PlayStation 4 Is Getting A Virtual Japanese Arcade

By Spencer . April 21, 2014 . 10:27pm

crazyc Hamster in collaboration with Nippon Ichi Software is starting their own virtual console with Japanese arcade games. Six different companies including Tecmo are adding titles to Arcade Archives. These emulated PlayStation 4 games support the share function so you can live stream classic Double Dragon.


Crazy Climber, Ninja Kid, and Rygar are scheduled for release in spring 2014. Each game will cost 823 yen plus tax. Hamster aims to release between two to five Arcade Archives titles each month in Japan.


Crazy Climber

Ninja Kid


Exciting Hour

Wonder Boy

Moon Cresta


Solomon’s Key

City Connection

Mighty Bomb Jack

Nova 2001

Double Dragon

Wonder Boy in Monster Land


Terra Cresta


Syusse Oozumou

Mr. Pig and Pig Bombers

Crazy Climber 2



A number of these games were bundled together in the My Game Center Family compilation for PlayStation 2, which Hamster released in Japan. That collection included classics from Konami like Castlevania, Contra, and Thunder Cross. No word if these games will make it to the West, but MonkeyPaw worked with Hamster to release Hyper Crazy Climber as a PsOne import.

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  • Morningstar

    Wonder Boy: He makes you wonder where his shirt was…

  • 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

    Hopefully this is better than SNK’s horrible arcade

  • Strongarm Thunderbeard


    • Testsubject909

      Mind Bullets.

  • fairysun

    Oh Man, Solomon Key, an awesome game.
    Has anyone actually completed the game?

    • Aristides

      I have not, but I’ve played the 8-bit console ports. An awesome game indeed, someone should seriously bring this series back.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    YES an excuse to use JPSN on PS4!

  • NeoPancho

    I don’t have a PS4 yet, but i’m sure my first game (not including pack in) will be Wonder Boy in Monster Land… i love that game.

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