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  • Summary: Includes Namco classics such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, SPLATTERHOUSE™, and TOWER OF DRUAGA™, or play games such as ROLLING THUNDER ™, SKYKID™, or TANK FORCE™ with friends and family on the Nintendo Switch.

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Aug 21, 2017
    100
    Namco Museum is a worthwhile release and the inclusion of Splatterhouse was a win-win for me. For $30 I think it’s worth the price to revisit some of Namco’s classic games and have the option to play them anywhere.
  2. Jul 28, 2017
    80
    Namco Museum is a fantastic self-contained package with an interesting offering of games that arcade fans will enjoy tearing into. It's found a suitable home on the Nintendo Switch. While it isn't rife with the "virtual museum" content previous games in the series back on the original PlayStation offered, it is a solid and feature-rich compilation title that's worth its asking price.
  3. NF Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    80
    A pretty capable set of classics to help you wait for the arrival of a true Switch Virtual Console. [Issue #29, p. 71]
  4. Aug 4, 2017
    74
    Namco Museum brings back pixel perfect emulation of some classic arcades, such as Galaga, Pac-Man or Splatterhouse. It also includes Pac-Man Vs. four player asymmetric game, but t lacks of extra content and there are too few games available.
  5. Aug 2, 2017
    70
    A high price point and some subjective duds make Namco Museum a stretch in terms of outright value, but the influence these games had on the industry makes them worth at least a cursory glance in the rearview mirror.
  6. Aug 1, 2017
    65
    It does not justify its too high pricing.
  7. 50
    Namco Museum for Switch is about what you’d expect if you’ve played any of the other packages that the company has put together over the last quarter of a century. What’s here is decent, but there just isn’t enough of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    Another half handheld console by Nintendo brought Namco's classic games on the go!
  2. Mar 7, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. namco museum switch only

    pros
    pefect controls
    a better version of party arcade but it even includes full games
    amazing graphics
    amazing everything else
    nintendo did great with this one
    brought back favorite games
    includes pacman
    a game that not just all ages but all people can enjoy

    cons
    less than infinite zero cons
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  3. Apr 9, 2018
    9
    While this collection has a lot of quality arcade titles, there are still a few games they left out. Examples being Ms. Pac-Man or Pac-Land.While this collection has a lot of quality arcade titles, there are still a few games they left out. Examples being Ms. Pac-Man or Pac-Land. Otherwise, this game is great if you want to get your nostalgia on. Expand
  4. May 25, 2020
    8
    This package is just retro Namco games. Nothing that special. Still very fun!
  5. Mar 24, 2019
    8
    Namco was one of the best and most prolific producers of arcade games during the platform's golden age, and this delightful collectionNamco was one of the best and most prolific producers of arcade games during the platform's golden age, and this delightful collection includes virtually all of its essential titles. Every Nintendo Switch owner should play Namco Museum, if only to experience the formative years of gaming in a new way. Highly recommended for use with the Flip Grip, as many of the titles included here look and play great in handheld vertical mode. Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2018
    8
    This a decent Namco Museum with some great games in here. The problem is that the game is too expensive.
  7. Sep 2, 2017
    5
    With a paucity of content and limited replay value, this title is well overpriced. Comparing competitors of equal cost, this offering simplyWith a paucity of content and limited replay value, this title is well overpriced. Comparing competitors of equal cost, this offering simply does not have sufficient content to offer gamers a good value. On the plus side, PAC-MAN Vs. is innovative and fun. I would have loved to see other retro games be given similar treatment.

    In short, wait until this is on sale.
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