Conclusion: There is one achievement per game so you have to play them all! I kind of wish they would have put in a few more achievements but that can't be helped now. Overall for the price this game is worth it! Especially for fans of old school arcade games or Midway in general! This is a steal for the price! 4/5 Stars!
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 are quite crude by today's standards and not realistic. Some do present blood (although it is pixilated). Plus, in one game there are references to drug dealers and hookers.
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. For those that have never heard of Midway Games, there probably isn’t enough persuasive power in the entire Jedi Academy to convince you to buy this compilation and for that reason this review will probably be received by such youngsters as a terrible dissertation on...
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. Likewise, older gamers can enjoy the classic titles with fond childhood memories of growing up while spending hard earned allowances at one quarter a play just to get another crack at the high score in Joust at the local arcade.
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. The same goes for simpler fare like Defender ’s blasting, Rampage ’s building-bashing, and Spy Hunter ’s road rage.
Pros: + Substantial collection of enjoyable classics, most of which look sharp and control well.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane or itching to relive the glory days of arcades, then this collection is a great place to begin. The collection is easily accessible and fun and simple. At a dollar per game it’s a great bargain for gamers new and old. For a dollar per game you can’t go wrong when it’s packaged ideally in one place and easily accessible. I’m thankful for having a collection like this on this generation as I never finished Total Carnage...
Pros: You have a variety of games to choose from off the bat and you can pick what you want from the get go. I started with Joust and felt nostalgia flow through me right away. The games in general are some of the more popular titles that were around in arcades years ago. You have variety to choose from. The collection has something for everyone so you can jump from Arch Rivals to Joust to Gauntlet and cover all the bases. Games do feel spruced up and show a fresh coat of p...
Cons: While there is some occasional slowdown it doesn’t affect game play but can be noticeable. As a collection of classics it’s a niche title, so unless you have some spare time to have déjà vu it can be good for short game play sessions; which can be good if you played this way when these games were in cabinets. The package is bare with no interviews or extras to have on hand. This isn’t necessarily a con but it would be nice to get some insight on what it was like devel...
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? Would it really have been practical to include a trackball just so we could play Marble Madness properly? In the YouTube age, how important is it to include the grainy videos from earlier releases?
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. Not all of us can afford, or have the space, to own actual arcade cabinets nor do we want to spent copious amounts of money sitting in an amusement park with a bunch of kids.
Pros: Variety of games on offer, Stay true to the original games for the most part
Excerpt: È sempre più difficile sfornare delle collezioni di classici che soddisfino il palato dei giocatori moderni. Non è una questione di nostalgia, e nemmeno di gusti personali. Se un tempo le vecchie glorie erano accessibili solo al popolo dell'emulazione, oggi sono disponibili su una miriade di piattaforme, nei formati più disparati.