Midway Arcade Treasures 2

Midway Arcade Treasures 2

Written by Charlie Sinhaseni on 6/25/2004 for GC  

Plot

Well you take that there joystick and blow up everything that gets in your way. It's a compilation of Arcade games, not rocket science. No brain needed, just a set of thumbs and some quick reflexes.

Platform

PS2, GameCube, Xbox

Company

Midway

Status

Currently in development

Inside Buzz

Take everything that was great about the early 90s arcade scene, put it in a neat little package, slap a $19.99 price tag on it and you've essentially got Midway Arcade Treasures 2. The compilation features most of the addictive games that we threw our quarters at; we're talking Primal Rage, NARC, Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Maximum Carnage, Arch Rivals and more. The first entry in this series was a great trip down memory lane for nostalgists, we're hoping for a repeat with this one.

Release Date

October 2004

* The product in this article was sent to us by the developer/company for review.


About Author

Gaming has been a part of my life for as long as I could remember. I can still recall many a lost nights spent playing Gyromite with that stupid robot contraption for the old NES. While I'm not as old as the rest of the crew around these parts, I still have a solid understanding of the heritage and the history of the video gaming industry.

It's funny, when I see other people reference games like Doom as "old-school" I almost begin to cringe. I bet that half of these supposed "old-school" gamers don't even remember classic games like Rise of the Triad and Commander Keen. How about Halloween Harry? Does anyone even remember the term "shareware" anymore? If you want to know "old-school" just talk to John. He'll tell you all about his favorite Atari game, Custer's Revenge.

It's okay though, ignorance is bliss and what the kids don't know won't hurt them. I'll just simply smile and nod the next time someone tells me that the best entry in the Final Fantasy franchise was Final Fantasy VII.

When I'm not playing games I'm usually busy sleeping through classes at a boring college in Southern Oregon. My current hobbies are: writing songs for punk rock bands that never quite make it, and teasing Bart about... well just teasing Bart in general. I swear the material writes itself when you're around this guy. He gives new meaning to the term "moving punching bag."

As for games, I enjoy all types except those long-winded turn-based strategy games. I send those games to my good pal Tyler, I hear he has a thing for those games that none of us actually have the time to play.

When I'm not busy plowing through a massive pile of video games I spend all of my time trying to keep my cute little girl fed. She eats a ton but damn she's so hot. Does anyone understand the Asian girl weight principal? Like they'll clean out your fridge yet still weigh less than 110 pounds.

Currently I'm playing: THUG, True Crime, Prince of Persia, Project Gotham 2 and Beyond Good & Evil. View Profile

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