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  • Summary: Tecmo offers you a dose of nostalgia in the game compilation Tecmo Classic Arcade. Eleven of Tecmo's early games are included, along with a gallery that shows artwork from each game. The disc includes Tecmo Bowl, Rygar, Star Force, Solomon's Key, Bomb Jack, Tecmo Cup, Pinball Action, Pleiades, Senjyo, Swimmer, and Stratofighter. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. Whether you're a fan of these older games or you're looking for a bit of history to add to your collection, you'll be more than happy to get your hands on this one.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. The bottom line is that I could only recommend this collection to the diehard fan that is already familiar with most of these games.
  6. 45
    But retro compilations are practically a dime a dozen these days, and next to the likes of "Namco Museum Battle Collection" and "Capcom Classics Collection," the games enshrined here show both their age and a general lack of inspiration.
  7. That almost all of these 11 games look like tired also-rans merely compounds the feeling that this is one of the most cynical cash-in releases ever conceived. Avoid.

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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 as a history lesson, but not so great as an actual game. There are a lot of duds here. Expand