Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Arcade Collections / Compilations on the Sony PlayStation 2 / PS2 / PSTwo

So in my traditional start to these type of blog posts...

"OK, so its not exactly MAME.."

And to be fair it isn't MAME, but it is over 300 arcade classics in compilations commercially released for the PS2, and with that many classics to plow through, who needs MAME! (yer I realise I've just done a post on how good PS2 MAME is... Its the duality of man!)

In this post I will cover the releases, gamelist per release and as before and a reference list of all the games available at the end of the post. I will also look at the PS2 Homebrew options.

I will also include the "Oretachi Gesen Zoku" series as after all, the series as a whole is a compilation of old skool arcade games.

I'm not going to cover the Sega Ages 2500 series / Sega Classics collection as its a mish-mash of Ports and remakes from arcade, Mastersystem and Megadrive games and my knowlege just isn't good enough to single out only the arcade ports from the series.



Midway Arcade Treasures

A nice varied selection of classics, but almost all of these games are already playable on the PS2 using the PS1's Arcade Greatest Hits series (Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1, Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2, Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits and Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2) and Midway's Arcade Party Pak.

720°
Blaster
Bubbles
Defender
Gauntlet
Joust
Joust II
Klax
Marble Madness
Paperboy
Rampage
Rampart
Roadblasters
Robotron 2084
Root Beer Tapper
Satan's Hollow
Sinistar
Smash TV
Splat
Spy Hunter
Stargate
Super Sprint
Toobin'
Vindicators



Midway Arcade Treasures 2

Another varied game selection and this time they are playable on the PS2 for the first time. The game list comes from the 16 bit era of arcade gaming rather than classic old Skool 8 bit.

Rampage World Tour
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Gauntlet II
Pit Fighter
Primal Rage
Hard Drivin'
Kozmik Krooz'r
Narc
Championship Sprint
Cyberball 2072
Spy Hunter II
Arch Rivals
Wacko
Total Carnage
A.P.B.
Wizard of Wor
Timber
Xenophobe
Xybots



Midway Arcade Treasures 3

And a very nice carpet..

A selection of later arcade games. A shame to see that some are console versions rather than arcade versions..

Badlands
Offroad Thunder
Race Drivin'
San Francisco Rush the Rock: Alcatraz Edition
S.T.U.N. Runner
Super Off Road (including its upgrade/add-on pack, Super Off Road Track Pack)
Hydro Thunder (console version)
San Francisco Rush 2049 (console version)



Taito Legends

Taito Legends are the PAL and NTSC-U versions / releases of Taito Memories (NTSC-J). Taito Legends are two volumes with a total of 72 games. Taito Memories are four volumes with 100 games total. Why we in the west get less.. Who knows?
Just to make it more confusing, there is also an NTSC-J release called Taito Legends which contains 29 classic Taito Games.. The same release as Taito Legends in western regions.

Battle Shark
Bubble Bobble
Colony 7
Continental Circus
Elevator Action
Exzisus
Gladiator
Great Swordsman
Jungle Hunt
Operation Thunderbolt
Operation Wolf
Phoenix
Plotting
Plump Pop
Rainbow Islands
Rastan
Return of the Invaders
Space Gun
Space Invaders
Space Invaders Part II
Super Qix
The Electric Yo-Yo
The New Zealand Story
The Ninja Kids
ThunderFox
Tokio
Tube It
Volfied
Zoo Keeper



Taito Legends 2

And I'll say it again.. Taito Legends are the PAL and NTSC-U versions / releases of Taito Memories (NTSC-J). Taito Legends are two volumes with a total of 72 games. Taito Memories are four volumes with 100 games total. Why we in the west get less.. Who knows?
Just to make it more confusing, there is also an NTSC-J release called Taito Legends which contains 29 classic Taito Games.. The same release as Taito Legends in western regions.

