Hamster's next run of Arcade Archive releases include KiKi KaiKai, Saint Dragon, and Penguin Wars


Cuteness overload headed your way

Those purveyors of retro re-releases Hamster Corporation has revealed four more titles headed to modern platforms over the coming weeks and months. Clearly the publisher has plans to continue bolstering its Arcade Archive range well into the new year and beyond.

The four classic arcades preparing themselves for launch include Taito’s cute top-down shooter KiKi KaiKai (which would become Pocky & Rocky in its following years). Also en route are Jaleco’s 1989 shmup Saint Dragon and, from UPL 1985 air-hockey title Penguin Wars, and its 1986 vertically-scrolling shmup, XX Mission.

No dates or platforms were specifically mentioned, but we’ll likely see these four games roll out weekly on PS4 and/or Nintendo Switch, once the previous four reveals have been released. One can also expect each game to cost $8, which remains a bit of a sticking point given the limited playability of some of these re-releases (Penguin Wars, for example).

Incidentally, this week’s release is Technos’ clunky wrestling title Mat Mania, available to download now on Nintendo Switch.

Arcade Archives upcoming releases announced [Siliconera / Ryokutya2089]