List of Namco universes

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This is a list of Namco universes with smaller forms of representation in the Super Smash Bros. series, specifically Super Smash Bros. 4. While the Pac-Man universe features prominently, most of the Namco universes are represented in minor ways, such as with music or a cameo in Pac-Man's Namco Roulette taunt.

Babylonian Castle Saga[edit]

Babylonian Castle Saga (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Genre(s) Action RPG, maze
Console of origin Arcade
First installment The Tower of Druaga (1984)
Latest installment The Tower of Druaga: the Recovery of BABYLIM (2007)

Babylonian Castle Saga (バビロニアン・キャッスル・サーガ, Babylonian Castle Saga) is a series of maze-based action RPGs beginning with The Tower of Druaga, which featured several sequel games and a spin-off anime series. In Smash, there are references to two games in the series. The Tower of Druaga's main theme and level complete theme appear in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 1, and its protagonist, Gil, cameos in Namco Roulette and as a downloadable costume for Mii Swordfighters. The main theme from The Return of Ishtar appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 2.

Baraduke[edit]

Baraduke (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Dempa
Publisher(s) Namco
Dempa
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Baraduke (1985) Japan
Latest installment Bakutotsu Kijūtei: Baraduke II (1988) Japan

Baraduke (バラデューク, Baraduke) is a series of scrolling shooters which notably was one of the first to feature a human female protagonist (Toby Masuyo, real name Kissy), a year before Samus Aran's lead in the Metroid series. A Paccet cameos in Namco Roulette.

Bosconian[edit]

Bosconian (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Midway
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Bosconian (1981)
Latest installment Blast Off (1989) Japan

Bosconian (ボスコニアン, Bosconian) is a series of free-roaming space shooters. The player's fighter cameos in Namco Roulette.

Bravoman[edit]

Bravoman (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
NEC
Genre(s) Beat-'em-up, shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Bravoman (1988)
Latest installment Bravoman: Binja Bash! (2013)

Bravoman (ベラボーマン, Bravoman) is a series of comical action games which in more recent years received both a webtoon and a mobile game as part of ShiftyLook. The original Bravoman's title and first level music is featured as Bravoman Retro Medley.

Dig Dug[edit]

Main article: Dig-Dug (universe)

Dragon Buster[edit]

Dragon Buster (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Dempa
TOSE
Publisher(s) Namco
Dempa
Enix
Genre(s) Platformer, action RPG
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Dragon Buster (1985) Japan
Latest installment Dragon Valor (1999)

Dragon Buster (ドラゴンバスター, Dragon Buster) is a series of action RPGs with platformer emphasis, notable for being the first game to include a double jump and a visual health meter. The protagonist Clovis cameos in Namco Roulette.

Dragon Spirit[edit]

Dragon Spirit (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Consult Software
Domark
The Hit Squad
Publisher(s) Namco
Various
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Dragon Spirit (1987)
Latest installment Dragon Saber (1990) Japan

Dragon Spirit (ドラゴンスピリット, Dragon Spirit) is a series of dragon-based vertically scrolling shooters. The first level theme from Dragon Spirit appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 2.

Galaxian[edit]

Galaxian (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Various
Publisher(s) Namco
Midway
Various
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Galaxian (1979)
Latest installment Galaga Assault (2016)

Galaxian (ギャラクシアン, Galaxian) is a series of famous fixed shooters set in space. The second game in the series, Galaga, is among the most successful arcade games of all time. Three games in the series are represented in Smash. From the original Galaxian, the Galaxip cameos in Namco Roulette. Additionally, the boss Galaxian appears in Bonus Fruit in reference to its cameo in Pac-Man in that purpose. Galaga features larger representation, serving as the basis for the Boss Galaga item and Pac-Man's grab. Beyond that, the player's fighter cameos in Namco Roulette, and the game's start music appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 1. From the third game in the series, Gaplus, the Hypership and Secret Fighter cameo in Namco Roulette.

Notably, with Galaxian's release in 1979, it is the oldest Namco property represented in Smash, predating Pac-Man. It is also one of only three series represented in Smash to debut in the '70s, the others being Color TV-Game and Sheriff.

King & Balloon[edit]

King & Balloon (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
GamePlan
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment King & Balloon (1980)
Latest installment King & Balloon (1980)

King & Balloon (キング & バルーン, King & Balloon) is a fixed shooter game notable for being one of the earliest example of speech synthesis in video games. The King cameos in Namco Roulette.

Libble Rabble[edit]

Libble Rabble (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Genre(s) Action
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Libble Rabble (1983) Japan
Latest installment Libble Rabble (1983) Japan

Libble Rabble (リブルラブル, Libble Rabble) is an action game involving harvesting mushrooms while avoiding enemies. The bonus creature Topcup cameos in Namco Roulette, and the game's music is featured in Libble Rabble Retro Medley.

Mappy[edit]

Mappy (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Dempa
Epoch
Publisher(s) Namco
Various
Genre(s) Platformer
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Mappy (1983)
Latest installment Mappy Taiketsu! Neonyāmuko-Dan (2015) Japan

Mappy (マッピー, Mappy) is a series of platform games. The game's trampoline serves as the basis for Pac-Jump, and the titular Mappy cameos in Namco Roulette. Mappy's main theme and level complete theme also appear in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 1.

