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Taito Legends

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: SEGA/dtp/Empire Interactive
Developer: Empire Interactive

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'Taito Legends' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Reminisces in Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

Taito Legends features 29 arcade classics and spans nearly 30 years of gaming history. <br><br> <ul> <li>Space Invaders (1978)</li> <li> Phoenix(1980)</li> <li>Space Invaders Part 2 (1980)</li> <li>Colony 7 (1981)</li> <li>Electric Yoyo (1982)</li> <li>Jungle Hunt (1982)</li> <li> Zoo Keeper (1982)</li> <li>Elevator Action (1983)</li> <li>Great Swordsman (1984)</li> <li>Return of the Invaders (1985)</li> <li>Bubble Bobble (1986)</li> <li>Gladiator (1986)</li> <li>Tokio (1986)</li> <li>Exzisus (1987)</li> <li>Plump Pop (1987)</li> <li>Operation Wolf (1987)</li> <li>Rainbow Islands (1987)</li> <li>Rastan (1987)</li> <li>Super Qix (1987)</li> <li>The New Zealand Story (1988)</li> <li>Operation Thunderbolt (1988)</li> <li>Battle Shark (1989)</li> <li>Continental Circus (1989)</li> <li>Plotting (1989)</li> <li>Volfied (1989)</li> <li>Ninja Kids (1990)</li> <li>Space Gun (1990)</li> <li>Thunderfox (1990) </li> <li>Tube It (1993)</li> </ul>

Long-time video game fans can re-live fond memories of their first arcade experiences with Space Invaders (1978), Jungle Hunt (1982), Zoo Keeper (1982), and Elevator Action (1983). Players weaned on prior console ports of Bubble Bobble (1986), Operation Wolf (1987) and Rastan (1987) can finally play these games at home exactly as they appeared in the arcades. And everybody will enjoy discovering forgotten classics like the addictive puzzler Tube-It (1993) and the hectic shooter Exzisus (1987).

"Taito Legends offers 29 exciting arcade games that have stood the test of time," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. "Welcome back to the early days of gaming; the only thing we've left out is the pizza grease on the joysticks."

"SEGA's distribution strength will allow a mass of consumers the benefit of playing and re-playing classic Taito arcade games - from Space Invaders to Bubble Bobble – in the comfort of their living rooms." added Ian Higgins, CEO Empire Interactive.

Taito Legends represents the first time most of these games have been made available on console and PC. The collection also offers a wealth of bonus material, including a comprehensive history of Taito and interviews with the designers of Space Invaders, Space Invaders part 2, Bubble Bobbble, Rainbow Islands and Volfied.

Complete Taito Legends Title List:

Space Invaders (1978), Phoenix (1980), Space Invaders Part 2 (1980), Colony 7 (1981), Electric Yoyo (1982), Jungle Hunt (1982), Zoo Keeper (1982), Elevator Action (1983), Great Swordsman(1984), Return of the Invaders (1985), Bubble Bobble (1986), Gladiator (1986), Tokio (1986), Exzisus (1987), Plump Pop (1987), Operation Wolf (1987), Rainbow Islands (1987), Rastan (1987), Super Qix (1987), The New Zealand Story (1988), Operation Thunderbolt (1988), Battle Shark (1989), Continental Circus (1989), Plotting (1989), Volfied (1989), Ninja Kids (1990), Space Gun (1990), Thunderfox (1990) Tube It (1993)

Taito Legends for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC will be available at major retailers on October 25, 2005 for an MSRP of $19.95.

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