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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 Dig Dug start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Mappy start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Rally X
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Galaga

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1742)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy GameCube Sep 02, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2009 B 75
Retro Gamer PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
AceGamez Windows Apr 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Windows Nov 07, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Xbox Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50
IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50 GameCube Jun 06, 2006 6 out of 20 30


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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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