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Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Konami Digital Entertainment
Apr 18, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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62

Top Critic Average

7%

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Revolution
3 / 5
Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
IGN Italy
6.7 / 10
Wccftech
6.2 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
Everyeye.it
4.5 / 10
Nintendo Life
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A seemingly random collection of Konami arcade games that's so incoherent and bare bones it won't please retro fans or newcomers.

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Out of all the retro compilations Konami has coming our way, Anniversary Collection is probably going to be the weakest. Its collection of games is questionable, especially with “classics” that are anything but. That said, though, it’s a sure-fire hit for fans of hard shooters, especially with the Life Force and Scramble games thrown in.

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Arcade Classics reunites some of the most iconic Konami coin ops, although we've missed a little more variety (7 o the 8 games are shumps), more options (like being able to play some of them vertically) and more extras aside from the included digital book. But if you love retro games, it's not a bad choice for 20 euros...

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics is quite a lazy collection of a bunch of good 80s games. The emulation is quite smooth, most of the games are still fun, but some bizarre games choic, a quite essential look and the lacks of peculiar features such as online support make the collection just average.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Konami's first anniversary collection for their 50th anniversary contains some notable arcade classics, but the fact they've been previously released digitally with more options should appeal to only the most ardent of nostalgic fans.

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Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is a nice nostalgia trip, but not an essential purchase. Though all of the games bar Haunted Castle are good fun, none but the Gradius games and Thunder Cross truly stand the test of time. Considering the arcade games missing here, it's hard to accept this as a 'classics' collection, but for what you're given, you could certainly do worse.

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Konami's Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics is a poor collection. There is no delicate way to say that. The work done on this project is approximate and devoid of passion and it only takes a few minutes to realize it.

Review in Italian | Read full review

You’ll still have a decent time playing through them all, even though the lack of online leaderboards, lack of high score saving and general lack of options certainly make its budget price feel justified.

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