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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 historyIt'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. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. The graphics are obviously dated, but accurate, and the audio is fantastic. [Nov 2005, p.90]
  2. If you have always intended to buy a collection of classic arcade games, then this is as comprehensive as you're going to get. [Nov 2005, p.93]
  3. 75
    Packed to the rafters with 14 magnificent games from the heyday of arcade history, Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary is an equal parts assault of entertaining variety and challenging frustration.
  4. But this compilation serves up all their gaming hits and, apart from proving just how far, thankfully, gaming has come in the last 25 years, it also manages to deliver nostalgia by the bucketload.
  5. Namco's back catalog deserves better than this slapped-together cash-in.
  6. Only for the truly nostalgia-obsessed. [Apr 2006, p.74]
  7. There’s plenty of modern retro arcade games out there that don’t pander solely to misguided nostalgia for you to get coaxed into buying this.

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  1. BenM.
    Nov 25, 2005
    6
    Should have included some more Pac Man games and Soul Calibur.
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    5
    Fantastic 80's music to it and good classics from the past to play, but what really brings this down is lack of infinite life options for theFantastic 80's music to it and good classics from the past to play, but what really brings this down is lack of infinite life options for the games I wouldn't always play with infinite lifes but still, and it does need more games to it. Fun to play and would be insulting if this costed full price, I'd expect £10 at launch. Expand