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Midway Arcade is more than just a trip down memory lane - it's a real pint-sized Arcade that goes to great lengths to provide cheap thrills and spills that are hard to pass up if you're an old-scool gamer. Despite the control issues, this is still a fantastic compilation for fans of classic arcade games. The effort that went into making this more than just a bunch of repackaged arcade titles makes it worth checking out for that alone. No, it's not perfect, but it is good and the atmosphere herein is valuable all by itself.
A must-buy for retro enthusiasts. No matter how well-implemented the control schemes are, these games were built with a joystick and buttons in mind.
At the end of the day, that's the only true way to enjoy them for all they're worth. Still, Midway Arcade is a solid collection given the price. Pocket Gamer UK. A decent range of great value, genuine arcade classics neutered by poorly implemented controls. Quarter to Three. As I played - or tried to play - these games, I found myself wondering if Tiffany Melson is on Facebook. User Reviews.
Write a Review. Positive: 0 out of 2. Mixed: 1 out of 2. Negative: 1 out of 2. For those looking to enjoy their old arcade favorites, anything that promises to let you play those old greats again sounds good That's why I went and downloaded Midway Arcade, and why I bought one of the expansion packs.
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Unfortunately, the game falls far short of the promise. Let's run it. On the plus side, these are faithful recreations of old games, with graphics just like the arcade-edition originals, sound that is genuine, and gameplay that, for better and worse, is spot on to the originals. It's just like having a copy of the original arcade editions, albeit with a smaller screen.
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But there are downsides. For reasons that are completely alien to me, WB decided to go with gyroscopic steering control, which on a top-down game make no sense whatsoever and, with sensitivity and precision as poorly implemented as they are, they wreck great games.
Attempting to control games like Spy Hunter is difficult to the point of wanting to give up. A five out of ten is very fair, particularly that these games are not free and are poorly implemented. I doubt an update is going to come out to change the control scheme, but who knows? Stranger things have happened. Until then, though, it's five out of ten: games faithfully recreated, but nearly unplayable.
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Controls stink. Not sensitive enough. Graphics good, but the whole point of these games -- especially Defender and Joust -- is the Controls stink. Graphics good, but the whole point of these games -- especially Defender and Joust -- is the controls. Our Business ThePersonalNote. If game does not load , we also offer the Java version of th is game. No plug-in is required in your web browser, but the emulator does require the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers.
They only run as good as your computer. If you have a fast, modern computer these games will run very smoothly. Sorry, most of these games are not currently supported on mobile devices. The game controls are in a table above.
You can click on Zoom In to expand the game to a larger size. You can click on Enable Sound to turn on the game's sound. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need gameplay instructions. Disclaimer: I did not write any of these games myself.