Back when arcades were still a thing, I loved playing side-scrolling beat ‘em ups. Whether they be Final Fight, X-Men, TMNT, the Simpsons…button mashing the snot out of nameless drones was a fun diversion. Two of Sega’s side-scrolling gems: Streets of Rage and Golden Axe will be coming to XBLA.
The “arcadiest” of driving games, Crazy Taxi, is now downloadable for the PlayStation Network and will be available on Xbox Live Arcade November 24th. It gets the full on digital re-mastering with Surround Sound and 720p graphics. It will cost 800 Microsoft Points or about $10.00.
“I am Magneto, Master of Magnet. Ha ha ha!” Thus spake the greatest comic book villain of all time in 1992′s X-Men arcade game. Like a lot of arcade games in the early 90′s, this was a button mashing quarter muncher. However, that didn’t stop us from spending a portion of a paycheck to get to the end. Happily we’ll be able to relive the experience without going broke because Konami announced it is releasing the arcade classic on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, according to Kotaku.
Video games show up in the least expected places. Other than U.S. military bases, one would not expect an arcade in war-torn Afghanistan. But a generator-powered arcade in Kabul offers the locals a welcome respite from the war and helps keep wayward kids off the streets, according to GamePolitics.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is now a new king of space rock pulverizing sim Asteroids: John McAllister of Seattle, Washington. After a straight 58 hours of play ( did he pee in a bottle or something?) he became the world’s best Asteroids player by scoring 41,338,740 points on the classic 1979 coin-op, reports Yahoo Games.