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: https://twitter.com/onionsoftware/status/604651887128805377


Periscope Sega: http://segaretro.org/File:Periscope_EM_US_Flyer_2.pdf?page=2


Gee Bee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp-PWIqcbRo


Galaxian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhYVcwhSWjI


Galaga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn1C66Hh6js


Xevious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WGGGTYYFNk


Head On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzpPFpPFYTs


Pac-Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dScq4P5gn4A


Winning Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g53K0CxxYv4


Ridge Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7eUL7hTZA


Tekken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6WUaK7ZlL8


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/