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Obviously, this cartridge is not going to wow gamers who are used to massive polygon counts and 50-hour storylines. But if the thought of parachute pants makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, you could do worse than trying to relive your glory days with this title.
If you're an N64 owner who wants to get a blast from the past, this collection is definitely worth having. The gameplay isn't nearly as deep, the graphics aren't anywhere near as good, and some of the sounds are just plain awful by today's standards, but hey who cares when you're saving the universe once again?
I've got a few gripes with this compilation of classic Midway hits. First, the presentation -- it's just awful. A horribly put together 3D interface and, save for a really fun Trivia Mode, not much else to offer in addition to the games themselves. But worse, a few of the titles, namely Defender and Spy Hunter, slowdown for no reason whatsoever and that's simply inexcusable for a cart of this type.
However, at the end of the day this game does offer up six spectacular classics nearly intact and in one or two cases actually takes advantage of the Nintendo 64's controller too. If you're dying to get your hands on the oldies but goodies, for only $30 this purchase might just be a wise one. But it's not going to blow you away with flashy bells and whistles.
If classic arcade games are your thing, and you haven't already picked up these games in another pack for the PlayStation, PC, or Dreamcast, Midway's N64 pack is worth taking a look at. But in the end, the emulated collection simply can't stand up to other collections, let alone the arcade originals.