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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.

Screenshots

Williams Arcade Classics DOS This is a shot from the first wave of Joust
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Sinistar game over
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Defender
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Robotron - Game over

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
  • "Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits" -- European Mega Drive title

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User Reviews

Timeless Masterpieces SNES D P (124)
Fun and tight emulator package. DOS Robert Morgan (859)

Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! Game.Com Oct 02, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Game.Com Sep 09, 2014 B 75
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
HappyPuppy Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 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
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1998 46.3 out of 100 46

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Trivia

Bugs

The ROMs for the game Joust in this release contain the "green" ROM image. The green ROM fixes a well known bug that allowed you to endlessly kill Pterodactyls on certain levels, thus achieving incredible scores. In the links section for this game you can find information and a patch program to undo the "green" fix and convert your ROM image back to "yellow" and take advantage of the bug!

Optimization

Jeff Vavasour optimized as much as humanly possible with this emulator; the specs say that a 486 is the bare minimum, but you can play the Robotron emulator on a 386/33 and have very minimal slowdown.

Information also contributed by jeff leyda

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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69507), codefrog (390) and Robert Morgan (859)