Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
62
3.5
Windows
54
3.5
GameCube
59
3.8
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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 Galaxian
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Sky Kid start screen
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Pac-man
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Xevious start screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1744)

Critic Reviews

Gamer 2.0 Xbox Sep 16, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Powerplay Windows Jun 28, 2006 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
4Players.de GameCube Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
GameSpot Xbox Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
IGN GameCube Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50
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
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jun 06, 2006 6 out of 20 30
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 29, 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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