NEWS – Midway Games Compilation Disc Announced

Warner Bros has just announced a massive Midway Games compilation disc for 360 and PS3.  While the full line up has not yet been announced, gamers could probably assume that most fan favorites will be included given that the developers are including 30 titles.  An exact release date has not been determined nor has online multiplayer support.

Backbone Entertainment, no stranger to porting games over other systems, is handling the development of this disc. a

Official press release below:

Midway

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces MIDWAY ARCADE ORIGINS, a compilation of more than 30 classic, genre-defining Midway titles from the golden age of arcades.  Available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 system this holiday season, the collection offers arcade favorites, including Gauntlet, Rampage, Joust, Spy Hunter, Defender, Marble Madness and more.

New players can experience these industry-defining classics, while longtime fans of classic arcade games can re-master their favorite titles with new PlayStation Network Trophies and Xbox 360 Achievements support.  Players will also be able to enjoy many games with up to three of their friends in local, co-op multiplayer and post their high scores online.

MIDWAY ARCADE ORIGINS, being developed by Backbone Entertainment, combines more than 30 golden age arcade classics on one disc for $29.99.

 

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KEY FEATURES

  • More than 30 Midway classics on one disc in HD – Including Gauntlet, Rampage, Joust, Spy Hunter, Defender, Marble Madness and more!
  • Local Multiplayer and Leaderboard Enhancements – Players will be able to play with up to four of their friends on select games and post their high scores online.
  • PlayStation Network Trophies – Newly added support for trophies.
  • XBOX 360 Achievements – Newly added support for achievements.
  • Exceptional Value:  Priced at $29.99, the collection provides hours of fun.

 

GAME SYNOPSES

  • 720° – Skateboard through the neighborhood and earn a ticket to compete at the big skate park.
  • A.P.B. – Drive around as Officer Bob to ticket and arrest law-breakers and meet your ticket quota.
  • Arch Rivals – Outscore your opponent in this classic basketball game.
  • Bubbles – Maneuver around dirty objects as a soapy bubble trying to clean a kitchen sink.
  • Championship Sprint – Race to the finish in this classic speed game.
  • Tournament Cyberball 2072 – Control a robotic football team and score touchdowns with exploding Cyberballs and short-circuiting robo-offenders.
  • Defender – Defend a far-off planet from waves of invading aliens while protecting the human race in this shooting game.
  • Defender II – Deliver humans to safety through the teleporting gateway, all while defending against attacking alien forces.
  • Gauntlet – Venture through dungeons as one of four fantasy-based characters to vanquish enemies and collect treasures and potions.
  • Gauntlet II – Reprise the role of your favorite fictional characters to embark on a new quest with all new levels, enemies and challenges.
  • Joust – Mount a flying ostrich and fly through levels by toppling groups of buzzard-riding knights.
  • Joust 2 – Transform your ostrich into a powerful Pegasus to defend against the enemy buzzard-riding knights.
  • Marble Madness – Glide a marble through mazes and obstacles in this platform game.
  • Pit-Fighter – Be the last man standing to punch, kick, and beat your opponent in the fighting pit.
  • Rampage – Take control of gigantic mutants to demolish the city and terrorize civilization.
  • Rampart – Defend your castles by attacking oncoming forces and repairing any damage done to your territory.
  • Robotron 2084 – Battle waves of robots to protect the last human family from annihilation.
  • Root Beer Tapper – Serve up mugs of root beer to thirsty patrons before the time runs out.
  • Satan’s Hollow – Build a bridge across a lava river and destroy gargoyles in order to reach the final level, a battle against Satan himself.
  • Sinistar – Blast planets and collect crystals to create deadly Sinibombs to defeat the evil Sinistar.
  • Smash TV – Advance through a vicious game show by playing for cash, keys, and the ultimate prize, your life.
  • Spy Hunter – Hunt down enemy agents while cruising for weapons and protecting civilians.
  • Spy Hunter II – Gather weapons and set-up obstacles to destroy enemy agents in a 3D view.
  • Super Off Road – Race around the tracks in an off-road truck to beat the other contenders.
  • Super Sprint – Speed around twisty tracks and advance through the circuit to be named the racing champion.
  • Toobin’ – Splash through rivers in an innertube to collect treasures and race against opponents.
  • Total Carnage – Play as the Doomsday Squad to rescue hostages and capture the evil dictator
  • Vindicators Part II – Power up to fill your depleting fuel tank and escape from oncoming attacks.
  • Wizard of Wor – Navigate through monster-filled dungeons to defeat the creatures within.
  • Xenophobe – Wander around a space station and shoot killer aliens before the time runs out.
  • Xybots – Dash through the 3D maze to fight Xybot robots bent on human destruction.

 

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