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  • Summary: Now you can play classic arcade games anywhere, anytime with Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play for the Sony PSP Entertainment System. Enjoy the coin-op games of the past for the first time on a portable system with multiplayer wireless support. Single Player: Spy Hunter, Sinistar, Defender, Paperboy and 720. Multiplayer Wireless: Klax, Joust, Marble Madness, Toobin’, Rampage - 3 player, Gauntlet - 4 player, Rampart - 3 player, Wizard of Wor, Xybots, Championship Sprint, Arch Rivals, Cyberball 2072, Xenophobe - 3 player, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Mortal Kombat 3. [Midway] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 85
    With a massive selection of classic titles and wireless multi-player Extended Play is more than worth the $30 price tag.
  2. A fantastic and totally enjoyable trip down memory lane for any gamer over 40 and a valuable history lesson for anyone younger.
  3. Thankfully, nothing's been fiddled with (except the addition of Wi-Fi support), and the inclusion of Marble Madness and Championship Sprint in particular prove that quality gameplay is timeless. [PSW]
  4. They've not exactly matured like a fine cheese or wine, but this selection is worth a look. [Apr 2006, p.85]
  5. Midway ports their treasured arcade title to the PSP, but renders it almost unplayable due to the wrong display option and unbelievably long loading times.
  6. 60
    Extended Play could have been a little better in terms of its presentation and some of its title selections (why no Hydro Thunder?), but it's a good start for the series' portable run, and I hope that future chapters continue to bring us the best of Midway's gaming past.
  7. 30
    After playing the three excellent console versions of Midway Arcade Treasures, it was a major disappointment to see just how half-assed Extended Play ended up being.

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  1. SukmyP.
    Dec 23, 2005
    I found the collection to be great for travelling with the console and a far better bargain than all of the sub-par games currently available.
  2. NickB.
    Mar 12, 2007
    This is what I consider one of two or three must-haves for the PSP. It will never leave the PSP case wherever I go, and its selection of classics can't be beat. Expand
  3. HarryB.
    Dec 27, 2005
    This game is GREAT for the price! The classics are all here....720, Marble Madness, Mortal Kombat (1, 2 and 3).... With the analog joystick 720 and Marble Madness are exactly like the arcade versions. Only problem is you can't choose your character on Gauntlet and Rampage unless you're playing online (you have to be the Warrior in Gauntlet 1p mode and George in 1p mode Rampage). Keep up the old school games and bring them back. Would have been nice to have had Ultimate MK3 instead of regular MK3. Haven't tried the wireless capabilities yet but should be great fun! Viva nostalgia and viva quality video games that are fun and easy to play!!! Thanks Midway! Expand
  4. TreksterN.
    Mar 8, 2006
    The games are right on par with there arcade parents, easy to see and play. Would have been nice to take advantage of the umd and make had some media clips from the game designers. Expand
  5. KarlM.
    May 12, 2006
    This whole point of a collection like this is to give players some immediate varied fun by presenting familiar titles. Sadly the load times prevent this from happening. The framerates of Mmortal Kombat games is bad too. Only for die-hard fans. Expand