DescriptionWilliams Arcade Classics is a compilation that includes the following games: Bubbles. The PC and Playstation versions contain FMV supplements, including interviews with the original programmers.
- "Williams Digital Arcade" -- European title
- "Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits" -- PSX/Genesis/Saturn/SNES title
- "Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits 1" -- Dreamcast title
Part of the Following Groups
|Timeless Masterpieces||SNES||D P (124)|
|Fun and tight emulator package.||DOS||Robert Morgan (863)|
The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Jun, 1996||4.5 out of 5||90|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1995||73 out of 100||73|
|Mega Fun||PlayStation||Sep, 1996||72 out of 100||72|
|Game Players||PlayStation||Jun, 1996||71 out of 100||71|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||PlayStation||Jun, 1996||7 out of 10||70|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Jul, 1997||2.75 out of 6||65|
|Power Play||DOS||Dec, 1995||65 out of 100||65|
|GamePro (US)||Genesis||Feb, 1997||2.5 out of 5||50|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Dec, 1996||50 out of 100||50|
|NowGamer||Dreamcast||Jul 28, 2000||4.8 out of 10||48|
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TriviaDefender 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.)
Related Web Sites
- Sean Riddle's Williams Arcade Games Info Page (Good source for williams info including patches to recreate the ROM image for the infamous Pterodactyl-bug.)