Midway at one time had a great pedigree in the arcade. Some of the classics like Super Sprint, Gauntlet, Smash TV, and Mortal Kombat were staples in the quarter-munching machines. While we don’t have arcades anymore, and arcades are a bit of a dying breed, those of us who remember those arcade cabinets can relive those days with the new Midway Arcade Origins.
The collection offers genre-defining favorites, including Defender, Gauntlet, Joust, Rampage, and Total Carnage, as well as 720°, A.P.B., Arch Rivals, Bubbles, Championship Sprint, Tournament Cyberball 2072, Defender II, Gauntlet II, Joust 2, Marble Madness, Pit-Fighter, Rampart, Robotron 2084, Root Beer Tapper, Satan’s Hollow, Sinistar, Smash TV, Spy Hunter, Spy Hunter II, Super Off Road, Super Sprint, Toobin’, Vindicators Part II, Wizard of Wor, Xenophobe, and Xybots.
They are selling this for $30, which isn’t a bad deal considering all of the games included. While there are a few favorites of mine missing, I’m glad to see a good number of the classics here.