Capcom Arcade Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade Stadium is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
May 21, 2021

There’s no doubt that this is an incredibly fun way to play Capcom arcade classics - better than throwing all of your loose change at a game you’ll never actually finish, at least - but the selection available here hasn’t left me feeling inspired. The games in this collection feel like the last options, the games that could never be sold individually. Cult classics like Darkstalkers and every other version of Street Fighter are entirely missing - instead we have a bunch of Capcom arcade games that, for the most part, weren’t deserving of sequels, or any other recognition this far removed from their release. It sounds harsh, but these are the rejects, propped up by Street Fighter 2 and Ghosts ‘N Goblins. There’s fun to be had here, but without nostalgia you probably won’t find much to love.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021
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7 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2021

All in all, I found CAS to be a fun, fast-paced and action-packed game, albeit one of little long-term interest. If you can get past the pricing, I’m certain most players will have a blast playing the collection of classic games, even if you are unfamiliar with them. I for one became quickly hooked on ‘Giga Wing’, despite having never played it before. There is something in the way of online multiplayer, however, much like the game as a whole, it is unlikely this will keep you going for very long. As a result, although regular arcade-goers might find CAS to be a great opportunity to pick up and play their favourite retro games on the fly, I don’t expect many casual gamers to see much value in their purchase after a week or two of playing.

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70 / 100
Jun 1, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a good collection and allows you, in a way, to choose which titles you want in different packages. However, the list of famous games that are missing is remarkable and an online multiplayer is also lacking.

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May 23, 2021

CAPCOM Arcade Stadium is full of classics that many arcade-goers will remember and enjoy in the comfort of their homes. Plenty of options to tinker with and the added benefit of unlimited credits will help everyone power through the games – even if it cheapens the experience. Sadly, the omission of a number of classic titles such as Dark Stalkers, Red Earth, and a few others does add a bit of frustration.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2021

All in all, I think Capcom Arcade Stadium is generally worth picking up, especially if you're a fan of older Capcom titles. For those less familiar with these offerings, I would instead suggest that you look at each pack to see what interests you. If you're only interested in a small subset of the included titles, there's not much of a reason to fork out for the entire collection when you can get a single pack for about a third of the cost. There's certainly potential for a great gathering of games here, but given all of the collection's faults, it falls just short of hitting that high score.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a nostalgic look at a time when stained space carpets and deafening cacophonies were all the rage, performing admirably in its role at offering classic thrills in portable form. The lack of online multiplayer is disappointing, and the package will never feel truly complete until certain titles break free from licensing limbo, but as a way to while away lazy afternoons or dull commutes, CAS is worth its weight in credits.

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73 / 100
Feb 26, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is an essential purchase for fans of retro gaming. Loaded with a ton of content, this game will keep newcomers and returning gamers entertained for hours. Although there are a few titles and features missing, this collection is still a fantastic addition to your Nintendo Switch library.

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77 / 100
Feb 19, 2021

32 classic arcade games, improved witch rewind and save options, CRT filters and frames, and detailed menus. It is a great collection, but we miss some favourite Capcom games.

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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2020

The Capcom Arcade Stadium is a wonderful trip down memory lane that may not contain everything that you want or love, but has enough variety to justify the price and keep you entertained when you need a break from today’s big titles.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium provides a generous bunch of golden-age arcade titles (with a little too much Street-Fighterism), paired with a vast assortment of options and gorgeous presentation.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2021

Capcom's arcade compilation offers another look at a legacy of quarter consumption.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2022

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a great opportunity for a trip to the 80s and 90s.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a really cool collection of games from the past. All of the games can be played together with friends. There really is only one downside and that's the fact you can't play together online.

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80 / 100
Jun 11, 2021

If you lived in the era of the 80’s and 90’s arcade games by Capcom, this is a must have collection. While its lack of online co-op is questionable, the offline experience allows its individual games’ maximum player capacity. This means you can invite your friends over for some old school retro gaming action. Some of the new features include player eccentric settings and modern user interface for a more flexible gameplay experience. All of the games are gems of the past including Progear, a port into the modern consoles since 20 years from its original release.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021

Relive some of the most iconic and important moments of the history of video games with this new Capcom compilation. Unless you really don't like retro games, you should have a lot of fun with this title. It's the most fun I've had diving bad into old games since Rare Replay

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a large collection of action games that shooter, beat-‘em-up and fighting fans are bound to enjoy. The emulation is solid and the various features that are part of the wrapper help to pull the entire package together. Quibbles include some similar titles that add repetition to the library and perhaps the way that the packages are purchased – but they are the most minor of concerns compared to what is an overall excellent collection.

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8 / 10.0
May 21, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium offers a neat way to re-live some genuinely great arcade classics, whilst it was a treat discovering titles I’d never heard of before. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few that fall short of the mark and it is a bit of a shame you can’t purchase them individually, especially since not every title in a bundle will appeal to everyone. Thankfully, the relatively cheap price of each bundle means you won’t be breaking the bank too much to get an awesome selection of games – even IF you might not touch some of them again after trying them once. There’s no doubting that Capcom Arcade Stadium won’t be for everyone, but those who want a trip down memory lane or the opportunity to discover an arcade classic they never played before are in for a treat. Not every title delivers an exciting experience, but those that have stood the test of time still feel great to play decades on from their initial release.

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8 / 10.0
May 26, 2021

The vast majority of these games have aged surprisingly well, being as fun and challenging now as they were back when they were first released. Sure, games like Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Bionic Commando are way too clunky for today’s standards, but when you have dozens of other extremely fun games at your disposal, you’ll ignore the fact some of them aren’t worth your time anymore.

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May 21, 2021

Overall, the pros outweigh the cons of this collection by a wide margin. Players are fee to explore and re-learn all the features at their own speed and tailor each game in a way that encourages them to improve their skills. Whether an arcade veteran or exploring these classics for the first time, Capcom Arcade Stadium provides a nostalgic and enjoyable experience that will people coming back for more.

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