I can't figure out why people don't like this title. Ok ya its not worth buying but it's freakin fun! I'm a huge fan of arcade games and there are some great games on this title. It's a great game to just sit back relax and get taken back.
Remember when you paid out quarters to play games like Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja, Burger Time, Heavy Barrel, Secret Agent? Then you are in luck. Data East Arcade Classics takes 15 of their greatest games that came out between 1981 and 1994
Each game has been faithfully recreated for the Wii with the same graphics and sound as the arcade versions - and you can save the quarters for something else - laundry?
The controls are simple and can be customized to your needs (you can assign any button to any action). This is one feature I’d like to see in more games.
And another good thing about this collection is they don’t skimp on the credits. You, not the game makers, set how many credits you want to use.
But wait, there’s more. Each game has five goals that you can beat. Doing so will unlock several pictures about each game, and gives you a special game play mode
But this “special game play mode” is exactly like the regular mode except you have infinite lives. I was looking for something more inventive.
And let’s face it - there are many of us who have NO memories of playing these games. For those players, this game doesn’t give a reason to undertake a history of video games trip. This is what really ruins the compilation.
It seems part of the Wii library of games is stuck in the past; first SNK comes out compilations of games in the 1990s, now this is a compilation of games in the 1980s.
What’s next? A faithful rendition of Pong? Sometimes it’s best to leave the past in the past.
Data East Arcade Classics is for those who are fans of the games - and only for fans of those games. Other players just won’t give it a second glance. SKIP IT.
I love this game! DATA EAST is one of the best arcade machine game makers back in the day. Each game it has on it is a great classic and you have infinite lives because it has a button you can press to keep on insterting coins so you can finaly see the ending of all the games you couldnt beat back in the day because you ran out of quarters. alot of younger kids and newbies wont like this collection but loyal fans of classic data east games would love this collection its a must have and a keeper. The beat em up games are the best in this collection.
I like old simple arcade games. I like plenty of games from this era. I thought for sure I would be a fan of this. I was wrong. This is awful. If there is a game on here you REALLY LOVE then go for it. Otherwise leave this one alone.