Irem Arcade Hits
18 classic games in one - hundred hours of gameplay and fun!
Bringing together 18 of the biggest arcade hits from the 80’s and 90’s, the famous pack IREM Arcade Hits is now available. With an explosive, fast-paced mix of adventures, fights, bosses to destroy, and mysteries to solve, it brings you back to the good old arcade days!
Shooting, adventure, fighting... This compilation is full of masterpieces including:
- Air Duel
- Battle Chopper / Mr Heli
- Blade Master
- Cosmic Cop
- Dragon Breed
- Gunforce 2
- Hammerin' Harry
- Image Fight
- In The Hunt
- Kung-Fu Master
- Legend of Hero Tonma
- Mystic Riders
- Ninja Spirit
- R-Type Leo
- Superior Soldiers
- Undercover Cops
If you like retro games have a look to our other OS X games :
-> Raptor Call of the Shadows
-> Nicky Boom
-> Nicky Boom 2
-> Krypton Egg
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Major bugs fix.
New main menu with fullscreen mode.
Allows to play with 2 joysticks.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great fun for old school gamers, works well on Mid - If you enjoy old school arcade games from the early-to-mid '90s (games along the lines of Metal Slug, Contra, Final Fight, and so on), then I am quite sure you will enjoy this nice little compilation. Gunforce II was developed by the same people who went on to leave Irem and make the Metal Slug series, so it is often considered to be "Metal Slug Zero" or a prequel of sorts. It seems a few other reviewers had trouble playing this on their Macs, but I haven't had any trouble so maybe the kinks have been ironed out or it was some kind of fluke. I have a Mid '09 MacBook Pro 13" running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, for what it's worth. Opening and playing the games works fine. You can even use a game controller, if you have one. I have noticed a few minor bugs worth mentioning, and I'd give the game a 4.5 if I could because of these (again, they're minor). IF and only if you are at the "choose-a-game" menu, selecting 'Settings' or 'Controls' from the File menu will crash the program. Selecting these menu options while playing a game works fine, however. Overall, ABSOLUTELY worth the purchase, and $10 is a good price, especially since the Mac is short on arcade compilations that are Intel-native, and the app store is lacking in classic arcade packages. Highly recommended!
doesn't work - once a game is selected all you get is a black screen. using a mac book air
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Great value, joystick support needs some work - R-Type Leo alone is worth the price of admission (Irem, please release the other r-type games!) but the joystick support still needs some work. Dual shock 3 (PS3) controller works with no special setup via USB, *but* there's no way to configure the d-pad or callibrate the analog sticks, which means I am (and probably others will be) unable to get reliable directional control with an analog joystick. (Keyboard controls are surprisingly workable while we wait for better joystick support though.)
Wonderful compilation, almost perfect emulation. - I was initially hesitant to purchase this becase of the less than stellar reviews many people many people here have written, but I finally broke down and purchased the Irem Hits on sale at $2.99 usd. I'm glad I did! The collection of games is wonderful - the majority of them very playable, challenging and just flat out fun. The ONLY issue I have is that there is a slight skipping in the sound emulation, though to be honest it is not really that distracting. Just to reiterate, great games and a great overall package. Even at $9.99. Oh... and my system - a 2010 Mac Mini running 10.6.8, 4 gigs of RAM, 2.4 gig duo core and Nvidia 320M. I've never had a problem running the game!
Needs some tweaking with the graphics, but excellent otherwise - The graphics are spot-on, as well as game play and sound. I was totally blown away. My only recommendation to the manufacturer is this: in "Vigilante" you do not see the entire background in Round Two of the game. When the splash screen for the same game comes up, you get to see the title of the game but not the picture of New York City in the background. These are visible in the original arcade version. Just minor tweaks, but other than that it is a magnificent translation. Impressive! :)
More than I bargained for - I initially bought this game when I saw the price point and that (by the first screenshot) it contained at least 4 games. This app contains over 20 first off. They run as close to exactly as my aging mind remembers them although I did notice some audio differences (not bad ones) between these versions and their console versions. The default control scheme didn’t work for me at all but it was probably the closesest to an arcade orientation as you’ll get on a keyboard. I found to my excitement that the controls could be changed both universally and by title. I would stress to the developer though that the controls desplay screens appear as though you should be able to interact with them directly. I was nearly discouraged until I found the options menu. After that it was no issue. I don’t often review apps, but I was particularly impressed. Runs fine on new OS!
No problems here - All games work perfectly in my old Mac mini-2009, using my old Logitech Dual Action controller. This games bring back so many good memories, the days when arcades rules my afternoons. Keep up the great job guys, hope to see more of these.