Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Journey back with us to tbe early 1980s and visit the arcade time forgot, courtesy ol Midway and Arcade's Greatest Hits 2. Here are seven games covering driving, shoot 'em ups anti even a food tight. But beware: this is 1982. so you'll get better sound and graphics trom your microwave.
To describe a retro collection in these terms alone is to miss the point. Part ol the reason we play retro games is to remind us how awful graphics and sound used to be in the days when lens flare was a bad thing. The other reason is nostalgia - which is well covered. These games are direct ports trom arcade originals, so they're exactly how you remember them 16 years ago. Hang on a minute though .. yes, I remember Tapper anti Joust 2, anti who could forget Spy Hunted Then there's Utoon Patrol anti Burger Time - they ring a vague bell, but I've never heard of Splat or Blaster.
And that's the problem: this doesn't represent the golden age of arcade games at all. With the exception of Spy hunter, these are the also-rans, and one or two are just plain pants. Blaster sold only 1,000 copies worldwide in Its original arcade format, so it's not surprising if you don't remember it - it's hardly a 'greatest hit'.
If you played these games first time round and fancy a few hours harmless reminiscing, this is for you. But if, like the rest of us, you're too young, had a social life in the 80s, or have simpty newer heard of these titles, then I doubt this collection will work for you.
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Compilation packs are all the rage, and Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 packs one of the best varieties of those old and clunky classic games that many of us remember so dearly.
Seven games are on this CD, with the most popular being Spy Hunter, the racing game whose Peter Gunn theme punctuated its attitude. Other well-known titles include Burgertime, which involves a chef trampling burgers to get them to fall into catchers while evading deadly eggs and hotdogs; Moon Patrol, a side-scrolling shooter; Tapper, a game where you must frantically serve Root Beer to your rowdy customers; and joust 2, the sequel to everyone's favorite Ostrich battle. The last two titles are less known, and they include Splat, a weird game akin to Food Fight, and Blaster, a first-person space shooter that takes place after Robotron.
Accompanying these games are a variety of features. Each game has its own set of options that allow you to adjust the difficulty, number of lives, in addition to even seeing the arcade game's "Test Mode," There will also be a trivia game, and jome sort of historical information on the games provided (our preview version did not have these implemented yet).
Suffice to say that with this wide variety of popular classic games and accompanying goodies, this compilation CD could be one of the best.
- MANUFACTURER - Digital Eclipse
- THEME - Compilation
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1