Capcom Classics Collection

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Capcom Classics Collection (カプコン・クラシックスコレクション Kapukon Kurashikkusu Korekushon?) is a compilation of arcade games released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on September 27, 2005 in North America and in 2006 in Japan. It was developed by Digital Eclipse Software (now Backbone Entertainment) and its Japanese developer Klein Computer Entertainment. The Xbox version was only released outside of Japan. A second volume, Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2, was released on November 14, 2006 in North America, for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was not released in Japan.

Two handheld compilations, Capcom Classics Collection Remixed (outside Japan only) and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded (Capcom Classics Collection in Japan) were released on March 22 and October 24, 2006 respectively on the PlayStation Portable. A Game Boy Advance compilation, Capcom Classics Mini-Mix, was released on September 19, 2006. Reloaded is the only title not developed by Digital Eclipse, but rather by Japanese developer Klein Computer Entertainment.

Many of the games included in this compilation were re-released as part of Capcom Arcade Cabinet for PS3 and Xbox 360 from February 19, 2013 to April 17, 2013.[1] The titles in question have been marked with an asterisk below. An arcade machine was made to promote the Capcom Arcade Cabinet series at the Gadget Show Live 2013 in Birmingham, UK.[2]

Overview[edit]

In 1998, Capcom produced a series of five video game compilations titled Capcom Generations for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn, released in Japan and the PAL region. The series as a whole compiled over 15 arcade games and the Super NES game Super Ghouls'n Ghosts. Each volume was accompanied by extra features such as a historical overview of each title, artwork gallery, hints and even cast profiles. All games in these compilations also contained enhanced gameplay options such as rapid fire, a bigger screen, and remixed soundtrack.

Volume 1 of Capcom Classics Collection contains all sixteen games from Capcom Generations (converted from these ports rather than the arcade originals) and six added emulated titles, while Volume 2 features only titles not included in the Capcom Generations series. As with the Capcom Generations titles, all games contain extra features, which consist of gameplay tips, artwork, listenable music and cast profiles, although the contents are not identical. All the extra features are typically unlocked by getting high scores or achieving unusual gameplay objectives, such as collecting the Yashichi item in several games or picking up Edi. E's gum in Final Fight. High scores can be saved for all the games for three different difficulty settings: Normal, Hardcore (in which only the minimum number of lives and continues are available and the AI is at its best), or Custom (if the player changes the options from the Normal or Hardcore settings).

The console volumes feature one bonus game each. The first volume features a "Deluxe Versus Mode" for the Street Fighter II games which allows two players to compete against each other by offering the players a selection of characters from all three installments of the Street Fighter II series included in the compilation. One thing that's interesting is that in "Deluxe Versus Mode" You can select both of Balrog's original costume's Championship (yellow costume; red gloves) and Turbo (orange/yellow costume; red gloves) in the same match; where as this was omitted in the Hyper Street Fighter 2 Anniversary Edition. This game mode was originally from the Street Fighter Collection 2 compilation for the PlayStation and Saturn, which are the versions emulated in Capcom Classics Collection. Volume 2 contains a version of Quiz and Dragons that is exclusively composed of Capcom-related questions.

Lineup by volume[edit]

(* =Also part of Capcom Arcade Cabinet for PS3 and Xbox 360)

Volume 1[edit]

Titles included in Capcom Classics Collection - Volume 1
Title Release System Notes
1942 * 1984
1943: The Battle of Midway * 1987
1943 Kai * 1987
Bionic Commando 1987-03
Commando * 1985-05
Exed Exes * 1985-02
Final Fight 1989-12
Forgotten Worlds 1988-07
Ghosts'n Goblins * 1985-09
Ghouls'n Ghosts 1988-12
Gun.Smoke * 1985-11
Legendary Wings * 1986-11
Mercs 1990-04
Pirate Ship Higemaru * 1984-09
Section Z * 1985-12
SonSon * 1984-07
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1991-02
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition 1992-04
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting 1992-12 CP System
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts 1991-10 SNES
Trojan * 1986-04
Vulgus * 1984-05

Volume 2[edit]

Titles included in Capcom Classics Collection - Volume 2
Title Release System Notes
1941: Counter Attack 1990-02
Avengers * 1987-02
Black Tiger * 1987-09
Block Block[3] 1991
Captain Commando 1991-11
Eco Fighters 1993-12
The King of Dragons 1991-09
Knights of the Round 1991-11
Last Duel 1988
Magic Sword 1990-07
Mega Twins 1990-06
Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game 1992
Side Arms Hyper Dyne * 1986-12
Street Fighter 1987-09
Strider 1989-03
Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1994-02
The Speed Rumbler * 1986 Original title: Rush & Crash[4]
Three Wonders 1991-07 CPS-1 Includes: Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot, Chariot: Adventure through the Sky, Don't Pull
Tiger Road 1987-11
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm 1992-07 CPS-1

Portable versions[edit]

Remixed and Reloaded, both for the PSP contain the same lineup of games from the two console volumes. Reloaded contains the 16 games from the Capcom Generations lineup plus Knights of the Round, Eco Fighters and The King of Dragons while Remixed contains the remaining games from the console versions of Vol. 1 and 2. Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Tiger Road, and Trojan do not appear in the portable versions. Remixed came out before Reloaded.

Capcom Classics Collection Remixed[edit]

  1. 1941: Counter Attack
  2. Avengers
  3. Bionic Commando
  4. Black Tiger
  5. Block Block
  6. Captain Commando
  7. Final Fight
  8. Forgotten Worlds
  9. Last Duel
  10. Legendary Wings
  11. Magic Sword
  12. Mega Twins
  13. Quiz & Dragons
  14. Section Z
  15. Side Arms: Hyper Dyne
  16. The Speed Rumbler
  17. Street Fighter
  18. Strider
  19. Three Wonders
  20. Varth

Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded[edit]

  1. 1942
  2. 1943
  3. 1943 Kai
  4. Commando
  5. Eco Fighters
  6. Exed Exes
  7. Ghosts'n Goblins
  8. Ghouls'n Ghosts
  9. Super Ghouls'n Ghosts
  10. Gun.Smoke
  11. The King of Dragons
  12. Knights of the Round
  13. Mercs
  14. Pirate Ship Higemaru
  15. SonSon
  16. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  17. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
  18. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  19. Vulgus

Capcom Classics Mini-Mix[edit]

Capcom Classics Mini-Mix is a compilation for the Game Boy Advance that was released around the same time as the console and PSP versions.

This GBA compilation includes three games originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System:

Other collections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (2013-02-13). "Capcom Arcade Cabinet's full line-up revealed". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Putting the Arcade Cabinet into Capcom Arcade Cabinet!". Bespoke Arcades. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  3. ^ Block Block on arcade-museum.com
  4. ^ Rush & Crash at arcade-museum.com