Alpine Ski
Arabian Magic
Bonze Adventure
Cameltry
Chack 'n Pop
Cleopatra Fortune
Crazy Balloon
Darius Gaiden
Don Doko Don
Dungeon Magic
Elevator Action Returns
The Fairyland Story
Football Champ
Front Line
Gekirindan
Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer
Growl
Gun Frontier
Insector X
KiKi KaiKai
Kuri Kinton
The Legend of Kage
Liquid Kids
Lunar Rescue
Metal Black
Nastar Warrior
Puchi Carat
Puzzle Bobble 2
Qix
Raimais
Space Invaders '95
Space Invaders DX
Super Space Invaders '91
Violence Fight
Balloon Bomber
G-Darius
RayStorm
Syvalion



Taito Memories Jokan

And now lets do the old switcheroo. Taito Memories are the NTSC-J versions / releases of Pal / NTSC-U Taito Legends. Taito Memories are four volumes with a total of 100 games. Taito Legends are two volumes with 72 games total, so Taito Memories are well worth finding as they will give you an extra 28 games over the four volumes.

Space Invaders Color
Lunar Rescue
Alpine Ski
The Fairyland Story
KiKi KaiKai
Bubble Bobble
Rastan Saga
Kuri Kinton
Syvalion
Bonze Adventure
Cameltry
Don Doko Don
Flipull
Ah Eikou No Koshien
Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV
Runark
Pu-Li-Ru-La
Metal Black
Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer
Dungeon Magic
Space Invaders DX
Darius Gaiden
Elevator Action Returns
Cleopatra Fortune
Puchi Carat



Taito Memories Gekan

And again.. Taito Memories are the NTSC-J versions / releases of Pal / NTSC-U Taito Legends. Taito Memories are four volumes with a total of 100 games. Taito Legends are two volumes with 72 games total, so Taito Memories are well worth finding as they will give you an extra 28 games over the four volumes.

Space Invaders
Space Invaders Part II
Crazy Balloon
Balloon Bomber
Qix
Wild Western
Front Line
Elevator Action
Chack'n Pop Platform
The Legend of Kage
The NewZealand Story
Rastan Saga II
Raimais
Insector X
Cadash
Violence Fight
Gun Frontier
Hat Trick Hero
Liquid Kids
Arabian Magic
Space Invaders '95
Gekirindan
Puzzle Bobble 2
RayStorm
G-Darius



Taito Memories 2 Jokan

And again.. Taito Memories are the NTSC-J versions / releases of Pal / NTSC-U Taito Legends. Taito Memories are four volumes with a total of 100 games. Taito Legends are two volumes with 72 games total, so Taito Memories are well worth finding as they will give you an extra 28 games over the four volumes.

Space Chaser
Grand Champion
Time Tunnel
The Athletic
Ben Bero Beh
Return of the Invaders
Gladiator
Kick and Run
Scramble Formation
Continental Circus
Exzisus
Super Qix
Rainbow Islands
Operation Thunderbolt
Cloud Master
Fighting Hawk
Asuka Asuka
S.C.I.
Darius II
Champion Wrestler
Space Gun
The Ninja Kids
Dino Rex
RayForce
Bubble Memories



Taito Memories 2 Gekan

And for the last time.. Taito Memories are the NTSC-J versions / releases of Pal / NTSC-U Taito Legends. Taito Memories are four volumes with a total of 100 games. Taito Legends are two volumes with 72 games total, so Taito Memories are well worth finding as they will give you an extra 28 games over the four volumes.

Field Goal
Phoenix
Polaris
Great Swordsman
Sea Fighter Poseidon
Gyrodine
Buggy Challenge
Typhoon Gal
Metal Soldier Isaac II
Halley's Comet
Land Sea Air Squad
Operation Wolf
Full Throttle
Plump Pop
Chase H.Q.
Rainbow Islands Extra
Final Blow
Volfied
Night Striker
Battle Shark
Master of Weapon
Megablast
ThunderFox
Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III
Bubble Symphony



Capcom Classics Collection Volume 1

A slightly disappointing collection here as all but six of these games are lifted straight from the PS1 Capcom Generations range, and given that Capcom fans would have already shelled out on those five volumes, its surprising that more titles weren't included.
Note: Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is a SNES release, not an arcade release.

1942
1943: The Battle of Midway
1943 Kai
Bionic Commando
Commando
Exed Exes
Final Fight
Forgotten Worlds
Ghosts 'n' Goblins
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Gun.Smoke
Legendary Wings
Mercs
Pirate Ship Higemaru
Section Z
SonSon
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Trojan
Vulgus



Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2

A fresher selection of classics with many appearing on a Sony console for the first time. Strider was included on a bonus disc when you purchased the PS1 release Strider 2, and Three Wonders (aka Wonder 3) was released as a stand alone title on the PS1 in the NTSC-J region.

