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Famitsu gives us our first look at the Raystorm HD trailer


Aug 31
As expected, word of a Raystorm remake coming to XBLA and PSN has turned out to be very true, and Famitsu has come through with the first video of the game in motion. The trailer was shown at an STG event in Japan over the we...

Leaked Famitsu Scan reveals Darius Burst for PSP


Aug 26
Hooray for Taito. After screenshots surfaced hinting at an HD remake of Raystorm on XBLA, a recently leaked Famitsu scan tells us the company is set to revive another of its classic shooter franchises with Darius Burst for PS...


New gameplay trailer for Space Invaders: Infinity Gene


Jul 27
Taito has just updated its YouTube channel with a new official trailer for its upcoming iPhone title, Space Invaders: Infinity Gene. This is the game whose announcement had my heart all aflutter a few weeks back, and now we'r...

RetRose Tinted: Rastan


Jul 21
[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular column in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.] Rastan is a game which I actively sought out as a chil...

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene coming to iPhone


Jul 15
Being the massive Space Invaders fan that I am, I've had an ear open for any word regarding a little-known addition to the franchise, called Space Invaders: Infinity Gene. Originally a Japan-only release for mobile phones, it...

New Space Bust-A-Move trailer is filled with bubble popping


Jul 09
Bust-A-Move is like crack as it’s always such an addicting experience. Well, all puzzle games are extremely addicting to me but especially the Bust-A-Move series. So, a new Bust-A-Move game is coming out for the Ninte...

Qix headed to XBLA, possibly Minter-ized


Jul 03
According to ze German USK rating board, which is famous for spilling the beans on many an unannounced Taito remake headed for the land of downloadable games, the classic arcade title Qix is on its way to XBLA, (and if histor...

Bust-A-Move Live! coming to your 360? It's highly likely


Jun 22
If you're a fan of the Bust-A-Move series, you likely already own several versions of the puzzler, but what's one more? The ESRB has rated Bust-A-Move Live! for Xbox Live Arcade, and unfortunately there's little information b...

New screens for Taito's next Space Invaders, Puzzle Bobble


May 08
Two new Taito games are headed to the Nintendo DS, and we have screenshots and details for both of them.Bub and Bob set off into space in Puzzle Bobble Galaxy. Out to save the universe, they get back to shooting colored bubbl...

Bubble Bobble NEO headed to Xbox LIVE Arcade


Apr 20
According to a rating found on Germany's USK ratings board Web site, Taito is set to bring a title called Bubble Bobble NEO to the Xbox 360. Previously rumors floating around the Internet have indicate the game would be ...

Square Enix confirms release date for Bubble Bobble Plus!


Apr 09
In February Bubble Bobble Wii came to Japanese WiiWare, and I was oohing and aahing over it in hopes I might get to play one of my classic favorites with tons of extra maps including expert map packs. It seems that my wish wi...

Taito enters Android Market, ready to drain your G1's battery


Feb 27
Taito has announed today that it has begun distributing the classic games Space Invaders and Arkanoid Doh It Again on the Android Market. Even though both games have been on the market for a week. OLD! The deal is that each...

Rumortoid: Space Invaders Extreme 2 in the works?


Jan 23
It seems that Play Asia has been a source of game announcement leaks lately, dropping news of Strikers 1945 and Crimsongem Saga. Hopefully it's going to be three for three, as it now contains a listing for Space Invaders Extr...

Space Invaders Extreme XBLA comes with Space Invaders Not Very Extreme?


Dec 08
Space Invaders Extreme is a damn fine DS title, and it's sure to look even prettier on an HDTV when it comes to the Xbox Live Arcade. If you don't like pretty things, however, don't worry. The XBLA version looks like it will ...

Furu Furu Park brings Afro Love to the Wii: It's about damn time


Dec 06
The above video displays footage from what will soon be the latest reason for me to turn on my Wii, as it combines two of my very favorite things: cute Japanese characters, and utter batsh*t madness. The game is called Furu ...

Bargain Bin Laden #26: Taito Legends 1 & 2


Oct 11
[Hey all, Linde here. I know it's been awhile since I've been regular with the BBL updates, but what with review crew and Podtoid and all, keeping it up to date has been kinda tough. But rather than let the ol' column fizzle ...

Flaming eyes on your phone: Cooking Mama goes mobile


Sep 28
North Americans: You'll just have to take my word on this, but (some) Japanese mobile phone games are incredible. At TGS, we played fully-3D, motion-sensitive titles that had some actual depth and gameplay, and we came away t...

TGS 2007: Booth tours for Takara Tomy and Taito


Sep 25
Continuing with our 2007 Tokyo Game Show booth tours, we bring you pictures from the smaller booths of Takara Tomy and Taito.While the Taito booth only had a few playable games for show, the ones they did have had no problems...

TGS 2007: Arkanoid DS, Space Invaders Extreme, and a sweet paddle peripheral


Sep 22
I miss many things about 80s arcades -- the sticky floors, the crowds, and most importantly, the cabinets themselves. While I've gotten used to shoulder buttons and analog sticks, there's something to be said for the feel of ...

Red and blue shinobi beware: Legend of Kage sequel coming to DS


Aug 29
For me, the NES version of Taito's Legend of Kage pre-dates Wii Sports as the non-gamers game of choice. For whatever reason, my mother of all people, decided she was really into Legend of Kage. It's 1987 (so I'm like nine-ye...

Majesco's Furu Furu Park for the Wii to feature 30 mini-games


Jul 03
Normally, this is the post where I'd bitch about how I'm tired of all of the mini-games coming to the Wii. But the Majesco published Furu Furu Park, developed by Taito and 505 games, is so damned adorable that I just ...






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