Irem Arcade Hits Compilation Gunning To PCs

By Ishaan . December 12, 2010 . 11:15am


Irem are releasing a digital download compilation of 18 of their coin-op arcade games for the PC, DRM-free, titled Irem Arcade Hits. Published by DotEMu for $14.99, the compilation consists of games such as R-Type Leo, Undercover Cops, Vigilante, Kung-fu Master, In the Hunt and Hammerin Harry.


You can view the complete list of games at the Irem Arcade Hits official website, and buy the compilation there, too.

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  • M’iau M’iaut

    That’s a solid collection with some stuff like Hammering Harry and Kung Fu Master that haven’t been done to death in other such collections but are definitely part of the coin-op canon of games.

    Were all of those brought stateside? There’s a few there I don’t know but look straightforward enough.

  • Pretty good collection – Mystic Riders, Ninja Sprit, Dragoon Breed, In the Hunt, Legend of Tonma, Undercover Cops, R-Type Leo and Gun Force are games I can recall I had fun for. I wonder if there’s any unlockables with it.

    I think they were all brought to the west, as they look like straight forward ports and no enhancements. Obviously some are more famous then others.

  • maxchain

    I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the marginally better source material of the NES’s Kung-Fu now has a fair shot with the younger generation.

  • I used to love Hammerin’ Harry back in our old arcade on Guam.

    …not too fond of Undercover Cops, only because I can’t remember much apart from the girl’s ‘special’ butt bombing maneuver.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Well, with the release of these arcade hits and Spelunker HD, it’s pretty certain to me now that Irem is *very* interested in profiting into the west. Will that spell good news for Disaster Report 4?

    Anyway, some of these games look way better than I remember; Irem was really something else back in the day!

  • Why bother when we can get them on MAME for free?

    • TrevHead

      Because not everybody can be bothered using emulators like mame and many who do will still buy legit versions for moral reasons

      Also if one or two extras like dev interviews and a gallery are added makes a big difference, its a shame more publishers dont do it.

      • They should release it on consoles, though, instead of PC, simply because most PC players don’t think from the same moral high ground you are. Most PC users I’ve known have the exact attitude that you were responding to. I mean, even making it DRM-free sounds like a bad idea.

        On consoles, while there’s piracy, it’s a lot less of a problem, so maybe they’d stand to gain a little more money there.

  • ZeromusUra

    Ok, but where is R-type and R-type 2?

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