Irem Arcade Hits available now!

Catching everyone by surprise, DotEmu have released a downloadable Irem collelction for PCs, gathering 18 of the company's arcade titles, for 10 Euros, or just over £8. In fact, they released it yesterday.

While it's a shame it seems to be PC-only, the price is pretty reasonable and the game selection isn't anything to sniff at. Yeah, there's a few duffers here (Blade Master? No thanks) and the core R-Type games are conspicuously absent, but this collection has some of Irem's best work, such as Cosmic Cop, Dragon Breed and the excellent Undercover Cops, as well as oddities like R-Type Leo and Mystic Riders. At least it's better than the last Irem collection, a pitiful Playstation/Saturn effort with just Kung Fu Master, 10 Yard Fight and Zippy Race. The full list is below:

Kung-Fu Master
Ninja Spirit
R-Type Leo
Air Duel
Battle Chopper
Cosmic Cop
Dragon Breed
Gunforce 2
Hammerin’ Harry
Image Fight
Legend of Hero Tonma
Mystic Riders
Undercover Cops
In the Hunt
Superior Soldiers
Blade Master

The official website has a link to purchase the game directly from DotEmu. One question remains, though- where the hell is X-Multiply, guv?!

Last Updated ( 16 December 2010 )  

Tepid Snake

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(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2010-12-10 11:32
Any excuse to play Hammerin' Harry again is good enough for me ;-)
(Link to this comment) Arcturius 2010-12-10 12:42
Quoting Cauterize:
Any excuse to play Hammerin' Harry again is good enough for me ;-)

(Link to this comment) Tepid Snake 2010-12-10 23:59
Just so everyone knows, I'll be adding a review of this tomorrow, hopefully. It's OK but has some issues (especially with what should have been the best game on the collection, Undercover Cops). Be on your guard!

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