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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: The world is a wonderful place at times, full of deliciously exciting ways to turn a $20 bill into something special. A few weeks ago, I decided the 'something special' I wanted with my $20 bill was Midway Arcade Treasures , the latest compilation from the sexy folks at Midway.
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.
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.
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.