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Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2

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69
3.1
Windows
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Description

This is an emulation-based compilation of seven classic arcade games: Supplemented with a trivia quiz (with FMV interviews with the game designers) and a gallery of pictures when the trivia game is won.

Screenshots

Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 PlayStation Moon Patrol title screen
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 PlayStation Joust 2 - Whispering mouths
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 PlayStation Blaster title screen
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 PlayStation Root Beer Tapper - Cheerleaders

Alternate Titles

  • "Midway Classics 2" -- Alternative title

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The Press Says

Gaming Age Windows 1997 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 B+ 83
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jun, 1998 7.1 out of 10 71
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 1998 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 10, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1997 5.7 out of 10 57
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 29 out of 100 29

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Trivia

Splat!

According to the back cover, Splat! is a prototype arcade game which was never released before.

Spy Hunter

This collection has the fastest Spy Hunter emulation of any emulator. Jeff Vavasour, the lead programmer, correctly realised that unchanging sound effects and music don't need to be emulated in realtime along with the rest of the machine. So he "pre-emulated" the Motorola 68000 Spy Hunter used for music and generated .wav files of the sound; he then plays those .wav files back while the emulator is running. Without an additional 68000 to emulate, the game runs perfectly on a low-end Pentium.

Information also contributed by Trixter.
Contributed to by Robert Morgan (863)