Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Arcade Collections / Compilations on the Sony PlayStation / PS1 / PSOne / PSX

Ok, so it's not exactly MAME, but there are quite a few arcade collections / compilations released for the PS1, and if you can collect all of them, you will have yourself a good chunk of original arcade wonderfulness!

As an added bonus, many of them contain FMV video interviews with people who made the games possible, copies of original press releases, copies of original flyers and other noteworthy memorabilia from the games offered, game screen surrounds, access to debug options and even enhanced graphic modes.

Covered in this line up are both official releases and homebrew options.

So jam your pockets full of 10p coins, jump on your Raleigh Chopper / Grifter and lets bike it down to the PS1 classic arcade.



OFFICIAL RELEASES



1. Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

A collection of six Atari arcade classics including:

  • Asteroids
  • Battlezone
  • Centipede
  • Missile Command
  • Super Breakout
  • Tempest



2. Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2

A second collection of six Atari arcade classics including:

  • Crystal Castles
  • Gauntlet
  • Marble Madness
  • Millipede
  • Paperboy
  • Road Blasters



3. Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits

A collection of six Williams arcade classics including:

  • Bubbles
  • Defender
  • Defender II
  • Joust
  • Robotron 2084
  • Sinistar



4. Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2

This collection is technically the sequel to Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits, and hence the "2" in the title.

A collection of seven Midway arcade classics including:

  • Blaster
  • Burger Time
  • Joust II
  • Moon Patrol
  • Root Beer Tapper
  • SPLAT!
  • Spy Hunter



5. Arcade Party Pak

A compilation of six Atari and Midway arcade classics including:

  • 720°
  • Klax
  • Rampage
  • Smash TV
  • Super Sprint
  • Toobin



6. Atari Anniversary Edition Redux

A collection of twelve Atari original arcade scorchers including:

  • Asteroids
  • Asteroids Deluxe
  • Battlezone
  • Black Widow
  • Centipede
  • Gravitar
  • Missile Command
  • Pong
  • Space Duel
  • Super Breakout
  • Tempest
  • Warlords



7. Capcom Generations: Volumes 1 to 4

A collection of four volumes of Capcom arcade classics. These volumes were sold individually in Japan, and as a set of either all 4 or the first 3 volumes in the EU.

Capcom Generations Volume 1 (Wings of Destiny) contains:

  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1943 Kai

Capcom Generations Volume 2 (Chronicles of Arthur) contains:

  • Ghosts and Goblins
  • Ghouls and Ghosts
  • Super Ghouls and Ghosts (Not an arcade release.. the SNES version of Ghouls and Ghosts)

Capcom Generations Volume 3 (The First Generation) contains:

  • Exed Exes
  • Higemaru
  • Son Son
  • Vulgus

Capcom Generations Volume 4 (Blazing Guns) contains:

  • Commando
  • Gunsmoke
  • Mercs (aka Commando 2)



8. Capcom Generations Volume 5: Street Fighter Collection 2

Contains the following pixelated violence:

  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting



9. Gradius Deluxe Pack

Contains the following Shmup Heaven:

  • Gradius
  • Gradius 2: GOFER no yabo



10. IREM Arcade Classics

Contains the following classic arcadial feasts:

  • 10-Yard Fight
  • Zippy Race
  • Kung-Fu Master



11. Nichibutsu Arcade Classics

Contains the following classic arcade tastiness:

  • Moon Cresta
  • Crazy Climber
  • Frisky Tom



12. Konami Arcade Classics aka Konami 80's Arcade Gallery

Contains the following absolute kick ass Klassics (See what I did there?):

  • Circus Charlie
  • Gyruss
  • Road Fighter
  • Roc'n Rope
  • Scramble
  • Shao-lin's Road, aka Kicker
  • Super Cobra
  • Time Pilot
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu



13. Namco Museum Volume 1

Wow Struggle to find cover shots.. Contains the following all time arcade Nlassics (Yer doesn't work every time..):

  • Bosconian
  • Galaga
  • New Rally-X
  • Pac-Man
  • Pole Position
  • Rally-X
  • Toy Pop



14. Namco Museum Volume 2

Contains the following absolute arcade fabulousness that is:

  • Bomb Bee (Hidden Game - releases outside of JPN only)
  • Cutie Q (On Japan Release Only)
  • Dragon Buster
  • Gaplus
  • Grobda
  • Mappy
  • Super Pac-Man (Replaces Cutie Q on releases outside of JPN)
  • Xevious



