Taito Legends User Reviews

9.0

Taito's retro package has big hits & big misses

The good:

Almost 30 arcade classics perfectly restored. Includes some interviews with the original game designers. Simple but addicting gameplay.

The bad:

No online scoreboards. Several notable games were left out. Not a lot of bonus material. Slightly sluggish controls. Some of the games aren't very playable.

Summary:

The latest game to jump on the retro bandwagon, Taito Legends (produced by Sega & Empire, surprisingly not Digital Eclipse) brings a new generation of gamers a compilation of titles produced by Taito, considered perhaps the top arcade/coin-op game producer of the 1970s & 1980s. This compilation features 29 games starting with 1978's "Space Invaders", Taito's very first game, and mostly features 1980s titles but some as recent as 1993.

The graphics in the games are arcade-perfect, ranging from rather simple in the older games to more modern-looking in the more recent titles. There's no flicke...

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