In a previous issue, I talked about the Switch collections from Konami: the Contra Collection and the Castlevania Collection. But did you know that there was a third one… or should I say a first one? Prior to these two awesome classic collections, in April 2019, Konami released a collection of a different type. This was the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection. Unlike the other two reviewed, this title was released with a different variety of games.

Haunted Castle, Typhoon (A-Jax), Nemesis (Gradius), Vulcan Venture (Gradius II), Life Force (Salamander), Thunder Cross, Scramble and Twin Beewere the tiles combined into one solid pack-age. In addi on to these, there were also Japanese versions of the games available for play.

Similar to the other two Konami Collections, there is also a book le that lets you look at the concept and history of the games, which I actually found extremely interesting. What it really comes down to are the games themselves and if they live up to the video arcade predecessors. That answer is – absolutely! The graphics, controls and sound that was blasting through the TV made it feel like I was back at the arcade. You also have several op ons for the display from standard 4:3 aspect ratio to “stretch” (across your viewing area). You can also alter the screen display into pinball mode.  Read the rest of the article here from Video Game Trader (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (94 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.