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  • Summary: (Known in Japan as "Namco Museum") Offering new and original versions of some of Namco's most beloved arcade classics including "Galaga," "Pac-Man" and "Dig Dug," the U.S. release of Namco Museum Battle Collection includes exclusive titles such as "Xevious," "Bosconian," "Mappy," "Tower of(Known in Japan as "Namco Museum") Offering new and original versions of some of Namco's most beloved arcade classics including "Galaga," "Pac-Man" and "Dig Dug," the U.S. release of Namco Museum Battle Collection includes exclusive titles such as "Xevious," "Bosconian," "Mappy," "Tower of Druaga," "Dragon Buster," "Grobda," "Dig Dug 2," "King & Balloon" and others bring the total to more than 20 individual games. [Namco] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. The multiplayer in each title is superb, bringing me back to the fun old days of heated score competitions, and, best of all, this is one of the few PSP releases to support wi-fi download play, so my few friends with PSPs don't have to charge out and spend $40 just to play a few rounds of Dig Dug.
  2. When it comes to compilations, Namco Museum Battle Collection is a double whammy of old-school nostalgia and new-school flair, and the overall product is an entertainment-filled portable serving of long-lasting replay value and pure arcade-style fun.
  3. The ability to take this many arcade-perfect ports on the go (legally) makes this a good buy.
  4. 80
    With a fantastic clutch of Pac, two great shooters, Dig Dug, and the bizarre inclusion of THREE Rally X games, there's no way that any Namco fan is going to feel gypped out of the budget-level asking price. [JPN Import]
  5. I won't be playing this one for hours on end, but it's easily the best classics compilation ever put together. [Oct 2005, p.121]
  6. One of the better collections, Namco Museum was born to be ported to the PSP. The updates are solid and the gameplay's perfect for short trip. Stop reading this and go grab a copy.
  7. Playing this retro collection will only make you realise how much the present day rocks. [Dec 2005, p.100]

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  1. AzzCream
    Oct 19, 2005
    9
    The best retro games on a sweet system. It's the beez kneez......
  2. SamF.
    Jan 22, 2008
    9
    PRETTY Great titles with some even improved with better graphics. Great if you grew up in the 80's with pacman , galaga, galaxian, PRETTY Great titles with some even improved with better graphics. Great if you grew up in the 80's with pacman , galaga, galaxian, digdug and X Rally. Expand
  3. NickB.
    Sep 11, 2005
    8
    I found the new versions of Pac Man, Dig Dug and Galaga to be excellent, but the Rally revision was "meh." Of the classics, I found myself I found the new versions of Pac Man, Dig Dug and Galaga to be excellent, but the Rally revision was "meh." Of the classics, I found myself gravitating to those I liked, while scratching my head at some of the others, but otherwise found them to be decent ports. For sheer volume, an old-school collection of eternally replayable games that can't be beat. Expand
  4. MarkoD.
    Sep 14, 2005
    7
    Ahh memories of day's past.. Glalaga with the new backgound is great. I hope you young guys appreciate the graphics that are available Ahh memories of day's past.. Glalaga with the new backgound is great. I hope you young guys appreciate the graphics that are available today. I still remeber the sit down version of Ms Pacman. Overall it is great collaboration of past games. Expand
  5. ACE5
    Jan 23, 2007
    6
    There are only about 7 games that really stand out in this compilation. The rest just feel tired, and you may only want to play them for a There are only about 7 games that really stand out in this compilation. The rest just feel tired, and you may only want to play them for a few minutes. But I found the game for $10, so it isn't that bad for the price. The design of the PSP is not ideal for something like this though. Expand