Viewing Company : Konami

Konami is an entertainment company based in Japan with business interests including video and arcade games, slot machines, trading cards, anime and wellness clubs. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan Konami has produced and published hundreds of titles across franchises including Castlevania, Metal Gear, Yu-Gi-Oh, Contra, Silent Hill, BEMANI and more. In November 2015 the company changed its name to Konami Holdings Corp. with a renewed focus on mobile gaming.


1989 TMNT Arcade Game is (technically) still out there

After posting about some clearance priced copies of TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan that I spotted last week, someone pointed out that the long-delisted (and much loved) 1989 arcade game is technically still available out in the wild. Tracking down a copy of 2004’s TMNT: Battle Nexus 2 and finding a hidden collectible in that game’s 9th stage isn’t the easiest way to play the arcade original at home but it is the most legal.

While it’s leaps and bounds above the other home versions of the game — released on early 90’s computers and the NES — Wikipedia points out that the copy tucked into Battle Nexus 2 is missing almost all of the original voice samples and that the music has also been altered. It’s a shame to hear that it isn’t a totally faithful conversion but it’s great to know there’s a legal way to get at the game, and that it’s on a format that can’t be delisted.

I missed this detail when I wrote the game page in 2016 so I’ve updated the page on the site with links and details on the Battle Nexus 2 incarnation.

assaultheroesDigital Release:Xbox 360 Arcade
December 13, 2006 (EU, US, JP)

PC
October 23, 2007 (US)

PlayStation 3 PSN
January 28, 2010 (US)
Delisting (approx):June 2016
Developer:Wanako
Publisher:Konami
Available On:Xbox 360 (US)
Retail (PC)
Links:None

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