Show me anything Namco (pre Bandai)

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Tinkle Pit

Are these games good??

@“sabertoothalex”#p101106 I dunno, but I'm gonna start saying “Mr. Driller on a bike” when I stub my toe & stuff

Saw this linked on another forum and gotta admit it's tempting

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@“sabertoothalex”#p101106 Well hum that’s a relief.

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I was just looking for arcade gameplay of Genpei Tōma Den to share in the Big Sprites thread and came across this – check out this live-action segment from a 1988 Namco promo VHS:

@“hellomrkearns”#p112001 woah, the way the cars are moving reminds me of Katamari Damacy… I guess Katamari has a lot more in common with Ridge Racer than I'd ever thought.

Nice homage to The Outfoxies:

Still hoping for an Arcade Archives release.

Also, pretty funny that he says "not gonna pretend Smash wouldn’t exist without Joust" even though [yeah Joust almost certainly had a much bigger impact on the existence of Smash]( than The Outfoxies!

@“hellomrkearns”#p119202 I'm reminded of this

This too. I've never heard of Death by Degrees!

I LOVE Tinkle Pit! So much so, I tried to review it in a podcast episode, but my kids started fighting about it. If you're in the mood to hear an 11 yo and a 14 yo throw down over video games, you could give this a listen:

Here is a nice little oddity from Namcot:


**F1 Dōchūki**_Formula 1 travel chronicles_ ») on the MSX2, released in 1990. Note the timely reference to Bravoman / Beraboh Man decorating the [*dekotora*]( on the cover.

The game is heavily inspired by Namcot’s own Family Circuit, but features split-screen multiplayer and a fantasy interpretation of Formula One as you race among traffic, Shutokō Battle-style. Not a match for Konami’s impressive [F1 Spirit 3D Special]( which might be the biggest technical achievement on the MSX, but the *splash screens* are pretty dope.

The _Dōchūki_ in the title is not just a fun nod to [Yōkai Dōchūki]( ('Shadowland' in the West) because it is indeed the same protagonist Tarosuke – of Namco x Capcom and Project X Zone 2 fame^ – that you see piloting on the front cover and in a few cutscenes. A cameo that I don’t see recorded anywhere online, unlike the better known spin-off Kyūkai Dōchūki.