15. Namco Museum Volume 3

Contains the following retro arcadiness that is:

  • Dig Dug
  • Galaxian
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Phozon
  • Pole Position II
  • The Tower of Druaga



16. Namco Museum Volume 4

Contains the following nostalgic arcade nirvana (Maybe too far?):

  • Assault
  • Assault Plus (Hidden Game)
  • Genpei Toma Den
  • Ordyne
  • Pac-Land
  • The Return of Ishtar



17. Namco Museum Volume 5

Contains the following Classic Arcade Sexual Chocolate (Defo too far!):

  • Baraduke
  • Dragon Spirit
  • Metro-Cross
  • Pac-Mania
  • Valkyrie No Densetsu



18. Namco Museum Encore

Contains the following Splendid Classic Arcade fun-diments:

  • Dragon Sabre
  • King and Balloon
  • Motos
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Rompers
  • Sky Kid
  • Wonder Momo



19. Parodius aka Parodius Deluxe Pack

Contains the following Cute-Em-Up Arcade Retro Gold:

  • Parodius - From Myth to Laughter
  • Parodius - Fantastic Journey



20. Salamander Deluxe Pack

Contains the following retro arcade goodness:

  • Life Force
  • Salamander
  • Salamander II



21. Street Fighter Collection

Contains more pixelated beating people up:

  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Gold)
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo



22. Wonder 3 - Arcade Gears

Contains all three games from the Capcom arcade machine "Three Wonders":

  • Chariot
  • Don't Pull
  • Roosters Midnight Wanderers



23. Image Fight and X-Multiply

Contains the shmuppy wondefulness that is:

  • Image Fight
  • X-Multiply



24. Xevious 3D/G+

Well I Hmmm'd and harrr'd about including this, but it is a collection of four arcade games so here it is.

Contains all of the Xevious arcade deliciousness that is:

  • Xevious
  • Super Xevious
  • Xevious Arrangement
  • Xevious 3D/G



A complete list of all the Arcade Classics mentioned above in alphabetical order.

