Namco Museum Archives Vol 2

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, BANDAI NAMCO

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Namco Museum Archives Vol 2

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Based on 10 critic reviews
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72

Top Critic Average

70%

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Available on:Xbox OneJun 18, 2020
Nintendo SwitchJun 18, 2020
PlayStation 4Jun 18, 2020
PCJun 17, 2020

Developer: BANDAI NAMCO

Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Genre: Arcade

Take a trip down memory lane and relive the magical times of the 8-Bit era with a collection of Namco’s hits and long-lost treasures in Namco Museum Archives Volume 2. ■Includes 11 titles! In addition to 10 classic Namco titles, some of which were never localized and released in the west, an 8-Bit consolized version of "Gaplus" is included as a bonus! (Titles included: Galaga, Battle City, Pac-Land, Dig Dug II, Super Xevious, Mappy-Land, Legacy of the Wizard, Rolling Thunder, Dragon Buster II, Mendel Palace, and Gaplus) ■Equipped with convenient modern functions! Convenient features such as the "save function" that allows you to interrupt the game at any time and the "replay function" that allows you to start over at the last minute.

Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 Critic Reviews

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Namco Museum Archives - Volume 2 offers the opportunity to dive into the immortal classics with friends and maybe even find something new for yourself.

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The second Namco Museum Archives compilation is far more eclectic than the first. Vol 1 had more of the typical classics you’d expect from a Namco collection, and while that may seem a bit boring and predictable the reality is that they were classics for a reason: most of them are more fun to play. While there are still some great titles in here – Rolling Thunder and Mappy-Land are highlights – the general quality is lower than that in the first volume. The only reason you should be opting for this one over the first is if you’re sick to the back teeth of Pac-Man and Dig Dug and are looking to discover some lesser-known NES games.

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Like the other collection, you get 11 pretty good games in Namco Museum Archives Vol 2. Galaga, Gaplus, and Dig Dug 2 add enough value to justify the collection and the modern features make it accessible for everyone. It's a shame this release features a few of the weirder titles but fans of classic games will likely enjoy replaying or experiencing these titles.

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Compared to the first volume, Namco Museum Archives Volume 2 feels like a better package of games all around. While there are still a large number of arcade-to-NES ports here, the genre variety is much broader, and fewer games have made appearances on previous compilations. There are still a few clunkers here, but most of the titles are solid, and while nothing is as sought-after as Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti was, there's still a good collection here. For the retro fans, this is worth checking out for $19.99.

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