81 posts tagged taito
Chie, Gizmo, Judge Judy, Picard, and others as Taito sprites ⊟
Please give me a Taito game starring Beavis and Butthead, Reginald and Beartato, and No Face and Zeniba.
Taito mugs: drink your joe with Doh ⊟
I’ll take one of each, please. Or maybe just a bunch of Arkanoid mugs. At $8.90 each, I might actually be able to afford one of these! They ship in September, which also happens to be when my birthday is.
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And here are Urkel, Spelunky dude, Daria, Phoenix Wright, Charlie Brown, and more as Taito characters ⊟
Imagine the Simpsons, Mortal Kombat, McDonald’s, Mega Man, and Seinfeld as an old Taito game ⊟
You’d get something close to this set of adorable sprites by pixel master Paul Robertson (Mercenary Kings, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game). Robertson explains, “Bubble Bobble was the first game I ever played in the arcades and it pretty much decided what my career was going to be. So I thought I’d try out some Taito inspired characters. There’s 100 all up.” That Mayor McCheese tho.
Bust a Move 4 coming to PSN ⊟
Yeahhhh, gonna be able to download Bust a Move 4 on my Vita sometime this spring! And my PS3 and PSP should I decide to. Natsume is publishing the game as a PSOne Classic in North America.
This version of the Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move series adds pulley levels, in which two sets of bubbles are attached to one another via ropes and pulleys, so you have to keep them balanced while breaking them.
This was a great game… on the Game Boy Color, where I played it, so I can only imagine the PS version is better. It’s got to be better as a handheld Puzzle Bobble than Bust a Move Universe.
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"Irem vs Taito" by Paul Robertson (click for a much larger image). It’s pixelart pandemonium as the titans of these two Japanese video game publishers duke it out!
Hammerin’ Harry versus the Puzzle Bobble Crew! Ninja Baseball Bat Man versus Time Gal's Reika! R-Type crafts versus Darius ships! Mr. Heli versus Invaders! The only battle missing is the kusoge match-up of the millenium, Deadly Towers' Prince Myer versus Beat Takeshi.
Robertson created this image and two others — one based on Konami’s obscure arcade beat’em up Violent Storm, and another NSFW piece for Custer’s Revenge — for the Super iam8bit show. See them all here.
Perfect reminder to watch some King of Famicom.
Cooking Mama plush doll, free with pre-order of Cooking Mama 4 at GameStop. Something looks slightly off about the face on this doll, but it’s still pretty dang cute! If you can identify what it is that’s bothering me, though please do — because I can’t.
I’ve only seen this available at GameStop, so if you want a little plush companion to watch you break eggs, you’ll have to pre-order the 3DS game from there.
See also: More Cooking Mama posts
Bust-a-Move Universe saw a cool reception from JC and other reviewers, but I believe this is the first time Amazon has singled out a 3DS game as its Deal of the Day, so this seemed worth featuring on the flagship site (most of our sales posts are on the DS Dates blog nowadays).
If you’re looking for a cheap game to pop into your 3DS, you can snatch this for $19.99. Otherwise, Amazon is still running its $50 deal for two select Nintendo 3DS games — includes Ghost Recon (!), Ridge Racer, and other third-party / non-SSFIV3D titles.
See also: More 3DS news and media
I didn’t think it was even possible to make a crummy Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble game. I’ve played a bunch of them, and they’ve all been, at worst, unremarkable Bust-a-Move games, but still fun.
Bust-a-Move Universe on 3DS is unremarkable at best, and kind of irritating at worst. A session of Azumanga Puzzle Daioh last weekend confirmed that I still like good Puzzle Bobble games, and that this isn’t one. For one thing, that arcade game has awesome multiplayer, and Universe has no multiplayer.
Space Invaders and Darius Burst cases for iPhone 3G/3GS. These are actually arcade prizes, but NCSX is selling them to those of us not lucky enough to be near a Taito Station arcade, and not lucky enough to, you know, actually win prizes from those damn crane games!
I’m pretty excited to see new accessories for my phone, since I’d expect any new things to be iPhone 4-shaped. At $26 each, though, I’m going to decide just how excited I am.
See also: More Space Invaders junk!
Bubble Bobble, The Legend of Kage, and Front Line shirts from The King of Games’s DotLike series. These Taito-licensed shirts will be released in Japan November 6, for ¥5,145 ($64) each…
If there’s ever been a t-shirt I’d consider paying $64 on, it’s that Legend of Kage design. Check out that dope situation! Kage all reading his scroll, ninjas all dropping out of the sky against a giant moon.
See also: More shirts
Though GameStop doesn’t have any to sell online, if you can bring yourself to visit your local shop, you can pick up a new copy of Space Invaders Extreme 2 for just $4.99. You might want to check the site’s “store availability” or call ahead to make sure your visit isn’t fruitless.
I remember buying the original Space Invaders Extreme for the same price — money well spent — but lost it along with other cherished DS carts during my move last year. Might be time to replace it!
Also, why didn’t Square Enix ever release Space Invaders Extreme Z in the U.S. That’s some ol’ bullshit.
Oh, and speaking of sales, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen is only $17.99 at Amazon right now.