Conclusion: Oddly though, the most challenging games on here have left me fond of them purely by how much I had to play them to get the single achievement. Most of the others, you'll meet the criteria, pop the achievement and quit to menu.
Excerpt: Midway Arcade Origins is all about the nostalgia baby. Over thirty arcade games in High Definition. These games range from Gauntlet to Arch Rivals. There is Rampage, Total Carnage, Pit-Fighter, Spy Hunter Xybots, Toobin', Marble Madness, Joust, Joust II, Spy Hunter II, Wizard of Wor, and many more.
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Common Sense Media
14 December 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Midway Arcade Origins is a collection of classic arcade games from the '80s. While the themes might not be so appropriate -- such as killing contestants in a Running Man-like futuristic game show, fighting a cyborg to the death, or blasting a robot invasion -- the graphics...
Excerpt: Anyone old enough to remember Midway Games will no doubt already be planning to buy Midway Arcade Origins for nostalgia reasons and is here to find a better argument to justify their ravenous appetite.
Excerpt: The history of video games can be a fun journey for younger gamers as they explore the older generations longtime favorite games that helped spawn the various genres that make up the gaming industry today.
Excerpt: Nothing ages quite so poorly as technology, but ‘80s-arcade fans are bound to feel nostalgic yearning for some of the 30 games in Midway Arcade Origins . Fire up Gauntlet or its sequel with three friends, and you’ll relish how magical those early dungeon crawls are.
Pros: + Substantial collection of enjoyable classics, most of which look sharp and control well.
Summary: With each new release gamers are looking for better graphics, tighter controls, inspiring stories and interesting characters but sometimes it is nice to go back and play some classic arcade titles from years gone by.
Pros: Variety of games on offer, Stay true to the original games for the most part
Conclusion: There have been a lot of "must-have" games this year, but for anyone serious about gaming history this might be the only bona fide essential purchase of 2012. The score is largely subjective. How much do you punish 30-year-old games for being dated?
Summary: Midway Arcade Origins bevat een ruime collectie aan arcade games, maar een substantieel deel van de gekozen games leent zich helaas niet goed voor de moderne console besturing. Hoewel de games nog best speelbaar zijn, zorgen de beperkte opties om de besturing naar wens aan te passen voor een grote...
Excerpt: Giocando al titolo di cui vi parlerò nelle prossime righe, mi è balzata alla mente una questione: con tutto questo giocare in alta definizione, ci sarà qualcuno che negli ultimi anni si è chiesto cos’era il videogioco prima di tutto ciò?