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Williams Arcade Classics

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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 PlayStation Robotron
Williams Arcade Classics SNES Robotron has a futuristic sense. But forget this and kill all the enemies!
Williams Arcade Classics PlayStation Options menu
Williams Arcade Classics SNES Fighting in the air. (Joust)

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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User Reviews

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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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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