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Old 02-17-05, 10:08 AM
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Midway Arcade Treasures 3 $19.99

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 will hold eight arcade racing games, including Race Drivin', San Francisco Rush 2049, and Super Off Road.
Midway today announced that Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is headed to the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. All three versions are scheduled for a fall 2005 release and will retail for $19.99.

The compilation is being developed internally and will feature eight racing classics from Midway's coin-op days. The collection will allow gamers to post high scores via Xbox Live.

"Midway Arcade Treasures 3 provides the same, classic feel as the previous two Midway Arcade Treasures installments while bringing back several of the most popular racing games in the industry's history to today's next-generation consoles," said Steve Allison, Midway's chief marketing officer.

The games included in the collection are as follows:


Badlands
Hydro Thunder
Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat 'N Gears
Race Drivin'
San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition
San Francisco Rush 2049
S.T.U.N. Runner
Super Off Road & Bonus Tracks Pack

This is the third compilation in the Midway Arcade Treasures series that has revived retro and classic games from Midway's early years. The internally developed Midway Arcade Treasures was released in November 2003 and featured Joust, Paperboy, Spy Hunter, Defender, Gauntlet, and others. Midway Arcade Treasures 2 was developed by Backbone and featured Arch Rivals, Gauntlet 2, Rampage World Tour, and more when it was released in October of 2004.
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Only 8 games for 3rd collection kinda dissappointed
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Alright! Hydro Thunder!

I've been meaning to pick up a dreamcast just to play this game. Now I get to play it on the cube instead! How does the arcade version compare to the dreamcast version anyway?

Hopefully the cube will be able to handle the emulation.
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This is the first one from the series that I'm not interested in.........
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Wish Capcom would start an arcade classics line. Just have everything minus SF starting with the platformers to the side scrollers and even the lesser known fighting games.
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I'm sure there will be more then just 8 games. That seems kind of low for the series.
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The press release seems fairly clear these eight are it. Given that they actually cut games from the last compilation (MK1 having been removed) I doubt they'll actually add anything. Their logic is probably that these are mostly semi-recent games and thus they represent more value for money or something. Which is BS but this is Midway we're talking about.
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Maybe only eight games will fit (probably not, just a thought), regardless I always like San Francisco Rush, and will probably pick this up eventually. Of course I still need to pick up MAT2, waiting to find it for $10.
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MAT vol. 2 is $9.99 at Bestbuy if you have $5 off in the mail coupon u can get if for $5.00
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8 games migh be lower, but these games aren't that old, as they're basically Dreamcast-level games, and most of them are better than any single game on the previous collections.
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Anyone complaining about the number of games should really think about how little space is used on typical "classics" compilations. I think the content of the first Midway collections could fit on a floppy disc. At least several of these are relatively recent games that would take up much more disc space due to advanced graphics. Games like Hydrothunder and Rush 2049 still hold up okay compared to today's games. Obviously, if you're not into racing, this compilation will do nothing for you, but I'm ecstatic. There are some of my all time favorite arcade games. Now lets pray one day someone at Sega grows a brain and makes a similar collection.
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San Francisco Rush, Hydro Thunder and Off Road Thunder for $15

I'm there the day this comes out
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Originally Posted by wageslave
Alright! Hydro Thunder!

I've been meaning to pick up a dreamcast just to play this game. Now I get to play it on the cube instead! How does the arcade version compare to the dreamcast version anyway?
From what I remember, it was very close, although the DC version didn't have the arcade's environmental mapping (the reflection of the environment on the surface of the water).

I would've liked to have seen the Cruisin' games on here, but there could be some rights issue with Nintendo that prevents it.
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I'm really curious to see what's in this "Alcatraz Edition?" If it's anything like Rush 2: Extreme Racing AND still has the death race option, then I will be one very happy fella.
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Yeah, I'd get this for Rush and Hydrothunder alone! Good news
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I'll be in as well. This would be a case over quality over quantity and I love both Rush and Hydro Thunder. If they're arcade-perfect, then it's a great deal. I bet Rush would be a blast with a steering wheel.
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Hydro Thunder on the Cube?!? Can't wait.
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I'm scoring this just for Hydro Thunder. And Rush 2049 won't bee too bad either.
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I always liked San Francisco Rush. And Hydro Thunder brings back many memories from the college days.... I'll pick it up, but I wonder if they've aged well?
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Despite having 2049 & HT on Dreamcast (bought the DC for Hydrothunder upon release), I'll def. pick this up (should be easy to get for $15). Also, does anyone know if the Off Road game is the one never released to a system? I remember playing an offroad type game at the arcade, I think from Midway (yellow sit down machine) with boost and everything, but I don't recall it ever getting ported to a home console...? Its def. not the 4x4 game that was on the DC (I think also from Midway).
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
I always liked San Francisco Rush. And Hydro Thunder brings back many memories from the college days.... I'll pick it up, but I wonder if they've aged well?
I still play Hydro Thunder and still find it fun. I think that one will age pretty well. Don't know about SF Rush or the other titles.
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Originally Posted by Liquid Death
Also, does anyone know if the Off Road game is the one never released to a system? I remember playing an offroad type game at the arcade, I think from Midway (yellow sit down machine) with boost and everything, but I don't recall it ever getting ported to a home console...? Its def. not the 4x4 game that was on the DC (I think also from Midway).
Yeah, the one on Dreamcast was 4 Wheel Thunder. I remember playing Off Road Thunder in the arcade and had hoped they would port it to the DC. It had some crazy tracks, I look forward to playing it again. It sounds like the one you described.
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Ah, I remember playing Super Off Road for hours. That was one of the few games I could play forever on one quarter. I've only played a few of the other games on this collection, but I'll probably pick it up.
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My wife and i used to have hardcore Hydrothunder competitions on the DC - so i will get this for that game alone. Also, in the DC thread i mentioned one of our most played games was Rush 2049. My friends and i all played that competetively on the DC saving and tracking all the stats. Those two alone make the comp worth it.
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Sweet, I'm glad STUN Runner is finally getting released---it was pulled off the Volume 2 lineup at the last minute.

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