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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BRINGS SUMMER FUN TO THE NINTENDO DS WITH NAMCO MUSEUM DS

Gamers Will Experience a Namco Blast From the Past
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> SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 10, 2007) - Leading video games publisher
> and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Namco
> MuseumTM DS is bringing its popular arcade games to the Nintendo DSTM
> this summer. Namco Museum DS introduces a new generation of gamers to an
> era of timeless games and non-stop entertainment.
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> Namco Museum DS allows gamers to experience a virtual arcade portal
> where they can choose from up to eight games: Pac-Man(r), Pac-Man VS(r),
> Galaga(r), Xevious(r), Dig Dug II(r), Galaxian(r), Mappy(r), and The
> Tower of Druaga. Bringing back the meaning of family-fun, Namco Museum
> DS delivers excitement to gamers of all ages and offers entertainment
> all can enjoy.
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> "Namco Museum DS is a perfect way to bridge generation gaps between all
> people both old and young," Makoto Iwai , Executive Vice President and
> COO at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., said. "Older gamers will love
> the old school arcade feel, and new gamers will enjoy the addicting
> quality of the games on a handheld system."
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> Features that are unique to Namco Museum DS include a screen mode
> selection that allows the use of different screen combinations on the
> Nintendo DS. This will allow players the chance to fit their classic
> games specifically to the Nintendo DS or in the "stand-up" arcade style.
> Players can also enjoy wireless battles in Pac-Man VS, an addictive take
> on Pac-Man which was previously only available exclusively with the
> purchase or pre-order of previous games. This version of the game
> features downloadable play where up to four players can battle using
> only one Game Card.
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> Namco Museum DS Includes:
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> Pac-Man VS.
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> Originally released in 2003 - For the first time in the series, you and
> your friends now have the chance to be the famous Ghosts from Pac-Man!
> With one person playing as Pac-Man, and up to 3 people playing as
> Ghosts, this incredibly fun multiplayer game offers endless enjoyment
> with just one game card.
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> Dig Dug II
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> Originally released in 1987 - Equipped with only a drill and a pump, hit
> weak fault line points in an attempt to sink portions of an island
> sending your enemies deep into the sea!
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> Galaga
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> Originally released in 1981 - Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic
> swarms of bee-like aliens, try your luck with "Challenging Stages," and
> find the best way to deal with enemies' powerful tractor beams!
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> Galaxian
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> Originally released in 1979 - A precursor to Galaga, destroy flying
> aliens as they move in from formation to attack you.
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> Mappy
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> Originally released in 1983 - Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on
> trampolines and open or close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an
> attempt to retrieve valuable items from the cats' mansion
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> Pac-Man
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> Originally released in 1980 - Play the most popular arcade game of all
> time! Navigate the yellow fellow through the original Pac-Man maze,
> avoid ghosts while chomping pellets and fruit, and use power pellets to
> turn the ghosts blue and get some payback!
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> Xevious
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> Originally released in 1982 - Use a heavily armed fighter plane to
> destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.
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> For more information about Namco Museum DS, please visit
> the official site at www.namcobandaigames.com
> Namco Museum DS will have a
> suggested retail price of $19.99 when it hits shelves this Summer.

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