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Williams Arcade Classics (SNES)

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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 SNES Your sequence, Defender II, has some little changes, but is basically the same game.
Williams Arcade Classics SNES There are many enemies to kill. (Robotron)
Williams Arcade Classics SNES I missed him (Sinistar)
Williams Arcade Classics SNES Select your classical game here. The past is alive!

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

Total! (Germany) Jul, 1997 2.75 out of 6 65

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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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Corn Popper (69753) added Williams Arcade Classics (SNES) on Aug 30, 2002
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