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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