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Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« on: February 19, 2017, 04:55:14 PM »
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In Japan there's a service called Arcade Archives which ports arcade games to PS4, XB1 Windows and soon the Switch. Imagine Virtual Console but arcade games only. One of the games they have for sale (in Japan only atm, NA and Europe tba) is Haunted Castle. The Switch Wikipedia and Nintendo's website list Arcade Archives itself as a game but I highly doubt they'd release a compilation of so many games they have to license out. I imagine it'll just be the service coming to Switch, each of the titles releasing separately on the eShop. Still cool- they've got some awesome obscure and well known games on there, including some Neo Geo stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_Archives

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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 10:13:14 PM »
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So this means that most of those obscure (and awesome) arcade titles that have almost never officially seen the light of home release will finally be able to. This kinda makes me want to get a separate system just for the sake of collecting these gems.
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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 03:18:45 AM »
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So this means that most of those obscure (and awesome) arcade titles that have almost never officially seen the light of home release will finally be able to. This kinda makes me want to get a separate system just for the sake of collecting these gems.

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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 01:33:02 AM »
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I've noticed these on PSN...bought both Double Dragon games and Renegade a while back.

It would be nice to eventually see Haunted Castle get a release in NA and EU in this fashion. If for nothing else, to be able to play it in an official capacity once in a while. It's not really all that great, but it's kind of fun to experience its weirdness sometimes.
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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 10:31:55 PM »
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Haunted Castle is one game that I think is ripe for a remake. It's actually a good game, it's just that the programmers made it more of a quarter stealer than a fun game. If they'd correct this, I imagine the community would probably welcome the effort.

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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 01:37:56 AM »
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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 09:30:35 PM »
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As I've mentioned in other threads, the original game feels broken because of there being very limited continues. Every ROM version and the PS2 Hamster disc are marred by this one detail (also the emulation on that PS2 port is utterly shit). Hamster's Arcade Archives release on PS4 gives the option to set infinite continues, and it's a much more fun experience for it.
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Re: Arcade Archives includes Haunted Castle
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 01:20:02 PM »
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I just hope that they bring Haunted Castle (Along with many other Castlevania games!) to the Nintendo Switch or PC. I don't like emulating due to shoddy emulation for certain consoles, and having to buy a PS4 just to play Castlevania isn't something I would do.

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