Excerpt: In fact, as far as classic arcade collections are concerned, you get quite a bit of bang for your buck. Namco Museum includes no less than 12 games, three of which are “arrangements” that add a few spins on the original games and were not featured in the arcades until the mid-‘90s as combo systems that allowed the user to choose between the original or the arranged version. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug are the three arranged titles.
Summary: Resident old-schooler/codger Justin Nation gives a shout out on the new Namco Museum compilation. Is it worth your hard-earned quarters?
Pros: The first home appearance of the Arrangement titles, which may not be the greatest but do bring something new to the table, The most game-packed Namco Museum collection to date… these titles have previously been spread over 2 or 3 releases, With a minimal memory card investment you can save your high scores, at least an improvement over GBA installments
Cons: Most of these titles have been offered numerous times before and on other platforms, Some of the games in the compilation simply aren’t as strong as others, The emulation/recreation of these titles is not perfect by any means in the audio or visual departments