The Namcot Collection is a compilation of retro Namco titles, and it’s out now on the Switch

Including Pac-Man, Galaga, and more!

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Along with the Namco Museum Archive, Bandai Namco has just released the Namcot Collection exclusively on the Switch. This collection features various classic Namco titles, including the likes of Pac-Man, Galaga, and more.

Why Namcot? It’s not a typo; instead, Namcot is the brand that Namco used for console titles from 1984 to 1995.

Here’s a list of the games that are included in the Namcot Collection (via Gematsu):

  • Wagyan Land
  • Pac-Man
  • Galaga
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • Battle City
  • Star Luster
  • Family Jockey
  • Yokai Dochuki
  • Dragon Spirit
  • Mendel Palace (Quinty)
  • Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti

While the game is available for free on the eShop, Bandai Namco has also released a physical version of the game which comes with a bonus title.

Bandai Namco has also announced the upcoming DLC 2 and DLC 3 packs. These DLCS will only be available in Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea though.

Here are the games part of DLC 2 (releasing on August 2020):

  • Galaxian
  • Mappy
  • Warpman
  • Pac-Land
  • Valkyrie no Boken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu
  • Dragon Buster
  • Family Circuit
  • Shell Saurs Story
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Keru Naguuru

Meanwhile, here are the DLC 3 titles (releasing on October 2020):

  • Xevious
  • Dig Dug
  • The Tower of Babel
  • Sky Kid
  • Metro Cross
  • Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
  • The Quest of Ki
  • King of Kings
  • Family Pinball
  • Namco Classic Ⅱ

Finally, players who download all 20 DLC titles in the Namcot collection will receive Gaplus, the third space shooting title from Namco following “Galaxian” and “Galaga.” This game was a hit in the arcades, but was never released on the Famicom.

Source: Bandai Namco Press Release, Gematsu