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    Boy did I love those guys work in Joe and Mac. What ever happened to the company? I'm sure it went bankrupt or something, but why? Were the majority of the games crap?

    Keep in mind I'm post NES era, so I really have no knowledge on a company like this.
    Mostly just play Nintendo 64. If you've got games PM me! Cart only.

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    Yeah, they went bankrupt a couple of years ago. Their last game was for an obscure console (Wonderswan? I don't remember). 'Tis a shame, I really liked Data East's come-from-left-field approach to making video games.
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    Shucks, there goes any chance of my Joe and Mac 3D rendention.
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    maybe EA will pick up the rights for Data East games and we will see a 3d joe and mac

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    The day that happens I take a shotgun and climb a clock tower.
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    I heard some Bad Dudes took over!

    (I know...bah)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zektor
    I heard some Bad Dudes took over!

    (I know...bah)
    Total Lameness Ooozed from that pun and made a slippery mess on the floor. XD

    but yeah..I kinda liked thier games, too...

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    "The day that happens I take a shotgun and climb a clock tower."


    I'd suggest a sniper rifle as you won't hit as many targets with a shotgun at that height.





    btw how do you quote what people write in those boxes with their name on it?
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    Click that little button by their post.

    Oh, and I choose shotgun on myself, not others.
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    They deserve whatever they get for putting out Dash Galaxy and the Alien Asylum

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    Quote Originally Posted by zektor
    I heard some Bad Dudes took over!

    (I know...bah)
    Too bad they wern't bad enough to save the company.

    I know, I know... but I couldn't resist.

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    Just a few Data East arcade classics:

    Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja
    BreakThru
    Bump 'N Jump
    BurgerTime
    Captain America and the Avengers
    Caveman Ninja
    Gondomania
    Heavy Barrel
    Joe & Mac Returns
    Karate Champ
    Karnov
    Karnov's Revenge
    Ring King
    Ring King II
    RoboCop
    RoboCop 2
    Speed Buggy
    Super BurgerTime
    T.K.O. Boxing
    The Real GhostBusters
    WindJammers

    etc.

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    i liked data east. joe and mac rules!

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    Sidepockets was the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flack
    Just a few Data East arcade classics:
    the arcade games are what I remember most about Data East. Maybe they lost their attraction when arcades started to fade. Still a very underated company that put out some great games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari Warrior
    "The day that happens I take a shotgun and climb a clock tower."


    I'd suggest a sniper rifle as you won't hit as many targets with a shotgun at that height.

    Shotgun? In a tower? That was my first thought too, glad you clarifyed that

    To quote people in a box you just hit the quote button that's to the right side of their original post. It brings up a reply screen with their stuff automatically quoted.

    And on topic, to me Data East will always be Burgertime and Karate Champ. Spent so many quarters on those that you'll always remember the title screens

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffedmonkey
    They deserve whatever they get for putting out Dash Galaxy and the Alien Asylum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flack
    Just a few Data East arcade classics:
    Windjammers and Joe & Mac were two of my faves back when. There's one I know is being neglected, though...Magical Drop (aka Data East's Chain Reaction). Such a delicious puzzler.

    I hope I get a chance to try out Boogie Wings someday, as well.

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    Incidentally, there must be some company that bought the rights for BurgerTime... if not, Intellivision Productions Inc. should do it. That way, they could re-release Diner and even license it for an updated version (Diner/Burgertime for GBA, anyone?).

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