Midway Arcade Treasures unearthed on PSP
Mortal Kombat 1-3, Joust, Rampage, Defender, and other classic arcade titles debut on Sony's portable.
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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:
• Marble Madness
• Wizard of Wor
• 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