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Game Informer Magazine
I think I'm going to cry. With arcade-perfect ports of Mortal Kombat II and 3, NARC, Rampage World Tour, Total Carnage and Gauntlet II, classic compilations really don't get much better than this. Not to sound too much like a sleazy infomerical salesman, but this amazing collection offers so much more!
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Ah yes, the good old days of videogames. The Atari 2600, the Intellivision, the Colecovision, and then the mother of them all, the arcades!! The 80’s was the time when arcade games were the “In” thing. It was cool to hang out at the arcade and play Pac Man and Defender. The games were somewhat cheesy and they looked like crap compared to today’s standards, but we all have to start from somewhere. Ah yes, the good old days! And now it seems that many game companies are bringing out old school classics. For the second time, Midway has gone back to its old school vault and pulled out some of their best old school games of all time! If you thought Midway Arcade Treasures had some great games in it, wait until you see what's in Midway Arcade Treasures 2! 20 more old school games in one package for only $20! How can you lose?!
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For you gamers who’re looking to experience a lot of classic and “only seen in arcades” gaming, Arcade Treasures is definitely the game for you. For 20 bucks, you’re getting 20 games, which is a great value. Plus, as I said earlier, the inclusion of nearly perfect emulations of Mortal Kombat 2 and 3 alone make this collection worth it for any fighting fan. It’s nice to see older titles get the attention they richly deserve, and hopefully other companies will take note of what Midway’s done.
Midway delves back into its past. Following the success of the first Midway Arcade Treasures, Midway has promptly released this update. In this game, you’ll find pretty faithful recreations of many Midway games of yore, including Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Spy Hunter II, Narc, and many others. All in all, there are 20 games included in the $20 package, which is a great deal.
Last year's release of Midway Arcade Treasures was an incredible hit for the publisher, so much so that the company has offered up a much meatier sequel with Midway Arcade Treasures 2. The pack for 2004 follows up the original's theme of combining nearly two dozen original, classic arcade titles of the 80s and packing them with historical data and developer interviews on a single console disc. The sequel, however, ups the ante with a beefed-up collection of much more contemporary arcade hits, more detailed data on each game, and a much better interface in which to play them. The overall package still isn't quite as over-the-top awesome as, say, a Special Edition DVD flick, but you'd be nuts if you don't see the value Midway's put into this compilation.
If you like to reminisce over the old times when games didn’t require memory cards and 60 hours of playing time than Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is probably a wise choice to pick up. If there are any games you like here, then by all means, one dollar per game is a very tempting deal for a compilation disc like this. Happy retro gaming!
With such a huge back catalog of classic arcade games in its vaults, it's no surprise that Midway has released another compilation of some of its old games. This new collection, called Midway Arcade Treasures 2, contains 20 games that span over 15 years of games from Midway, including Atari Games, which Midway acquired in 1996. As with most classic arcade compilations, the games here tend to hold up pretty well, and for the most part, they're very close to the arcade originals.
Whilst this collection has a few more misses (and omissions) than the first entry in the series there's still enough quality games from the 80s and 90s on offer that fans of classic arcade games should find plenty to enjoy. We live in hope that Midway's new owners, Warner Interactive, will see fit to reissue these and other bygone arcade games for the Wii in the future.
What I recommend is that you only buy this game if you've played and love at least one of the titles in the collection. The risk is too great otherwise. Most people are not going to love these games if this is the first time they've played 'em. That's not who this collection was made for. It's called Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for a reason.
Midway digs deep into its arcade attic again for some well-known classics and some long-forgotten relics. With one Arcade Treasures already in the books, Midway goes two different routes for the sequel. One way is bringing back more obscure titles from the early days of gaming. The other is to set the way-back machine to the early- to mid-'90s. Both have varying degrees of success, but the end result is still a great gaming bargain that's hard to pass up.
The follow-up, Midway Arcade Treasures 2, hits the mark on three of those four points: it's huge, nicely-reproduced and sells for a great price. But the genuine classics part? Well, not so much.