Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
62
...
GameCube
59
3.8
Windows
54
...
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Description

Namco is honoring its 50th anniversary by releasing this compilation of arcade classics. Using a retro interface, you check out a virtual arcade hall where you can select each classic in its original arcade cabinet.

Exclusive to the Xbox version are Live Leaderboards where you can post high-scores.

The 16 games included are:

Screenshots

Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Xevious start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Windows The game lets you choose between smooth and not smooth sprites. This is not smooth.
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Bosconian
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Ms. Pac-Man

Alternate Titles

  • "Namco Museum Arcade Hits!" -- Japanese PS2 Title

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1742)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Retro Gamer Xbox Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Retro Gamer PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
N-Zone GameCube Mar 18, 2006 64 out of 100 64
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
GameSpot Xbox Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
1UP Xbox Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Nintendo Life GameCube Sep 03, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Mar 29, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Boomtown Windows Jun 08, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Japanese version

The game's Japanese release, Namco Museum Arcade Hits, has a few differences from the original US/European releases: there's a different soundtrack for the main menu, and both Pac-Mania and Galaga '88 are unlocked right from the start.

Unlockables

After beating certain high score criteria, Pac-Mania and Galaga '88 become unlockable games, finalizing the console/PC roster to sixteen titles.
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