• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
  • Also On: PC

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. 80
    The San Francisco Rush: The Rock and Hydro Thunder ports are still timeless and fun, but it's Rush 2049 that will keep you coming back to this compilation.
  2. So many of the games included here relied so heavily on custom arcade hardware that they lose much of their appeal in the translation.
  3. Boils down to this: if you like Midways racing games, you're going to really enjoy this. If you're not a big fan of racing games or Midway, this probably isn't even going to grab your attention.
  4. It's certainly worth a spin around the block but I wouldn't be so quick to take a two-week road trip with it.
  5. The games are a blast worth remembering. Old racing is the new hotness. [Oct 2005, p.128]
  6. There are much better retro compilations available - not least the first two incarnations of Midway Arcade Treasures, which both feature some all-time classics.
  7. With the chance to post your scores on the net, this one has a lot of playability if you are one who thrives on those bragging rights.
  8. 40
    The venerability of these selections combined with the substandard interface (exiting out of a given game is performed inconsistently and tends to be very confusing) and paltry selection of titles makes this one you can skip over without losing any sleep.
  9. I’m not being offered anything new but I’m being asked to buy it anyway, largely because the material has been repackaged There are highlights, of course, but they’re framed by mediocre efforts that turn out to be better in hindsight.
  10. You’re not really going to find the arcade experience here, nor are you going to find the full presentation that you may remember putting quarters in so many years ago.
  11. 40
    We can’t stress how much fun we had with Super Off Road. It truly is one of the more timeless arcade racing games.
  12. With MAT 3, the definition of treasure is stretched thin enough to cover the distance from, say, New York to Disappointmentvile. [Oct 2005, p.70]
  13. Race Drivin' was one of the earliest 'real' driving simulators but doesn't remotely stand the test of time. It's deadly slow and bereft of any excitement whatsoever. Unfortunately this describes most of the games on this disc.
  14. A pretty good collection with a nice mixture of old to help complement the new. [Dec 2005, p.132]
  15. The best collection of arcade-style racing games ever assembled. [Nov 2005, p.90]
  16. So much of what made these games great has been lost simply due to the change of venue, and that is truly unfortunate.
  17. If this collection had more games and a much better presentation to go along with it, it would have been much more attractive and easily-recommended.
  18. Of all three Midway Arcade Treasures games, this is the one that probably has the most amount of games you won't want to play for any length of time.
  19. Okay, so there's two-minutes worth of multiplayer chuckles in "Badlands" and "Super Off-Road," and "Hydro Racer" is marginally better than the terrible "Stun Runner," but that's it. [PSW]
  20. A very clever, themed compilation. The $20 would definitely be worth it just for the Rush and Thunder games, though it is nice to see a bit of the company’s origins.
  21. Bitchin' fun, dude! Takes you right back to the roaring road-rage days of the arcade.
  22. Whatever else is coming, you’d best believe I’ll be there with bells on... and you should as well.
  23. 83
    It isn’t all it could be, but this is still better than many games out there selling for more than twice this collection’s price.

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