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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.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 09, 2010)
Even so, Capcom Classics Volume 1 is require playing for classic gamers, especially if you own an arcade stick for your Xbox.
Game Vortex (2005)
All in all, this is a well assembled collection of great oldies. Street Fighter issues aside, the mere presence of just a handful of the other games is more than enough reason to purchase this title. And with a price tag of $19.99, there is really no reason to let this gem slip by.
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.
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.
Deeko (Oct 02, 2005)
If I had to recommend one collection for the average gamer to pick up, it would have to be the Capcom Classics Collection. While the Namco collection offers up a number of fantastic games, it simply doesn't have the quantity and quality offered up by the Capcom Collection. You want games? Capcom has them. You want extras? You're more than covered! You want a good price? This is the game to get. With near perfect emulation and an entertaining amalgamation of titles to offer, Capcom Classics Collection is easily the finest compilation on the market to date.
GameZone (Oct 17, 2005)
Having spent a good deal of the late 80s in an arcade, I have to admit that these recent releases of carefully packaged classics from Namco, Tecmo and Midway are something of a joy to this old-school gamer. It not only introduces these classics to a new generation of gamers but also gives those who experienced these games in the arcade a chance to return to the good old days of coin-op gaming without the loss of many a quarter. Now Capcom brings their collection of classics to the Xbox with Capcom Classics Collection and the lineup from the company that brought us Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and Onimusha will blow you away.
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.
Gaming Age (2005)
This is as good as a nostalgia collection gets. Original games and their sequels, all faithfully recreated, and all for $20. The title includes the term "volume I," so it's at least implied that we'll see more of these collections in the future – and that's good news.
Gamerz-Edge (Oct 20, 2005)
Like I said, I had more fun playing these games than I have had with video games in a long time. This game is definitely worth the 20 bucks it cost to pick it up. The only thing that could have made it better would be to make it Xbox Live compatable.
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.
Kombo.com (Jan 23, 2006)
Capcom Classics Collection is a solid compilation pack that will be sure to make fans of Capcom’s past excited. With 22 games to chose from and a large variety of bonus content to unlock, there is something for almost everyone to enjoy in this package. While the game list is impressive it does lack some much loved classics and that comes as a bit of a let down. Hopefully Capcom will follow up this collection with a sequel that will include the missing classic games and more of their NES and SNES library.
VGcore (Oct 26, 2005)
Capcom Classics Collection brings back a great deal of memories for those that have been gaming for a few years and can give those that haven't a taste of what gaming was like years ago. Capcom has numerous classic arcade games in its history and this game is a great representation of their best older titles. Anyone looking into the arcade games for Xbox needs to look no further than this game. Although there are no Xbox Live capabilities, playing with a friend can sometimes be just as fun. On top of that, this game is priced at just $20! Who can argue with 22 classic arcade games for just $20?
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.
Gaming Target (Feb 08, 2006)
In 2005, the news was all about next gen hardware, primarily the Xbox 360 and the PSP. But lost in the hype was the fact that 2005 was also a banner year for “old gen” game revivals, with a surprisingly large number of “classic” game collections from such storied developers as Atari, Midway, Namco, Taito and Tecmo, all of which allowed veteran (read: “old”) gamers to relive their misspent days of feeding quarters to insatiably hungry arcade machines.
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.
GameSpy (Oct 04, 2005)
Capcom Classics brings together twenty-two of the company's hit games from the mid-'80s through the early '90s. As with many compilations of this type, the selection of games in Capcom Classics range from A-List classics to C-List forgettables. Capcom's collection includes more hits than misses, though, and even the worst of the included games still manage to still be a least somewhat entertaining. Throw in some extra bonus material for good measure and what you're left with is one of the best collections of gaming nostalgia to date.
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.
Pro-G (Nov 10, 2005)
If you have fond memories of playing Capcom games in the late eighties, then you'll really appreciate the selection of games on offer in Capcom Classics Collection. The majority of games included are top quality and could be enjoyed by anyone, but rushing through the games with infinite continues is a rather shallow experience. Play them like a man, and treat credits like you would as a kid and you'll have a great time.
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.