Capcom Arcade Stadium brings 32 arcade classics to Nintendo Switch, out now!

Feb 17, 2021 // Kellen Haney

Capcom Arcade Stadium is now available, bringing revolutionary titles like Street Fighter II – The World Warrior –, quarter-eating classics like Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and deep cuts like Progear to Nintendo Switch! Head over to the Nintendo eShop and download today to get the classic 1943 – The Battle of Midway – as a free download, and read on for more info on how to get additional game packs as well as what’s included in each one.

If you’re looking to scoop up everything at once, you can purchase Capcom Arcade Stadium Packs 1, 2, and 3 to get all 30 additional games at once, with Ghosts ‘n Goblins as a free bonus! Or, buy individual packs with your favorite games and build the collection you want.

No matter what you decide to go with, 1943 – The Battle of Midway – is included for free when you download Capcom Arcade Stadium, while you can get Ghosts ‘n Goblins as a free download up until the launch of Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection on February 25th. After that, Ghosts ‘n Goblinswill be available as a stand-alone purchase.

On top of all the games you can play below, Capcom Arcade Stadium offers a ton of additional features! Save slots give you an easy way to pick up where you left off in between quick sessions, while a rewind feature allows you to turn back the clock on critical mistakes. You can run the arcade your way by customizing the game speed or difficulty level to your liking, and applying visual filters that call back to the heyday of arcade classics.

Plus, the unique CASPO Class system allows you to build up a collection of visual frames, 2D and 3D rendered arcade cabinet designs, and backgrounds, while Timed Challenge and Score Challenge modes will put your skills to the test against others on online leaderboards!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the games included in each pack:

Free to Download

1943 – The Battle of Midway –
A sequel to Capcom’s classic top-down shooter, take to the skies and take down your enemies. Dodge bullets with aerial loops, and clear the screen with a Mega Crash!
1943 – The Battle of Midway – is included for free when you download Capcom Arcade Stadium.

Special Bonus

Ghosts ‘n Goblins
This is where the tough-as-nails platforming franchise began! The Princess has been kidnapped by the Demon Lord, and it’s up to the valiant knight Arthur to survive deadly tricks and traps to save his beloved Princess!
Ghosts ‘n Goblins is included as a special bonus when you buy Capcom Arcade Stadium Packs 1, 2, and 3. It will also be available as a free download until the launch of Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection on February 25th, after which it will be a stand-alone purchase.

Pack 1: Dawn of the Arcade (’84 – ’88)

Capcom’s very first arcade video game! Defend yourself from an enemy onslaught in this bright and colorful classic top-down shooter.

Pirate Ship Higemaru
In this swashbuckling mix of puzzle and action, guide Momotaru as he heaves barrels across the screen to defeat the evil pirates known as the Higemaru Corps!

One of Capcom’s most iconic early arcade titles, take to the skies in a P-38 Lightning and perform daring acrobatics as you shoot down flying foes.

As a lone soldier armed with only a machine gun and a few grenades, fight your way into enemy territory to defeat the bad guys and save your allies!

Section Z
Fight your way through myriad sections on your way to section Z in this action-packed shooter, and stop the invading forces from Balangool! Unique for its time, the game switches between side-scrolling and vertical-scrolling segments.

Tatakai no Banka
An action-filled brawler where only one man with his mastery of martial arts can stand up to the spirits of demonic warlords that have taken over the world.

Legendary Wings
An alien supercomputer threatens to wipe out the last remnants of humanity. Ares has blessed two brave people with the Wings of Love and Courage to take flight and save the world in this classic top-down shooter that occasionally switches to side-scrolling dungeons.

Bionic Commando
A true classic! Known for its difficulty, shoot and swing through a variety of stages as a lone commando as he uses his unique grappling hook to stop the rise of a feared leader threatening to destroy the world.

Forgotten Worlds
An apocalyptic side-scrolling shooter that allows you to upgrade your character as you play. With human civilization nearly wiped out by the evil Lord Bios, two heroes rise to the occasion to wipe out the invading force that threatens to make humanity extinct.

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Three years after the events of Ghosts ‘n Goblins, the princess’ soul is stolen by the evil Lucifer. Arthur once again embarks on a quest to save the princess, this time with new abilities and magic armor that can unleash devastating new abilities.

Pack 2: Arcade Revolution (’89 – ’92)

As Hiryu, hack and slash your way through countless foes to take down the evil Grandmaster Meio in this challenging game that combines fun platforming with action-packed combat.

