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The Video Game Critic (Nov 15, 2005)
Capcom includes background information for each game, but other extras, such as tips, artwork, and music, need to be unlocked. I could only find one flaw with this excellent package: you can't adjust the number of continues. All of these games feature infinite continues, which waters down the challenge to a huge degree. Even when you don't want to use the continues, you'll often trigger one accidentally via the X button. Despite that oversight, this package is a no-brainer for any serious video game fan.
Game industry News (GiN) (2005)
Lack of a Live Aware scoreboard, or any online capabilities in general, really hurts, but not enough to say that this compilation does not rock. I can't wait to see what Volume 2 will consist of.
Game Shark (Oct 17, 2005)
Classic game compilations are the bread and butter of the 15 - 20 bargain bin at every major retail outlet in the United States, and with Christmas closing in fast Capcom's latest foray into the sector is a much welcomed addition. This budget priced release for Xbox and PS2 offers 22 of Capcom's classic arcade games including Commando, Gun.Smoke, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Bionic Commando, Legendary Wings Forgotten Worlds, Mercs, Ghouls 'n Ghosts and many more.
Deaf Gamers (2005)
Few gaming companies have a history as rich as Capcom. For years they've been providing us with unique gaming experiences which for the most part have been top class experiences. Capcom Classics Collection gives younger gamers an opportunity to experience some of Capcom's early work as well as giving us older gamers a chance to walk down memory lane as well as being able to enjoy these absolute classics on a modern console. For just under £20, this package is an absolute bargain and one that any gamer worth his or her salt should definitely have on their Christmas wish list.
Futuregamez.net (Nov 17, 2005)
The equation is simple. If you love retro packages, or indeed played many of these games back in their day, then Capcom Classics Collection is an essential addition to your library. For only $49.95 (even cheaper if you shop around no doubt) this is a bargain purchase that will have you hooked for days trying to unlock all the bonus content and reliving many fond memories. A sensational package.
Gaming Target (Nov 02, 2005)
Retro collections are all the rage these days. But I really don't think I have to explain that to anybody. Five of these suckers have released within days of each other: Tecmo Classic Arcade, Midway Arcade Treasures 3, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary, Taito Legends and the purpose of this review: Capcom Classics Collection.
4Players.de (Nov 25, 2005)
Die Capcom Classics Collection ist die derzeit beste Retro-Compilation auf dem Markt! Die schiere Menge an guten bis sehr guten Games ist für den Oldschool-Zocker Grund genug für verzücktes Juchzen, dazu gibt’s noch einen riesigen Haufen an Bonusmaterial, der auf gerissene Weise freigespielt werden muss – all das liebevoll zusammengestellt, exzellent emuliert, in schöne Menüs verpackt und einfach zu bedienen. So muss eine gute Klassiker-Sammlung aussehen, jawoll! Okay, einige Spiele sind deutliche Lückenfüller, dafür vermisst man andere Capcom-Klassiker umso schmerzhafter – gerade aus der Konsolen-Ecke wären Spiele wie Strider, Duck Tales oder Gargoyle’s Quest gern willkommen geheißen. Außerdem ist nicht das kleinste blaue Metallteil von Mega Man zu sehen – von ihm gab’s ja letztes Jahr die (hierzulande leider bislang nicht veröffentlichte) Mega Man Anniversary Collection.
MAN!AC (Dec, 2005)
Ihren Ursprung haben (fast) alle Titel in der Spielhalle, lediglich ”Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts” erschien 1991 für das SNES. Euch erwarten meist 1:1 Adaptionen, spielerische Erweiterungen wie bei ”Street Fighter 2” sorgen für Begeisterung. Besonders löblich: Zahlreiche Schwierigkeitsgrad- und Lebenseinstellungen machen Einsteigern das Leben leichter. Tosenden Beifall erhält die reichhaltige Sammlung für die tolle Mehrspieler-Unterstützung: Die meisten Titel zockt Ihr gemeinsam oder abwechselnd – einige wahlweise mit einem Pad. Wertvolle Zusatzinformationen sind letzlich das Salz in der Capcom-Suppe. Kurzum: Die bislang beste und vielseitigste Oldschool-Kollektion.
Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2005)
It didn't take long for me to remember why these oldies are still goodies. From Final Fight to Street Fighter there is a lot to play here, and it all comes at the low, low price of only 20 bucks. A fantastic collection that is a must for any old-school gamer. Ken rules.
