• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2021
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic 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 22, 2021
    90
    One of the best coin-op collections ever produced, not just in terms of the games included but the excellent presentation and range of options.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 22, 2021
    84
    Perhaps one of the best modern compilations of arcade classics, Capcom Arcade Stadium brings a handful of timeless masterpieces together inside a nice frame. The lack of extra content and some prestigious absences may be its small flaws.
  5. 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.
  6. Feb 25, 2021
    83
    One hell of a compilation, with new challenges and lots of customization options. But Capcom should let us buy the games one by one also.
  7. Feb 28, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium includes 32 of Capcom's best titles from the mid-'80s to 2001 in a must-have pack for arcade nostalgia, but with new features any fan will love.
  8. Feb 27, 2021
    80
    Beautifully presented retro collection with a great game selection and modern comfort. But almost every title was included in other Capcom collections.
  9. Feb 24, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium isn’t flawless. It could definitely be more complete, but the 32 games on display here still offer a pretty great slice of gaming history. As examples of their genres, it’s amazing how well most of these games still hold up while serving to vividly illustrate just how much gaming has changed since.
  10. Feb 24, 2021
    80
    Overall, Capcom Arcade Stadium is a very good package filled with brilliant games, each updated with modern functionality. It doesn’t rival the quality of original hardware or the likes of M2’s sublime individual ports of arcade masterworks as seen with the release of Esp.Ra.De Psi, but at £30 for 32 games, it is well worth the price, warts and all.
  11. 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.
  12. Feb 23, 2021
    80
    While definitely a niche title, Capcom Arcade Stadium is perfect for those looking for a classic arcade experience. It’s a wonderful old-school arcade simulator featuring 32 different titles with a ton of options to adjust everything from visual appearance to in-game settings. Local multiplayer and online tournaments and leaderboards keep you engaged and make this worth every token.
  13. 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.
  14. 80
    What keeps Capcom Arcade Stadium of having a perfect score, is the lack of Online Multiplayer and certain beloved games, that would otherwise elevate this title to new heights. That said, it's an excellent trip to the past, with a good amount of content and tons of replayability. Certainly, a way of reminding us old-schoolers why we loved Capcom in first place and how empty our wallets were due to their arcade dominance. The Nintendo Switch received another great entry to its already big roster.
  15. 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.
  16. Feb 22, 2021
    77
    This is a good collection with some big absences. We really appreciate what Capcom has tried to do to spice things up and help us rediscover these classics, although apart from those big names we also miss some extras to learn about the history of these arcades.
  17. Feb 19, 2021
    77
    32 classic arcade games, improved witch rewind and save options, CRT filters and frames, and detailed menus. It is a great collection, but we miss some favourite Capcom games.
  18. Feb 22, 2021
    75
    If you're into the Japanese publisher, this Capcom Arcade Stadium compilation might just catch your eye. Unlike some productions of the same genre, this one is very polished and received a lot of attention. The developers have made sure to reproduce the ambience of an arcade room and have incorporated a host of options (display, difficulty, etc.) so that players find the formula that suits them.
  19. Feb 26, 2021
    73
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is an essential purchase for fans of retro gaming. Loaded with a ton of content, this game will keep newcomers and returning gamers entertained for hours. Although there are a few titles and features missing, this collection is still a fantastic addition to your Nintendo Switch library.
  20. Feb 23, 2021
    70
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is a nostalgic look at a time when stained space carpets and deafening cacophonies were all the rage, performing admirably in its role at offering classic thrills in portable form. The lack of online multiplayer is disappointing, and the package will never feel truly complete until certain titles break free from licensing limbo, but as a way to while away lazy afternoons or dull commutes, CAS is worth its weight in credits.
  21. 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 26, 2021
    Maybe it is not the definitive old-school collection ever released, but Capcom Arcade Stadium is a really good one: so many options and excellent games to choose from. [Recommended]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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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  2. 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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