Namco Museum Vol. 1 – N

Namco Museum Vol. 1 – N

Namco releases the first of 5 planned compilations of their best selling and best performing arcade games.

Jewel Case Release Jewel Case Release

Genre:
Compilation
CDs: 1
(?? Megs)
Players:
1 or 2 Players
ESRB: Everyone
Animated Violence
Publisher:
Namco
Retail Barcode:
7 22674 02056 5
Memory:
1 Block
Developer:
Now Production
Sony ID:
SLUS-00215
Accessories:
NeGCon
Released:
August 7, 1996
PSRM:
002290

BRING HOME 7 OF THE GREATEST GAMES IN ARCADE HISTORY!

Keep those quarters in your pants. With Namco Museum Vol.1, you can set up your own arcade with classics like Pac-Man, Galaga, Pole Position, Bosconian, Rally-X, New Rally-X and Toy Pop. Genuine arcade translations with genuine arcade options.

NO DINOSAURS IN THIS MUSEUM.
Each arcade classic has its own “wing” of the Museum containing info & trivia even the biggest video game geeks wouldn’t know.

SKIP COLLEGE. BECOME AN ARCADE OWNER.
Just like the authentic arcade uprights. Change settings to control difficulty, number of lives etc. You’re an arcade god.

ITS A BLAST FROM THE PAST.
The exact arcade translations. Get all the graphics, sounds and gameplay of the original coin-op hits.

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Variants

Re-released 'Blocks' version variant. Used to attract casual gamers who would recognize Pac-Man on the cover, as opposed to ignoring a giant N. Re-released ‘Blocks’ version variant. – Used to attract casual gamers who would recognize Pac-Man on the cover, as opposed to ignoring a giant N. Of note is that they corrected the humorous mistake of the ESRB being listed as “Arcade Classic” on the original print.

 

Greatest Hits Release Greatest Hits Release – The ESRB gremlins strike again, this time removing the ‘Animated Violence’ descriptor from the case.

Trivia

  • Namco Museum Vol. 3 – M would also gain the ‘Boxes’ variant, thanks to Mrs. Pac-Man’s success. Essentially the two volumes form a sort of ‘His and Hers’ arcade collection lead by the Pacs.
  • The American Namco Set is actually missing a release. In Japan, Namco released an ‘Encore’ volume that contained  King & BalloonMotos, Sky KidRolling ThunderWonder MomoRompers, and Dragon Saber. The best part of this release is the cheeky approach they took to keep the theme going – the cover bears the Registered Trademark emblem, so that all 6 cases spell out NAMCO®.
  • In addition to Encore, Japan got a special collector’s case that held all 6 cases in one binder.
  • The full set was eventually combined and condensed onto a single DVD for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Game Cube with a catch – not all games made the cut.

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