Metro-Cross[edit]

Metro-Cross (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Various
Publisher(s) Namco
U.S. Gold
Genre(s) Platformer
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Metro-Cross (1985)
Latest installment Metro-Cross (1985)

Metro-Cross (メトロクロス, Metro-Cross) is a running-based platform game. The game's protagonist, Runner, cameos in Namco Roulette, and the game's music is featured in Metro-Cross Retro Medley.

Pac-Man[edit]

Main article: Pac-Man (universe)

Rally-X[edit]

Rally-X (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Midway
Genre(s) Maze, driving
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Rally-X (1980)
Latest installment Rally-X Rumble (2011)

Rally-X (ラリーX, Rally-X) is a series of driving-based maze games. Rally-X was the debut of the Special Flag, which has become a major symbol of Namco. In addition to the item, the main theme and level complete theme from New Rally-X appear in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 1.

Shadow Land[edit]

Shadow Land (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Now Production
Publisher(s) Namco
Genre(s) Platformer
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Shadow Land (1987) Japan
Latest installment Kyūkai Dōchūki (1990) Japan

Shadow Land (妖怪道中記, Yōkai Travel Journal) is a series of atypical platform games in which Tarosuke, the protagonist, travels through the afterlife towards his ultimate fate. Known in Smash by its Japanese title, Yōkai Dōchūki, the first game's music is featured in Yokai Dochuki Retro Medley.

Sky Kid[edit]

Sky Kid (universe)
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Developer(s) Namco
Epoch
Publisher(s) Namco
Epoch
Sunsoft
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Sky Kid (1985)
Latest installment Sky Kid Deluxe (1986) Japan

Sky Kid (スカイキッド, Sky Kid) is a series of piloting-based scrolling shooters. The Red Baron player character from Sky Kid cameos in Namco Roulette, and the game's music is featured in Sky Kid Retro Medley.

Taiko: Drum Master[edit]

Taiko: Drum Master (universe)
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Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco
Genre(s) Rhythm
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Taiko no Tatsujin (2001) Japan
Latest installment Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (2016) Japan

Taiko: Drum Master (太鼓の達人, Taiko Master) is a series of drumming-based rhythm games that are particularly popular in Japan. The series' protagonist, Don-chan, cameos in Namco Roulette.

Notably, Taiko: Drum Master has previously crossed over with the Mario series in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. It is also the newest Namco series to receive Smash representation.

Tales[edit]

Tales (universe)
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Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco
Genre(s) RPG
Console of origin Super Famicom
First installment Tales of Phantasia (1995) Japan
Latest installment Tales of Berseria (2016)

Tales (テイルズ オブ, Tales of) is a long-running series of action RPG games that are popular worldwide. The design of the main protagonist of Tales of Symphonia, Lloyd Irving, appears as a DLC costume for Mii Swordfighters.

Tekken[edit]

Tekken (universe)
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Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco
Genre(s) Fighting
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Tekken (1994)
Latest installment Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2016)

Tekken (鉄拳, Iron Fist) is a long-running series of fighting games. Its sole representation in Smash is through a downloadable content costume for Mii Brawlers based on Heihachi Mishima, a recurring antagonist in the series. Coincidently, costumes based on various Nintendo characters were available in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 while Heihachi was a playable character on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony's equivalent to Super Smash Bros.

Thunder Ceptor[edit]

Thunder Ceptor (universe)
Thunder Ceptor logo.jpg
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Genre(s) Shooter
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Thunder Ceptor (1986) Japan
Latest installment 3-D Thunder Ceptor II (1986) Japan

Thunder Ceptor (サンダーセプター, Thunder Ceptor) is a series of 3D shooters. The name entry theme from Thunder Ceptor appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 2.

Valkyrie[edit]

Valkyrie (universe)
Valkyrie logo.png
Developer(s) Namco
Nova Games Ltd.
Publisher(s) Namco
GamePlan
Genre(s) Action-adventure, platformer
Console of origin NES
First installment Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu (1986) Japan
Latest installment The Glory of Walküre 2 (2009) Japan

Valkyrie (ワルキューレ, Valkyrie) is a series of action-adventure games that debuted on the NES, as opposed to the arcades. From the second game of the series (and its arcade debut), The Legend of Valkyrie, comes the sprite of protagonist Valkyrie which cameos in Namco Roulette. That game's main theme also appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 2.

Wonder Momo[edit]

Wonder Momo (universe)
Wonder Momo logo.png
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Genre(s) Fighting
Console of origin Arcade
First installment Wonder Momo (1987) Japan
Latest installment Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster (2014)

Wonder Momo (ワンダーモモ, Wonder Momo) is a series of parodic fighting games which in recent years was revived with a webcomic, anime, and a mobile game. The transformation theme from Wonder Momo appears in Namco Arcade '80s Retro Medley 2.

Xevious[edit]

Main article: Xevious (universe)


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