In the past, Ziggurat Interactive has brought a number of PC and classic console games over to Steam in its efforts to bring good old-school games to modern platforms and audiences. However, it’s next releases head into some beloved arcade territory. Ziggurat recently got its hands on various licenses for Data East classic arcade games and it has brought eight of them to Steam GOG, and Humble Store today.
Ziggurat Interactive announced its latest publishing of Data East arcade classics in a press release on February 26, 2021. Data East was a notable gaming company in the glory days of the arcades and its catalogue contained a treasure trove of solid franchises that once lined the floors wherever arcade machines could be found. The collection of releasees includes a grand slew of memorable arcade titles including Bad Dudes, Joe and Mac, Super BurgerTime, and Heavy Barrel to name a few, all reworked and remastered into proper working order for play on PC.
The full list of Ziggurat Interactive Data East arcade releases can be found below, as well as their links on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.
- Joe & Mac - Caveman Ninja: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Super BurgerTime: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Heavy Barrel: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- SRD: Super Real Darwin: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Express Raider: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Two Crude: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Bad Dudes: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
- Gate of Doom: Steam / GOG / Humble Store
With each of these titles having garnered the love of millions of players around the world in the past, they’re now available to re-explore. For those who slipped hundreds of quarters into these machines in the past and those who want to discover a solid part of gaming history for the first time, Ziggurat Interactive has you covered with these Data East arcade releases.
TJ Denzer posted a new article, Ziggurat Interactive is bringing Data East arcade classics to PC
Is it my imagination or did Data East do the Robocop game (which would tie into Bad Dudes being in Robocop 2)
The RoboCop arcade game was indeed Data East. It would make sense that the relationship between them allowed for Bad Dudes' inclusion in RoboCop 2, though I can't confirm it.