10-Yard Fight IREM Arcade Classics
1942 Capcom Generations Volume 1
1943 Capcom Generations Volume 1
1943 Kai Capcom Generations Volume 1
720° Arcade Party Pak
Asteroids Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Asteroids Deluxe Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Assault Namco Museum Volume 4
Assault Plus (Hidden Game) Namco Museum Volume 4
Baraduke Namco Museum Volume 5
Battlezone Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Black Widow Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Blaster Arcade Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Bomb Bee Namco Museum Volume 2 (Hidden game in non JPN releases)
Bosconian Namco Museum Volume 1
Bubbles Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Burgertime Arcade Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Centipede Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Circus Charlie Konami Arcade Classics
Commando Capcom Generations Volume 4 (Blazing Guns)
Commando 2 aka Mercs Capcom Generations Volume 4 (Blazing Guns)
Crazy Climber Nichibutsu Arcade Classics
Cutie Q Namco Museum Volume 2 (JPN release only)
Crystal Castles Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Defender Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Defender II Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Dig Dug Namco Museum Volume 3
Dragon Buster Namco Museum Volume 2
Dragon Sabre Namco Museum Encore
Dragon Spirit Namco Museum Volume 5
Exed Exes Capcom Generations Volume 3 (The First Generation)
Frisky Tom Nichibutsu Arcade Classics
Galaga Namco Museum Volume 1
Galaxian Namco Museum Volume 3
Gaplus Namco Museum Volume 2
Gauntlet Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Genpei Toma Den Namco Museum Volume 4
Ghosts and Goblins Capcom Generations Volume 2 (Chronicles of Arthur)
Ghouls and Ghosts Capcom Generations Volume 2 (Chronicles of Arthur)
Gradius Gradius Deluxe Pack
Gradius 2: GOFER no yabo Gradius Deluxe Pack
Gravitar Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Grobda Namco Museum Volume 2
Gunsmoke Capcom Generations Volume 4 (Blazing Guns)
Gyruss Konami Arcade Classics
Higemaru Capcom Generations Volume 3 (The First Generation)
Joust Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Joust II Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Kicker aka Shao-lin's Road Konami Arcade Classics
King and Balloon Namco Museum Encore
Klax Arcade Party Pak
Kung-Fu Master IREM Arcade Classics
Life Force Salamander Deluxe Pack
Mappy Namco Museum Volume 2
Marble Madness Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Mercs aka Commando 2 Capcom Generations Volume 4 (Blazing Guns)
Metro-Cross Namco Museum Volume 5
Millipede Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Missile Command Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Moon Cresta Nichibutsu Arcade Classics
Moon Patrol Arcade Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Motos Namco Museum Encore
Ms. Pac-Man Namco Museum Volume 3
New Rally-X Namco Museum Volume 1
Ordyne Namco Museum Volume 4
Pac-Man Namco Museum Volume 1
Pac-Land Namco Museum Volume 4
Pac-Mania Namco Museum Volume 5
Paperboy Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Parodius - From Myth to Laughter Parodius aka Parodius Deluxe Pack
Parodius - Fantastic Journey Parodius aka Parodius Deluxe Pack
Phozon Namco Museum Volume 3
Pole Position Namco Museum Volume 1
Pole Position II Namco Museum Volume 3
Pong Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Rally-X Namco Museum Volume 1
Rampage Arcade Party Pak
Road Blasters Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Road Fighter Konami Arcade Classics
Robotron 2084 Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Roc'n Rope Konami Arcade Classics
Rolling Thunder Namco Museum Encore
Rompers Namco Museum Encore
Root Beer Tapper Arcade Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Salamander Salamander Deluxe Pack
Salamander II Salamander Deluxe Pack
Scramble Konami Arcade Classics
Shao-lin's Road aka Kicker Konami Arcade Classics
Sinistar Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Sky Kid Namco Museum Encore
Smash TV Arcade Party Pak
Son Son Capcom Generations Volume 3 (The First Generation)
Space Duel Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
SPLAT! Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Spy Hunter Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Capcom Generations Volume 5: Street Fighter Collection 2
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Capcom Generations Volume 5: Street Fighter Collection 2
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Capcom Generations Volume 5: Street Fighter Collection 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Gold) Street Fighter Collection
Super Breakout Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Super Cobra Konami Arcade Classics
Super Ghouls and Ghosts (SNES not Arcade) Capcom Generations Volume 2 (Chronicles of Arthur)
Super Pac-Man (Not on JPN release) Namco Museum Volume 2
Super Sprint Arcade Party Pak
Super Street Fighter II Street Fighter Collection
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Street Fighter Collection
Super Xevious Xevious 3D/G+
Tempest Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
The Return of Ishtar Namco Museum Volume 4
The Tower of Druaga Namco Museum Volume 1
Time Pilot Konami Arcade Classics
Toobin Arcade Party Pak
Toy Pop Namco Museum Volume 1
Valkyrie No Densetsu Namco Museum Volume 5
Vulgus Capcom Generations Volume 3 (The First Generation)
Warlords Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
Wonder Momo Namco Museum Encore
Xevious Namco Museum Volume 2
Xevious 3D/G+
Xevious Arrangement Xevious 3D/G+
Xevious 3D/G Xevious 3D/G+
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Konami Arcade Classics
Zippy Race IREM Arcade Classics



Homebrew Options



RetroCoder Invaders Emulator / The Space Invaders Project

RetroCoder Galaxian Emulator / The Galaxian Project

RetroCoder Phoenix/Pleiads Emulator / The Phoenix Project

The Retrocoder Collection

Anthony Ball of Double Dutch Designs / Sinistersoft / Deluxe Pixel limited created an excellent set of arcade emulators for the PS1.

These emulate the Space invaders, Galaxian and Phoenix arcade game boards, and will play any romset added that originally worked with these boards.

There is also a menu driven collection of these roms on a CD image called "The Retrocoder Collection". Download it HERE .

These emulators allow you to play:

  • RetroCoder Invaders Emulator / The Space Invaders Project
  • Ballooon Bomber
  • Checkmate
  • Destination Earth
  • Super Earth Invasion
  • Destination Earth
  • Galaxy Wars
  • Space Invaders Deluxe
  • Space Invaders
  • Space Invaders Pt II
  • Laguna Racer
  • Lunar Rescue
  • Amazing Maze
  • Dea Wolf
  • RetroCoder Phoenix/Pleiads Emulator / The Phoenix Project
  • Phoenix
  • Pleiads
  • RetroCoder Galaxian Emulator / The Galaxian Project
  • Galaxian Pt 4
  • Galaxian Pt X
  • Galaxian
  • Galaxian Turbo
  • Moon Cresta
  • Scramble
  • Swarm
  • Orbitron
  • Pac-Man Bootleg



PS1 Arcade Controllers

And finally, for the authentic experience, why not splash out on a PS1 arcade controller. There is plenty of them about.





I MUST HAVE missed some PS1 arcade collections here, so if you know of more, please comment and I will add them.

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