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#1 Posted on 2.7.03 2139.44 Reposted on: 2.7.10 2139.46
Midway has officially announced a new compilation of its classic games for the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 called Midway Arcade Treasures. The compilation will include the following games:
Spy Hunter Defender II Gauntlet Joust Paperboy Rampage Marble Madness Robotron: 2084 Smash TV Joust 2 Bubbles RoadBlasters Blaster Rampart Sinistar Super Sprint 720° Toobin Klax SPLAT! Satan's Hollow Vindicators
The compilation will also feature interviews with the creators and developers behind the games as well as multiplayer support for two players. "Now these games can be enjoyed along with extensive DVD content that features the history of some of the top arcade titles and creator interviews,” said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. Midway Arcade Treasures is scheduled for release this fall. ------------------------------------------------------------
#3 Posted on 3.7.03 1143.45 Reposted on: 3.7.10 1145.07
I like how many games are now featuring DVD-like commentary tracks and bonus "documentaries" as easter eggs (wasn't Rogue Squadron II the first game to do this?) ... Maybe someday this will extend towards remakes of classic games as well; can you imagine a dead-on remake of the original "Legend of Zelda" with Miyamoto providing commentary on his level designs and such?
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#5 Posted on 3.7.03 1317.47 Reposted on: 3.7.10 1319.04
Nope, Satan's Hollow was an early-80's vertical shooter. You shot demons, gathered bridge pieces, then shot at a flame-spewing demon head.
The problem with Paperboy is getting the controls correct, which (IMHO) no home implementation has come close to yet. The standup's handlebars are rather idiosyncratic.
Oddly, all but three of these games (Rampart, Satan's Hollow and Vindicators) are _already_ available for the PS2, through the wonders of PS1 compatibility. (Five were on Williams Arcade Classics. Four were on Arcade's Greatest Hits: Midway Collection #2. All six Arcade Party Pak games are represented. Four were on Arcade's Greatest Hits: Atari Collection #2.) Defender, Moon Patrol, Root Beer Tapper, Burgertime, Millipede and Crystal Castles somehow didn't make the cut here...
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#11 Posted on 9.7.03 0735.51 Reposted on: 9.7.10 0736.06
I can't imagine trying to play Crystal Castles or Millipede without a trackball, so i'm not surprised they weren't converted -- although if Marble Madness is on the compilation, it seems like they think they can provide trackball-type control with a PS2 controller. Have to wait and see, I guess. But I'd buy this just for Rampage, Sinistar, and Spy Hunter, all of which ate many, many quarters from me back in the day.