Namco Museum Remix

Namco Museum Remix[b] is a 2007 video game compilation developed and published for the Wii by Namco Bandai Games.[2] The compilation includes nine Namco arcade games and five "remix" games made specifically for this compilation. A remake, Namco Museum Megamix, was released exclusively in North America on November 26, 2010; the game features nine other arcade games alongside the titles from the original, as well as an additional remix game based on Grobda.

Namco Museum Remix
Namco Museum Remix.jpg
European cover art for Remix
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s)Namco Bandai Games[a]
SeriesNamco Museum
Platform(s)Wii
ReleaseRemix
  • NA: October 23, 2007
  • JP: December 6, 2007
  • EU: April 18, 2008
  • AU: May 1, 2008
Megamix
  • NA: November 26, 2010
Genre(s)Various
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

OverviewEdit

Namco Museum Remix is a part of the Namco Museum series of arcade compilations. In common with them, it includes a collection of classic arcade titles; however, these are ports, rather than being emulated,[3] and are presented in the same style as in Namco Museum Battle Collection for the PlayStation Portable (see that article for details).[citation needed] Remix also adds five titular "Remix" versions, with updated graphics and gameplay, which differs from the originals, in some cases significantly (for example, in Galaga Remix, players not only have to protect themselves, but also protect Pac-Man as he rolls through space). The "Remix" games feature Miis, and each minigame is presented as an "attraction" in an amusement park.

Namco Museum MegamixEdit

An enhanced version, entitled Namco Museum Megamix, was released on November 16, 2010 in North America only. Megamix features all of the titles from the earlier version, and adds a "Remix" version of Grobda, the original versions of the "Remix" titles (excluding Pac 'n Roll and Gator Panic), plus Bosconian, Dig Dug II, Galaga, Grobda, King & Balloon, Motos, New Rally-X, Pac-Man, and Rally-X. Megamix features a level select feature for all original arcade games with the exception of Cutie Q.

Title Release Remix Megamix Notes
Arcade titles
Cutie Q 1979 Yes Yes
Dig Dug 1982 Yes Yes
Galaxian 1979 Yes Yes
Gaplus 1984 Yes Yes
Mappy 1983 Yes Yes
Pac & Pal 1983 Yes Yes
Pac-Mania 1987 Yes Yes
Super Pac-Man 1982 Yes Yes
Xevious 1982 Yes Yes
Bosconian 1981 No Yes
Dig Dug II 1985 No Yes
Galaga 1981 No Yes
Grobda 1984 No Yes
King & Balloon 1980 No Yes
Motos 1985 No Yes
New Rally-X 1981 No Yes
Pac-Man 1980 No Yes
Rally-X 1980 No Yes
Remixed titles
Pac-Motos 2007 Yes Yes
Pac 'n Roll Remix 2007 Yes Yes originally a Nintendo DS title
Galaga Remix 2007 Yes Yes different from the iOS game titled Galaga Remix
Rally-X Remix 2007 Yes Yes
Gator Panic Remix 2007 Yes Yes originally a redemption game
Grobda Remix 2010 No Yes

ReceptionEdit

Namco Museum Remix received generally unfavorable reviews on Metacritic whereas Namco Museum Megamix received mixed to average reviews. Namco Museum Remix received mixed reviews with a score of 55.05% on GameRankings.[13] Criticisms focused on a lack of classic arcade games such as Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, the inclusion of largely obscure titles such as Pac & Pal, Cutie Q, and Super Pac-Man and for the "Remix" games being "almost unplayable".[14]Namco Museum Megamix also received mixed reviews with a score of 60.33% on GameRankings.[15] The Megamix version was criticized for not including a wider variety of Namco games, as well as being little more than just a repackaging of 2007's Namco Museum Remix with slight changes. Both Remix and Megamix were also criticized for the unnatural and awkward control schemes with the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, and Classic Controller, as well as the lack of GameCube controller support. Other criticisms include that the visuals of the "Remix" games are pale in comparison to other Wii titles, the hub world being confusing when toggling between games, and the lack of bonus content and leaderboards for both versions.

LegacyEdit

The Pac-Motos and Pac n' Roll Remix games from the compilation are included in Pac-Man Museum +, with Pac-Motos being presented as an unlockable title.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Namco Museum Remix(TM)' for Wii Brings Revitalized Namco Classics to Europe".
  2. ^ Aaron Thomas (June 16, 2007). "Namco Museum Remix Hands-On". GameSpot. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Sean Aaron (July 12, 2009). "Namco Museum Remix (Wii) review". Nintendo Life. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Namco Museum Remix for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ "Namco Museum Megamix for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  6. ^ Bozon, IGN (14 November 2007). "Namco Museum Remix Review". IGN. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  7. ^ Deesing, Jonathan (3 December 2010). "Namco Museum Megamix review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  8. ^ Aaron, Sean (12 July 2009). "Namco Museum Remix Review (Wii)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  9. ^ Sterling, Jim (18 November 2010). "Review: Namco Museum Megamix". Destructoid. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  10. ^ Hernandez, Pedro (13 December 2010). "Namco Museum Megamix Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  11. ^ jkdmedia, GameZone (4 May 2012). "Namco Museum Remix - Wii - Review". GameZone. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  12. ^ Reed, Kristan (26 May 2008). "Namco Museum Remix". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  13. ^ "Namco Museum Remix for Wii - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.
  14. ^ "Namco Museum Remix - Gaming Nexus".
  15. ^ "Namco Museum Megamix for Wii - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Released under the Namco brand name outside North America.
  2. ^ Known in Japan as Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival (みんなで遊ぼう!ナムコカーニバル, Minna de Asobou! Namuko Kānibaru, Let's Play Together! Namco Carnival)