Tecmo Classic Arcade Xbox

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
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  1. Game Informer
    All told, faithful arcade fans should have a look, but no one else should feel the need to drop in their tokens. [Oct 2005, p.140]
  2. Play Magazine
    Arcade-perfect fun. [Oct 2005]
  3. Simply has too few games to offer much replayability, and it tends to become old rather quickly.
  4. If you're ready to relive those golden days of spending your allowances at the arcades, be prepared to pay quite a premium for this average collection.
  5. The games are all emulated quite well, but aside from the couple of big-name titles featured, many of the games included in this suite are simply not worth playing.
  6. A rental is definitely in order for Tecmo Classic Arcade, if nothing else but to experience many games that you probably passed up back in the day, or to beat a few of the classics.
  7. As ever, it's a case of 20 minutes of quick-fire fun at best, another lesson in how games from the past should just stay there at worst. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  8. I still wonder why Ninja Gaiden is missing and a few other games from the classic Tecmo days come to mind that should have been on this one.
  9. Tecmo Classic Arcade isn't entirely loaded with winners, and some might question the bump in price up to the $30 range, but classic gamers will want to jump right in just to endure "Tecmo Bowl" in its finest form, as well as "Bomb Jack" and a few other favorites.
  10. Just extremely boring and very disappointing for this day and age.
  11. Of the eleven games in this collection, there are only two or three that have aged gracefully. The rest of the games don't quite hold up. What's even more disappointing is the omission of a few of Tecmo's more popular games like "Ninja Gaiden."
  12. Besides the lack of historical extras Tecmo hasn't even included online score tracking.
  13. I didn't expect a remake, but these are some bad-looking games. I mean it – compare 'em to the games of their era and you'll discover that graphic quality has been an issue from the beginning.
  14. The bottom line is that I could only recommend this collection to the diehard fan that is already familiar with most of these games.
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  1. BlueFalcon
    Dec 6, 2005
    The only game that I was truly looking forward to was tecmo bowl, but it's got to be the worst tecmo bowl version ever. It's okay The only game that I was truly looking forward to was tecmo bowl, but it's got to be the worst tecmo bowl version ever. It's okay as a history lesson, but not so great as an actual game. There are a lot of duds here. Full Review »