gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I enjoyed the remakes of the old Namco games in this. I like how they have Pac-Man as the main character with modern graphics like the Rally-X remake. It took some time to play through all the worlds and levels in each of them. The retro arcade area is also very nice. It includes a large amount of Namco's old arcade games. The best ones are Pac-Mania, Xevious, Pac-Man, Rally-X, and New Rally-X in my opinion.
posted by Fantasrick (AGOURA HILLS, CA) Jun 13, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game was a disappointment as it is basically the same game as the Namco Museum Remix from 2007. If you haven't played Remix, this game is actually quite fun and the more superior of the two titles. I was hoping that Namco would make this more of a follow up to Remix as reward those who were fans of the Remix game by offering new content rather than augmenting the first game with just a few more arcade titles.
This is one of the worst Wii games I have rented. Pacman doesn't have anything but the first screen (unless I'm missing something) that you have to go through over and over. Remix games are lame at best, and impossible to play (like Rally X remix, where you can't even get it to turn quickly!) at worst. Don't like the silly interface that requires you to roll around the screen to pick what game you want to play. I almost sent this back right after playing it for 5 minutes, but decided to give it a weekend to see if I would like it better. I didn't. PU!
It's rehash, it's Namco putting out yet another collection of Arcade favorites but it concentrates on some weird offshoot games as the 'remixes'. Didn't find a ton there that interesting, the main and center courts are interesting but don't make a ton of sense why you want to snag all the dots?
Now the Arcade zone inside does have a ton of good stuff including Galaxians, Galaga, Xevious, Dig Dug II and more classics I love so I tend to spend more time there than anywhere else. And these are original code, modifiable for your TV to fit and look great on the Wii considering their original resolutions!
Some of these aren't in the other Namco collections too, so it's a nice set in one place. I've played the collections on the 360 as well, don't see a problem with the Wii version other than the sometimes-confusing multiple controllers you can use with it.