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It Came from Japan! PuLiRuLa

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] When it comes to '90s beat 'em ups, there are only a few games worth expl...

 
 
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Rhythm-based Space Invaders? Get ready to Groove Coaster

Space Invaders Infinity Gene stands alongside Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX as one of the best modern re-imaginings of a classic arcade title. All of those games share a certain subtle rhythm that sneaks into your br...

 
 
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AOU 2011: Music GunGun 2 was pretty fun fun, too

Taito's arcade sequel, Music GunGun 2, again mixes music/rhythm gaming with light gun shooting. Take popular music and add a light gun to shoot notes to the beat and you've got the right idea. After waiting in an insanely long line at AO...

 
 
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Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene (PS3/360)

If you have an iPhone, you may have played Space Invaders Infinity Gene when it came out late last year. Why are we excited about a port then, you ask? Why, HD, of course. That, and the ability to use a gamepad rather than your iPhone's tou...

 
 
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Puzzle Bobble coming to 3DS

Famitsu has posted some information and screenshots on a new Puzzle Bobble game coming to the 3DS. Under the working title Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D (which translates roughly to "Jump Out! Puzzle Bobble 3D"), the game is expected to be rel...

 
 
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Taito reveals new digital distributed arcade game cabinet

Arcade cabinets have a lot of strikes against them. They take up a lot of space, for starters. And, with a few exceptions like the Neo-Geo multi-slot boards, cabinets only offer one game. So, if you're an arcade owner, the profitability of ...

 
 
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Space Invaders: Infinity Gene on XBLA/PSN in September

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, a stylish update to the classic arcade game, will see a PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade release in September. Currently, you can only get this title for iPhone/iPod Touch (or Japanese mobile phones), ...

 
 
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XBLA and PSN are getting Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

A bit of grand news for us wretched, iPhone-less individuals: Taito's Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is -- sort of unsurprisingly -- looking forward to a future on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. As with many of Taito's more recent...

 
 
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Fish lasers! Dariusburst listed by ESRB

I laughed when I saw Siliconera's reaction to the new ESRB rating write-up for water life-themed side-scrolling space shooter, Dariusburst. It seems that Spencer and I think alike as he also mentions "robotic fish and Zuntata" when thinking...

 
 
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Living the Dream: Work in a virtual convenience store

At Destructoid we're always talking about "Living the Dream." The phrase refers to a lot of different things for us. In its most general form, it's about how we love that we do this for a living. It's about ow we've made jobs and a web com...

 
 
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Adorable Bust-A-Move Christmas card, game sale

I like dinosaurs, so this is saying a lot, but Bub and Bob are the cutest f'n dinosaurs ever. Their one-toothed mouths and pink arms sound frightening on paper, but when you look at them, you're like aaaawwww. Taito passed along this cute C...

 
 
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This week on Xbox LIVE Arcade: Qix++

You remember Qix, right? That great old game where you draw lines, trying to fill the majority of a stage while not getting hit by the annoying squiggly line monster and its minions. It was and still is loads of fun, especially if you happe...

 
 
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Here, have a buttload of Darius Burst PSP screens

Good morning! What's the best thing to wake up to on a day like today? If you said "bacon and coffee," you are WRONG. The answer is actually these screenshots for Darius Burst on PSP. Alright, so I can think of better things, but this is wh...

 
 
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New brand trailer for Darius Burst on PSP

Warning! A new brand game is approaching! Above you'll find the new trailer for Taito's upcoming Darius Burst on PSP, complete with fishies, lasers, and Engrish. The triumvirate of features essential to any good handheld STG. Okay, I just m...

 
 
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TGS 09: New screens from Raystorm HD on XBLA

With all the Japanese games on display at this Japanese event happening in Japan, it's about time we got to look at a shmup. To that end, Taito has released some fresh screenshots for the upcoming remake of Raystorm on Xbox Live Arcade.The ...

 
 
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Arkanoid making a comeback on WiiWare

Square Enix and Taito are have updated the classic Arkanoid for WiiWare. Arkanoid Plus! will have multiplayer, co-op, arcade mode, time mode, 122 levels and tons of upgrades and power-ups. There's no release date yet, but expect it "so...

 
 
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Space Invaders Extreme 2 screens, PAL release date

Taito and Square-Enix have just announced that Space Invaders Extreme 2, the sequel to what was easily one of my favorite DS games of last year, will be arriving in PAL region territories on October 2nd. The game is slated for release in th...

 
 
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Taito busts a move with Puzzle Bobble Live! for XBLA

Taito has announced today in Japan that Puzzle Bobble Live! is on its way to XBLA, priced at 800 MS points, bringing along this gallery full of screenshots with it. If you live in North America, you probably know Puzzle Bobble as Bust-A-Mov...

 
 
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Fishies and lasers in these Darius Burst screenshots

If you missed it when we first reported on it, Darius Burst is the latest entry in Taito's semi-classic robotic fish shooting series. It's set to revive the franchise after nearly a decade of quiet, and Taito has chosen the PSP as the platf...

 
 
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Famitsu gives us our first look at the Raystorm HD trailer

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 weekend, understa...

 
 
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Leaked Famitsu Scan reveals Darius Burst for PSP

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 PSP. Soon you can...

 
 
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Review: Space Bust-A-Move

Ah, Bust-A-Move. No matter how many incarnations of the little game seem to come about, I'm always interested in playing another one and losing myself in that mindless but addictive puzzle action. Naturally, as soon as I saw that Square Eni...

 
 
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Review: Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

You may have noticed that I've been anticipating Taito's Space Invaders: Infinity Gene pretty heavily since it was first announced for the iPhone. Originally released in Japan on mobile phones that aren't sold anywhere else, I thought this ...

 
 
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New gameplay trailer for Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

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're getting a loo...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Rastan

[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 child. Every time I...

 
 




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