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Game Informer Magazine
I was ready to lay into this game for being more of the same. Then I played the excellent arrangements of Dig Dug, Galaga, and Pac-Man, which maintain the integrity (and brilliance) of the originals. Then I noticed it was only $30. Then I said to myself that things aren't so bad. Galaxian and the Pole Positions are dead weight in my opinion, but everything else on here is the cream of the classic crop.
The Video Game Critic
While not as challenging or addictive, I will commend these games for staying true to the spirit of the originals. Otherwise the compilation feels pretty light, especially compared to the Namco Museum collection for the Playstation One which contained 29 games and a ton of historical material (spread over five volumes). Apparently Namco forgot the museum! There aren't many options to play around with, and no auto-save for high scores. Namco didn't exactly go all-out with this compilation, but it certainly contains some heavy hitters that every gamer should own.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The compilation on the whole is a great buy at $29.99, even if you already own the Namco Museum series for the PlayStation. The arranged mode and Pac Attack, none of which previously appeared in Namco Museum compilations, are worth the price of admission alone.