Oretachi Gēsen Zoku

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オレたちゲーセン族
Oretachi Gēsen Zoku
(Our Game Center Family)[1]
Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono - Sonic Wings PS2.jpg
Front cover of Sonic Wings
(Oretachi Geesen Zoku series)
Publisher(s)Hamster Corporation
Platform(s)PS2
Platform(s) of originArcade
Year of inception2005
First releaseJuly 21, 2005
Latest releaseFebruary 8, 2007

Oretachi Gēsen Zoku (オレたちゲーセン族) is a series of 19 emulated arcade machine game titles from the 80s and 90s for PlayStation 2 published by Hamster and only available in Japan.[2] Of the 19 games, the last two–Thunder Cross (1988) and Trio the Punch (1990)–were previously never released on home platforms.

Each game costs 2,000¥ and includes seven items:[3][4]

  • PS2 game on CD-ROM with the emulated arcade game
  • Image DVD on miniDVD with promotional trailers of other Oretachi titles and a "Masterplay" video (a playthrough played by an expert)
  • Game music on Mini CD with the original soundtrack and arranged versions (remixes by group Super Sweep)
  • Instructions booklet with information about the original Arcade PCB
  • Official mini strategy guide book (with game information, tactics and advice)
  • Replica display card
  • Collection card (reproducing the original arcade flyer)

Released titles[edit]

Titles in the Oretachi Geesen Zoku series[5][6]
Romanized title Developer Original
release
Volume Japanese title Release
Scramble Konami 1981 1 スクランブル July 21, 2005
Crazy Climber Nihon Bussan 1980 2 クレイジー・クライマー July 21, 2005
Karate Champ Data East 1984 3 空手道 July 21, 2005
Time Pilot Konami 1982 4 タイムパイロット July 21, 2005
Moon Cresta Nichibutsu 1980 5 ムーンクレスタ July 21, 2005
Sonic Wings Video System 1992 6 ソニックウィングス July 21, 2005
BurgerTime Data East 1982 7 バーガータイム October 27, 2005
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Konami 1985 8 イー・アル・カンフー October 27, 2005
Super Volleyball Video System 1989 9 スーパーバレーボール October 27, 2005
Terra Cresta Nihon Bussan 1985 10 テラクレスタ October 27, 2005
Quarth Konami 1989 11 クォース January 26, 2006
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Technos 1986 12 熱血硬派くにおくん January 26, 2006
Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Technos 1987 13 熱血高校ドッジボール部 March 23, 2006
Rabio Lepus Video System 1987 14 ラビオレプス March 23, 2006
Akumajō Dracula Konami 1988 15 悪魔城ドラキュラ May 25, 2006
Contra Konami 1987 16 魂斗羅 May 25, 2006
Pooyan Konami 1982 17 プーヤン May 25, 2006
Thunder Cross Konami 1988 18 サンダークロス February 8, 2007
Trio The Punch – Never Forget Me... Data East 1990 19 トリオ・ザ・パンチ February 8, 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ arcade-gear.com – Oretachi Geesen Zoku series – translated as 'Our Game Center Family' ('Geesen' being a shortened expression for 'Game Center')
  2. ^ Hamster Brings Classics to PS2
  3. ^ Oretachi Geesen Zoku – About
  4. ^ arcade-gear.com – Oretachi Geesen Zoku series – 7 separate items)
  5. ^ Oretachi Geesen Zoku official website
  6. ^ MAN!AC magazine Ausgabe 162 4/2007 pp. 92–93