Excerpt: Apart from possibly when Pac-Man was first gobbling up the world's small change, or when Space Invaders was first invading pubs, bars and diners on a global scale (and causing such national crises as Japan running out of 100 Yen coins!) it seems that retro gaming has never been so popular.
Excerpt: Yes, it is quite an impressive list but, unless there is some way to unlock games that I haven’t found during my review time with this release, it’s not quite the definitive Midway collection. Crystal Castles is missing in action, as is my personal addiction of Moon Patrol. I still remember the hours I spend in the mid-80’s at the Magic Market in Pacific MO pumping quarters into that bad boy. Alas, just like the Magic Market, it’s not to be found.
Excerpt: Midwas Arcade Treasures brings those old time classics to your television, and though they don't look better than ever, they do look exactly the same as when they were stored in those oversized cabinets. Every pixel has been accurately transported from the arcade to the home screen. Nostalgia will rush through you the second you see these familiar visuals. The sounds are equal to the graphics.
Excerpt: Times are good for old, nostalgic gamers. Old franchises like Pac-Man and Spy Hunter have been revived and taken into the world of 3D, giving everyone the chance to enjoy old favorites in a new way. Sometimes those new gameplay ideas fall flat and one can't help but yearn for the games of the past, and that's where Midway Arcade Treasures comes to the rescue.
Excerpt: Some of my all-time favorite arcade games are here. While a few of Midway's more popular titles are missing, most of those are too new to fit nicely on what is essentially a compilation of retro titles.
Excerpt: If you've been around in the games industry for a while as a publisher, eventually there will come a time when your older library suddenly becomes coveted by the gamer who's also been around long enough to remember the original release. Therefore, it becomes a very easy process to repackage those games and offer them at a discount price to anyone who would pick them up. And just like that, you suddenly have a greatest hits collection that nearly sells itself.
Summary: Midway Arcade Treasures is a fantastic compilation that is cheapened by the menus and PSOne quality video interviews. Surely Midway should be treating classics better then this. Still the most important part, emulation of the classics, is perfect.