Midway Arcade Treasures unearthed on PSP

Mortal Kombat 1-3, Joust, Rampage, Defender, and other classic arcade titles debut on Sony's portable.

Having already conquered all current-gen consoles and the PC, the Midway Arcade Treasures series has now arrived on the PSP. Today, Midway Games shipped Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, the first version of the popular retro series for Sony's portable. It retails at the budget price of $29.99 and is rated M for Mature.

Why would an arcade compilation carry an M rating, you ask? Because Extended Play features ports of the original Mortal Kombat games, which ignited controversy in the early 1990s for their blood-spraying, spine-ripping combat. The first three MK games--Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat 3--are featured in the compilation. All three games will support multiplayer action via the PSP's built-in wireless functionality.

If you can't bring yourself to "finish him!", Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play also sports 17 other more family-friendly classics from the golden era of brass tokens. Among them are the King Kong-esque urban destruction game Rampage and Spy Hunter, which is being adaptated into a film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Also in the comp are Joust and Gauntlet, which are also available as à la carte Xbox Live Arcade games for the Xbox 360.

The full list of games is as follows:

Mutiplayer Wireless:
• Klax
• Joust
• Marble Madness
• Toobin’
• Wizard of Wor
• Xybots
• Arch Rivals
• Championship Sprint
• Cyberball 2072
• Mortal Kombat
• Mortal Kombat II
• Mortal Kombat 3
• Rampage (3-player)
• Rampart (3-player)
• Xenophobe (3-player)
• Gauntlet (4-player)

Single Player Only
• Spy Hunter
• Sinistar
• Defender
• Paperboy

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32 comments
S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

I may not have a PSP,but games like this may get me to buy one soon.

tashpool
tashpool

Having multi with these games is awesome! Heading to gamestop during lunch to pick this up.

joe_fuu
joe_fuu

The MK games are worth the price of admission.. in my opnion. Its too bad MK1 is not as good as I remember...

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

no thanks.... try again midway.

SLAYERPSP
SLAYERPSP

umm i already have all these games on the gen emu for the psp i hope these versions are better ill give it a look today not bad for 29.99

MK24ever
MK24ever

Look at my nick name, is it necessary to say something more?! That's what I dreamed for my Precious..... PSP! Excellent work Midway!!

fynne
fynne

Cool....looks like another goodie for Xmas.

Samanoske15
Samanoske15

this sounds really good. at them moment though i am waiting for gradius then i will get this one if i have enough cash. and yes i kno gradius is a different company.

darkheart73
darkheart73

Sweetness, can't wait to play MK wireless!

fugiot
fugiot

Ppftt, I've had all 4 MK games for SNES on PSP for 3 months now running perfectly on emulators.

sniper_99
sniper_99

I gettin this game today "Sniper_99 wins!.....Flawless Victory......FRIENDSHIP!? FRIENDSHIP!?"

darthonly
darthonly

They could have just released a MK 1,2,and 3 disc and it would have sold like mad.

Redstorm
Redstorm

Not bad for $30. There are a couple of great classics on there, PaperBoy, Marble Maddness, MK Series, SpyHunter. Might actually have to pick this one up.

MajinD1979
MajinD1979

You just gotta love it....can't wait to rip off haeds with sub-zero again.

MadGamer132
MadGamer132

The MK games is a nice addition. if you don't give a damn about Washington

Gamecubefan2000
Gamecubefan2000

Excellent. I will own every character in Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3.

MrBurns
MrBurns

This will be mine. No one can handle my Sub-Zero skills.

megaunit
megaunit

I might have to pick this up, this game adds pretty good to the PSP library :)

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

hope they come with this on DS, i want to play rampage on it. and get more then 2 games like the GBA version the have :(

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Rampart was the greatest strategy game! Now my defenses are weakening. . . I may cave and procure this title yet.

mikekare79
mikekare79

I love my PSP. This thing is awesome! They just have to get Gran Turismo done for it now.

kubebot
kubebot

finally a reason to play my psp again instead of pr0n