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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] With five classic games and a brand new arranged Xevious title, players can re-live the old-school days of classic arcade gaming with legends including Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug. Namco Museum Essentials is jam-packed with nostalgic favorites and a future classic that[Playstation Network] With five classic games and a brand new arranged Xevious title, players can re-live the old-school days of classic arcade gaming with legends including Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug. Namco Museum Essentials is jam-packed with nostalgic favorites and a future classic that will keep you and your friends entertained for hours! The debut of a classic envisioned, Xevious Resurrection offers a new twist, a fresh digitally enhanced look, co-op gameplay and intense shooting action. Show off your skills in the High Score Attack Mode and compete against the world for the #1 spot. Collect stamps and NM Points to unlock Trophies and rewards to use in PLAYSTATION Home to customize your avatar and Club house. Connect with friends and share your play history, challenge your friends' high score rankings and view their rewards. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Overall, it's a very worthwhile package and one that you won't regret picking up.
  2. Namco Museum Essentials provides precisely what the name implies: a handful of iconic, still-fantastic games with a slick social wrapper to keep them relevant. Simple as that.
  3. 72
    The presentation here is top-notch, which is really what makes or breaks the package for me. However, it kind of sucks that there isn't support for two players in most of these games.
  4. The inclusion of Dragon Spirit and Xevious Resurrection keep things feeling fresh, but they're not substantial enough to get gamers excited.
  5. Namco Museum Essentials is exactly what it says it is – a collection of 5 oldschool games and 1 remake. For this kind of money I would either like to have more classics or a few remakes, not a mix of the two. Thumbs up for the stamp system and online score boards, though.
  6. Play UK
    60
    Most of the games in Namco Museum Essentials are plenty dull to play. [Issue#193, p.103]
  7. Games Master UK
    30
    Definitely avoid at this price. [Aug 2010, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 22, 2020
    8
    Essentials might have a tiny game library, but everything else about it is great. Xevious Resurrection, the exclusive title here, is aEssentials might have a tiny game library, but everything else about it is great. Xevious Resurrection, the exclusive title here, is a gorgeous-looking and really fun update to the original, and it might just be the best sequel to Xevious there is. The presentation is nice-looking, taking the style of a webpage, and is bright, colorful, and pristine. There's also a ton of unlockables and extras too, most of which are for the (sadly now defunct) PlayStation Home service. You can select four different revisions of Dragon Spirit. Galaga and Xevious have autofire support. You can swap the border artwork. All games have achievements and trophies too, which give it some replay value.

    It's a real shame that Namco Bandai chose to remove this game from the PlayStation Store, as it's a nice little collection. If you're able to find it online though, it's absolutely worth your time. Xevious Resurrection alone makes it worth it, and alongside the other games, achievements, and extra features, makes it a great compilation for arcade game fanatics.
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  2. Dec 19, 2018
    0
    Did Namco bring only 5 classic games on the Playstation 3? Just so stupid!!!