Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary

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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:


Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Pac-Man cabinet view
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 Game selection
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Rolling Thunder start screen

Alternate Titles

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

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50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1742)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2009 B 75
Extreme Gamer Xbox Sep 10, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Sep 15, 2005 73 out of 100 73
PC Powerplay Windows Jun 28, 2006 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy Xbox Sep 02, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
GameSpot Xbox Sep 09, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
1UP PlayStation 2 Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Lawrence GameCube Sep 06, 2005 C 50


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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.


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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