Returns: The comedic caveman ninjas return for more dino-smashing fun! This 2D side-scrolling platformer challenges players to rescue the damsels in distress, all while avoiding attacks from dinosaurs and other cavemen! [GOG] [Steam] [Humble Store]
Wizard Fire: Gather a group of hearty adventurers and prepare to explore mysterious lands and battle deadly foes in this fantasy beat ‘em up! Choose from one of five character types — Knight, Wizard, Dwarf, Bard, and Elf — and delve into dangerous dungeons in your quest to rid the land of evil. [GOG] [Steam] [Humble Store]
BreakThru: Fire up your four wheels of fury and smash your way through waves of vehicular foes in this 2D shooter. Race, jump, and blast through five different environments in your quest to take back a stolen high-tech fighter jet. Unload a fearsome arsenal on enemy soldiers, ground vehicles, and aircraft as you battle for supremacy! [GOG] [Steam] [Humble Store]
Night Slashers: Waves of undead are attacking, and it’s up to you, as one of three monster hunters from around the globe, to take ‘em down in this 2D side-scrolling beat ‘em up. [GOG] [Steam] [Humble Store]
Fighter’s History (Coming July): A mysterious invitation is sent out to elite warriors from across the globe to compete in The Great Fighters Competition. This 2D arcade fighter lets you choose between nine unique competitors, each with their own movesets and abilities to compete for the championship — and their lives! Fighter’s History will be available in July.
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Ziggurat Interactive has over 40 Retro Classic titles slated for release this year, with new games every month. Keep up to date on the latest news from Ziggurat on Facebook, Twitter, and the company’s official website.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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