refers to the series of video game
compilations released by Namco
for various 32-bit
and above consoles, containing releases of their games (mostly arcade games
) from the 1980s and early 1990s. Namco has continued releasing compilations spanning over a decade (1995 to 2010).
The series began on the PlayStation
with the tentatively named Namco Museum Volume 1
, indicating Namco's intent to make further installments of the series. The series ran until Volume 5 on the PlayStation, covering various games from the late 1980s, before moving onto the Nintendo 64
, all of the sixth generation
and seventh generation systems
, and PC
Namco Museum Volume 1
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-->This was the first in the long series for the PlayStation and contains Pac-Man
(1980), New Rally-X
(1981), Pole Position
(1982), and Toy Pop
(1986), which was relatively unknown.
All of the games were ported from the original arcade versions source code — Galaga
allowed for an alternative screenmode to compensate for the lack of vertical monitor, whereby the scoreboard was located on the left of the screen, or rotated the image 90 degrees if the user possessed a vertical monitor or was willing to risk placing the television/monitor on its side.
The control systems of six of the games were well preserved. Since the PlayStation's analog controller was not available at the time, and analog... Read More