Nintendo’s infamous game starring Mario in a villain role is coming back as part of Hamster’s Arcade Archives series, and the arcade title got a confirmed release date today. Taito’s Bubble Bobble puzzler spinoff Puzzle Bobble also got a firm release date. [Thanks, Game Watch & 4Gamer!]
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. stars the titular character as the son of Donkey Kong, who kidnapped Pauline in Donkey Kong. This time, you need to save DK via opening cages with keys, and dodge everything Mario sends your way.
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release date: December 21, 2018
Price: 823 yen
Arcade Archives NEOGEO Puzzle Bobble
Puzzle Bobble is all about shooting gems upwards in order to match 3 and bring down every bubble on-screen to clear the stage. Any gems not connected to other gems will fall down alongside the ones burst, which is how you clear the game quickly. That’s especially important considering the screen will slowly lower row-by-row.
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date: December 20, 2018
Price: 823 yen (Switch and PS4), 840 yen (Xbox One)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr. comes out for Nintendo Switch via the eShop on December 21, 2018. Arcade Archives NEOGEO Puzzle Bobble comes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 20, 2018.