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  • Summary: This collection includes 8 arcade masterpieces of the 80s, from Nemesis to Haunted Castle. Experience these KONAMI classics in all their retro glory, now enhanced with modern features.
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  1. May 6, 2019
    Overall, Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection brings some classics home, while also reminding us how absolutely insane and brutal the arcade age was in its heyday.
  2. Apr 20, 2019
    If you're as much of a Konami shoot 'em up fan as I am then you'll have an enjoyable time with Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection. However, don't expect a ton of options and refinement before diving into this retro gaming compilation.
  3. Apr 18, 2019
    Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics is quite a lazy collection of a bunch of good 80s games. The emulation is quite smooth, most of the games are still fun, but some bizarre games choices, a quite essential look and the lack of peculiar features such as online support make the collection just average.
  4. Apr 17, 2019
    A seemingly random collection of Konami arcade games that’s so incoherent and bare bones it won’t please retro fans or newcomers.
  5. Apr 24, 2019
    A nice nostalgia trip, but not an essential purchase. Though all of the games bar Haunted Castle are good fun, none but the Gradius games and Thunder Cross truly stand the test of time. Considering the arcade games missing here, it’s hard to accept this as a ‘classics’ collection, but for what you’re given, you could certainly do worse.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 28, 2019
    While the games vary from must-plays to weak curiosities, this collection lacks the *cough* options of newer retro collections like SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. While we get difficulty adjusts, mid-game saves, and a PDF book, there’s none of the playfulness of SNK’s release. Still, it’s enough to keep your mind off leaked Stranger Things season 3 spoilers. [Issue#163, p.86]
  7. May 10, 2019
    Konami's first anniversary collection is a lazy compilation mainly directed to old-school-shooter lovers.

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  1. Jun 29, 2020
    Anniversary Collection consists of eight Konami arcade games from the 1980's. It features seven aircraft-based shooters and a CastlevaniaAnniversary Collection consists of eight Konami arcade games from the 1980's. It features seven aircraft-based shooters and a Castlevania title. This compilation includes Nemesis, Vulcan Venture and Lifeforce; a trilogy reminiscent of R-Type. There is also Typhoon (which plays like After Burner), Twinbee (a cartoony take on Galaga) and Thunder Cross (Contra with spaceships). Finally, Scramble is the oldest entry in the set complete with 8-bit graphics. Game options are decent. You can adjust the difficulty levels, enable scanlines, change ratio sizes, add borders and choose the number of lives. You can also change the control layout. An update added the Japanese versions and a Behind the Scenes e-book. This compilation is good, but Konami's Contra and Castlevania collections are even better. I would rate this with a 7 out of 10 Expand