GameZone (Oct 17, 2005)
Capcom could be credited as the inventor of the third-person shooter. Most of you probably don't remember how many shooters they made in the 80s. Each one searched for that magical place of perfection, creating some of the most memorable 2D experiences we'll ever have. Nearly two decades later they (and the other games included in this compilation) belong to an exclusive group: the group of retro games that are as good as we remember.
Retro Gamer (Dec, 2005)
Granted, three versions of Street Fighter II may be a little too much (especially as its since been eclipsed by the superior Third Strike), but at least Capcom is being thorough by adding several other trilogies. Platform fanatics are treated to the Ghouls ’N Ghosts games, the 1942 games take care of the shoot-’em-up fans, while the likes of Mercs and Commandos deals with those that just want to shoot everything and anything. As with the Namco compilation, Capcom Classics is like returning to an old friend – an old friend with a superb arcade collection.
PSX Extreme (Sep 30, 2005)
Overall, Capcom Classics Collection is a wonderful compilation that should appeal to retro fans, modern gamers, and cheapskates alike. You really can't argue with 22 games for 20 bucks, especially when the emulations are spot-on and the line-up is this deep.
Games TM (Nov 03, 2005)
While Capcom Classics Colletion could be criticised for being a simple re-packaging of the Capcom Generations series, you can't deny that it's a strong compilation. Presentation throughout is superb, and 22 games for less than £20 is value for money in anyone's book. It's frustrating that the television-turning Tate mode option has disappeared (especially as it was available in Capcom Generations) but at least Digital Eclipse offers a reasonable alternative. Let's just hope Capcom releases a similar pack next year.
IGN (Sep 23, 2005)
Reviewing compilation packs is a tough thing to do... especially when the games involved all come from dissimilar backgrounds, are of varying quality, and use different technologies between them. Such is the case with Capcom's latest retro throwback, Capcom Classics Collection -- a 22-game anthology that revisits some of the company's best arcade titles from the 1984-1992 era (with only a few mediocre ones). And while this set may not be as fun or reworked as Capcom's excellent 2004 assemblage, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, it's certainly a lot more diverse.
GameCell UK (2005)
Overall though this is another typical classics collection; some really great stuff, some “alright” games, and then a few you’ve never heard of and probably won’t even play. It’s up to you whether you think the handful of classics is worth the money. I certainly believe they are.
Cheat Code Central (2005)
Some compilations can be a crap shoot since there are a few good games but also a lot of filler that you will never play twice. There are few duds in this collection but which ones are duds will likely differ from person to person. There are more good quality games in this compilation than in most others so if you see a handful of games that interest you, by all means get your hands on this as you'll likely be exposed to another handful of great games.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Oct 10, 2005)
Still, it all adds up to 22 games, one of the largest game collections outside of the early-80s Intellivision and Atari sets. It's hard to criticize Capcom for anything here other than with personal selections not included, and the almost guaranteed follow-up will likely take care of that. There's little reason for any classic gaming fan not to own this. Actually, it should be a requirement.
GameSpy (Oct 04, 2005)
As it stands, this is one of the best compilation discs on the store shelves. It's got a wide variety of games from Capcom's extensive library, and offers something for just about everyone. Sure, some fans will question the exclusion of some of Capcom's other hit games (where's Strider?), but this is still a great place to start. For old-school gaming fans that spent all their free time and money at the arcades, this is an experience not to be missed.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 14, 2005)
It's an odd situation when the very idea of a retro compilation seems so... retro. It's already nine and a half years since we started messing around with emulators like MAME (anyone remember the original Capcom one called Callus?), and roughly the same amount of time since the Namo Museum release. So, after about four or five years of wallowing in all manner of nostalgia we kind of got it out of our system. The thing that was most surprising about relentlessly playing all these old arcade games from the 80s and early 90s wasn't how much they'd aged or how rock hard they could be, but how much derivative me-too stuff was around even then.
1UP (Sep 26, 2005)
The science of retro game compilations has advanced significantly in recent years. Case in point: Capcom Classics Collection for PS2 and Xbox. Back in the dark days of 32 bits, Capcom peddled five collections of old arcade games for Japanese PlayStation and Saturn owners. Aside from the fifth volume (starring the ever-popular Street Fighter II), these never actually reached the U.S. -- possibly because Americans tend to be pretty frugal, and each Capcom compilation offered a measly three or four titles per disc, each of which was sold for the price of a brand-new game.
