Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection
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Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
This collection includes 8 arcade masterpieces of the 80s, from Nemesis to Haunted Castle.
Experience these KONAMI classics in all their retro glory, now enhanced with modern features.
For the first time, these classic titles support mid-game saves, difficulty levels, and display options which provide a fresh experience to longtime fans.
Also includes a bonus eBook packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before revealed to the public!
Nemesis (also known as Gradius)
Salamander (also known as Life Force)
Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)
Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)
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.
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