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There’s nothing wrong with the games in Namco Museum. The problem is in the collection itself. For the price you have to pay, you get... the games. The PlayStation versions offered a good bit more interesting stuff, and it’s not like the Dreamcast runs the games any better. If you only have a Dreamcast, you may want to pick up Namco Museum and relive the classics, but otherwise you’d do better to find copies of the PlayStation titles and relive them in their full glory. They’re great games, but they should have been treated better.
So, since I have talked a bit too long about these ancient games I will sum up right now. These games translate perfectly but the menu is boring, there aren't enough games ad Pole Position is totally unnecessary. Really, you will have to make the call on this one. If you have never played these games, pick it up on the cheap just to see what the fuss is about. Or download some maim ROMs for free. Your choice.
Wenn Ihr euch aber nur eine Oldie-Compilation zulegt, seid Ihr mit Namco Museum 64 sehr gut bedient. Indes der sechs Spiele - quasi die Quintessenz der sechs PS-Namco-Compilations - ist ein absoluter Classic-Hit. Lückenfüller wie bei dem in letzter Ausgabe getesteten Arcade Party Pack gibt‘s nicht.
If you're interested in playing classic arcade games, chances are you've already found your way to one or more of Namco's museum releases. If you already possess these games in another format, the Dreamcast version is completely unnecessary. But if you're a DC owner in need of an old-time Namco fix, the Namco Museum collection is passable.
Let the enstinkenating begin. Namco almost single-handedly created the arcade boom of the early '80s with Galaxian and Pac-Man. The sequels, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga, increased both quality and exposure, setting the scene for the company that would one day become arguably the most powerful force in Japanese game publishing (third-party at least). Namco Museum for Dreamcast contains all of the above games, as well as the equally classic Dig-Dug, and Pole Position. So why does it stink? Because that is all you get. No museum, no gallery and no extra goodies.
Man muss es einfach
objektiv sehen. Namcos
wirklich die Créme de la
créme der Old-School-Riege, jedoch halten sie dem direkten Vergleich mit modernen Spielen nicht mehr Stand. Ich hoffe, dass sich die VCS-Fans unter euch nicht auf den Schlips getreten fühlen, aber ob sich der Kauf wirklich lohnt, sollte jeder für sich selbst entscheiden.
A poor waste of disc space and a lesson in how NOT to port a game over from another system, Namco Museum screams "rush job" if ever there was one. Under-played and over-priced there's a score of better titles to spend your money on out there, than this one.