Excerpt: When it comes to representing the gaming days of yore, few companies can hold a candle to Midway. Not only did the company pump out more arcade titles than just about any other coin-op, it can probably be credited with sustaining the few establishments that still remain in operation today.
Excerpt: It says something about the past of the American publisher that Midway are now releasing their third retrospective compilation of the games that made their name. The first two collections of Arcade Treasures were a hotchpotch of different games.
Excerpt: When the original Midway Arcade Treasures was released back at the beginning of 2004, something had changed. No longer were we looking at a full-price disc that contained just six arcade games (see Midway’s Greatest Arcade Hits ‘ Dreamcast), some of which nobody could even remember, let alone...
Excerpt: Fans of the Arcade Treasures series will immediately notice the reduced number of titles in the latest release. This, however, is not an indication of the scale of the games included, as many of the racing titles are technically more complex than any side scroller or 2D fighting title.
Excerpt: Classic collections or 'Treasures' are incredibly hard to look at objectively. On one hand you've got the ruthless side of your brain demanding every game in the collection to be judged by modern standards, while the nicer side wants to get all nostalgic and remember the good old days.
Conclusion: Midway Arcade Treasure 3 once again has a good number of games to choose from in this compilation, and although it may have been nice to have more games on the list, for twenty dollars you really can’t complain.
Conclusion: Parents beware this is definitely not the type of game you want to buy your ten your old child for the holidays. This is more of an adult only game that I would only recommend to the mature folks.