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Williams Arcade Classics (PlayStation)

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Description

Williams Arcade Classics is a compilation that includes the following games: The PC, PlayStation, and Dreamcast versions also contain Bubbles. The PC and Playstation versions contain FMV supplements, including interviews with the original programmers.

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Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Robotron
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Bubbles title screen
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Joust
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Defender title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Williams Digital Arcade" -- European title
  • "Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits" -- PSX/Genesis/Saturn/SNES title
  • "Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits 1" -- Dreamcast title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A 100
GamePro (US) Jun, 1996 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Mega Fun Sep, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Game Players Jun, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1996 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Defender II is better known as Stargate- after the arcade release, Williams determined that the game's name infringed on an existing trademark (apparently for a board game), and the name was changed.

Despite Williams' assertions, though, the game's name was not changed immediately after the arcade release. The disc reveals that Williams programmers had to go to Atari to reprogram the title screen for the already-finished 2600 version... the problem is, the game was in release *as Stargate* for the 2600 later in the year- the Defender II variant didn't show up in stores until 1988. Unless the 2600 game was programmed and released at the same time as the arcade game, Williams' timeline is faulty.

(After the release of the movie Stargate a few years ago, several related home video and board games were released, without trademark conflict.)

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Robert Morgan (863) added Williams Arcade Classics (PlayStation) on Apr 02, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69643), codefrog (391) and Robert Morgan (863)