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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bunch of games and Pac-Man

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    Jeffco13
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    The reason I purchased this is the Pac-man games, mainly the original Pac-man game, Pac-man was may favorite game back in the 80;s I was able to get to the 6th key which was my best game, after playing the original game on the Switch it's an excellent copy of the arcade version, all the patterns work exactly like they did back in the day, even the hiding place is there. Now Pac-Man Championship version I wasn't sure about at first cause I never played it in the arcade version, but it takes Pac-man to a whole new level, more like Pac-Man on steroids! I fell in love with it after a while it's a the best Pac-Man game I've played and that's from someone that grew up loving the original Pac-Man. For the other games Dig-Dug, Splatter House, Rolling Thunder I & II, Tower of Druaga, Tank Force, Sky Kid, Pac-Man vs. and let us not forget the two Galaga games is just as I remember it for me arcade, I mean the sound and the graphics are the same from the arcade. I did not care for Sky Kid even back in the arcade from the late 80's and during the 90's, I think the one I like the best is Rolling Thunder II you can tell from the artwork from the game that the old pinball machines had an influence on Rolling Thunder II this one held my attention more that the others. Splatter House is my second favorite but a little more difficult than I remember but that's okay I going to really get into this one more, I had this one on my old Sega Genesis and I was so much better cause it gave you unlimited lives. But Let us not forget Pac-Man Championship Edition is clearly the best game in the bunch, this whole bundle of games I really like cause it brings me back to the days that you could go to the arcade and just spend one quarter per game, so I had a great time with a few dollars and could spend a hour just getting away from everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trim, but solid compilation

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    Josh
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    The Namco Arcade Pac for the Nintendo Switch is the successor to the Namco Museum compilations that we have been receiving for the past several years on several older systems. While we have seen most of these games before, what makes this particular compilation stand out? As you might expect, many of the classics are here. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaga are accompanied by a few new faces I have not seen in these Namco compilations before; a few more complex titles such as Splatterhouse and Rolling Thunder. Additionally, the recent Pac-Man Championship edition 2 is included, a game that sells on its own digitally. All the games seem to play very close to their original versions and I didn't notice any difficulty running them on the Switch. The menu screens are nice and the games do have some limited customization options, but I think the real breadwinner here is simply the fact that with the Switch we now have an easy way to play these classics on the go and then back at home without swit hing between a portable and home system. This let's your high scores stay aligned and intact. The game has online rankings as well. Even though this compilation is smaller than previous entries and doesnt include a few staple games like Ms. Pac-Man, I would still recommend this to anyone who likes to play these on the go. The quick nature of these games are perfect for portable play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old School Meets New School

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    trey5
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    Available games in this compilation: Pac-Man (1980) Galaga (1981) Dig Dug (1982) The Tower of Druaga (1984) Sky Kid (1986) Rolling Thunder (1987) Galaga '88 (1988) Splatterhouse (1988) Tank Force (1991) Rolling Thunder 2 (1991) Pac-Man VS. (2003) Pac-Man Championship 2 (2018) This is a very good compilation with Pac Man VS. and Championship 2 having 2 player modes in addition to some classics like Pac-Man and Galaga. If you are a fan of these old school arcade classic games or if you enjoy the new modern style of Pac-Man Championship you will love this collection on Switch. Having these titles portable is something I could not have imaged back in the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, classic fun

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    Retrogamer
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    There are a lot of classic (and not-so-classic) games on here, but if you can manage to snag this game for $20 or less, then it's definitely a worthy purchase. Any more than that, and then it really depends on how much you like the games on here. I do appreciate that these are the arcade conversions whenever possible, and not the home console ones. Splatterhouse is always a fun little trip down memory lane. As for the new Pac-Man game on there...well, it's not really my cup of tea, but if you can master all the new techniques/moves, the I can see how it can be enjoyable. Final Verdict: A worthy title...for the right price. A solid B.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great collection of arcade classics

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    tsdenizen
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    This collects the Namco Museum collection with Pac-Man Championship Edition 2+ and is a pretty great assortment of old classic games. You have your obvious stuff like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaga, along with Splatterhouse, Sky Kid, Rolling Thunder 1 & 2, The Tower of Druaga, and a few others. It's a bit odd to see games like Mappy, Xevious, and the Pole Positions missing, but the assortment here is still good and I imagine Bandai Namco has plans for those in either another compilation or as DLC. Regardless, this is highly recommended for old school gaming fans, especially on Switch. It's like having a little arcade available on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh collection.