1941: Counter Attack
Avengers
Black Tiger
Block Block
Captain Commando
Eco Fighters
The King of Dragons
Knights of the Round
Last Duel
Magic Sword
Mega Twins
Quiz and Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game
Side Arms Hyper Dyne
Street Fighter
Strider
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
The Speed Rumbler
Three Wonders
Tiger Road
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm



Atari Anthology

Another disappointing collection with four games making their first official appearance on a Sony console, and the rest coming from the three PS1 releases Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1, Atari Anniversary Edition Redux and Arcade Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2. Again not a great way to treat fans that have stuck with Atari on the PS1.
Also included are 67 Atari 2600 games.. and the less said about that, the better!

Asteroids
Asteroids Deluxe
Battlezone
Black Widow
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Gravitar
Liberator
Lunar Lander
Major Havoc
Millipede
Missile Command
Pong
Red Baron
Space Duel
Super Breakout
Tempest
Warlords



Namco Museum

So another pretty poor selection, released when the original Namco Museum series for the PS1 were readily available in second hand shops containing more games at a fraction of the price. Perhaps guilt ridden about this fact, Namco included Arrangement versions of three of the classics on here, and threw in the SNES / Megadrive release Pac-Attack from PS1's Namco Anthology Volume 1, so some originality to this release.

Dig Dug
Galaga
Galaxian
Ms. Pac-Man
Pac-Attack – hidden game
Pac-Man
Pac-Mania – hidden game
Pole Position
Pole Position II
Pac-Man Arrangement
Galaga Arrangement
Dig Dug Arrangement



Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

Erm.. Lets dust these off and roll them out again.. The only game not to have already appear on the PS1 (and some on the PS2 already), Galaga '88.
Note: Apparently this is the first Namco compilation that uses emulation and the original roms. Still no reason to bend us over and stuff us like a christmas turkey!

Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man
Galaga
Galaxian
Dig Dug
Pole Position
Pole Position II
Rolling Thunder
Rally-X
Bosconian
Dragon Spirit
Sky Kid
Xevious
Mappy
Pac-Mania
Galaga '88



SNK Arcade Classics

A fresh new selection of arcade magic for the PS2, although Metal Slug (Super Vehicle 001) was a stand alone release for the PS1 in the NTSC-J region.

Art of Fighting
Baseball Stars 2
Burning Fight
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters
King of the Monsters
Last Resort
Magician Lord
Metal Slug
Neo Turf Masters
Samurai Shodown
Sengoku
Shock Troopers
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory
The King of Fighters '94
Top Hunter: Roddy and Cathy
World Heroes



Tecmo Hit Parade

Tecmo get in on the arcade classics compilation releases with this small selection of arcade nostalgia, the highlights for me being Bomb Jack and Star Force.

Mighty Bomb Jack
Pinball Action
Pleiades
Senjyo
Solomon's Key
Star Force
Tecmo World Cup



Oretachi Gēsen Zoku

Oretachi Gēsen Zoku were a series of 19 budget PS2 releases in the NTSC-J region with each release containing an emulated arcade classic. Some of these appeared previously on the PS1 releases; Konami Arcade Classics, Nichibutsu Arcade Classics and Arcade Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2. Others had never been previously released on a home platform before (Thunder Cross and Trio Punch).

Scramble
Crazy Climber
Karate Champ
Time Pilot
Moon Cresta
Sonic Wings
BurgerTime
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Super Volleyball
Terra Cresta
Quarth
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun
Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu
Rabio Lepus
Akumajō Dracula
Contra
Pooyan
Thunder Cross
Trio The Punch – Never Forget Me...



Gradius 3 and 4

A compilation of Gradius 3 and 4 (What more can be said?). This means that on the PS2 platform, Gradius 1,2 and Gaiden (PS1 releases) and Gradius 3,4,5 were all available to buy and play.

