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#1 Posted on 2.7.03 2139.44
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From Gamespot:

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.
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I don't see how it gets much better than this.

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#2 Posted on 3.7.03 0313.42
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Oh damn...there goes fifty bucks.
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#3 Posted on 3.7.03 1143.45
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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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#4 Posted on 3.7.03 1314.08
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Satan's Hollow? Isn't that the awesome crossbow game?

Oh man!

That would be so worth it just for SmashTV and Paperboy.

If only they will release a handlebars controller and a crossbow controller with it...
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#5 Posted on 3.7.03 1317.47
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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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#6 Posted on 4.7.03 0638.13
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... Sinistar?!?!?!

I'll take it. How Much? Fifty? There ya go.

"Beware, I live!!!"

Sinistar, folks.

Oh yeah -- Defender 2, Joust, Rampart, and Paperboy are OK too.
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#7 Posted on 4.7.03 0932.44
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Can't you play most of these games on the web?
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#8 Posted on 4.7.03 1107.12
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    Originally posted by kgriffey79
    Can't you play most of these games on the web?


Yes, but it's illegal.
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#9 Posted on 8.7.03 1144.42
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Dudes! Super Sprint???? I LOVED that game when I was younger!!!

I also remember Rampart, but the SNES version was way too hard...
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#10 Posted on 9.7.03 0117.30
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon

      Originally posted by kgriffey79
      Can't you play most of these games on the web?


    Yes, but it's illegal.



Illegal? I'm talking about playing these games on shockwave type sites. I don't think that's illegal is it? Cuz they would be facing serious legal issues, wouldn't they?
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#11 Posted on 9.7.03 0735.51
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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.
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#12 Posted on 9.7.03 0754.48
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Nyko did make a trackball for the PS1, which should be compatible. (Granted, it's a rare item these days, like the original Dual Analog Joystick I used to like so much.)

If Spy Hunter supports an analog steering wheel w/pedals, they'll have my attention. Don't look at me like I'm crazy, because previous ports haven't!
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