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Midway Arcade Origins (360/PS3) - $19.99 - Amazon


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#1 blinknot4

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

This appears to be a price drop, but Amazon now has Midway Arcade Origins for $19.99 on both platforms.

:360: - Amazon, $19.99

:ps3: - Amazon, $19.99

This is similar to the (much cheaper) iOS collection that Midway recently put out - but, ya know, trophies and achievements for some classic games could be a good time.

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#2 David Hibiki

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

You can play 720 on your XBox 360?

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#3 blinknot4

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

You can play 720 on your XBox 360?

Mind. Blown.

Has any CAG bought this? Thoughts?


Ha - no kidding. I just ordered it tonite - I'll let you know in 2 days if its any good. I played many of these growing up - so my 'review' might be skewed a bit.

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#4 Noblesse Oblige

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

As far as achievements/trophies go, it's fairly easy to get them all and only a few of them will give you trouble which is mainly due to awkward controls that many of the games have. The score attack type mode that you have to play to get trophies has no save states (being able to save anywhere), and I don't believe any game has save states at all if that's important for you. For newcomers I don't believe that most of the games come with instruction so that you just sort of have to figure out what to do on your own if that's an issue for you.


If you're interested in some of the games, take them as X/$20 to see if they are worth it to you in that way. I can't really recommend it honestly for the few games I remember from youth and enjoyed revisiting.

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  • Arch Rivals
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  • Championship Sprint
  • Tournament Cyberball 2072
  • Defender
  • Defender 2
  • Gauntlet
  • Gauntlet 2
  • Joust
  • Joust 2
  • Marble Madness
  • Pit-Fighter
  • Rampage
  • Rampart
  • Robotron 2084
  • Root Beer Tapper
  • Satan's Hollow
  • Sinistar
  • Smash TV
  • Spy Hunter
  • Spy Hunter 2
  • Super Off Road
  • Super Sprint
  • Toobin'
  • Total Carnage
  • Vindicators Part 2
  • Wizard of War
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#5 etcrane

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

Honestly, this collection is ridiculously lacking ... it's the exact same set of games that was released for the PS2 and Xbox years ago. A great deal would have been all 3 of those collections on one disc for PS3 and 360 ... instead this is just a worthless rehash that will no doubt lead to a second collection with all the 'missing' games from the other 2 collections.

I would be ashamed to buy such a blatant cash-in ...

Oh look ... a better collection back in 2006 ... http://en.wikipedia...._Deluxe_Edition (and even this collection wasn't a full compilation of Midway Arcade Treasures 1-3 .. and lacked music in some of the games).

#6 shivan128

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

Smash tv is worth atleast half the price to me . I'll wait for <15 though.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

The moment I heard about this collection, I was interested. Backlog is huge right now but this is definitely on my radar. Thanks OP.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

read the emulation for Smash TV is bad

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

Has any CAG bought this? Thoughts?


I bought it new for retail its ok but the controls are kind of messed up on the twin stick games(Smash TV, Robotron, Total Carnage) which ruins it for me. i forsee this game at $10ish in a few months. All games run fine but some plain suck, I mostly bought it for Smash TV so I am disappointed with it.

#10 blinknot4

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

I bought it new for retail its ok but the controls are kind of messed up on the twin stick games(Smash TV, Robotron, Total Carnage) which ruins it for me. i forsee this game at $10ish in a few months. All games run fine but some plain suck, I mostly bought it for Smash TV so I am disappointed with it.


Which console did you get it for? I decided to get it for PS3. #hopeimadetherightchoice

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#11 Duo_Maxwell

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

Didn't they have a bunch of these games on XBLA for download at one point but yanked them a year or two ago?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

Thanks for posting OP. I think I'll hold off for now, but I'll pick this up at some point (hopefully around $10)

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#13 burritoman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

This looks like a mixup of Midway Arcade Treasures 1 and 2...gonna pass for now.

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#14 jay_remedy

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

If this wasn't a price drop, I'd probably buy it.

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#15 chopper

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

Thanks OP, just bought it. Planning to get my Xybots on.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

This is the kind of game I'd love to have as a Games on Demand.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

I want it for A.P.B. but I can wait until ~$10. Thanks OP, it's on my wish list still.

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#18 YoshiFan1

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

If I didn't have Midway Arcade Treasures 1, 2 and 3, I would have gotten this. Anyone remember when TRU had Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for a penny? I remember the cashier really annoyed with me for buying the game at that price.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

Seems like they could've loaded so much more onto this disc and done so pretty cost effectively considering they've already ported all this stuff in the past.

Wasnt Midway Arcade Treasures volume 3 a bunch of racing games? Where the hell is any of that stuff?

#20 Jasonlydon

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Rampart alone makes this worth it if you have friends to play with, but the omission of Klax is unforgivable.

Just buy Midway Arcade Treasures instead.

#21 simmias

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:48 AM

Oh look ... a better collection back in 2006 ... http://en.wikipedia...._Deluxe_Edition (and even this collection wasn't a full compilation of Midway Arcade Treasures 1-3 .. and lacked music in some of the games).

That collection is missing most of the classics that this one has. Sinistar, Spy Hunter, Defender, Robotron, Tapper, Smash TV, and Rampart were glaring omissions from a cursory look.

These achievements look disappointingly easy. I'll probably pick this up if it hits $10.

#22 jay_remedy

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:48 AM

If they put everything on one disc, then they couldn't sell you Vol. 2.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:57 AM

Would had purchased this just for SmashTV until I read the comments about it being a bad port. I'll rent this from Gamefly.
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#24 blinknot4

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

If this wasn't a price drop, I'd probably buy it.


I'm not certain it is a price drop - I was just speculating in my OP because Amazon doesn't list any price other than 19.99. Newegg, BB, and GStop all still have it for 29.99.

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#25 jay_remedy

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

I'm not certain it is a price drop - I was just speculating in my OP because Amazon doesn't list any price other than 19.99. Newegg, BB, and GStop all still have it for 29.99.


Usually, Amazon will list the MSRP and show you how much you save if it isn't the MSRP. We'll see if the page updates.

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#26 thundarr

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

Run, coward!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Was watching this for the past couple of days/weeks when it was 29.99 telling myself I'd get it if it hit 25, definitely in for one, thanks a lot OP!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

I enjoyed arcade games in the 90s more than anything. I wish they would release SF Rush, Killer Instinct, NFL Blitz and others from those times in arcade exact copies. Emulation isnt even there for SF Rush yet. Luckily KI runs great on MAME.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

I always thought $19.99 was the MSRP as Fry's has this for that price. I believe TRU too. :)
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#30 scottman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Didn't even know about this, but looks very similar to the older midway compilations on previous gens I already have. Might get it if it ever dips to ~$10 because I'm guessing load times are faster on current gen.