Gradius 3
Gradius 4



Metal Slug Anthology

A great collection of games from the Metal Slug series. Some of these are repeats. Metal Slug Super Vehicle 001 and Metal Slug X were both released as stand along games for the PS1. The rest are on Sony consoles for the first time. Metal Slug 1-5 and X are done via emulation of the Neo Geo AES versions whilst Metal Slug 6 is an arcade port.

Metal Slug (aka Super Vehicle 001)
Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug X
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug 4
Metal Slug 5
Metal Slug 6



Space Invaders Anniversary

A collection of variants of the granddaddy of vertical fixed shooters. Once again, most of these have been seen on PS1 NTSC-J releases, specifically Simple 1500 Series Vol.073 - The Invaders - Space Invaders 1500.
PS1 Simple 1500 Vol 73 - The Invaders contains the first four Space Invaders variants listed below, and also contains a VS mode and a Space Invaders 3D but both the VS mode and the 3D modes are different on the two releases.
A lot of these games are also available on the Taito Legends / Taito Memories series.

Space Invaders Monochrome Tabletop
Space Invaders Cellophane Tabletop
Space Invaders Colour Tabletop
Space Invaders Monochrome Upright with Moon Backdrop
Space Invaders Part II Tabletop
Space Invaders Part II Upright
Space Invaders Doubles
Space Invaders 3D
Space Invaders VS



List Of All Games In This Post (alphabetical):

