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Playable, but full of technical issues (Windows 8.1)
on June 1, 2014
The games themselves range from ok to great, but unfortunately this collection has numerous technical issues. The sound and music is garbled and glitchy. The games can experience a large amount of intermittent slowdown. Although a joystick is supported, I had a lot of trouble getting my Hori arcade stick to work. The game assumes that your controller has an analog stick, so if you are trying to plug in something with only a dpad you will have trouble. It'll detect the buttons but not the dpad, so you won't be able to move your character around in the games. I was able to fix this on my arcade stick as it has an analog switch, but not every controller you would use has that option.
I'm disappointed overall with this collection. The games are good, but the technical issues suck a lot of the fun out. The garbled sound is probably the worst offender as it really detracts from the enjoyment. As I understand it, there are no plans to fix these issues so if you buy this collection and experience them as I have you're stuck with it, sorry.