VS. System

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VS. System
DesignerNintendo R&D1
ManufacturerNintendo
CPURicoh 2A03 at 1.79 MHz
GraphicsRicoh RP2C02
RAM2 KB
MediaN/A
Release1984-1990
Added to museumNot yet

VS. System was an arcade hardware platform by Nintendo that was based on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Home versions of the games

Some of the VS. System games were released on Nintendo's video game consoles, both through traditional game ports and through emulation.

VS. Clu Clu Land was released on the Family Computer Disk System in Japan on April 28, 1992. This version was included via emulation in Animal Crossing for GameCube on December 14, 2001 in Japan, on September 15, 2002 in North America, on June 27, 2003 and on September 24, 2004 in Europe. It was also included in Animal Crossing for iQue Player in China on June 1, 2006 and on Nintendo Switch Online for Nintendo Switch in Japan on May 15, 2019.

VS. Excitebike was released for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan on December 9, 1988, and on Nintendo Switch Online for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 21, 2018.

Through emulation, the actual arcade versions of several VS. System games were later made available on home video game consoles. Hamster released the arcade versions through their Arcade Archives series, worldwide, for Nintendo Switch. VS. Super Mario Bros. was released on December 22, 2017, VS. Excitebike was released on September 21, 2018, VS. Urban Champion was released on November 9, 2018, VS. Ice Climber was released on February 22, 2019, VS. Clu Clu Land was released on June 28, 2019, VS. Gradius was released on August 15, 2019, VS. Pinball was released on August 30, 2019, VS. Castlevania was released on October 17, 2019, VS. Golf was released on October 25, 2019, VS. Balloon Fight was released on December 27, 2019, VS. Mahjong was released on February 21, 2020, VS. Wrecking Crew was released on May 1, 2020, VS. Baseball was released on June 19, 2020, and VS. Tennis was released on December 18, 2020.

Games for the VS. System

Title Developer Release Added to museum Notes
VS. Balloon Fight Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 3, 2020
VS. Baseball Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 3, 2020
VS. Clu Clu Land Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 7, 2020
VS. Excitebike Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 2, 2020
VS. Golf Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 3, 2020
VS. Ladies Golf Nintendo R&D1 1984 Not yet
VS. Mahjong Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 7, 2020
VS. Pinball Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 3, 2020
VS. Tennis Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): December 18, 2020
VS. Urban Champion Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 12, 2020
VS. Wrecking Crew Nintendo R&D1 1984 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 7, 2020
VS. Battle City Namco 1985 Not yet
VS. Mach Rider Nintendo R&D1 1985 Not yet
VS. Duck Hunt Nintendo R&D1 1985 Not yet
VS. Hogan's Alley Intelligent Systems
Nintendo R&D1
1985 Not yet
VS. Ice Climber Nintendo R&D1 1985 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 3, 2020
VS. Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Jaleco 1985 Not yet
VS. Raid on Bungeling Bay Will Wright
Hudson Soft
1985 Not yet
VS. Soccer Intelligent Systems
Nintendo R&D1
1985 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 3, 2020
VS. Star Luster Namco 1985 Not yet
VS. Ten Yard Fight Irem 1985 Not yet
VS. Gradius Konami 1986 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): November 12, 2020
VS. Gumshoe Nintendo R&D1 1986 Not yet
VS. Mighty Bomb Jack Tecmo 1986 Not yet
VS. Slalom Rare 1986 Not yet
VS. Super Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D4 1986 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): January 3, 2018
VS. Super Sky Kid Namco 1986 Not yet
VS. Super Xevious Namco 1986 Not yet
VS. Trojan Capcom 1986 Not yet
VS. Atari R.B.I. Baseball 1987 Atari Games 1987 Not yet
VS. Castlevania Konami 1987 Nintendo Switch (Arcade Archives): October 7, 2020
VS. The Goonies Konami 1987 Not yet
VS. T.K.O. Boxing
(also known as Family Boxing)
Namco 1987 Not yet
VS. Top Gun Konami 1987 Not yet
VS. Atari R.B.I. Baseball 1988 Atari Games 1988 Not yet
VS. Freedom Force Sunsoft 1988 Not yet
VS. Platoon Ocean Software
Sunsoft
1988 Not yet
VS. Tetris Tengen 1988 Not yet
VS. Dr. Mario Nintendo R&D1 1990 Not yet