Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Once again Capcom
revisits the yesteryear of gaming with a plethora of arcade classics
that were the backbone of modern gaming. Apart from compiling these 20
classics onto one accessible CD, Capcom have also included a variety of
extras and unlockable goodies to ensure hours upon hours of gameplay.
The games that are included in this
collection include 1941, Avengers, Black Tiger, Block Block, Captain
Commando, Eco Fighters, King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Last
Duel, Magic Sword, Mega Twins, Quiz & Dragons, Side Arms, Street
Fighter, Strider, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, The Speed Rumbler,
Three Wonders, Tiger Road, and Varth. Needless to say, there is
definitely something for everyone in this compilation with Knights of
the Round and Three Wonders my personal two favourites.
Sure, you can download these ROMS from the
internet but it's not the same playing it on your PC and nothing beats
the Sony DualShock controller which translates the gameplay to the
PlayStation 2 perfectly without fiddling with settings or control
schemes. Another aspect of this collection is that all the games are
arcade perfect without any issues whatsoever, thanks for the emulation.
Graphically, these games were
state-of-the-art in their time with some of these titles still retaining
their glory. Games such as Strider and Magic Sword hold up quite well
with their detailed background and well animated sprites. Unfortunately
some of the other titles are a little dated with their simplistic
graphics but either way, the games are all still 100% playable that
would be enjoyed by most gamers. The developers have even included 480p
support for PlayStation 2 owners that truly mimic that original arcade
quality with crisp and sharp graphics.
Soundwise, the games feature the best that
era had to offer with MIDI music and short sound clips giving the gamer
of the time a chance to escape the world of the 80's and 90's. Sure, it
won't win any awards but hearing the sounds of Street Fighter or the
theme of the Three Wonders and one cannot help but smile at all those
precious memories once again coming to the surface.
In conclusion, Capcom Classics Collection
Volume 2 is definitely worth the admission price and if gamers are keen
in completing ALL the games, there will be literally months and months
of gameplay. Match that with some great Capcom extras such as tutorials,
secrets, concept art, cheat codes and a whole lot more, this is one
title that comes recommended to gamers of all ages!