Dynasty Wars
At the very end of the Han Dynasty, four men band together to stand against the warlord Dong Zho in this action brawler that allows your characters to level up as you play.

Final Fight
When the Mad Gear gang make things personal by kidnapping Mayor Haggar’s daughter, it’s up to Haggar, Cody, and Guy to stage a rescue mission and clean up the mean streets of Metro City in this classic brawler.

1941 – Counter Attack –
Take to the skies once again (or is it for the first time?) in this top-down shooter. It’s a race against time to defeat imperial forces before they can unleash their new superweapon!

Senjo no Okami II
In this sequel to Commando, join the mercenaries of Wolf Force as they utilize various weapons to rescue a former president deep behind enemy lines!

Mega Twins
Fifteen years after the peaceful utopia of Alurea was destroyed by monsters, the twin sons of the king depart on an adventure to restore their homeland. Platforming combines with action combat and powerful magic to create a unique arcade experience.

Carrier Air Wing
Choose one of three fighter jets to take the fight to your enemies! Upgrade your fighter between stages to power up, but keep an eye on your fuel bar to ensure your mission doesn’t crash and burn.

Street Fighter II – The World Warrior –
The game that started an arcade revolution! One of the most well-known fighting games of all time, choose from one of the original eight world warriors and prove you’re the best of the best.

Captain Commando
Commandos, move out! Supporting up to four players, join the titular Captain Commando and his quirky team of heroes as they fight through waves of Super Criminals lead by Dr. Scumocide!

VARTH – Operation Thunderstorm –
Two brave pilots take flight to save humanity from the evil entity known as “DUO” (Dimension Unbody Offender). Outfit your plane with different weapons, as well as pods that can augment your attack or block incoming bullets.

Pack 3: Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01)

Warriors of Fate
The five heroes of the Three Kingdoms set forth once again in this sequel to Dynasty Wars! Pick up additional weapons along the way, or summon your war horse for extra mobility and unique attacks.

Street Fighter II’ – Hyper Fighting –
The eight original World Warriors return, joined by the four kings of Shadaloo – M. Bison, Vega, Balrog, and Sagat –to duke it out! Turbo mode also makes its debut in this revision, making fights that much more fast and frantic.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Doubling the original SFII cast by adding four newcomers – Cammy, T. Hawk, Fei Long, and Dee Jay – this version of the game added a new feature that would become a series mainstay: The super meter!

Powered Gear – Strategic Variant Armor Equipment –
This mecha-themed brawler pulls out all the stops, putting players in control of massive robots and their comparatively miniscule pilots as they stomp across the battlefield. Utilize parts from downed enemies to customize your Variant Armor, and save the planet Raia!

Cyberbots – Fullmetal Madness –
Take your customized Variant Armor in to one-on-one battles in this fighting game based on Powered Gear – Strategic Variant Armor Equipment –! Each pilot has their own story to tell, while each Variant Armor has distinctive moves and abilities that make every fight unique.

19XX – The War Against Destiny –
Embroiled in a conflict with a mysterious enemy known only as Outer Limits, two pilots take flight on a perilous journey into enemy territory to put a stop to the endless cycle of combat.

Battle Circuit
Take command of one of four quirky bounty hunters in this colorful, non-stop parade of action and combat! Perform powerful tag-team attacks, boost your stats with special power-ups, and upgrade your character in between missions as you seek to undo the evil plans of a villainous mastermind.

Giga Wing
Take to the skies and use your unique abilities to reflect enemy bullets back in a battle over powerful artifacts known as Medallions. As one of four powerful pilots, each one carrying a stone with a unique, mysterious power, experience a unique story for each character or team up with another player to see new stories involving both characters!

1944 – The Loop Master –
With the world descending into chaos due to a massive war, take to the skies in a P-38 Lightning or A6M Zero to finally bring the long war to an end! Charge your attack to loop out of the way of enemy shots, or unleash a wave of missiles to destroy waves of enemies.

With no adults left, it’s up to a group of children to pilot warplanes into battle in order to protect what they love in this side-scrolling shooter. Contact with enemies or bullets will cause you to lose a life, so you’ll need to carefully maneuver through waves of enemy attacks in order to complete your mission!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick back and relax with a couple of arcade games, so put your quarter up on the machine if you’ve got next.

Capcom Arcade Stadium is available now for Nintendo Switch!