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Virtual Pinball Games Based On Taito Properties Are Coming to Legends Arcade Devices

Tables based on TAITO’s Bubble Bobble, Rastan Saga, Operation Wolf, and more head to the Legends Arcade Family in early 2021

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 AtGames has announced plans to release virtual pinball titles based on classic TAITO arcade properties for their Legends Arcade devices.

A number of fan-favorite franchises will be featured in this series. These include Elevator Action, Operation Wolf, Bubble Bobble, Chack’n Pop, Darius, Front Line, Rainbow Islands, Rastan Saga, Space Invaders, The Legend of Kage, and Zoo Keeper.

“These beloved TAITO arcade properties, with their iconic characters and play mechanics, make perfect candidates for fun, new original virtual pinball table creations,” says Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames, in a press release distributed yesterday. “We look forward to working with TAITO on making these virtual pinball tables as memorable as their iconic inspirations.”

AtGames’ Legends Ultimate upright cabinet and Legends Gamer arcade consoles will be the first devices in the Legends Arcade family to support these TAITO pinball titles, which will incorporate visuals, sound effects, and more from the games they’re based on.

“We look forward to continuing the partnership with AtGames on this fun new line of virtual pinball tables,” says Tetsu Yamada, president and representative director of TAITO Corporation. “Our classic arcade properties will continue to be a showcase on the company’s popular home arcade and pinball hardware platforms.”

AtGames plans to release the TAITO pinball titles on the Legends Arcade Family of products early next year.

More information on the Legends Arcade series can be found at AtGames’ official site.

So, which of these TAITO properties are you most excited to see get its own virtual pinball table? As a big fan of Rastan Saga, I can’t wait to exercise my inner barbarian next year. Be sure to sound off in the comments below and let us know.

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