Excerpt: It says something about the past of the American publisher that Midway are now releasing their third retrospective compilation of the games that made their name. The first two collections of Arcade Treasures were a hotchpotch of different games.
Summary: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 for the PS2 is a
solid emulation pack that steers the classic compilation in a new direction.
This installment features 8 classic arcade racing games ranging from earlier
classics such as STUN Runner and Race Drivin' to newer releases like Hydro
Thunder and San Francisco...
Excerpt: Classic collections or 'Treasures' are incredibly hard to look at objectively. On one hand you've got the ruthless side of your brain demanding every game in the collection to be judged by modern standards, while the nicer side wants to get all nostalgic and remember the good old days.
Conclusion: Choosing to highlight a specific genre within a classic games compilation is a fine idea, but the folly of Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is its choice of genres. So many of the games included here relied so heavily on custom arcade hardware that they lose much of their appeal in the translation.
Pros: More focused than previous installments, Covers a good variety of racing styles.
Cons: Limited number of games, Can't emulate arcade hardware features, STUN Runner runs erratically.
Conclusion: All-round, if you can pick up Midway Arcade Treasure 3 for a discount price then it's probably worth it if you're specifically after some of the games featured on it. But for those of you that missed out the first time around, it's fair to say that there are much better retro compilations available...
Excerpt: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 vous propose 8 jeux de course dans des environnements distincts et avec des gameplay différents : courses à bord de véhicules armés, de 4X4 ou de hors board; cascades sur terre ou aquatiques...chacun de ces titres, faciles à prendre en mains, propose des sensations de...