Pac-Man Vs. is a genuine classic that deserves a bigger audience, but the high price and limited selection of other games makes this an expensive retro indulgence.
Again, whether or not Namco Museum is worth your money depends on two things. The first is whether or not you like these games in the first place. The second is whether you legitimately see yourself spending enough time with these classics to justify the $30 price tag. Despite a couple odd inclusions, there was a lot of care given to making these experiences authentic, while at the same time giving players a lot of options that allow them to ruin that authenticity in favor of having a more enjoyable experience.
Namco Museum is a fantastic self-contained package with an interesting offering of games that arcade fans will enjoy tearing into.
Namco Museum brings back pixel perfect emulation of some classic arcades, such as Galaga, Pac-Man or Splatterhouse. It also includes Pac-Man Vs. four player asymmetric game, but t lacks of extra content and there are too few games available.
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On the whole, Namco Museum is only really worth purchasing if you either have an unhealthy obsession with at least three of Namco's arcade classics, or want an immensely fun party game and don't care too much about the price or extras. It's great to see that they won't be forgotten, but aside from Sky Kid there were no games that I hadn't already played that I liked. Namco Museum is certainly well put together and presented, but the selection of games just aren't completely enticing.
This Namco Museum release on the Switch is as good as its precursors and brilliantly accentuated with the local multiplayer focused Pac-Man Vs. but it is currently overpriced and I hope this is not a new trend when it comes to future retro gaming releases on the Switch.
The games are still funny, even more on the go thanks to the Nintendo Switch handheld nature, but there could have been more of them.
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The Switch really is the perfect console for the odd bit of retro game action.
Namco Museum offers players eleven arcade greats in a nice new package on Switch. Getting to take these games on-the-go is a nice treat, but they're still the same old games that have been re-released quite often. Pac-Man Vs. does give you a cool addition though, and it's much easier to play this time around.
Namco Museum is a very good collection of some arcade classics that is let down by its asking price and two of the games included.