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Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
60
3.0
PlayStation 2
62
3.0
GameCube
59
3.6
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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 Pole Position 2 track selection
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Mappy
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Windows Every game has an options screen which lets you select from variables such as; lives, time, and bonus points awarded.
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Bosconian

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1745)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2009 B 75
GameSpy Xbox Sep 02, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Gamer Xbox Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Strategy Informer Windows Nov 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de GameCube Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
1UP Xbox Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Jolt (UK) Windows May 31, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
GameZone Xbox Sep 15, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Mar 29, 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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