Summary: The Capcom Classics Collection has been the best of all the retro collections released yet, it's got the highest amount of games that can rightly be called classics, they are excellently emulated and still as playable and fun as they were for the most part. There are a few others I'd have liked to see in the collection such as Mega Man, Demon's Crest, Strider and Knights of the Round but hopefully they'll be seen in any future version.
Summary: Taking gamers on an extensive tour of some
of the company's best arcade titles, Capcom Classics Collection for the PS2
features 22 arcade games. The selection ranges from traditional overhead
shooters like 1942, Vulgus and Exed Exes, to classic side scrollers like Ghouls
'n Ghosts and several classic installments of Street Fighter II. The emulation
is excellent throughout, with each title retaining the vibrant graphics and
animation that made them so appealing.
Excerpt: I love to get a hold of the retro compilations whenever I can. Mostly because I actually was gaming before there was a consideration that they would be re-releasing any of these games. In this case, I got my hands on Capcom Classics Collection: Volume 2 . It contains 20 games from the hallowed halls of worldwide game producers Capcom . The main Japan office opened in 1982 with the U.S. offices opening in 1985 during the earliest days of mass gaming.
Excerpt: I can remember a time when I would beg my dad for quarters, when I would look into the dark entryway of the local mall arcade with a reverence most reserve for their place of worship. It didn’t matter that the games were impossibly difficult and that the game design was based on the premise of eating as many of my quarters as possible, it was still fun damnit! Well now the tables have turned and I can at last have my way with these games on my PS2.
Excerpt: Much of that greatness is due to the selection of games, which includes arcade mega-hits, such as Forgotten Worlds, Final Fight, Street Fighter II (three versions), Commando, and Mercs, as well as console classics, such as Ghosts 'N Goblins, 1943 Kai, and Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts. There are a few questionable "classics" rounding out the line-up too, such as the crappy side-scroller, Trojan, and the simple barrel drop puzzler, Pirate Ship Higemaru.
Excerpt: Instead of going over them in order, let's take a look at them in order of quality. This is definitely one collection that's going to appeal to fans of certain games while totally alienating the fans of others.
Conclusion: The rest of the ensemble (I'm not even gonna start on the Street Fighter series for lack of space) is top-notch. I can tell you I spent a lot of time and money perfecting these games (stupid Final Fight owes me so much coinage it's ridiculous), that I put my reviewer cred on the line. Then again, maybe you just don't care for the classics. At any rate, this is an excellent addition to anyone's game collection.