Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 6, 2019

Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection brings some classics home, while also reminding us how absolutely insane and brutal the arcade age was in its heyday.

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7.2 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2019

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.

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7.1 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

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.

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70 / 100
Apr 23, 2019

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...

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7 / 10
Jun 4, 2019

With the addition of region-select, Konami's Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection has become the easy recommendation it deserves to be. An eclectic array of games is included in this set, and most of them are still quite entertaining. The newly-added region-select option allows players the chance to study how different approaches to difficulty can affect a title. It's rather fascinating how a few simple changes can create new challenges. All in all, it's a worthwhile pick-up for arcade fans.

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7 / 10.0
May 12, 2019

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

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70 / 100
Jun 17, 2019

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.

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6.7 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

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.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2019

With a scattershot selection of games and a slapdash presentation, Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection misses the mark. The games are playable, but this doesn't feel like the definitive way to preserve these classics. It instead feels like a school project thrown together during an all-nighter.

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