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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 Ms. Pac-Man
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Pole Position 2 track selection
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Sky Kid start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Mappy

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1742)

Critic Reviews

VGPub GameCube Nov 27, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Retro Gamer PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Sep 26, 2005 6 out of 10 60
AceGamez Windows Apr 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
1UP Xbox Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
1UP GameCube Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Xbox Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50
IGN GameCube Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 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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