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50 Years of Namco

November 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 029 - 50 Years of Namco


We delve in the fifty year history of Namco.  Starting with its cloudy beginnings all the way to its acquisition by Ban-Dai.  Namco is responsible for many classics including Pac-Man, Galaga, and a slew of racing games.  Though they did not always have a visible presence in the US Arcade scene, they still had a presence in the arcade and console arenas.


Periscope Namco:


Periscope Sega:


Gee Bee:








Head On:




Winning Run:


Ridge Racer:




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