National Game Registry 1992: Lucky and Wild

LUCKY & WILD
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Namco
key personnel
Taro Okamoto (design)
S. Tohyama (design)
Y. Kounoe (design)
Etsuo Ishii (music)

By the early 1990s, there were legions of racing games and mobs of light gun games but Namco’s Lucky & Wild lets the player drive and shoot. This combination alone would perhaps just be a novelty but the game is well constructed and has lots of personality, ex: the great rear view mirror at the top of the screen displaying the title characters’ reactions.

Lucky & Wild was inducted on November 6th, 2009.

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3 responses to “National Game Registry 1992: Lucky and Wild

  1. The title of this video game always made me think of the movie “Tango and Cash”.

  2. this game was tite.

  3. Tony, the Wikipedia article says ‘Lucky & Wild’ is basically based on ‘Tango & Cash’ so you’re right on the money.

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