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Namco Museum (GameCube)

60
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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75
GameZone
Overall, I would definitely recommend this game to those of us who remember what it meant to catch “Pac Man fever”, those of us who remember what a technological breakthrough it was when they added a bow to Ms. Pac Man’s hair (she’s in it too), or those of us who remember what kind of hero you were to the other fifth graders in your class when you could brag about hitting the 20th stage of Galaga. Kids may get some enjoyment out of it as well, but not as much as us classic gamers would appreciate. So sit back, throw on a “Best of the 80’s” CD, and re – live the good old days when games were games and we Original Gamers were all broke.
65
GameSpot
In the end, if you don't own any of these games or other versions of the Namco Museum series, or if you're a fan of the arranged games that make their home debut in this package, then this game will satiate your appetite for classic gaming. You could make the argument that several other classic Namco games should have been included, given the small size of the old Namco games and the fact that lots of them ran on nearly identical arcade hardware, but this package contains the major hits that most fans are after.
61
Game Over Online
If you are the type of gamer who sighs nostalgic anytime someone mentions Pac-Man or Galaga, then this is definitely the game for you. If, however, you only have a passing-interest in these classic titles, a rental will be more than adequate. The arrangement spin-offs of Galaga, Pac-Man, and Dig-Dug are appreciated additions though, mainly because this marks their debut on a non-arcade platform, though the novelty of these remakes are fleeting. With an MSRP of $30, Namco Museum won’t break your piggy-bank, but considering that Namco has been releasing this game, or something like it, for nearly every popular console over the last six years, including the GBA, PS2, Xbox, and Dreamcast, this title just doesn’t bring enough new elements to the table to warrant a purchase.
60
CNET
In the end, if you don't own any of these games or other versions of the Namco Museum series, or if you're a fan of the arranged games that make their home debut in this package, then this game will satiate your appetite for classic gaming. You could make the argument that several other classic Namco games should have been included, given the small size of the old Namco games and the fact that lots of them ran on nearly identical arcade hardware, but this package contains the major hits that most fans are after.
40
IGN
I love these classic Namco games and I've had a copy of the Namco Museum for another system for quite some time. And to see that after all this time there's nothing new to offer? It's just a cash cow for Namco and you can get these games on your PC and probably have a more enjoyable experience. Ms. Pac-Man is one of my favorite games, as is Dig Dug, but a compilation this old and overused should have more than just some quickly ported games and a handful of awful filler titles. If you really gotta have these and you must have them on your GameCube (as opposed to your PC or for just a few bucks, your Dreamcast), then it may be worth your $30. But as much as you think you will play endless amounts of Dig Dug, likely you won't spend more than a couple of hours getting reacquainted with some old friends.