Conclusion: Midway Arcade Treasures allows both the older arcade fans and the younger game history buffs to enjoy the titles which made home consoles what they are today. When producing a compilation, the most important factors are the faithfulness to the original productions and the quality of each individual title. Arcade Treasures combines both with a slick menu interface to create a must-play title for anyone who has even a modicum of interest in 80’s pop culture.
Excerpt: The Antiques Roadshow came to town this week. Normally, the influx of tat-wielding pensioners would keep me indoors for the duration and for some time afterwards (they need a couple of days extra to steer their Hillman Imps toward the motorway slip roads). This week though, I’ve got Midway Arcade Treasures in my possession. Blue rinse be damned, I wanna know how much this little antique would fetch at market. The queues were horrendous.
Excerpt: Retro games, whether they date back to 8 and 16-bit console games or early arcade days, usually come highly welcomed amongst a minority of hardcore gamers who like to indulge in a little nostalgic pleasure every now and then. Packages such as Atari Anniversary Edition and the Namco Museum series have been well received. Now long-time industry giant Midway has release the ultimate collection for Xbox, cleverly titled Midway Arcade Treasures.
Excerpt: Someone finally got it right. Midway Arcade Treasures is, simply, the best arcade compiliation disc I've ever seen. Most of 'em--and here, I'm sort of casting a knowing, accusatory look in the vague direction of the Namco Museum series--consist of one unquestionably classic game, paired up with four or five mediocre or obscure ones.
Excerpt: Midway Arcade Treasures is, simply, the best arcade compiliation disc I've ever seen. Most of 'em--and here, I'm sort of casting a knowing, accusatory look in the vague direction of the Namco Museum series--consist of one unquestionably classic game, paired up with four or five mediocre or obscure ones.
Conclusion: Despite a very poor showing in the audio-visual departments, Midway Arcade Treasures is a fairly cool compilation for gamers who remember all the classics, but those who have been gaming for a decade or less will probably find it incredibly annoying and not that much fun.
Conclusion: Retro-Freunde machen mit dem Kauf von Midways Spielesammlung definitiv nichts falsch. Es befinden sich genug Spielspaßgranaten auf der DVD, um den Spieler auch längerfristig vor den Bildschirm zu fesseln. Besonders der Tüftler Klax, der Dungeonurvater Gauntlet oder der Ballerevergreen Defender machen auch heute noch mächtig Laune. Die Steuerung wurde dabei meist wunderbar ans Pad angepasst, wobei echtes Automatenfeeling natürlich nur mit einem Arcadeboard aufkommt.