Monday, October 11, 2010

X-Men Arcade game coming to PSN, XBL

Does this look familiar to you?
If so, it might interest you to know that Konami has reached agreements with Sony and Microsoft to bring the X-Men Arcade game (1992) to their respective download services.  The agreement doesn't allow any changes to be made to content, but they have added an online leaderboard with online multiplayer. 

Here are more details from IGN:



Hide your kids, hide your wife Magneto, 'cause Colossus is about to rape everybody in your asteroid base.

Honestly the game was really cheesy, but those side-scrolling beat-em ups were a lot of fun.  And at the time, the X-Men were kind of a big deal with the comics craze in full force.  I think I actually played this in an arcade in New Hampshire about 6 years ago, which excited me a lot more than it should have.  It also featured Dazzler, the disco-inspired musical light show mutant, who apparently Marvel was still trying to push as late as 1992.  I can't wait for this to come out.  It's scheduled for some time before the end of the year.

And of course, this can only be taken as a good sign that eventually Konami will release The Simpsons arcade game too.  And I know you all remember that one. 

25 comments:

  1. awweesome!
    I keep thinking I see Ironman in that video :P

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  2. I remember my brother telling me about this game years ago. He was obsessed. I might just have to buy it for him. :D

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  3. Pretty excited for this one! Hopefully those new difficulty modes they talked about are EASIER. I remember this game being HARD AS HELL.

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  4. I wasted a lot of quarters beating that game in the arcades.

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  5. Ya, I can't wait for this game. A must buy

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  6. Oh god, I lol'ed so hard at the opening sentence.

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  7. Pretty damn good arcade article, lets get some gauntlet justice in here though.

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  8. Looks good, but I've never been a huge fan of it. Suppose it'll be nice to check it out on XBL though.

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  9. I hope so that would be absolutely amazing.

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  10. if only they bring the simpsons arcade instead

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  11. I remember playing this at the arcade that I used to work at. Good times.

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  12. i cant wait that's going to be awesome

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  13. Thank you PSN i cant wait to get my hands on this.

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