Summary: Let it not be said that Namco Bandai is afraid of a re-release. Namco Museum Megamix isn't just a re-release -- it's a re-release of a compilation of re-releases! An updated version of Namco Museum Remix , which was first released on the Wii in 2007, the Megamix adds an extra "remixed" game and some new classic arcade titles. We never reviewed Namco Classic Remix and I never played it. I have , however, played Namco Museum Megamix , so let's review that one!
Excerpt: Namco Museum Megamix takes everything that was good about Namco Museum Remix, and adds to it. There are now twenty-four games instead of fourteen. The arcade room contains many more games, and Grobda Remix is the new remixed game. Fans of Remix will feel right at home in Megamix. Many of the levels in the previous Remix games are present and accounted for in Namco Museum Megamix.
Excerpt: Namco has long been one of the most important companies in the world of arcades. Who can say how many millions of quarters were plunked into cabinets bearing their name? Now, as the conventional arcade has given way to the home gaming console, Namco has found a way to update their catalogue for a new generation. Namco Museum MegaMix is here. Let’s see if it is worth more than a few quarters. 1.
Conclusion: variation on Pac-Man, as you drive through mini-mazes to pick up flags, while Grobda puts you in control of a tank and just lets you shoot lasers at stuff. The remixed versions of these are relatively similar to the games that inspired them. While neither game was terribly involving to begin with, at least they were somewhat fun - here, the awkward camera angles and sloppy controls turn them incredibly annoying.
Summary: Namco Museum Megamix features 18 arcade-perfect ports and six special remixed versions of classic Namco arcade titles. Swing, shoot, jump, bop and steer through these exciting remakes with 3D graphic enhancements and intuitive motion controls.
Excerpt: Having this game in my grasp-and later in my wonderful console-I couldn't help but get a little overjoyed. I'm a child of the old school genre and the idea of playing some of the greatest arcade games ever really built up the excitement. As soon as the game was in, a little three dimensional Pac-man dropped from the sky and greeted us alongside a few of his ghostly pals. Shortly after we joined Pac in his world with 24 games to explore.
Conclusion: If you already own Namco Museum Remix, then don't even think about buying this mediocre "update". Missed that 2007 compilation? Well, you should probably still avoid this lazily assembled mix of new and old versions of famous arcade games!
Excerpt: Game collections seem to be quite commonplace these days, as a sucker for nostalgia they always seem to call me. Also not too new to the fray is remaking titles, and adding a modern twist such as the excellent two games in the Pac-Man Championship edition series. Namco hit two winners with those games, and I had some excitement when the Namco Museum Megamix showed up at my door. That joy was short lived however.