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Can't let go the arcade memories,
This review is from: Midway Arcade Treasures - Xbox (Video Game)
All 24 games have configurable settings such as number of lives, difficulty, continues and game-specific options. There are also game-controller settings in case you are not comfortable with the button location defaults. Many games include design notes, pictures, trivia, videos, and a brief history.
Although the games operate and sound exactly as the originals, playability is not quite the same, which is not Xbox fault of course, it's simply a reality check for those of you who imagine themselves standing in a game cabinet dropping quarters and pushin buttons in a frenzy. The original Xbox game controllers will never emulate the original cabinet feel. It takes a while to get used to playing games such as Defender and Toobin', even with customizable buttons. The feel of Robotron 2084 is similar (use of two analog sticks) but the size of the Xbox controller sticks makes it difficult to handle as well, especially when you are playing for a high score.
The arcade games are online enabled, you can post your scores on Xbox Live provided you are subscribed to the service. This feature will be available until December 2004.
There are currently free PC arcade emulators on the Internet such as M.A.M.E., but there is a gray area of legality about downloading emulated arcade roms (game files), plus the difficulty in finding them makes this Xbox collection a welcome and safe alternative.