1942Capcom Classics Collection Volume 1
1941 Counter AttackCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
1943 KaiCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
1943 The Battle of MidwayCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
720°Midway Arcade Treasures
A.P.B.Midway Arcade Treasures 2
Ah Eikou No KoshienTaito Memories Jokan
Akumajō DraculaOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Alpine SkiTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Arabian MagicTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Arch RivalsMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Art of FightingSNK Arcade Classics
AsteroidsAtari Anthology
Asteroids DeluxeAtari Anthology
Asuka AsukaTaito Memories 2 Jokan
AvengersCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
BadlandsMidway Arcade Treasures 3
Balloon BomberTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Baseball Stars 2SNK Arcade Classics
Battle SharkTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
BattlezoneAtari Anthology
Ben Bero BehTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Bionic CommandoCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Black TigerCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Black WidowAtari Anthology
BlasterMidway Arcade Treasures
Block BlockCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Bonze AdventureTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
BosconianNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
Bubble BobbleTaito Legends / Taito Memories Jokan
Bubble MemoriesTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Bubble SymphonyTaito Memories 2 Gekan
BubblesMidway Arcade Treasures
Buggy ChallengeTaito Memories 2 Gekan
BurgerTimeOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Burning FightSNK Arcade Classics
CadashTaito Memories Gekan
CameltryTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Captain CommandoCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
CentipedeAtari Anthology
Chack 'n PopTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Champion WrestlerTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Championship SprintMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Chase H.Q.Taito Memories 2 Gekan
Cleopatra FortuneTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Cloud MasterTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Colony 7Taito Legends
CommandoCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Continental CircusTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
ContraOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Crazy BalloonTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Crazy ClimberOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Crystal CastlesAtari Anthology
Cyberball 2072Midway Arcade Treasures 2
Darius GaidenTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Darius IITaito Memories 2 Jokan
DefenderMidway Arcade Treasures
Dig DugNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Dig Dug ArrangementNamco Museum
Dino RexTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Don Doko DonTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Dragon SpiritNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
Dungeon MagicTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Eco FightersCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Elevator ActionTaito Legends / Taito Memories Gekan
Elevator Action ReturnsTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Exed ExesCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
ExzisusTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Fatal Fury: King of FightersSNK Arcade Classics
Field GoalTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Fighting HawkTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Final BlowTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Final FightCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
FlipullTaito Memories Jokan
Football ChampTaito Legends 2
Forgotten WorldsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Front LineTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Full ThrottleTaito Memories 2 Gekan
GalagaNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Galaga '88Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Galaga ArrangementNamco Museum
GalaxianNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
GauntletMidway Arcade Treasures
Gauntlet IIMidway Arcade Treasures 2
G-DariusTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
GekirindanTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Ghosts 'n' GoblinsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Ghouls 'n' GhostsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
GladiatorTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Gradius 3Gradius 3 and 4
Gradius 4Gradius 3 and 4
Grand ChampionTaito Memories 2 Jokan
GravitarAtari Anthology
Great SwordsmanTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
Grid Seeker: Project Storm HammerTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
GrowlTaito Legends 2
Gun FrontierTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Gun.SmokeCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
GyrodineTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Halley's CometTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Hard Drivin'Midway Arcade Treasures 2
Hat Trick HeroTaito Memories Gekan
Hydro Thunder (console version)Midway Arcade Treasures 3
Insector XTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
JoustMidway Arcade Treasures
Joust IIMidway Arcade Treasures
Jungle HuntTaito Legends
Karate ChampOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Kick and RunTaito Memories 2 Jokan
KiKi KaiKaiTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
King of the MonstersSNK Arcade Classics
KlaxMidway Arcade Treasures
Knights of the RoundCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Kozmik Krooz'rMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Kuri KintonTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Land Sea Air SquadTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Last DuelCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Last ResortSNK Arcade Classics
Legendary WingsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
LiberatorAtari Anthology
Liquid KidsTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Lunar LanderAtari Anthology
Lunar RescueTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Magic SwordCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Magician LordSNK Arcade Classics
Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IVTaito Memories Jokan
Major HavocAtari Anthology
MappyNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
Marble MadnessMidway Arcade Treasures
Master of WeaponTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Mega TwinsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
MegablastTaito Memories 2 Gekan
MercsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Metal BlackTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Metal Slug (aka Super Vehicle 001)Metal Slug Anthology / SNK Arcade Classics
Metal Slug 2Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug 3Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug 4Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug 5Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug 6Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug XMetal Slug Anthology
Metal Soldier Isaac IITaito Memories 2 Gekan
Mighty Bomb JackTecmo Hit Parade
MillipedeAtari Anthology
Missile CommandAtari Anthology
Moon CrestaOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Mortal Kombat IIMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Mortal Kombat IIIMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Ms. Pac-ManNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
NarcMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Nastar WarriorTaito Legends 2
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-KunOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-buOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Neo Turf MastersSNK Arcade Classics
Night StrikerTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Offroad ThunderMidway Arcade Treasures 3
Operation ThunderboltTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Operation WolfTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
