- Teen Rated
- Includes over 20 Arcade Games
Midway Arcade Treasures Description
Reviews By Scott Woods : Date November 23, 2003
My youth has returned!
Many of the games I had to stand in line at the arcade to play and then was slaughtered by in 60 seconds flat are contained on this 20+ game compilation of old arcade hits (and misses): Robotorn 2084, Rampage, Joust (1 & 2), Defender (1 & 2), Smash TV…just great stuff abounds. Of course, there are some clunkers, but hey: it was the 80s.
The translations here are frighteningly faithful: the graphics, sound and general play of the controls is dead-on (except for maybe "Marble Madness", but if you have a ball controller instead of buttons and joysticks, you’re back in action). There was some element of culture shock once I got started playing these on the PS2 (it boggles the mind how few buttons you need to play any of these games as opposed to the thumb-wracking madness of today’s offerings), and the game overall feels like a big cheat code since you don’t have to stop playing just because you ran out of quarters. Just hit the start button and you’re back where you were, fighting the big bosses…indefinitely.
A classic made up of classics. And at the price, you really can’t go wrong, period.
Reviews By Michael Ceciliani : Date November 19, 2009
Midway has assembled 24 arcade games of yesteryear in this compilation. I don’t believe anyone else did this, so here are the 24 games, alphabetically:
Defender I and II
Gauntlet (up to 4 players)
Joust I and II
Rampage (up to 3 players)
Rampart (up to 3 players)
Root Beer Tapper
Super Sprint (up to 3 players)
This disc will definitely take you back in time. I remember playing Klax, Toobin’, Marble Madness, Roadblasters, Joust, Defender, Robotron 2084 and Paperboy in the arcades, back in the 80s. I’ve played Root Beer Tapper, Smash TV, Splat and Bubbles on my PS1 from a Midway disc I bought for that system. A lot of the other games are fun as well, and as indicated, a few allow for more than two players.
The one bad thing is the controllers, which are a hinderance with a few of the games. Spy Hunter and Roadblasters aren’t the same without a steering wheel, and with Marble Madness, you have to hold the controller at an angle, otherwise your timing will be off.
Reviews By Mitchell M. Tse : Date July 23, 2004
What many people don’t take into consideration is that this anthology blows the other anthologies and compilations away. The sheer number of games (20), the number of good games (at least half of them were favorites), and the level of faithfulness these ports are to the original games (very good as well), makes this collection absolutely incredible. Games like Vindicators, Road Blasters, Rampage, and Gauntlet look exactly like they did in the arcades. The sounds were straight out of the games. Additionally, the difficulty level was able to be changed, just like an owner can in the arcades. Finally, one feature that really helped was that most of the games allowed you to continue, some of them indefinitely, so for some of those games that you chugged a lot of quarters in, not just because you wanted to play those games, but because you wanted to FINISH those games, you now can!
The only imperfection to this gameset is that it doesn’t allow you to use a steering wheel. Man, being able to use one for Road Blasters and Spy Hunter would have been excellent.