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  • Summary: All your favorite Namco classics are now in one package. Namco Museum 1 includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Dig Dug, and Pole Position. But the fun doesn't stop there, since Namco has added all new arrangement modes plus other hidden games. Whether it's eating ghosts, shooting aliens, digging a hole, or racing toward the finish line, the addictive gameplay of Namco Museum has proven it can stand the test of time. Expand
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  1. A shining example of what an arcade collection can and should be, featuring plenty of takes on classic arcade favorites accessed through a friendly, polished interface.
  2. For classic gaming fans who were there when these titles were new or for retro fans who respect the roots of the industry, the latest edition of Namco Museum is a great budget title to pick up.
  3. Newcomers or younger gamers hopefully will try it out and see where the fun is, but ultimately this game is for those of us who grew up during that golden 80's era.
  4. While Namco Museum is fine for people who are looking for arcade classics, players who own most of these games in another format needn't bother adding this to their collection.
  5. The biggest issue most gamers will have with this package is the obvious lack of the original control input devices, like the steering wheel for "Pole Position," or an arcade-joystick for "Pac-Man."
  6. The Arrangements could have had much better graphics and the sound in the Arrangements is absolutely horrid.
  7. 40
    A compilation this old and overused should have more than just some quickly ported games and a handful of awful filler titles.

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  1. BarbaraB.
    Apr 26, 2003
    These are a good collection of old games with some updated options available - Galaga was a favorite of mine & my daughter and now my nearly 6 yr old grandson. I love the new version where you can play and restart from where you were. The controller does not seem to respond as well as an arcade joystick did for playing but we still spend hours playing them. Lots of replay value to us. Expand