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Midway Arcade Treasures Is All About the Extras

Let’s get this out of the way: It looks like shovelware, right? It looks like another production house releasing the moldy versions of old games from over twenty years ago. Nothing says “quality game collection” like excrete, repackage, profit. That’s exactly what I thought when I received Midway Arcade Treasures as a present. I had literally nothing to lose, so I threw the game in the PlayStation 2 to play some Sinistar and never use it again. The unexpected twist: The extras on this disc kept me watching for a few hours. The extras are all the retro circulars, posters, and cabinet variants. There’s in-depth interviews with the creators of these games where they speak about the concepts, challenges, and other funny stories of developing arcade games during the industry’s renaissance.…
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