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Midway Arcade Treasures
By: Midway Entertainment
Midway Arcade Treasures
Features:
  • Over 20 classic arcade favorites
  • Includes Spyhunter, Gauntlet, Defender and Joust
  • DVD content with creator and developer interviews
  • DVD also includes 80's music
  • For 1 or 2 players

  • Average Rating: 4.50     Total Reviews: 15

    Price: $19.99
    Sale: $13.05
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Product Description:

This ultimate arcade collection also contains cool DVD content with game histories and creator interviews. Game include: SpyHunter, Defender, Gauntlet, Joust, Paperboy, Rampage, Marble Madness, Robotron 2084, Smash TV, Joust 2, Bubbles, RoadBlasters, Stargate, Moon Patrol, Blaster, Rampart, Sinistar, Super Sprint , 720, Toobin', KLAX, SPLAT!, Satan's Hollow, Vindicators, and Root Beer Tapper.

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A Nostalgic Trip back to the Arcade era 1980's.       Product Reviews
by: rbeltran       on: 18-Oct 2004

Midway has done a great job of bringing 20 classicArcade games to the Gamecube. These games I fondly remember, going down to Golfland Arcade in Stanton,with my brother and friends. You can't go wrong with purchasing this game, for $20.00 you get 20 games and extra dvd features like interviews with the creators and more. If you're like me who grew up playing these timeless gems, go to your nearestvideo game store and buy it right now.
Great selection, interesting extras       Product Reviews
by: ctsamurai       on: 15-Oct 2004

One of the things that really stood out to me about this collection was its inclusion of extras featuring promotional information as well as interviews with the games' creators. There are some real heavy hitters here. Defender is the quintessential "game designer's" game. I've seen numerous programmers from that era site it as one of their personal favorites.
You also get the insane Robotron, Smash TV, Paperboy, Spy Hunter, etc. Its a real great selection. The only rather questionable title (in my opinion) is Toobin. Maybe simply because I never thought much of it in the arcade. But all are welcome in this rather impressive lineup, and not all will meet everyone's tastes.
In all, this game made me realize the art of older games. They emphasized triumphing over chaos. You have to "rise above" the apparent insanity on screen and simply go with the flow. That's the key. You can't play Robotron in a paranoid manner. But this is not about game tips. Just get this and you'll know what I mean.
A great collection of classic games       Product Reviews
by: thevideogameguy       on: 16-Jul 2004

Midway sure crammed in alot of great classic games into one package for 20 dollars (do the math - you're talking less then a dollar a game - how can you go wrong?)

Some of the games haven't aged that well and the controlls take a little getting used to but complaints like that are pretty petty considering everything your getting.

If you're not able to enjoy games which aren't graphically cutting edge then obviously look elsewhere. However if you're looking for a great collection of classic games there isn't a better purchase you can make.

My personal favorites are Spy Hunter, Paperboy and Joust but just about every game in this collection is worth playing at least once or twice.

Grab up a copy and have some old school fun. How many games today can you play in 15 minute sessions and still feel satisfied?


Ahh, memories...       Product Reviews
by: bixodoido       on: 24-Jan 2004

This is an awesome collection of classic games, 24 in all. Midway has rounded up some of the best arcade games from the 1980s and packaged them together in this spectacular collection. The great thing about this pack is that there is something that appeals to almost everyone here, and, even if you don't really care about all of the games, the price is low enough to justify gettting the collection for just a few of them!

Some of these games have a great deal of memories for me. I remember playing Rampage, Rampart, and Smash TV at the arcades for hours on end. The games I was most addicted to were probably Gauntlet and Spy Hunter. These 4 games are still a lot of fun, and with the multiplayer capabilities are a blast. I played many of the others as well--720, Toobin', Marble Madness--in the arcades, but these games have lost much of their appeal to me now.

Some of these games aren't really that fun anymore (like the last three I named), but I'm still glad I have them. Every time one of my buddies comes over, we play many of the games, laugh, and reminisce. In fact, I don't know that I'll really be spending hours on end with ANY of these games (even Gauntlet can't hold my attention forever anymore), but they are nevertheless entertaining for a few minutes or even an hour. Again, having 24 games makes it all worth it.

The one complaint--Joust. I absolutely loved the two player "deathmatches" in the original Nintendo release, but I can't get that to work on this version. What a shame. Despite this, though, this is a great collection of games which, though it may not be the smash hit of 2003, is nevertheless very enjoyable.


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