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Namco America Releases Winter Wireless Game Line-Up; New Arcade Classics, PAC-MAN Branded Games, and Networked and Original Games for Mobile.



SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850.
, Calif. -- Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, announced today the release of their winter season game line-up. Already a publisher of Top Ten mobile hits including PAC-MAN(R) and Ms. PAC-MAN Ms. Pac-Man was an extremely popular arcade game released by Midway in 1982 and was created by Doug Macrae and Kevin Curran. This unauthorized sequel to Pac-Man differed from its predecessor in the fact that this Pac-Man is female. (R), this release adds six new games to Namco's mobile games catalog.

Mobile customers can now play more of their favorite arcade classics and new PAC-MAN branded games on their wireless devices. They can also play new, original products specifically designed for the mobile community with wireless functionalities like online over-the-air networked play.

ARCADE CLASSICS:

With the release of Galaga(R), Dig Dug Dig Dug is an arcade game released by Namco in 1982 to run on Namco Galaga hardware. A popular game based on a simple concept, it was also available as a home video game available on many consoles. (R), and Xevious(R), mobile customers can now play more of the best-remembered arcade classics on their wireless devices.

Galaga by Namco

One of the longest running hits in arcade history is back!

Board your Fighter -- defend against alien fire and escape their collision-course formation attacks. Retrieve captured fighters from the boss alien's tractor-beam to become a Dual Fighter with double the fire power in the mobile version of this retro [Latin, Back; backward; behind.] A prefix used to designate a prior condition or time.  arcade classic.

Dig Dug by Namco

Dig Dug is digging for Pookas and Fygars on your phone.

Snare your enemies with your trusty pump and inflate inflate - deflate  them until they pop! Or squish squish  
v. squished, squish·ing, squish·es

v.tr.
To squeeze or crush together or into a flat mass; squash.

v.intr.
To emit the gurgling or sucking sound of soft mud being walked on.
 them with falling rocks. Watch out for the Pookas and Fygars sneaking up behind you through the ground, and if you get caught in Fygar's fiery breath, you're toast! Who said landscaping was easy?

Xevious by Namco

Save humanity from the Xevious collective in this classic scrolling shooter Scrolling shooters are a type of video game, a subgenre of shoot 'em up. Shoot 'em ups, moreover, are sub-types of shooting games. Description
A scrolling shooter is, as the name suggests, a shoot 'em up that takes place against a scrolling background.
!

You and your Fighter Plane are the last hope for Earth against the invading alien onslaught. Defend yourself against airborne and ground-based Xevious defenses by firing upon the alien ships and bombing their ground bases. Get through the alien barricade and destroy the Mother Ship.

Other arcade classics and hits by Namco America available on wireless handsets include PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN, Mr. Driller Mr. Driller is a series of video games developed by Namco. Mr. Driller puts the player in the role of a driller moving down through screens of blocks, having to keep his air supply from running out while avoiding being squashed by falling blocks. (R), TAIKO
The unrelated word Taikō (太閤) is a title given to a retired Kampaku regent in Japan. In a narrow sense, taikō would refer to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a more common usage.
: Drum Master(TM), Galaxian(R), and MAPPY(R).

PAC-MAN Branded Games and Ringtones:

Due to the tremendous success of PAC-MAN on mobile devices, Namco America continues to extend the PAC-MAN brand to other game categories and mobile applications.

PAC-MAN Pinball(TM) by Namco -- Coming Soon

The whole PAC-MAN family is making an appearance in this mobile pinball game.

PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN, and Baby PAC flip the flippers n. 1. A type of shoe with a paddle-like front extending well beyond the end of the toe, used an aid in swimming (especially underwater).  to keep the ball alive and rack up the points. Plow the ball into Inky's bumper to light up all four of the ghosts for a frenzy of multi-ball action! If the ball drains in the gutter, the action's not over because there's two pinball tables in the PAC-MAN twist to the classic pinball game.

PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner(TM)

Get game ringtones at PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner!

Personalize per·son·al·ize  
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.

2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify.
 your phone with exclusive game tones from arcade classics like PAC-MAN to current console hits like Tekken(R) & Soul Caliber(R). PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner is also the one-stop-shop for all your ringtone The audible sound made by a telephone to announce that a call is coming in. The traditional ringtone was in the 440-480 Hz range, but as cellphone usage grew, it became obvious that ringtone differentiation would become important.  needs, where you can get ringtone hits from hip hop hip-hop   or hip hop
n.
1. A popular urban youth culture, closely associated with rap music and with the style and fashions of African-American inner-city residents.

2. Rap music.

adj.
, rock, pop & more. While you're here, you can play Game That Tone!(TM) -- a totally fun way to preview tones. Get in the game at PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner.

Other PAC-MAN branded mobile games by Namco America include PAC-MAN Bowling(TM), PAC-MAN Puzzle(TM), PAC-Match!(TM), PAC-MAN's Casino(TM) Card Game Pack, and PAC-MAN's Casino(TM) Slots Pack.

Networked and Original Games:

Pool Pro Online(TM) by Namco

Pool Pro Online allows mobile customers to take advantage of the wireless platform. The game features online over-the-air multiplayer pool, including two-player head-to-head play and the uploading of high scores. Pool Pro Online also offers advanced graphics, such as a unique "zoom feature" where a player can zoom in on the table for a more precise shot. Pool Pro Online comes with two game modes, 8-ball and 9-ball.

Other networked and original mobile games by Namco include Ms. PAC-MAN For Prizes(TM), Stack'um(TM), and Gimme' FIVE(TM).

About Namco America Inc.

Namco America Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in San Jose, CA, Namco America Inc. delivers the next generation in wireless and coin-op arcade games You can also check the Killer List of Videogames.

This is a list of arcade games organized alphabetically by name. It does not include computer or console games unless they were also released in video arcades. See Lists of video games for related lists.
. For more information about Namco's wireless games, please visit www.namcogames.com.

PAC-MAN(R) (C)1980 2004 Namco Ltd., MS. PAC-MAN(R) (C)1980 1982 2004 Namco Ltd., Galaga(R) (C)1981 2004 Namco Ltd., Dig Dug(R) (C)1982 2004 Namco Ltd., Xevious(R) (C)1982 2004 Namco Ltd., Mr. Driller(R)(C)1999 2004 Namco Ltd., TAIKO: Drum Master(TM) (C)2000, 2004 Namco Ltd., Galaxian(R)(C)1979 2004 Namco Ltd., MAPPY(R)(C)1983 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN Pinball(TM) (C)2003 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner(TM) (C)2005 Namco Ltd., Game That Tone!(TM) (C)2005 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN Bowling(TM)(C)1980 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN Puzzle(TM)(C)1980 2001 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-Match!(TM)(C)1980 2004 Namco Ltd., Ms. PAC-MAN For Prizes(TM) (C)1982, 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN Casino(TM) Card Game Pack (C)1980 2003 2004 Namco Ltd., PAC-MAN Casino(TM) Slots Pack (C)1980 2003 2004 Namco Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Tekken(R) and Soul Caliber(R) are registered trademarks of Namco Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Pool Pro Online and Stack'um are trademarked by GenPlay Games Inc.

Gimme' FIVE is trademarked by Beyer Productions.
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