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  • Summary: It's party time! Namco is celebrating 50 years of bringing you the greatest games on the planet by releasing the biggest and best compilation of time-honored, all-star arcade classics. Namco Museum 50th Anniversary features 14 of the most treasured Namco original games in arcade history wrapped up in a retro-cool menu interface that allows you to explore a virtual arcade and dominate your favorite games. Relive your arcade years and rock out to a cool 80's soundtrack that takes you back to glory days of arcade gaming and this time...leave your quarters at home. 14 Classic Arcade Games Include: Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Pole Position II, Rolling Thunder, Rally X, Bosconian, Dragon Spirit, Sky Kid, Xevious, Mappy. Sky Kid and Rolling Thunder are two new titles new to Namco Museum. [Namco] Expand
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  1. In the end this game delivers what you would expect, a collection of classic titles from the days of yore. For the decent price of the title it’s not a bad little collection.
  2. All of these games are fun to spend some time with, to a lesser or greater degree, but none of them will keep you entertained for very long, making this a nice filler for an hour between the other games you're currently playing.
  3. If you’re really keen on an officially sanctioned and more importantly legal nostalgic journey – especially if you’re fond of scrolling shoot-em-ups – then the Namco Museum 50th Anniversary collection does have its merits.
  4. It may have 16 solid arcade hits, but if you care at all about visual accuracy in your arcade compilations, this package most definitely isn't for you.
  5. Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is a bit like a film that, when it appears in the TV listings, makes you smile fondly. Then, having forgotten it’s on, you stumble across it when you flick away from Bargain Hunt in the afternoon. You spend a little while watching it before your smile vanishes and you realise that, actually, it’s not really very good and you flick back to Bargain Hunt.
  6. A very lacklustre package. [Sept 2006, p.72]
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  1. Jul 3, 2013
    This might not appeal to modern gamers, but if you want to experience some retro titles and some old-school arcade fun, this game provides some of the best arcade games from the 80's along with some great classic songs! Give it a try! Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    Why bother wasting money on this.Just download mame and you 1000,s of real arcade games for free.Not just the little handful namco want you to have.Some of the games you even have to unlock like Pac-mania and Galaga88. Two of the best games and you have to unlock them.Shame on you Namco. Expand