Capcom Arcade Stadium
|Capcom Arcade Stadium|
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Capcom Arcade Stadium is a compilation of classic arcade video games by Capcom. It was initially released on Nintendo Switch via the eShop on 17 February 2021. It contains 32 games that were originally released by Capcom in arcades from 1984 to 2001. Versions for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will be released in future.
Capcom Arcade Stadium includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, with the remaining games purchasable as downloadable content (DLC). Ghosts 'n Goblins is individually downloadable. The rest are spread over three packs of 10 games each spanning a particular time period: Dawn of the Arcade (1984–1988), Arcade Revolution (1989–1992), and Arcade Evolution (1992–2001).
Its modern emulation-based system gives these vintage games the features of real-time rewind, difficulty selection, adjustable game speed, and nostalgic visual filters to simulate vintage arcade CRT screens. The collection features minor graphical alterations to the Street Fighter II games including the removal of a rising sun in E. Honda's stage, and changing the flag for Fei Long from the Flag of Hong Kong SAR to the Flag of the People's Republic of China (the flag of HKSAR was itself a change from the Flag of British Hong Kong in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection).
Dawn of the Arcade (1984–1988)
Arcade Revolution (1989–1992)
Arcade Evolution (1992–2001)
|Hardcore Gamer||(NS) 4/5|
|Nintendo Life||(NS) 8/10|
Upon the compilation's December 2020 announcement, Comic Book Resources found it to be an improvement over the 2013 predecessor Capcom Arcade Cabinet for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, by almost doubling the library. It lamented the trend of emulation "retreads" from Nintendo and Capcom: "The downside is that these companies have normalized the practice of re-selling consumers classic games every console generation, and that's a price gamers shouldn't have to pay."
Although noting that several of the titles have been available in previous compilations such as Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, Nintendo Life praised the selection of shoot 'em ups in the collection, which included the console debuts of games such as Progear and 1944: The Loop Master.
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