• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2021
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  • Summary: Relive the Capcom classics!1943 -The Battle of Midway-comes as a free download. Shooters, fighting, action—all your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you hadRelive the Capcom classics!1943 -The Battle of Midway-comes as a free download. Shooters, fighting, action—all your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you had back then. Just Like the Good Old Days
    From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming.

    Brand New Ways to Play
    With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again!
    Every game has online leaderboard rankings, so you can see where you stack up against players all over the world!
    Capcom Arcade Stadium, where retro appeal meets cutting-edge features for a fresh take on Capcom's classics!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 22, 2021
    90
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is a staggeringly good port of many solid games, breathing new life into them with unique challenges and through a robust suite of difficulty options. It’s a great way to experience these games no matter your skill level, and offers so much variety that I just kept coming back for more.
  2. Feb 18, 2021
    86
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is simply one of the best arcade compilations out there for its vast assortment of excellent games alone. Throw in a gorgeous presentation and comprehensive leaderboards and you're left with one must-have collection.
  3. Feb 26, 2021
    83
    While Capcom Arcade Stadium is a good collection, having everything broken into packs, the weird sound issues on some games and the omission of some US versions take a few points away from it being perfect. The Class System and the online leaderboards are OK, but I think online co-op would of been a better choice in that area. Also, I feel the currency earning system (CASPO) could have been used for more like unlocking art galleries and music tracks. Still even with those little speed bumps, Capcom Arcade Stadium is a fine collection of classic games that many people will enjoy. I can recommend this to any classic arcade fan looking for an old school challenge or someone who wants to get acquainted with Capcom’s colorful past.
  4. Feb 22, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is not the first (and likely not last) compilation of classic Capcom games, but this is one of the better ones they’ve put out. In addition to a great and diverse library of games, the various display options with difference screen sizes and arcade cabinet boarders along with the ability to adjust the game settings shows that the development team put a lot of work into making this collection as enjoyable of an experience as possible. With several different game genres and a mix of the well known and obscure, Capcom Arcade Stadium is easy to recommend to any fan of classic arcade games.
  5. Feb 23, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is the best way to play a few of Capcom’s arcade classics. It’s clear a lot of love went into making sure these games were emulated perfectly and to recreate the atmosphere of a bustling arcade. Whatever you want to play here, you can’t go wrong.
  6. Feb 22, 2021
    78
    Capcom Arcade Stadium provides a generous bunch of golden-age arcade titles (with a little too much Street-Fighterism), paired with a vast assortment of options and gorgeous presentation.
  7. 70
    If you're interested in reliving some of Capcom's past glory, it's never been easier to do so with Capcom Arcade Collection. A wealth of customization options allows players to fine-tune their experience like never before. However, the lack of bonus features and a lineup that could've been more varied stop this collection from reaching a new high score.

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  1. Feb 21, 2021
    9
    A great collection of old Capcom classics. For around $40 you get 32 games ranging from the very early days up to early 2000's titles likeA great collection of old Capcom classics. For around $40 you get 32 games ranging from the very early days up to early 2000's titles like Progear. What you get are mostly great entries, but there is some unnecessary overlap with 3 versions of Street Fighter 2, and the variety of games basically boils down to platforming, shmups, fighting, and beat em ups with an emphasis on shmups and beat em ups.

    The game modes available are really fun, and give a score-chasing element like you'd get if you were actually at the arcade. This is aided by the presentation of each game on a cabinet of your choosing, with options to change filters, cabinet type, or regular screen presentation with border images.

    Some of the earlier games have poor scaling, not quite filling up as much screen real estate as they should, and I've heard some games have some moderate emulation issues, but as a relatively casual player I didn't notice any issues with the vast majority of the games.

    Overall, a great collection of games with a few issues, and at a pretty reasonable price even before any sales. Give it a shot.
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  2. Feb 28, 2021
    8
    I only got the free package so far, that includes one game (1943), plus a second game for a limited time (Ghosts 'n Goblins). Even with justI only got the free package so far, that includes one game (1943), plus a second game for a limited time (Ghosts 'n Goblins). Even with just one or two games, it's already clear that this is one of the best retrogaming packages on the Switch. I'll probably buy the three game packs.

    Pros:
    - GREAT GAMES: With a back catalog like this, Capcom can't go wrong. Many of these games are classic masterpieces that made arcade history.
    - GREAT EMULATION: Multiple video options, TATE mode… You won't be longing for accuracy here.
    - PLENTY OF MODERN AMENITIES: From "cheat modes" like save states and instant rewind to detailed online leaderboards, this virtual arcade has all the modern bells and whistles.

    Cons:
    - YOU CAN'T CHERRY PICK: The additional games can only be bought as three large packages, not individually.
    - NO HISTORICAL DETAILS: The games are great, but it would have been nice to see some historical notes and additional material.
    - LEAVES YOU LONGING FOR MORE: Not really a "con", but a couple of my favorites early Capcom arcade games aren't among the available packages. I'm crossing fingers for more packages!
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