More classics in the digital download world. Capcom Arcade Cabinet brings a bunch of titles that you may remember, and some of those that your memory makes you think are much, much better than they actually were. Yes, I'm talking Ghosts N Goblins. Not as good as I remember, and still trying to figure out if I ever liked it at all.
The Arcade Cabinet has a snappy looking interface, with new artwork in one giant poster display onscreen, and that are highlighted when you move the controller to choose which game you want to play. Each game has a faux arcade facade and cabinet to remind you of the good old arcade, or to give you an idea of what it might have been like to play those games in an arcade. The only thing missing is the wonky buttons, coins lined up on the marquee, and cigarette burns on the cabinet.
Below: The Poster Screen
Next Below Shots: The Faux arcade cabinet, followed by the game option screen
Each game will have history available, in case you wanted to know the history of, say, 1943. For instance, if you want the history of it based on your own observation:
"An extremely stylized shmup impossibly loosely based on the actual Battle of Midway during World War 2. Fly your plane from your destroyed aircraft carrier and destroy the battleship Yamato. Ironically, the game is made by a Japanese company."
Not an actual clip of history, but you get the idea. It's a cool option to have nonetheless. Each game will be available to download as an individual title or in a game pack, and purchasing them all gets you two bonus games, both shmups: Vulgus and 1943 Kai (previously a Japanese-only title). I haven't purchased many of the titles, so far just the one download from the beginning. It's pretty good for the price, but many of the titles don't warrant a purchase for me. If you are a collector or just have to have more classic games, it's a definite no-brainer.
Here is the breakdown of what's available and how much it will cost:
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