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    Fish
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    I honestly bought this collection only because it was on sale and because I've been itching for a way to play Pac-Man Vs. I played it one time and the latency between the two units was so bad it was borderline unplayable. Not to mention it had no extra bells and whistles since the GameCube version. The collection also lacks some Namco Museum staples like Ms. Pac-Man. It does support Tate Mode though. If you're looking for a way to play classic Namco games on your Switch, I suppose this is alright.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Arcade Compilation

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    Tb46667
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    Here we have another Namco Compilation. This time on the switch. This is a great Compilation only for the main fact that the Original Aracde version of Splatterhouse is finally released for home consoles. The usual arcade namco games are included Galaga and Pac man. The Switch screen can be tilted vertially to get a larger screen like the arcade. Hopefully this will come to the Ps4 and xbox 1. I bought this on black friday for 19.99 great game but i would wait for price drop from 39.99 to 19.99. Such a great compilation of games to take with you on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better

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    Annette
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    This game has the same feel of the original PAC Man, however, what I found disappointing is that when playing on the TV, the game screen is only on the center of the screen, I was under the impression that it would cover the entire screen. That is the reason for taking away one star. I still enjoy this game but I would have liked it much more if the playing area was bigger, after all isn’t that what increased technology is all about? This is still one of my favorite games, but I must admit that I am a long time Mario Bros fan.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little collection

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    Mark
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    I bought thos mostly for my 5 year old son to play. He's interested in gaming but his reading isnt quite strong enough for most modern games suitable for his age. I'm loving introducing him to all these classics and find myself playing more than him. The attention to detail is great. Having the ability to rotate the screen in handheld mode for a more accurate ratio these games were intended for and remapping the controls to suit the screen change is great. Any retro fan, older gamer, or ex arcade junkies should own this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice collection of classic and new Pac

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    Nico07
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    I had seen the original Namco Museum Switch game but had missed it. When I saw this included several great games including up to Pac-man Championship 2. I somehow missed that this also includes Pac-man Vs which uses the free app released with Namco Museum to allow multiple Switch console play with only one person needing to own the game. Pac-man Vs is a great title and really fun to play in this set. All around this set is a nice improvement over the original Namco Museum game in both content and menu set options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Second Namco Museum on switch

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    Fernando
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    I purchased this collection having already owned the original Namco museum on Switch. The only difference is the addition of Pac-Man CE 2+, which on its own, doesn't justify the price tag of $20. It's still a solid collection of arcade games, but had I known only one extra game separates the two releases, I probably would have passed on this. Should have done my research instead of buying impulsively :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty solid collection of classic games

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    RvwPerson
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    The real treat on this collection is Pac-Man Vs., which hasn't been available since the day of the GameCube, but the other games on here are good stuff. It could probably stand to have a few more titles on it but Rolling Thunder, Galaga, and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 are all highlights on what's an overall pretty sharp collection. Stuff runs well on both portable and stationary modes with the Switch so this is ideal for concentrated play or a quick break.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for Retro-Gaming Dad!

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    dsquarius90
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    I recently purchased NAMCO Museum for my father who is an old-school, retro gamer. As he travels a lot for business, he only has free time to play games while in the air or on the train, so he has been a portable gamer for some time. Every generation of console I buy him NAMCO Museum and I was delighted that it was finally released for the Switch. Now my Dad can play Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga everywhere!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice variety of old games

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    Dustin
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    I think this is a nice selection of some of the games I played as a kid. I'm a big fan when they do this because it gives of a chance to bring back what I remember as a kid while showing my son what his dad grew up playing but he gets to do it on a modern system which keeps him interested. Good way to bond more over something we both like. I recommend it for sure

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Graphics are lacking

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    Kdog
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    I know it’s supposed to be a remake of an older game but for the price you pay for everything the game/setup could’ve been a lot better. Even though Pac-Man is a classic they shouldn’t of used the same “classic” graphics from the early 1980’s. It looks exactly like it did 40yrs ago when you were playing it in an arcade. For the price you pay for a Nintendo switch they could of put some more effort into their product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good set of classic and modern Namco games

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    JB85
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    A compilation of Namco games that will give us unlimited hours of fun, thanks to the fact that it offers several game modes, including the cooperative mode and online rankings to share your maximum scores and compete for the first place. A game that mixes classic and modern features. Highly recommended for Namco fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More than just PacMan

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    Akito01
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    Perhaps the only thing preventing a full 5 star rating is the standard price, since many of these games have been released by Namco many times over. That said, in addition to the usual suspects of Pac-Man and Galaga, they've also dug deep to give us the two Rolling Thunder titles and Splatterhouse. Bare bones in terms of extras, but the games are very solidly emulated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Collection of Arcade Classics

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    NintendoVet
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    This collection of NAMCO arcade hits is really good provided you can appreciate their place in history. Some of these games are still great, but a few show their age (looking at you Tower of Druaga). If you are into preservation of classics, it's a must buy. If not, consider carefully whether you like the selection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price of admission!

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    TheTruthPW
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    Wow! Namco jammed a lot of games into this flashback that will take you back to the 80s! The Pac-Man games has a lot of variety that makes it fun but for me, the Rolling Thunder game makes this worth buying just to have it. Namco was a leader in arcade games in the 80s and playing this collection will help remind you of why they were one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty good collection

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    Alex
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    I've never owned a copy of Namco Museum and felt like it would be a good choice to pick up this version. Considering how dated these games are, I find them enjoyable in short bursts. It's awesome to get the chance to play these games. PacMan Championship is a nice addition as well but I found myself liking the 1st more.

    I would recommend this to a friend