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64th Street: A Detective Story – Rare Arcade Brawler Rereleases on iPhone and iPad

By March 13, 2011

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64th Street: A Detective Story Arcade FlyerIn 1991 Japanese developer Jaleco unleashed a side-scrolling beat-'em-up arcade game 64th Street: A Detective Story, following P.I. Rick Anderson and his delinquent protégé Allen Tombs as they horizontally fight there way though wave after wave of criminal thugs, on a journey to rescue a rich dudes kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the evil Legacy corporation.

While the arcade game was a modest hit, it never spawned any sequels; instead it's begot the Super Nintendo Rushing Beat series (Rival Turf!, Brawl Brothers, and The Peace Keepers), that kept the graphical style and gameplay, but were missing 64th Streets' title and characters

Now 20 years after it's release to video arcades, 64th Street is getting ported for the very first time on the iPhone and iPad courtesy of developer/publisher DotEmu. This mobile version contains all 6 stages of the original game, while maintaing the same gameplay style, but replacing the joystick and buttons with DotEmu's touch screen v-pad controls.

For launch they are giving 64th Street a special uber cheap price of .99 cents, making it a great opportunity for even the curious retro gamer to check out this rarely seen over-the-top adventure brawler.

64th Street Arcade Flyer © Jaleco

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