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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 Xbox Galaxian
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Ms. Pac-Man
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Dragon Spirit intro

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 GameCube Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
VGPub GameCube Nov 27, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Powerplay Windows Jun 28, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Game Watcher Windows Nov 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 01, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
AceGamez GameCube Apr 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
GameSpot GameCube Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jun 06, 2006 6 out of 20 30

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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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