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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 Title screen
Williams Arcade Classics Genesis Defender II
Williams Arcade Classics SNES One enemy is dead, his bird runs away (Joust)
Williams Arcade Classics DOS All games have high score tables with the kind of score that takes some beating.

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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

GamePro (US) PlayStation Jun, 1996 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Jun, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1996 70 out of 100 70
HappyPuppy Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Jul 07, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1997 2.75 out of 6 65
GamePro (US) Genesis Feb, 1997 2.5 out of 5 50
NowGamer Dreamcast Jul 28, 2000 4.8 out of 10 48
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 25 out of 100 25

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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 (69280), codefrog (390) and Robert Morgan (859)