In case you missed out on last generation’s Arcade Treasure releases, you can snag 30-plus of Midway’s golden oldies—well, mostly golden oldies—in the Warner Bros. Interactive-published collection Midway Arcade Origins today for $29.99 for 360 and PS3.
I actually like to imagine Midway’s response to someone asking if they might have anything to add to an arcade compilation being it patting its pockets and becoming increasingly smug with each classic it pulls out: “Oh, I just have this thing called Joust. And here, a … uh … Defender? Not sure about that one, sounds kind of weird. Oh look, Gauntlet—people might’ve heard of that. Ha, ha. Kidding. I’ve got dozens of them. Here you go.”
The Backbone Entertainment-developed set features support for leaderboards as well as a host of trophies and achievements. Check out the full list of included titles below.
• 720° – Skateboard through the neighborhood and earn a ticket to compete at the big skate park.
• A.P.B. – Drive around as Officer Bob to ticket and arrest law-breakers and meet your ticket quota.
• Arch Rivals – Outscore your opponent in this classic basketball game.
• Bubbles – Maneuver around dirty objects as a soapy bubble trying to clean a kitchen sink.
• Championship Sprint – Race to the finish in this classic speed game.
• Tournament Cyberball 2072 – Control a robotic football team and score touchdowns with exploding Cyberballs and short-circuiting robo-offenders.
• Defender – Defend a far-off planet from waves of invading aliens while protecting the human race in this shooting game.
• Defender II – Deliver humans to safety through the teleporting gateway, all while defending against attacking alien forces.
• Gauntlet – Venture through dungeons as one of four fantasy-based characters to vanquish enemies and collect treasures and potions.
• Gauntlet II – Reprise the role of your favorite fictional characters to embark on a new quest with all new levels, enemies and challenges.
• Joust – Mount a flying ostrich and fly through levels by toppling groups of buzzard-riding knights.
• Joust 2 – Transform your ostrich into a powerful Pegasus to defend against the enemy buzzard-riding knights.
• Marble Madness – Glide a marble through mazes and obstacles in this platform game.
• Pit-Fighter – Be the last man standing to punch, kick, and beat your opponent in the fighting pit.
• Rampage – Take control of gigantic mutants to demolish the city and terrorize civilization.
• Rampart – Defend your castles by attacking oncoming forces and repairing any damage done to your territory.
• Robotron 2084 – Battle waves of robots to protect the last human family from annihilation.
• Root Beer Tapper – Serve up mugs of root beer to thirsty patrons before the time runs out.
• Satan’s Hollow – Build a bridge across a lava river and destroy gargoyles in order to reach the final level, a battle against Satan himself.
• Sinistar – Blast planets and collect crystals to create deadly Sinibombs to defeat the evil Sinistar.
• Smash TV – Advance through a vicious game show by playing for cash, keys, and the ultimate prize, your life.
• Spy Hunter – Hunt down enemy agents while cruising for weapons and protecting civilians.
• Spy Hunter II – Gather weapons and set-up obstacles to destroy enemy agents in a 3D view.
• Super Off Road – Race around the tracks in an off-road truck to beat the other contenders.
• Super Sprint – Speed around twisty tracks and advance through the circuit to be named the racing champion.
• Toobin’ – Splash through rivers in an innertube to collect treasures and race against opponents.
• Total Carnage – Play as the Doomsday Squad to rescue hostages and capture the evil dictator
• Vindicators Part II – Power up to fill your depleting fuel tank and escape from oncoming attacks.
• Wizard of Wor – Navigate through monster-filled dungeons to defeat the creatures within.
• Xenophobe – Wander around a space station and shoot killer aliens before the time runs out.
• Xybots – Dash through the 3D maze to fight Xybot robots bent on human destruction.
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