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Namco arcade jams to the 80


[b]By: Scott Schopman[/b]

Ah?The 80?s. The Breakfast Club, the leotard, Metal Rock, my hero Ferris Bueller, the Rubix Cube. These are only a few of the wonderful things that happened in the 80?s.

Does anyone remember how fast the DeLorean had to go to travel through time in Back to the Future? Come on people think?. 88mph!

Ok so since I got you all in the 80?s mood with my little intro there lets talk about [b]Namco[/b] announcing today that with the release of their [i]Namco Museum 50th Anniversary[/i] for the PC, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and GB Advance gamers will also get a 80?s music soundtrack.

The soundtrack will include:

– ?Come On Eileen? by Dexy?s Midnight Runners
– ?Working for the Weekend? by Loverboy
– ?She Drives Me Crazy? by Fine Young Cannibals
– ?Talking In Your Sleep? by The Romantics
– ?Joystick? by Dazz Band

The music looks to keep gamers intone with their 80?s roots with the 14 available games with the title.

[i]Namco Museum 50th Anniversary[/i] is for the PC, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and GB Advance and is set to be available in August.

[u]Game List[/u]

Originally released in 1980 ? Play the most popular arcade game of all time! Navigate the yellow fellow through the original “Pac-Man” maze, avoid ghosts while chomping pellets and fruit, and use power pellets to turn the ghosts blue and get some payback!

“Ms. Pac-Man”
Originally released in 1981 ? Starring Pac-Man?s female counterpart; explore, collect, and chomp your way through four different mazes and eat new fruits.

Originally released in 1981 ? Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic swarms of bee-like aliens, try your luck with ?Challenging Stages,? and find the best way to deal with enemies? powerful tractor beams!

Originally released in 1979 ? A precursor to “Galaga,” destroy flying aliens as they move in from formation to attack you.

“Dig Dug”
Originally released in 1982 ? Equipped with only a shovel and a pump, tunnel your way underground and use the pump to blow up attacking enemies.

“Pole Position”
Originally released in 1982 ? A milestone in racing games, players drive fast to beat the timer, and avoid cars and hazards or risk exploding.

“Pole Position II”
Originally released in 1983 ? Sequel to “Pole Position,” this title introduced four new race tracks ? Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside.

“Rolling Thunder”
Originally released in 1987 ? In this horizontal scrolling shooter, play as a secret agent codename ?Albatross.? Your mission is to rescue female agent Lelia Blitz and defeat the criminal organization called Geldra.

“Rally X”
Originally released in 1980 ? Players drive around a maze while avoiding chasing cars, laying smoke screens, and collecting flags.

Originally released in 1981 – Pilot a space ship, survive enemy fighters and destroy enemy space stations, while avoiding asteroids and other obstacles.

“Dragon Spirit”
Originally released in 1987 ? Control a powerful dragon through the air, harness spells, drop bombs and breath fire at enemies.

“Sky Kid”
Originally released in 1985 ? Controlling a bi-plane, avoid enemy planes using evasive loops, drop bombs, and machine gun down other planes.

Originally released in 1982 ? Use a heavily armed fighter plane to destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.

Originally released in 1983 ? Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on trampolines and open and close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an attempt to collect valuable items from a cat?s house.

Note: The Game Boy Advance version of “Namco Museum(TM) 50th Anniversary” includes “Pac-Man,” “Ms. Pac-Man,” “Galaga,” “Dig Dug” and “Rally X.”

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