Data East bankrupt

Coin-op legend bites the dust.

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Data East bankrupt
Data East, the famed Japanese developer behind such classics as Burger Time, Crude Buster and Karate Champ, has been declared bankrupt by the Tokyo district financial court, following a failed four year fight for survival.

The firm reached the height of its powers between the mid 1980?s and early 1990?s, with its distinctive logo and carnival-inspired soundtracks a regular feature in arcades, and in the boot sequences of countless home conversions.

If anything interesting happens to the outfit?s intellectual properties, we?ll let you know.


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