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Dreamcast 7 3.9
Nintendo 64 5 3.2
Combined User Score 12 3.6

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DreamcastGame Vortex (Dec 08, 2002)
There’s nothing wrong with the games in Namco Museum. The problem is in the collection itself. For the price you have to pay, you get... the games. The PlayStation versions offered a good bit more interesting stuff, and it’s not like the Dreamcast runs the games any better. If you only have a Dreamcast, you may want to pick up Namco Museum and relive the classics, but otherwise you’d do better to find copies of the PlayStation titles and relive them in their full glory. They’re great games, but they should have been treated better.
Nintendo 64Daily Radar (1999)
With six classic hits all in one package, fans of the original Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Pole Position, and Dig Dug will have much to rejoice in this collection from Namco. The arcade games have made a near-perfect translation to the N64, complete with sounds and music. For those who've missed the days of smelly arcades and the sudden weightlessness when quarters start disappearing from pockets, this is sure to be a hit. Of course, these games are exactly like the arcade classics, which means they can get pretty boring pretty quickly. If that's what you're looking for, however, this is one of the best conversion packages we've ever seen.
Nintendo 64GameSpot (Dec 03, 1999)
The graphics and sound in the games are, of course, incredibly dated by today's standards, but, nonetheless, all remain almost as addictive today as when they first came out. Few classic-game collections come close to providing such a strong lineup. While many of Midway's compilations had a few standout titles, most that appeared were second-tier games or ones that didn't hold up to the test of time very well. The Namco Museum line for the PlayStation saw this even more than the Midway collections. And while some comps suffered from imperfect translations, the games on this one feel arcade perfect, save for some occasional trouble catching corners in Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man using the N64 controller. It's likely that you'll find at least one game among the six that will make the collection worth picking up for you, but it could certainly be all of them, making this the surest classic compilation to ever recommend.
Nintendo 6464 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 1999)
Eine Kaufempfehlung kann man deshalb auch nur all jenen aussprechen, die diese Titel bereits aus ihrer Kindheit kennen. Von Rayman & Roadsters 2000 und Donkey Kong 64 verwöhnte Neueinsteiger werden den hoffnungslos veralteten Spielen nichts abgewinnen können. Nach heutigen Maßstäben ist die Grafik katastrophal, der Sound praktisch nicht vorhanden und das Gameplay unter aller Würde. Kennt man die Spiele jedoch noch aus der Spielhalle, sieht die Sache schon anders aus: Wer stundenlang Münze um Münze in einen Automaten versenkt hat, dem wird bei Namco Museum 64 ein wohliger Schauer über den Rücken laufen, denn die Spiele spielen sich wie die Originale. Besonders Pac Man, Dig Dug und das grandiose Galaxians haben auch heute noch durchaus ihren Reiz.
DreamcastDefunct Games (Mar 26, 2006)
So, since I have talked a bit too long about these ancient games I will sum up right now. These games translate perfectly but the menu is boring, there aren't enough games ad Pole Position is totally unnecessary. Really, you will have to make the call on this one. If you have never played these games, pick it up on the cheap just to see what the fuss is about. Or download some maim ROMs for free. Your choice.
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany) (Jan, 2000)
Aucch wenn die Spielesammlung nur hochkarätige und für damalige Verhältnisse sehr gute Titel beinhaltet, ist dieses Game nur den Nostalgie-Fans unter euch zu empfehlen, die schon die Automaten kannten. Alle anderen werden aufgrund der nicht mehr zeitgemäßen Grafik und Spieltiefe sehr enttäuscht sein.
DreamcastVideo Games (Jan, 2000)
Wenn Ihr euch aber nur eine Oldie-Compilation zulegt, seid Ihr mit Namco Museum 64 sehr gut bedient. Indes der sechs Spiele - quasi die Quintessenz der sechs PS-Namco-Compilations - ist ein absoluter Classic-Hit. Lückenfüller wie bei dem in letzter Ausgabe getesteten Arcade Party Pack gibt‘s nicht.
Nintendo 64IGN (Dec 01, 1999)
Namco Museum may only be 30 bucks but I think a better time might be had running out and finding these six games in an arcade somewhere and blowing five bones on each of them. I wouldn't recommend it for a rental because there's nothing new to try out here. What are you going to do? Check to see if Pac Man has arms and legs now? You either dig these games or you don't and so you should either purchase it or keep walking. I would think that any older videogame player, the kind that only has World Driver Championship and GoldenEye, in his or her library would really appreciate Namco Museum. If you want some nice familiar games to help you unwind or something safe and simple to entertain undemanding friends then this collection of games is right up your alley. Plus it seems to be a quick 30 dollar symbol of peace between Namco and Nintendo and that bodes well for the rest of us that want to see Tekken on the next generation Nintendo console.
DreamcastGameSpot (Aug 14, 2000)
If you're interested in playing classic arcade games, chances are you've already found your way to one or more of Namco's museum releases. If you already possess these games in another format, the Dreamcast version is completely unnecessary. But if you're a DC owner in need of an old-time Namco fix, the Namco Museum collection is passable.
DreamcastDaily Radar (2000)
Let the enstinkenating begin. Namco almost single-handedly created the arcade boom of the early '80s with Galaxian and Pac-Man. The sequels, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga, increased both quality and exposure, setting the scene for the company that would one day become arguably the most powerful force in Japanese game publishing (third-party at least). Namco Museum for Dreamcast contains all of the above games, as well as the equally classic Dig-Dug, and Pole Position. So why does it stink? Because that is all you get. No museum, no gallery and no extra goodies.
DreamcastMega Fun (Sep, 2000)
Man muss es einfach objektiv sehen. Namcos Klassiker-Aufgebot ist wirklich die Créme de la créme der Old-School-Riege, jedoch halten sie dem direkten Vergleich mit modernen Spielen nicht mehr Stand. Ich hoffe, dass sich die VCS-Fans unter euch nicht auf den Schlips getreten fühlen, aber ob sich der Kauf wirklich lohnt, sollte jeder für sich selbst entscheiden.
DreamcastIGN (Aug 15, 2000)
A poor waste of disc space and a lesson in how NOT to port a game over from another system, Namco Museum screams "rush job" if ever there was one. Under-played and over-priced there's a score of better titles to spend your money on out there, than this one.