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About this product
- Product InformationMidway's Greatest Arcade Hits brings together four of Williams Entertainment's best-known games from the early '80s. Nearly two decades after their original releases, Defender, Robotron: 2084, Joust, and Sinistar are presented in portable form without any enhancements or changes, although their aspect ratios have been altered so that the play areas are formatted to fit the dimensions of the Game Boy Advance's screen. The four games are selectable from a single-screen menu displaying miniature renditions of the original arcade cabinets and marquee art.
- PublisherMidway Home Entertainment
- GameMidway's Greatest Arcade Hits
- PlatformNintendo Game Boy Advance
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- ESRB DescriptorMild Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year2001
Most relevant reviews
- smoknjoe910Feb 05, 2010by
Has Robotron Sinistar Joust and Defender. Great classic games. I hope they port them to DS cards. Sinistar is a little difficult to play with the Ds controls.Hard to control your spaceship Robotron one button fires- you walk and shoot the same direction. Defender..... Classic perfect! Joust is hard with the controls on a DS too. Buy one if you get the chance! It will be a while before they become available on a DS cart.
- dwalker911Mar 01, 2007by
Defender! I've got Defender in my pocket!
First, if you're not into playing 100% authentic early 80's video arcade games on the tiny screen of a GBA system (I use a Micro), then there's the back button right there. (Don't let the mouse give you carpal tunnel syndrome on the way out.) Now, for those of us whose mis-spent youth includes hundreds of quarters spent on these games in the video arcades of the 1980's and for those new fans of this historic art form, this cartridge is a real treat! Not only are these games exact copies of the originals, but you get four on this one cartridge: Defender, Joust, Robotron, and Sinistar. I'll desribe each below. Defender OMG! I can't believe it. I've got Defender in my pocket! This is the original. Everyone's here: helpless humans, landers, mutants, baiters, bombers, pods, swarmers, and you - Defender of the Universe. You've even got the hyperspace button (R button). This game is HARD. Same as the original, but now on a tiny screen. It is very playable though. It just takes LOTS of practice. Joust Just like I remember it. This is one of those games that isn't like any other. You flap your mount's wings (by pressing a button) to go up. Stop flapping and you go down until you land on one of the ledges. At higher levels you can sink in the lava or get caught by the Lava Troll. Yikes! You have to make sure you collide with the enemy just slightly above their position. And if you don't take out the top enemies early they will fly to the very top of the screen and it becomes almost impossible to take them out. You also need to destroy the eggs that result from your "wins" or a bird will soon come along and pick up the jouster that hatches from the egg. This is the real deal. Robotron Ever wonder where they got the idea for the Terminator? Imagine a screenful of them all converging on you and all you've got is a laser gun that only works in the direction you're walking. Scary. Save the humans, but save yourself first. Sinistar This game is from several years after the other three. It has better graphics and more substance than the others, but it is in my opinion also the hardest to play on a tiny screen. You need to "mine" asteroids for "pellets" that give you bombs to use against the Sinistar. All while shooting anything that moves basically. And all before the Sinistar has finished building itself. And those pellets are just way to small to really see on such a small screen. Not impossible, but just about. Again, if you're looking for 100% authentic versions of these 80's arcade classics - here they are. If you want modern graphics and rich storylines just hold still the Sinistar is now in scanner range. Read full review
- belleauctionson...Aug 06, 2007by
Great for us old timers!!
This is an excellent game for us ol' timers, those that were around before the cool games of today!! I love it, I used to love Joust and Defender on the big arcades and this is exactly like them. It will be fun for classic gamers, those that appreciate todays games beginnings. But it's probably not exciting enough for todays youth as they are too accustomed to the fancy graphics of todays gaming systems. My kids find it boring, but as an adult, it's one of my favorites.
- johnachakJan 03, 2010by
Excellent, I just wish there was some magnification
Gameplay is excellent, I just wish there was a way to adjust the game to fit the smaller screen. True to the originals.
- stygiangirlDec 05, 2008by
Midwas Greatest Arcade Hiis DS Lite
I purchased this item to add to the game library for my new DS Lite. Having multiple choices of games one chip was also a plus.