Capcom Re-Releasing Four Arcade Classics For Mobile

by Robert Workman


Capcom really wants to make an impact in the mobile market again – but now it’s just a matter of doing it the right way. The company re-released its line-up of classic Mega Man games for mobile devices earlier this year, but left fans feeling cold when the ports weren’t exactly up to snuff with the NES originals.

Hopefully, the company can turn things around with its next batch of games, as it’s announced four arcade classics that will be making their debut on iOS and Android this year. These include Commando (well, under its original name Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando), 1942 Mobile, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Mobile and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts Mobile.

“Each of these games maintains fidelity to the originals, while offering players the option to play in modes that take full advantage of touch screen devices,” the company noted in a press statement. “In addition to Classic and Casual modes of play several of the games offer control options such as auto-fire and different button arrangements. Each game will also feature leaderboards so players can see how their skills compare against players from around the globe. All four games are expected to be available within the next few months.”

Capcom detailed all four games, as presented below:

  • 1942 Mobile – This vertically scrolling shoot 'em up tasks players with battling through the entire enemy fleet. Shoot down enemy planes, avoid enemy fire and perform rolls and loops to avoid certain death in this epic retro nail-biter.
  • Ghosts ‘N Goblins Mobile - Return to the days of yesteryear in this famously difficult action-platformer. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin.
  • Ghouls ’N Ghosts Mobile - Better, bigger and more beloved, this legendary side scrolling platformer pick up where Ghost ‘n Goblins
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile - Armed with a sub-machine gun and a limited supply hand grenades, players battle through legions of enemy troops in this classic vertical scrolling shooter.

We’ll see how the games fare in the next few months.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.