Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection
Top Critic Average
Arcade Classics is a satisfactory anthology for the Konami faithful.
"Original experience shoots this collection down."
Review in Finnish | Read full review
The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is a great way to revisit these games, I just didn’t find them to be too enticing as a package.
If you want a taste of what arcade gaming was like in the 1980’s, then the Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is a great place to start
The Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is a technical well ported Collection of various Shooters from the glorious days of Konami in the arcade of the 80`s, which contains with the exception of the horrible Haunted Castle and two more historical interesting games a variation of good games with a great gamedesign, which manage to deliver a fair amount of fun for Shoot em Up fans even to present days. Even when the execution of the Bonus Book is rather weak and a couple of other great and important titles are missing, fans of games like Gradius and videogaming history in general should think about a purchase of this collection.
Review in German | Read full review
Arcade Classics is a really fun package with a ton of addictive score chasers with only one of them being not as fun to play (Haunted Castle) unless you’re a really dedicated player. The overabundance of shooters may seem a bit off at first, since Konami had other fun games that weren’t shooters, (Roc N Rope, Track N Field and Shaolin’s Road to name a few favorites) but all of these shooter picks are quality choices.
First compilation in honor of Konami's 50th anniversary, a compilation of arcades from the 80s that, although it includes some classics that gave Konami fame and prestige, it also includes some more questionable titles. The selection of the arcades that make up the compilation, both in quality and quantity, is also questioned, it could have been done a little better. But it must be recognized that the included digital book helps to save the furniture in a more than dignified way, leaving us with an interesting compilation but that could have gone further.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
If you're as much of a Konami shoot 'em up fan as I am then you'll have an enjoyable time with Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection.
It also has a feature that allows you to watch playthroughs of each game and hop in when you feel like it. Even the SNES Classic has a rewind feature that lets you jump back in time to retry a particular segment. A lack of online leaderboards or any type of achievement system also lowers the replay value of the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection. Unless you are terribly nostalgic for the games in this package or a die-hard shoot-em'-up fan, I can't fully recommend it when there are such better value propositions out there.
Don’t go into it with lofty expectations, and Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection will serve you just fine.