Midway Arcade Origins Open For Business On Xbox 360, PS3

By Ryan Winslett 4 years ago discussion comments
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It occurs to me that, for many younger gamers, the movie Wreck-it Ralph may have been their only exposure to classic arcades. While watching a movie about arcade games is great, it really doesnít convey that special feeling you get from playing those classic cabinet games for yourself. Thatís why I think itís awesome, then, that Backbone is today releasing Midway Arcade Origins, offering 31 classic games on one disc for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Though not the first arcade compilation to hit the market, Midway Arcade Origins certainly looks to offer the most complete package. Within the menu, each game features a model of its original arcade cabinet as well as the gameís marquee. The games themselves are said to look, play and sound exactly like their 1980ís originals. Each game also features its own wallpaper while playing, each cabinetís original artwork.

There are two game modes on offer, including Score Attack and Free Play. Score Attack features online leaderboards and tasks players to do the best they can in each game on just a single credit. Free Play opens up the game entirely, giving access to all timer and difficulty options, as well as the ability to play with endless credits.

Finally, each game also offers a modern filter that gives them a smoother look, though you donít have to turn that option on if you want to play each game in all of its pixelated glory. And, of course, there will be Trophies and Achievement to unlock.

Midway Arcade Origins hits store shelves today for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The 31 games included will set you back $29.99. Check out the list of games below.

-Arch Rivals
-Championship Sprint
-Tournament Cyberball 2072
-Gauntlet 2
-Joust 2
-Marble Madness
-Pit Fighter
-Robotron: 2084
-Rootbeer Tapper
-Satanís Hollow
-Smash TV
-Spy Hunter
-Spy Hunter 2
-Super Off-Road
-Super Sprint
-Total Carnage
-Vindicators Part II
-Wizard of Wor
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