Gamezoom (Jan 03, 2006)
Gute Spiele sind auch 10-20 Jahre nach ihrem Release nicht veraltet! Die Jungs von Capcom gingen auf die Wünsche der Käufer ein und brachten dieses Spielepaket auf den Markt. Für Fans der alten Spielewelt sicher ein Erlebnis, doch Fans der neueren Generation, die auf authentische Grafik und auch bizarren Sound Wert legen, werden damit keine Freude haben, da die meisten Spiele in diesem Pakte schon sehr veraltet sind. Street Fighter 2 ist allen ein Begriff, doch wem unserer jüngeren Leser ist der schon der Name 1942 ein Begriff?
FOK!games (Dec 06, 2005)
Al met al mag deze collectie eigenlijk bij niemand ontbreken, zeker gezien de voordelige prijs. Er zitten genoeg toppers uit het verleden in om de PS2 controller regelmatig beet te pakken. Of het nou de shooter 1943 is of de beat 'em up Final Fight, er is tot op de dag vandaag nog genoeg plezier te beleven aan deze games. Natuurlijk kunnen deze games technisch absoluut niet tippen aan hedendaagse games, maar dit speelt bij deze compilatie dan ook geen enkele rol. De games samen met de extra's die te unlocken zijn maken deze verzameling gewoon een must-have voor iedere gamer die affiniteit heeft met oudere games.
GameSpot (Sep 28, 2005)
Capcom Classics Collection is a solid compilation that contains many of Capcom's greatest arcade releases. But you know, sometimes it seems like there must be someone deep inside Capcom that secretly hates the Street Fighter II series. Or, at the very least, can't help but feel like the Street Fighter II games could have been truly perfect with a few tweaks. That's the feeling we're left with after playing Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting in Capcom's new arcade game compilation. The differences are minor, but they're also strange enough that you can't help but wonder why, exactly, can't we just get an arcade-perfect version of these games?
Diehard GameFan (Oct 05, 2005)
Capcom Classic Collection is a definite purchase considering how many games you get for twenty bucks. I certainly wouldn’t call a lot of the games on here “classics” and the biggest one of all is also butchered to the point where Street Fighter zealots belief that Capcom hates the most successful franchise is only going to grow from this. But all the middling issues with the collection aside, CCC is a wonderful taste of nostalgia that should delight any gamer, no matter their skill or age.
Level 7 (Nov 17, 2005)
Det här är en riktigt bra samling. Många olika och trevliga spel finns valbara, men personligen tycker jag det finns tre spel som ensamma gör samlingen värd sina pengar - Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting, Final Fight och Super Ghouls'n Ghosts. Det enda som jag saknar är originalet Street Fighter, det hade varit som grädden på moset, men annars är det riktigt schyssta spelval Capcom har gjort. Capcom Classics Collection är ett utmärkt val för gamla nostalgiker, men andra har kanske inte lika mycket att hämta från den här samlingen.
At the cheap price the game is selling at these days it is definitely worth picking up and it won’t be breaking any bank as you could pick it up for less than a tenner!
Pro-G (Nov 10, 2005)
Finally, a worthwhile retro collection. The bods at Capcom have obviously been watching other firms churn out arcade/retro collections and come to the conclusion that none of them have done it right. This is in part due to the quality of games in the collections and the number. Take Midway's 'Arcade Treasures 3' for example. It includes eight games, of which I'd only want to play three for more than five minutes. Capcom Classics Collection includes 22 true arcade classis, and bar some slight problems, they're all pretty much arcade perfect.
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 20, 2005)
Capcom Classics Collection fait partie de ces compilations qui raviront l'amateur. Proposant plusieurs indispensables et des bonus sympathiques, Capcom nous permet de nous régaler grâce à plusieurs petits chefs-d'oeuvre qui ont marqué l'histoire du jeu vidéo. On regrettera malgré tout que sur les 22 jeux proposés, 9 d'entre eux soient issus de mêmes séries et que nous n'ayons pas la possibilité d'avoir des crédits infinis pour certains titres qui demeurent absolument infaisables tant la difficulté est inhumaine. A part ça, le petit prix de vente et le plaisir qu'on ressent à (re)découvrir ces instantanés d'une société qui a toujours oeuvré pour le bien-être des joueurs, seront bien suffisants pour se laisser tenter.
Netjak (Feb 07, 2006)
You’d have to be a completely die-hard old school-head to really squeeze anything out of Capcom Classics Collection. Sure Street Fighter II is here, but if you’re a hardcore gamer, you probably already own at least one version of that. That means the number of actual, playable classics on this disc is reduced to just Final Fight, Forgotten Worlds, and Mercs. Do you really want to buy this disc just for those three?