Midway Arcade Origins

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Irenicus1
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Midway Arcade Origins

Postby Irenicus1 » November 6th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Hate the borders, really wish they would use the ENTIRE screen for the game, hopefully you can adjust the screen options to use the entire screen. Otherwise it looks great. I love seeing the original cabinets.

Leo1
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Midway Arcade Origins

Postby Leo1 » November 21st, 2013, 9:32 pm

Just as a heads up for anyone that was intrigued by this but didn't want to spend $30 on something that in many ways was a rehash of past compilations, this can be easily had for $10 these days. Picked up a PS3 copy out of the Wal-Mart bargain bin a few days ago for instance for $9.99.

Worth it at that price just for a properly emulated Wizard of Wor. [smile]

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Midway Arcade Origins

Postby ActRaiser1 » November 22nd, 2013, 8:39 am

Plus 1 for recommending this game as well.

I'm proud of my Smash TV 'chievo, just because I'm terrible at attaining the rest of them.

To get the Smash TV achievement you have to beat the first level with a single quarter.

I'd buy that for a $1.

Good times.

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Atariboy
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Re: Midway Arcade Origins

Postby Atariboy » March 23rd, 2016, 9:22 am

I'm posting this largely as a curiosity since the barriers to entry are much too high for the average arcade compilation fan, but 23 Midway arcade classics have made their way to the multiplatform title, Lego Dimensions. You access them by scanning these figures.

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Besides being neat and a bit puzzling at the same time (Isn't Lego Dimensions primarily a kids title?), this is interesting since it's not just a rehash of Origins. Several notable classics that didn't make the jump to Origins, such as Roadblasters and Timber, are included here. And this marks the first console release ever of Blasteroids, which essentially was Asteroids 3.

Hopefully it's a sign that a new Midway compilation is underway that expands upon Origins, adds most of the missing Treasures lineup, and includes several newly emulated titles like Blasteroids (I'd love to see Solar Fox, Gorf, Domino Man, and Hydra join the lineup).

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Re: Midway Arcade Origins

Postby ActRaiser » March 23rd, 2016, 10:08 am

I've been meaning to post my impressions of this gem. Last week Best Buy had Dimensions down to $48 using the Gamer's Pass. With that I picked up Dimensions, Midway, Scooby Doo and the Simpsons. I didn't really know what to expect.

Focusing on the Midway game it starts off similar to the recent Tron movie where you go to some old, crappy part of town and find a whole bunch of classic arcade games in an old, abandoned arcade. It's pretty sweet! If you like Legos the Defender arcade game you build is pretty cool. I only tried out Spy Hunter. As far as I could tell it played like the real thing. And I still stunk at it so that felt about right.

It's kind of cool having the ability to carry around an "Arcade" and slot it into place to play a new game within a game.

If you find Dimensions on sale again I'd recommend it if only for the Meta aspect of Batman interacting with the Wicked Witch and Homer...I'm only two stages into the actual game.

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Re: Midway Arcade Origins

Postby Atariboy » January 21st, 2017, 10:45 am

Likely the last time this thread will ever call for a bump, but I'm happy to report that Midway Arcade Origins has joined the Xbox One backwards compatibility list. And with how nice 360 games now play on the XB1 these days, it should run perfectly.

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