Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles
Are you a bad enough dude to buy this book? Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Data East Arcade Classic covers the diverse library from the underrated Japanese developer, including golden era classics like BurgerTime and Karate Champ; eccentricities like Karnov and Trio the Punch; outstanding genre pieces like Desert Assault and Night Slashers; licensed titles like RoboCop and Captain America and the Avengers; and cult classics like Boogie Wings and Windjammers. Also included is an extensive examination of their popular competitive puzzle game, Magical Drop, and of course, the ninja-fighting, president-saving Bad Dudes and its pseudo-sequel Two Crude Dudes.
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The contents are based on the following articles from the site, rewritten and reedited with even more insight and information!
Lock ‘n’ Chase
Bump ‘n’ Jump
Bad Dudes / Two Crude Dudes
Trio the Punch
The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy
Atomic Runner Chelnov
Spin Master / Dashin’ Desperados
Vapor Trail / Rohga
Joe & Mac
Dark Seal / Gate of Doom / Wizard Fire
Tumblepop / Diet Go Go
Captain America and the Avengers / Galactic Storm
Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty
The Real Ghostbusters (ARC)
Hippodrome / Fighting Fantasy
Mutant Fighter / Death Brade
Darwin 4078 / Super Real Darwin
And other Data East arcade games!