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[edit] Background

In honor of its 50 year anniversary, Namco is creating the single largest compilation of Namco Arcade Classics ever to grace console gaming systems. The new retro menu interface allows players to explore a virtual arcade hall where each of the game's classics will be standing in its original arcade form... except this time no quarters will be required!

[edit] Features

Games included are:

  • Pac-Man-Originally released in 1980 – Play the most popular arcade game of all time! Navigate the yellow fellow through the original "Pac-Man" maze, avoid ghosts while chomping pellets and fruit, and use power pellets to turn the ghosts blue and get some payback!
  • Ms. Pac-Man - Originally released in 1981 – Starring Pac-Man's female counterpart; explore, collect, and chomp your way through four different mazes and eat new fruits.
  • Galaga - Originally released in 1981 – Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic swarms of bee-like aliens, try your luck with "Challenging Stages," and find the best way to deal with enemies' powerful tractor beams!
  • Galaxian -Originally released in 1979 – A precursor to "Galaga," destroy flying aliens as they move in from formation to attack you.
  • Dig Dug - Originally released in 1982 – Equipped with only a shovel and a pump, tunnel your way underground and use the pump to blow up attacking enemies.
  • Poll Position - Originally released in 1982 – A milestone in racing games, players drive fast to beat the timer, and avoid cars and hazards or risk exploding.
  • Poll Position II - Originally released in 1983 – Sequel to "Pole Position," this title introduced four new race tracks – Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside.
  • Rolling Thunder - Originally released in 1987 – In this horizontal scrolling shooter, play as a secret agent codename "Albatross," rescue female agent Lelia Blitz and defeat the criminal organization called Geldra.
  • Rally X - Originally Released in 1980 – Players drive around a maze while avoiding chasing cars, laying smoke screens, and collecting flags.
  • Bosconian - Originally released in 1981 - Pilot a space ship, survive enemy fighters and destroy enemy space stations, while avoiding asteroids and other obstacles.
  • Dragon Spirit - Originally released in 1987 – Control a powerful dragon through the air, harness spells, drop bombs and breathe fire at enemies.
  • Sky Kid - Originally released in 1985 – Controlling a bi-plane, avoid enemy planes using evasive loops, drop bombs, and machine gun down other planes.
  • Xevious - Originally released in 1982 – Use a heavily armed fighter plane to destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.
  • Mappy - Originally released in 1983 – Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on trampolines and open and close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an attempt to collect valuable items from a cat's house.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

  Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
400 MHz Pentium CPU or equivalent
TNT2 +, ATI Rage 128 +
128 MB RAM
16 bit compatible sound card
300 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive

Recommended System Requirements:

Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP

  600 MHz Pentium CPU or equivalent
nVidia Geforce +, ATI Radeon +
128 MB RAM
16 bit compatible sound card
300 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 25, 2005 (PC)
    • Aug 30, 2005 (PS2)
    • August 2005 (Xbox)
  • Europe: May 19, 2006
  • Australia: Mar 27, 2006
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