Namco's oldies officially golden

Retro collection compiles 14 of the company's biggest arcade hits, from Pac-Man to Pole Position.


Like some kind of psychotic killer in a bad slasher flick from the '80s, the decade itself stubbornly refuses to die. And just when you thought it was safe to buy a new game with high-tech doodads for your cutting-edge piece of 21st-century gaming technology, Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary has gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and PC.

In addition to 14 of the company's biggest arcade hits from 1979 to 1987, Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary for the consoles and PC also features a virtual arcade with each game in its original cabinet. A retro soundtrack featuring iconic songs from Dexy's Midnight Runners, Loverboy, Fine Young Cannibals, and more rounds out the '80s love.

The full lineup includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Pole Position II, Rolling Thunder, Rally X, Bosconian, Dragon Spirit, Sky Kid, Xevious, and Mappy.

The Game Boy Advance version of Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, and Rally X.

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