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. A second volume, Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2, was released on November 14, 2006 in North America, for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The Xbox version of the first volume as well as the second volume was only released outside of 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 and Street Fighter Collection 2 respectively (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]

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 Mar 1987
Commando May 1985
Exed Exes Feb 1985
Final Fight Dec 1989
Forgotten Worlds Jul 1988
Ghosts'n Goblins Sep 1985
Ghouls'n Ghosts Dec 1988
Gun.Smoke Nov 1985
Legendary Wings Nov 1986
Mercs Apr 1990
Pirate Ship Higemaru Sep 1984
Section Z Dec 1985
SonSon Jul 1984
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Feb 1991
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Apr 1992
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Dec 1992 CP System
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Oct 1991 SNES
Trojan Apr 1986
Vulgus May 1984

Volume 2[edit]

Titles included in Capcom Classics Collection - Volume 2
Title Release System Notes
1941: Counter Attack Feb 1990
Avengers Feb 1987
Black Tiger Sep 1987
Block Block[3] 1991
Captain Commando Nov 1991
Eco Fighters Dec 1993
The King of Dragons Sep 1991
Knights of the Round Nov 1991
Last Duel 1988
Magic Sword Jul 1990
Mega Twins Jun 1990
Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game 1992
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Dec 1986
Street Fighter Sep 1987
Strider Mar 1989
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Feb 1994
The Speed Rumbler 1986 Original title: Rush & Crash[4]
Three Wonders Jul 1991 CPS-1 Includes: Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot, Chariot: Adventure through the Sky, Don't Pull
Tiger Road Nov 1987
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Jul 1992 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 respectively from the Capcom Generations and Street Fighter Collection 2 lineup plus Knights of the Round, Eco Fighters and The King of Dragons while Remixed, which came out before Reloaded 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.

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