Pac-AttackNamco Museum
Pac-ManNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Pac-Man ArrangementNamco Museum
Pac-ManiaNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
PaperboyMidway Arcade Treasures
PhoenixTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
Pinball ActionTecmo Hit Parade
Pirate Ship HigemaruCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Pit FighterMidway Arcade Treasures 2
PleiadesTecmo Hit Parade
PlottingTaito Legends
Plump PopTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
PolarisTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Pole PositionNamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Pole Position IINamco Museum / Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
PongAtari Anthology
PooyanOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Primal RageMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Puchi CaratTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Pu-Li-Ru-LaTaito Memories Jokan
Puzzle Bobble 2Taito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
QixTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
QuarthOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Quiz and Dragons: Capcom Quiz GameCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Rabio LepusOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Race Drivin'Midway Arcade Treasures 3
RaimaisTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Rainbow IslandsTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Rainbow Islands ExtraTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Rally-XNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
RampageMidway Arcade Treasures
Rampage World TourMidway Arcade Treasures 2
RampartMidway Arcade Treasures
Rastan aka Rastan SagaTaito Legends / Taito Memories Jokan
Rastan Saga IITaito Memories Gekan
RayForceTaito Memories 2 Jokan
RayStormTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Red BaronAtari Anthology
Return of the InvadersTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
RoadblastersMidway Arcade Treasures
Robotron 2084Midway Arcade Treasures
Rolling ThunderNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
Root Beer TapperMidway Arcade Treasures
RunarkTaito Memories Jokan
S.C.I.Taito Memories 2 Jokan
S.T.U.N. RunnerMidway Arcade Treasures 3
Samurai ShodownSNK Arcade Classics
San Francisco Rush 2049 (console version)Midway Arcade Treasures 3
San Francisco Rush the Rock: Alcatraz EditionMidway Arcade Treasures 3
Satan's HollowMidway Arcade Treasures
ScrambleOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Scramble FormationTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Sea Fighter PoseidonTaito Memories 2 Gekan
Section ZCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
SengokuSNK Arcade Classics
SenjyoTecmo Hit Parade
Shock TroopersSNK Arcade Classics
Side Arms Hyper DyneCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
SinistarMidway Arcade Treasures
Sky KidNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
Smash TVMidway Arcade Treasures
Solomon's KeyTecmo Hit Parade
Sonic WingsOretachi Gēsen Zoku
SonSonCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Space ChaserTaito Memories 2 Jokan
Space DuelAtari Anthology
Space GunTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Space InvadersTaito Legends / Taito Memories Gekan
Space Invaders 3DSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders '95Taito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
Space Invaders Cellophane TabletopSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders ColorTaito Memories Jokan
Space Invaders Colour TabletopSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders DoublesSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders DXTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Space Invaders Monochrome TabletopSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders Monochrome Upright with Moon BackdropSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders Part IITaito Legends / Taito Memories Gekan
Space Invaders Part II TabletopSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders Part II UprightSpace Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders VSSpace Invaders Anniversary
SplatMidway Arcade Treasures
Spy HunterMidway Arcade Treasures
Spy Hunter IIMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Star ForceTecmo Hit Parade
StargateMidway Arcade Treasures
Street FighterCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Street Fighter IICapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper FightingCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Street Fighter II: Champion EditionCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
StriderCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Super BreakoutAtari Anthology
Super Ghouls 'n' GhostsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Super Off Road (including its upgrade/add-on pack, Super Off Road Track Pack)Midway Arcade Treasures 3
Super QixTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next GlorySNK Arcade Classics
Super Space Invaders '91Taito Legends 2
Super SprintMidway Arcade Treasures
Super Street Fighter II TurboCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Super VolleyballOretachi Gēsen Zoku
SyvalionTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
Tecmo World CupTecmo Hit Parade
TempestAtari Anthology
Terra CrestaOretachi Gēsen Zoku
The AthleticTaito Memories 2 Jokan
The Electric Yo-YoTaito Legends
The Fairyland StoryTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Jokan
The King of DragonsCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
The King of Fighters '94SNK Arcade Classics
The Legend of KageTaito Legends 2 / Taito Memories Gekan
The New Zealand StoryTaito Legends / Taito Memories Gekan
The Ninja KidsTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Jokan
The Speed RumblerCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Three WondersCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
Thunder CrossOretachi Gēsen Zoku
ThunderFoxTaito Legends / Taito Memories 2 Gekan
Tiger RoadCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
TimberMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Time PilotOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Time TunnelTaito Memories 2 Jokan
TokioTaito Legends
Toobin'Midway Arcade Treasures
Top Hunter: Roddy and CathySNK Arcade Classics
Total CarnageMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Trio The Punch – Never Forget Me...Oretachi Gēsen Zoku
TrojanCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
Tube ItTaito Legends
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Varth: Operation ThunderstormCapcom Classics Collection Volume 2
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VulgusCapcom Classics Collection Volume 1
WackoMidway Arcade Treasures 2
WarlordsAtari Anthology
Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode IIITaito Memories 2 Gekan
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Wizard of WorMidway Arcade Treasures 2
World HeroesSNK Arcade Classics
XenophobeMidway Arcade Treasures 2
XeviousNamco Museum 50th Anniversary
XybotsMidway Arcade Treasures 2
Yie Ar Kung-FuOretachi Gēsen Zoku
Zoo KeeperTaito Legends



Homebrew Options

There is only one homebrew option worth mentioning here; PS2 MAME!

I have done a post on PS2 MAME HERE however I will give a brief summary of what it can and can't do.

1. PS2 MAME will play a lot of the old 8 bit arcade classics at full speed with sound.
2. PS2 MAME doesn't support sound samples, so any 8 bit games that require samples play in silence.
3. Some 8 bit games suffer from a bit of minor sound distortion.
4. Pretty much all 16 bit games suffer from some level of slowdown.
5. Some of the 16 bit and above games won't play at all.
6. Games and PS2 MAME must be on disc or .iso.
7. 30 games per disc / ISO.

I have made up two .iso's of 8-bit absolute arcade classics that don't appear on PS1 or PS2 arcade collections, and almost all of them play perfectly so personally, I think that PS2 MAME is pretty good. I wouldn't bother with anything beyond 8 bit games though.



Have I missed something ?

Probably! So if I have, let me know and I will add.



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