Sega bringing arcade classic Pengo back to the arcade

If you ever went to the arcades back in 1982 the game Pengo might look familiar. One of Sega’s earliest arcade hits, Pengo has been one of Sega’s most ignored franchises with the most recent release being a Japanese only Megadrive game.

It appears that Sega has decided to bring the game back to Japanese arcades this year and so far the game looks great. Instead of updating the graphics they’ve kept the same 8-bit visuals and changed the aspect ratio to 16×9 allowing room for 8 players to compete at once.

Unfortunately, I highly doubt the West will ever see this game in a nearby arcade. With the success of games like Bomberman on XBLA it seems like a worthy idea for Sega to port the game over to services like PSN and XBLA in the West. It’s probably our only hope of ever experiencing some ice block shoving action in the West.

[Source: andriasang]

  • Dangit! I’m going to be in Akiba after the Loketest for this is over. :p That said, if I find it in Tokyo, I’ll be sure to do a review for this!

  • Josh Newey

    Oh man, I love the idea of local 8 player games in the arcade. It would get so frantic.

  • Josh Newey

    @ Kris
    Whoa! I hope you don’t mind my asking, but what are you doing in Akiba? Tell me it’s secret Sega research. Do it.

  • GamingFiend

    I never played this before but I just watched a video of it and it reminds me of Pac-Man and Flicky and just a little big of Dig Dug.

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