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MonkeyPaw Games Drops 6 Japanese PSOne Classics In 6 Weeks Of Retro Rush, Including Tomba! 2

Good news if you’re itching to play some classics, as publisher MonkeyPaw Games has announced its Retro Rush event. Starting tomorrow, the company will release one title from ages past onto the Playstation Network (PSN), until February 18, 2014.

In total, this means that there are 6 games coming to us as new PSOne Classics. We’ll put a list of these releases below:

  • January 14 – Double Dragon
  • January 21 – Lucifer Ring
  • January 28 – The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny
  • February 4 – Hyper Crazy Climber
  • February 11 – Wolf Fang
  • February 18 – Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return

That’s a lot to get excited about, especially if you’re the arcade type. As MonkeyPaw Games is a specialist in importing Japanese titles, we’ll get to dig into several, previously unreleased localizations.

First up, Double Dragon consists of the 2D fighting game released on Neo Geo, not the side-scrolling version. Here, it’s just one on one, toe to toe, dragon to dragon.

In the second week, you can try Lucifer Ring and its angular, early 3D models in a mixture of side-scrolling brawler and roleplaying.

For week three, we go back to isometric, 16-bit pixel art with The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny, where you put out fires, because that’s your job.

One of the more pure arcade titles is set for week four with Hyper Crazy Climber. Your goal is simply to climb up in different stages, while you dodge obstacles and distract enemies.

For more side-scrolling action, Wolf Fang has running and gunning, with tight pixel art, lots of flashy explosions and big bosses, like in Contra.

Finally, the finale in the sixth week will finally give fans Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return.  This is the sequel to a rather unique 3D rendered platform game that mixes 2D pathways in a colorful adventure. It’s a favorite among gamers and one of MonkeyPaw Games’ highly requested games.

All titles will work on Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and even Playstation Portable. Most of them will cost $5.99, though Tomba will go for $9.99, because they know you’ll buy it anyway. They probably have a better explanation for that rather shady move.