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 Windows This is with the smoothing turned on.
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox and Pacmania are locked until you reach certain scores
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Dragon Spirit
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Xbox Galaxian

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (1743)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy GameCube Sep 02, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
VGPub GameCube Nov 27, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Sep 02, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Watcher Windows Nov 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill PlayStation 2 Sep 09, 2005 7 out of 10 70
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 01, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64 Windows May 29, 2006 6 out of 20 30
Press Start Online GameCube Jun 01, 2006 6 out of 20 30 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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