History Creator / MidwayGames

11th May '17 10:52:16 AM DracoKanji
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Unfortunately, the TurnOfTheMillennium also brought bad business policies, and in 2009 Midway Games filed for bankruptcy. Their studios in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, Seattle and San Diego were the only three not to get shut down. The former two, along with most of the Midway back catalog (save for the licensed sports titles- for obvious reasons- and the ''Cruis'n'' trilogy of racing games, which is owned by Creator/{{Nintendo}}), were bought by Creator/WarnerBros, with the Chicago studio rebranded as Creator/NetherrealmStudios and the Seattle studio merged into Creator/MonolithProductions, both in 2010. The San Diego studio was purchased by Creator/{{THQ}} and rebranded THQ Digital Studio San Diego. The studio ultimately closed down in 2011.

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Unfortunately, the TurnOfTheMillennium also brought bad business policies, and in 2009 Midway Games filed for bankruptcy. Their studios in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, Seattle and San Diego were the only three not to get shut down. The former two, along with most of the Midway back catalog (save for the licensed sports titles- for obvious reasons- and the ''Cruis'n'' trilogy series of racing games, games[[note]]The first five titles were either developed or published by them; subsequent games starting with ''Cruis'n Blast'' have been licensed through other companies due to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Publisher Existence Failure]].[[/note]], which is owned by Creator/{{Nintendo}}), were bought by Creator/WarnerBros, with the Chicago studio rebranded as Creator/NetherrealmStudios and the Seattle studio merged into Creator/MonolithProductions, both in 2010. The San Diego studio was purchased by Creator/{{THQ}} and rebranded THQ Digital Studio San Diego. The studio ultimately closed down in 2011.


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** ''Cruis'n Velocity''


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** ''Cruis'n''[[note]]This is a port of the tie-in game for ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' for other consoles but with the licensed material replaced with generic assets.[[/note]]
18th Mar '17 8:20:09 PM Glowsquid
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* ''VideoGame/Area51FPS''


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* ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}''
30th Jan '17 9:50:18 PM Ominae
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Bally/Midway's big VideoGame success came in 1978 with the popularity of ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''; they followed that up by successfully distributing many of Creator/{{Namco}}'s arcade games, such as ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan''. Their biggest coup was taking a ''Pac-Man'' clone named ''Crazy Otto'' and giving it a graphical conversion to create ''Ms. Pac-Man''. For nearly a decade, Bally/Midway was the leading producer of arcade video games in the United States. They were also the second-most prolific producer of pinball machines, surpassed only by Creator/WilliamsElectronics.

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Bally/Midway's big VideoGame success came in 1978 with the popularity of ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''; they followed that up by successfully distributing many of Creator/{{Namco}}'s [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]]'s arcade games, such as ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan''. Their biggest coup was taking a ''Pac-Man'' clone named ''Crazy Otto'' and giving it a graphical conversion to create ''Ms. Pac-Man''. For nearly a decade, Bally/Midway was the leading producer of arcade video games in the United States. They were also the second-most prolific producer of pinball machines, surpassed only by Creator/WilliamsElectronics.
2nd May '16 7:07:25 AM Cavery210
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bosconian}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/BumpNJump Bump 'n Jump]]''
* ''VideoGame/BurgerTime''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bosconian}}''
''VideoGame/{{Bosconian}}'' (Originally made by Namco)
* ''[[VideoGame/BumpNJump Bump 'n Jump]]''
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5th Feb '16 6:04:21 PM nombretomado
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Bally, later Bally/Midway, later Midway Games is an American company formerly known for being a major ArcadeGame manufacturer, {{Pinball}} creator, and VideoGame publisher and developer.

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Bally, later Bally/Midway, later Midway Games is an American company formerly known for being a major ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame manufacturer, {{Pinball}} creator, and VideoGame publisher and developer.



Founded in 1958, Midway Manufacturing Co. began as a manufacturer of [[ArcadeGame amusement equipment]], such as [[PhysicalPinballTables pinball machines]], shooting games, and puck games. Bally, meanwhile, dominated the industry in the Fifties and Sixties; by the end of the decade, after cornering the worldwide slot machine market, Bally became a publicly traded company and acquired Midway Manufacturing in 1969.

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Founded in 1958, Midway Manufacturing Co. began as a manufacturer of [[ArcadeGame [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame amusement equipment]], such as [[PhysicalPinballTables pinball machines]], shooting games, and puck games. Bally, meanwhile, dominated the industry in the Fifties and Sixties; by the end of the decade, after cornering the worldwide slot machine market, Bally became a publicly traded company and acquired Midway Manufacturing in 1969.
3rd Feb '16 7:25:43 AM Morgenthaler
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Bally/Midway's big VideoGame success came in 1978 with the popularity of ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''; they followed that up by successfully distributing many of {{Namco}}'s arcade games, such as ''{{Galaxian}}'', ''{{Galaga}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan''. Their biggest coup was taking a ''Pac-Man'' clone named ''Crazy Otto'' and giving it a graphical conversion to create ''Ms. Pac-Man''. For nearly a decade, Bally/Midway was the leading producer of arcade video games in the United States. They were also the second-most prolific producer of pinball machines, surpassed only by Creator/WilliamsElectronics.

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Bally/Midway's big VideoGame success came in 1978 with the popularity of ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''; they followed that up by successfully distributing many of {{Namco}}'s Creator/{{Namco}}'s arcade games, such as ''{{Galaxian}}'', ''{{Galaga}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan''. Their biggest coup was taking a ''Pac-Man'' clone named ''Crazy Otto'' and giving it a graphical conversion to create ''Ms. Pac-Man''. For nearly a decade, Bally/Midway was the leading producer of arcade video games in the United States. They were also the second-most prolific producer of pinball machines, surpassed only by Creator/WilliamsElectronics.
8th Oct '15 6:10:55 AM ferrarimanf355
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* ''VideoGame/WWFWrestleManiaTheArcadeGame''
6th Oct '15 2:08:34 PM MaxWest2
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* ''Kick Man''

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* ''Kick Man''''VideoGame/KickMan''
7th Sep '15 1:21:28 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Omega Race''

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* ''Omega Race''''VideoGame/OmegaRace''
5th Sep '15 5:40:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''VideoGame/SolarFox''
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