As a Generation X gamer, coin-operated games were a way to wile away the school week, and though arcades are not exactly a thing of the past, they were a fixture in the 1980s. Nintendo Switch’s third party lineup continues to grow, this time with an ode to the past with the just released title Namco Museum.
The classic games compilation includes Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ’88, The Tower of Druaga, Tank Force, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Spy Kid, and Splatterhouse.
Also included is the 2003 four player game Pac-Man Vs., a title based on the the Pac-Man series and supervised by iconic game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Two Nintendo Switch consoles are required for Pac-Man Vs. (one console will feature the gameplay of three ghosts, with Pac-Man utilized for the other console). A downloadable app on the Nintendo e-Shop enables 1-3 players to enter a multiplayer session of the game that’s hosted by another Nintendo Switch system.
“Over the decades that have passed since these games first hit arcades, they’ve proven to be timeless classics that retain their charm across every era and hardware platform,” said Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. VP of Marketing Eric Hartness. “The Nintendo Switch is the perfect platform to play Namco Museum single player, multiplayer, on the couch, or on the go. There’s something here for everyone, and with the built-in multiplayer capability of the Switch, anyone can join in.”
Namco Museum is currently available via the Nintendo eShop.