Capcom Releasing Classic Arcade Games For Smartphones

Some awesome news from Capcom today as the company will be releasing some of their classic arcade titles for iOS and Android devices this year. No official street date was given, only saying that they would be released in “the next few months.” But the four titles being released look promising, especially for old-school NES players who hated losing.

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  • 1942 Mobile – This vertically scrolling shoot ’em up tasks players with battling through the entire enemy fleet. Shoot down enemy planes, avoid enemy fire and perform rolls and loops to avoid certain death in this epic retro nail-biter.
  • Ghosts‘N Goblins™Mobile – Return to the days of yesteryear in this famously difficult action-platformer. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin.
  • Ghouls’N Ghosts™ Mobile – Better, bigger and more beloved, this legendary side scrolling platformer pick up where Ghost ‘n Goblins ends.
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile – Armed with a sub-machine gun and a limited supply hand grenades, players battle through legions of enemy troops in this classic vertical scrolling shooter.

These are some of the classic titles Capcom were known for during the late ’80s boom (aside from Mega Man, of course). Each title will remain true to the original while also incorporating new modes that take advantage of the touch screen. You’ll be able to play in two modes: Classic and Casual, the latter of which gives you many more options and different button schemes to tackle the games in a new way. Honestly, a rapid-fire mode would be great for a couple of these. Ther will also be global leaderboards so you can see how you stack up all the years.

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