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  • Summary: Midway Arcade Treasures is jam-packed with over 20 classic arcade games. Take a trip down memory lane as you relive the fast-paced action of SpyHunter, the cooperative multiplayer of Gauntlet, the space age adventure of Defender, the charm of Paperboy, the destructive monsters of Rampage,Midway Arcade Treasures is jam-packed with over 20 classic arcade games. Take a trip down memory lane as you relive the fast-paced action of SpyHunter, the cooperative multiplayer of Gauntlet, the space age adventure of Defender, the charm of Paperboy, the destructive monsters of Rampage, and the dueling combat of Joust. While you rest your fingers, check out the DVD content with game histories, creator interviews, and top secrets from videogaming's early days. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. You can't really play this game without thinking of the dark, sweat-filled arcades that're now long gone, or of those plastic-sheathed sitdown machines you still sometimes see in bars. Midway Arcade Treasures is like a time capsule, buried back when games were simple, and no less fun because of that.
  2. Probably the best compilation I have ever seen.
  3. This incredible compilation is a dream team of sorts for anyone old enough to remember having to out to play the best videogames. [Jan 2004, p.128]
  4. The graphics may seem outdated, but the gameplay has held up over time. [Mar 2004, p.118]
  5. 70
    Apart from the difference in controls, these games are essentially what gamers played in arcade when the games were released in the 80s. Don't go expecting anything more than the games, however, as it was the emulation portion that received most of the attention.
  6. There should be at least half a dozen games in this compilation that you already love or will fall in love with once you start playing, which makes for twenty dollars well spent. Don't hesitate to get this one if you've been thinking about it.
  7. The presentation isn't enhanced by the highly compressed FMV interviews, either. There are only a few too which is a shame.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 14, 2004
    9
    Great for anyone who loves classic arcade games. Rampart and Smash TV are the two best games of the 20.
  2. RyanM.
    Apr 23, 2004
    9
    The problem with collection games like this is there's those few games that just aren't very good at all. But there are a few great The problem with collection games like this is there's those few games that just aren't very good at all. But there are a few great ones. Smash TV, Gauntlet, are great games. I could not see how some one would not like this decent collection of some good games. There are a at least 15 games on here that are worth the 20 dollar retail price. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    9
    An excellent compilation of some of the best arcade classics of the 80's. Some of my all time favorites like Defender and Spy Hunter areAn excellent compilation of some of the best arcade classics of the 80's. Some of my all time favorites like Defender and Spy Hunter are present though there are a few duds like Bubbles. The majority of the games are great however and many include cool videos and other historical information. It's much better done than the Namco Museums on the Gamecube. Expand
  4. JoeBlow
    Feb 18, 2004
    8
    Robotron is worth the price of this thing, alone.