Summary: If you grew up playing videogames in the 1980's, this game is a must have. This is what we grew up playing, and it is always nice to take a look back at your roots. For $20, Midway Arcade Treasures is a solid purchase. Videogames have changed a lot over the last twenty years. Midway Arcade Treasures is a great way for young Xbox owners to see what gaming was like back then, and is also an inexpensive way for older gamers to take a step back in time to their younger days...
Pros: Great value for $20., Lots of classic arcade games, Bonus interviews with developers
Cons: Some games don't hold up as well as others, Ugly menus, Graphics aren't arcade perfect
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: 24 klassikere samlet i en pakke… allerede nu kan jeg afsløre at appellen i Midway Arcade Treasures naturligvis afhænger af din alder og mængden af småpenge du har brugt i den lokale grillbar, mens du var yngre. Har du aldrig spillet Rampage, mens du ventede på en stor bakke pomfritter og en juniorburger, så taler sandsynligheden for at du ikke kender til disse spil.
Excerpt: Publisheren Midway har med denne opsamling fået udsendt 24 af deres største old school hits – primært fra de helt tidlige firsere. For at kunne nyde disse spil, er det i næsten alle tilfælde nødvendigt, at have spillet originalen for år tilbage. Derfor giver jeg her nedenfor at ganske lille og i øvrigt vældig subjektivt resume af alle titlerne, så man kan se, hvor mange af dem, man kender.