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  • Summary: Go back in time with Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade and relive classic Namco arcade favorites including Tower of Druaga, Galaga, Grobda, Mappy, Metro-Cross, Ms. Pac-Man, New Rally-X, Pac-Man Arrangement, Pole Position 2, Sky Kid, and Xevious, just to name a few. Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade also features Pac-Man Championship Edition which was voted the best downloadable game of 2007 by numerous video game publications. Galaga Legions continues Pac-Man Championship Edition's legacy with a smart re-tooling of the franchise that stays true to the series' roots. Spanning three decades worth of arcade nostalgia, Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade promises to be the most fully realized Namco Museum collection yet. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Even with these menu and presentation issues, Namco Museum Virtual Arcade is definitely worth picking up at the current price for classics like Dragon Spirit, Galaga '88, Mappy, Super Pac-Man and a few others that are worth trying, in addition to the XBLA content.
  2. I think Namco has covered their bases on this, their most complete collection of titles on one disc.
  3. Despite all this chafe in the wheat, Namco Museum Virtual Arcade is a pretty decent package for the price.
  4. A collection like this should be extremely quick, easy fun, and Museum's quirks detract too much from that. [Holiday 2008, p.74]
  5. For the right buyer, this is a gleaming golden treasure even with bits of tarnish here and there.
  6. Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade will probably find a place in the hearts of old gen players. With 25 classic games and 9 live arcade this game could be a good choice for players that wants to revive the golden age of the videogames: the glorious '80!
  7. This is a way to acquire the entire set at a lower price, but only hardcore retro collectors need apply. [June 2009, p.93]

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