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Midway Games ships DOOM 64 FOR "DOOM'S DAY DEBUT".

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1997--

- Marks Midway's Fourth Title For Fast-Selling Nintendo 64 -

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) announced today that it will ship to retailers tomorrow the eagerly-awaited DOOM 64(TM), the Company's fourth video game title designed for the popular Nintendo 64 (N64) home video game system. DOOM 64 is scheduled to go on sale at retail on "DOOM'S DAY", April 4.

In response to strong early consumer demand, Midway announced in February that five of the nation's leading video game retailers, Toys `R' Us, Electronics Boutique, Kay-Bee Toys, Software Etc. and Babbages, were taking DOOM 64 pre-sell orders from eager game players one full month before release date. Midway confirmed that these pre-sell orders and initial shipping orders have been strong.

DOOM 64 has already received rave reviews from the home video game trade press, including a perfect 5.0 score in the April 1997 GamePro for graphics, sound, control and fun factor. GamePro lauds DOOM 64's "eye popping visuals, flawless controls, and new levels.packed with more booby traps, puzzles, and hidden areas." Special DOOM features for the N64 platform include newly designed weapons and monsters, 30 new Nintendo-only levels, state-of-the- art graphics, customizable controls and an ambient soundtrack.

Midway's previous Nintendo 64 video game software titles, Mortal Kombat(R) Trilogy and The NHLPA & NHL(R) Present Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey enjoyed tremendous sales during the 1996 holiday season. Midway also commenced shipping NBA(R) HANGTIME(TM), another popular title, in January 1997.

Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan is the leader in the worldwide $15 billion retail video game industry. Nintendo and its international subsidiaries have sold more than one billion video games worldwide.

Midway Games is a leading designer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software for both the coin-operated and home markets. Midway's games are available for play on all major home video game platforms including Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computers.

(c) 1997 Midway Games Inc. All rights reserved. Midway and Mortal Kombat are registered trademarks of Midway Games Inc. DOOM(TM) is a trademark of Midway Games Inc. DOOM(TM)is a trademark of Id Software Inc. Copyright(C) 1993 Id Software Inc. All rights Reserved. All characters, images, likenesses and other elements depicted in DOOM(TM) are the property of Id Software Inc. The NBA and individual NBA Team identifications used on or in this product are the trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective Teams and may not be used, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. The NHLPA & NHL Present Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey is a trademark of Wayne D. Gretzky and the National Hockey League Players' Association, excluding the word NHL.

NHL is a registered trademark of the National Hockey League. Officially licensed by the National Hockey League. Officially licensed product of the National Hockey League Players' Association. Nintendo is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America Inc. All other product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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