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Description

Namco is honoring its 50th anniversary by releasing this compilation of arcade classics. Using a retro interface, you check out a virtual arcade hall where you can select each classic in its original arcade cabinet.

Exclusive to the Xbox version are Live Leaderboards where you can post high-scores.

The 16 games included are:

Screenshots

Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Dig Dug start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Xevious
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Pole Position start screen
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Xbox Ms. Pac-Man start screen

Promo Images

Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Other
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Screenshot
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Screenshot
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Namco Museum Arcade Hits!" -- Japanese PS2 Title

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User Reviews

50 Years? Really? GameCube Guy Chapman (2001)

Critic Reviews

Retro Gamer PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 70 out of 100 70
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 01, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
4Players.de Xbox Jul 03, 2006 61 out of 100 61
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Sep 26, 2005 6 out of 10 60
1UP GameCube Aug 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Jolt (UK) Windows May 31, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN GameCube Aug 31, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Sep 06, 2005 C 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Mar 29, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Japanese version

The game's Japanese release, Namco Museum Arcade Hits, has a few differences from the original US/European releases: there's a different soundtrack for the main menu, and both Pac-Mania and Galaga '88 are unlocked right from the start.

Unlockables

After beating certain high score criteria, Pac-Mania and Galaga '88 become unlockable games, finalizing the console/PC roster to sixteen titles.
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