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  • Summary: Midway Arcade Treasures is jam-packed with over 20 classic arcade games. Take a trip down memory lane as you relive the fast-paced action of SpyHunter, the cooperative multiplayer of Gauntlet, the space age adventure of Defender, the charm of Paperboy, the destructive monsters of Rampage, and the dueling combat of Joust. While you rest your fingers, check out the DVD content with game histories, creator interviews, and top secrets from videogaming's early days. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
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  1. You can't really play this game without thinking of the dark, sweat-filled arcades that're now long gone, or of those plastic-sheathed sitdown machines you still sometimes see in bars. Midway Arcade Treasures is like a time capsule, buried back when games were simple, and no less fun because of that.
  2. At a mere $20 it represents impossible value and is probably a must-have for crusty old gamers. [Dec 2003, p.92]
  3. A well-rounded collection and as I said earlier I can't think of any big titles not included here.
  4. 75
    My disappointment in this disc's shortcomings is tempered by the sheer amount of great, classic gaming on offer.
  5. 70
    Midway Arcade Treasure's "bang for your buck" comes from the sheer amount of games on the disk, and how perfect they're represented on the console. Apart from the difference in controls, these games are essentially what gamers played in arcade when the games were released in the 80s.
  6. 70
    While the presentation is poor, the extras suck beyond measure and some of the games are lackluster additions to the collection, the overall value is quite high.
  7. Not only is the interface clumsy and hard to view, but the bonus content is poorly edited and sloppily thrown together. [Dec 2003, p.83]

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  1. BobR.
    Apr 15, 2004
    I really enjoy this collection of games. My favorites are the mutliplayer games, Smash TV, Gauntlet and Rampage. I was an excellent Spy Hunter player back in the day, but the game is difficult to control with the gamepad. A great selection of games that you would still play in an arcade if arcades still existed. Hoping that newer arcade classics "cough NARC cough" come to the Xbox. Expand
  2. SteveB.
    Dec 14, 2003
    This game is worth it for Klax alone! Paperboy, Roadblasters and Spyhunter are other all time favorites of mine. Gauntlet and Rampage are great multiplayer too with friends. Expand
  3. Uter
    Jan 2, 2004
    This game has the worst interface I've ever seen in any game. It's tough to see what game you're selecting. A simple list would have been nice (how hard is that?). Some of the games don't control quite right. Both Rampart and Toobin control horribly. But in the end there is some fun to be had here. But I wouldn't trust the person who made this game with the task of taking out my trash. Expand