Arcade Classics

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Arcade Classics
Arcade Classics Mega Drive box art
Mega Drive box art
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear
Release Sega Genesis
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single-player

Arcade Classics is a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game featuring three classic arcade games: Pong, Missile Command, and Centipede, plus a revised Sega version of each one. A version of the game was also released for the Sega Game Gear, with Ultrapong replacing Pong.

Games included[edit]


Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 3.875 out of 10 (GEN)[1]
Next Generation 1/5 stars (GEN)[2]

Arcade Classics was panned by critics. Reviews commented that Arcade Classics includes very few games compared to other retro compilations,[1][2][3] that it fails to recreate the experience the games offered in the arcades,[1][2] that the "enhanced" versions offer nothing but mild cosmetic changes,[1][2][3] and that the overly "busy" backgrounds in the enhanced version of Centipede interfere with the gameplay.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Review Crew: Arcade Classics". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis (84): 22. July 1996. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Arcade Classics". Next Generation. Imagine Media (21): 160. September 1996. 
  3. ^ a b c "16-Bit ProReviews: Arcade Classics". GamePro. IDG (95): 68. August 1996.