Capcom names four arcade classics coming to mobile

Seeing the chance to introduce a new, younger generation of gamers to the golden age of the classics, not to mention capitalize on older gamers trying to relive their glory days, game publishers are pushing these older games to mobile, with mixed results. Square Enix has ported most of its Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles to mobile which is still positively received despite the price tag. Capcom just recently put out its Mega Man Mobile collection with lower prices and lower ratings. Unfazed, Capcom is going to try again, giving four old-school arcade games the same treatment as Mega Man.

Of the four, 1942 Mobile is probably going to be the more popular one. The World War II themed vertical shoot 'em up gives players control of a plane to shoot down other planes and bomb carriers. Though the titles may not be that popular, Sir Arthur, the protagonist of the side-scrolling platformers Ghosts'N'Goblins and Ghouls'N'Ghosts is one of Capcom's most prized characters, appearing in arcade fighting games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Tatsunoko vs Capcom. And, finally, Wolf of the Battlefield: Command returns to the vertical scrolling shoot 'em up, but this time on land as players fight with a sub-machine gun and a limited number of grenades.

Capcom makes the usual promise of offering a classic gaming experience close to the originals. Given those involved giant boxes and physical buttons, that would be an approximation. There will also be some modern conveniences, of course, like auto-firing and layout customizations. It will even have leaderboards for gamers old and young alike to compare their performance.

These were pretty much the same things that Capcom offered in its Mega Man Mobile series and while it did deliver those on paper, reception was anything but completely positive. Bulk of the complaints revolved around poor frame rates of the ports. Hopefully, Capcom has learned its lessons since then.

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