Microsoft Arcade

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Windows 3.x
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The following games are included in this package: The help files for each game include game histories and trivia.


Microsoft Arcade Windows 3.x Missile Command
Microsoft Arcade Windows 3.x Battlezone
Microsoft Arcade Windows 3.x Asteroids
Microsoft Arcade Windows 3.x Tempest

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User Reviews

Excellent Ports of Classic Games Windows 3.x Adam Baratz (1344)
good ports, well done microsoft. Windows 3.x Big C (49)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Nov 11, 1994 B+ 83
Electric Playground Macintosh Jun 23, 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74


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Since this game was released for Windows 3.1, long before Microsoft ever dreamed of the Game SDK (which became DirectX), they had to develop a solution to play simultaneous sounds in Windows. The only method in Windows to play sounds was MCI, which wasn't designed favorably towards computer game sound. Thus they created the WaveMix library, which enabled Arcade to have a polyphonous soundtrack.
Contributed to by Kabushi (141380) and Adam Baratz (1344)