90s Konami Arcade – Where is the Magic in Video Games?



How the might 90s Konami arcades have fallen?



90s Konami arcade games was the best. The first property that Konami was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. TMNT was a major hit in the 1980s and tv show was very popular. There were a lot of TMNT video games but what stood out is Turtles in Time. Turtles in Time is one of the best TMNT games to date. Depending on what platform to play on arcade or SNES. Play as your favorite turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. The plot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is April O Neil is reporting until Kang steals Statue of Liberty. Shredder taunts the Turtles on live television. Telling them come get the Statue of Liberty back. The concept of Turtles in Time is about.


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The four turtles defeating villains and going back in time. Battle system is a standard beat’em up format. Each turtle have their signature weapons bo staff, sai and more. Most iconic mechanic is throwing your enemies on the screen. I used to play that as a kid growing up. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time stand out for the rest of the games. There is a remake called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled but not better than original. The Simpsons arcade video game is another cartoon property from Konami. The plot of the Simpson follows, Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. Simpson family encounter Waylon Smithers and a stolen diamond lands on Maggie. Smithers kidnaps Maggie and the Simpson family follows Smithers.


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Player’s could choose Homer, Lisa, Bart and Marge. Homer uses his fist and legs. Bart fights with a skateboard. Marge cleans enemies with a vacuum. Lisa jump ropes enemies. The Simpson video game doesn’t have a console version in the 90s. Later on land on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. Simpson features your favorite characters from the hit show. Slapstick humor and 2D graphic reminiscing from the show. If you’re a Simpson fan play this game. X-Men 1992 arcade video game was my second favorite. Konami collaborated with Marvel Comics to bring you X-Men. The plot of X-Men arcade revolves around six members. Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and Dazzler to stop Magneto. Magneto is not alone with his BrotherHood of Evil, how will they stop him?


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X-Men arcade is a six player side-scrolling beat’em up game. Player’s take control of six X-Men with their powers. The game was never ported to any console in the 1990s. Later on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. The gameplay is robust than Turtles in Time. Each X-Men power takes up their life bar and stomp on down enemies. There is an X-Men pilot episode called Pryde of the X-Men. Which is based on the episode in the 1989. This was the best X-Men games in the 90s and wished to play it on Steam. The voice acting in the game is cheesy and cringey. Magneto “Welcome to Die” dialogue is too funny. X-Men fans could embrace this game.


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More 90s Konami arcade beat’s em ups

Bucky O Hare is based on the cartoon Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars by Hasbro. The game is faithful to the tv show. Voice actors reprised their roles and cut scenes. The plot of the game is Bucky O Hare and his crew. On a mission to stop toad Empire from enslaving their people. The gameplay is a mix with beat’em up and scrolling shooter. Player’s choose four protagonist Bucky, Jenny, Dead-Eye Duck and Blinky. Fight all the enemies from the show and give it a go. Metamorphic Force is about four ancient guardians with animal spirits facing The Evil One. There are four heroes Ban, Claude, Max and Ivan. Each protagonist transform into anthropomorphic beasts. Ban turns into a Minotaur. Claude is a White Werewolf. Max transform into a werepanther. Lastly, Ivan is strong as a bear.


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Metamorphic Force is alittle of Golden Axe and uses screen attack. The combat system is X-Men like along with the soundtrack. This game is another one to check out along with Violent Storm. Violent Storm is a 3-player arcade game. The plot is three heroes Boris, Wade and Kyle protects the poor from harm. There is a post-apocalyptic world where gangs terrorize two people. The Geld Gang is causing problems and kidnapped protagonist friend Sheena. Three heroes fight through Geld Gang and get Sheena back. The gameplay is similar to Street of Rage along with character attributes. Violent Storm soundtrack is 90s chill music.


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Will these games keep gamers alive?
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Lastly Asterix is based on the French comic. Player’s control Asterix and Obelix filled with humorous overtones. There is no plot of the game but if you read the comic. Check out Asterix’s arcade video game. Konami had some great beat’ em up in the past. My favorite is Turtles in Time and X-Men arcade. Now Konami has fallen since Hideo Kojima scandal. Who will be the next to great these great titles? No one knows yet, I will keep these games in my heart. What are your favorite 90s Konami arcade game?




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