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Midway could've done better. I don't play all the games, but I've read all the history, which is stocked with some great - although sometimes random - stuff. For starters, the navigation screen is kind of klunky. (Avoid that instinctual reach for the analog stick, for starters.) You choose the game you want to play by highlighting hieroglyphics that sit in rows (two on each side) of a screen that shows the game's intros, like you'd see in the arcade. It takes a while to figure out which game is which. The way it's all set up, it can get tedious switching between games, which you tend to do when you play a collection.
When you choose a game, you get a quick rundown of the controls while the game loads (like that - much better than hunting through an instruction book each time). Some of the games translate pretty well, some of them, like Defender, feel so primitive I almost wish I hadn't picked them up again. Gauntlet, also, loses a bit if you've played any of the newer versions. Given how old these games are, it's hard to nit-pick. Not as good as some other throwback collections out there, but a probably still a worthy addition. Sometimes, it's nice to have games like SpyHunter, Rootbeer Tapper, and Rampage around.
posted by O442LADY (CAPE CANAVERAL, FL) Nov 21, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
AWESOME!!!! I got it because it had the original Guantlet on it (The game of games!!!!) but also found lots of other fun games like one where you send rootbeer down a bar to cumtomers, racing games, skate Boarding, water tubing, even paperboy which I am still horrible at. If you get bored with one game choose another.
If you liked all the Midway classics like Smash TV and Joust, you might like it. If you didn't like that many Midway games, do not get this. Most of the games in this title aren't that great. If you don't like arcade games, do not get this or you will go terrible insane!