Midway Arcade Origins Brings 31 Arcade Classics to 360 & PS3 This Year

The Golden Age of arcade gaming returns once again- a disc-based collection with 31 of Midway's finest, Midway Arcade Origins, will be heading to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 before the end of the year in the US.

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Midway Arcade Origins will bring together 31 classic arcade games from Midway, Williams and Atari Games, with added achievements/trophies and online leaderboards, but no online multiplayer. The full list of games, given below, is mostly a combination of games from Backbone's Midway Arcade Treasures 1 & 2 sets from the previous console generation (developed when they were still called Digital Eclipse) with Super Off-Road from the third in the series being thrown in as well. It's a nice selection with plenty of variety and a few less famous games (A.P.B. and Satan's Hollow in particular) with one game- Vindicators Part II- having never been ported to any other home console. Midway Arcade Origins will include:

  • 720°

  • A.P.B.

  • Arch Rivals

  • Bubbles

  • Championship Sprint

  • Tournament Cyberball 2072

  • Defender

  • Defender II

  • Gauntlet

  • Gauntlet II

  • Joust

  • Joust 2

  • Marble Madness

  • Pit-Fighter

  • Rampage

  • Rampart

  • Robotron 2084

  • Root Beer Tapper

  • Satan’s Hollow

  • Sinistar

  • Smash TV

  • Spy Hunter

  • Spy Hunter II

  • Super Off Road

  • Super Sprint

  • Toobin’

  • Total Carnage

  • Vindicators Part II

  • Wizard of Wor

  • Xenophobe

  • Xybots

Game Teaser:

Midway Arcade Origins will  be released sometime in November in America for $29.99, with no EU date or price set just yet.

Source: Midway Arcade Origins article on Examiner.com

Last Updated ( 19 September 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) Thermoptic 2012-09-20 13:31
No San Francisco Rush, no Hydro Thunder? Thats too bad. Would have loved a collection with there later releases.
(Link to this comment) brainerdrainer 2012-09-20 14:24
Awesome love it. If I owned a PS3 or XBOX360 I'd for sure be getting this
(Link to this comment) EvilTheHuman 2012-09-28 17:36
Worth it just for Smash TV with 2 analog sticks & four player Super Off Road.

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