Arcade Classics is a Genesis/Mega Drive compilation of three Atari, Inc. arcade video games: Pong, Missile Command, and Centipede, plus a revised version of each one. It was published in 1996 by Sega. A version was also released for the Game Gear, with Ultrapong replacing Pong.
Arcade Classics was panned by critics. Reviews commented that Arcade Classics includes very few games compared to other retro compilations, that it fails to recreate the experience the games offered in the arcades, that the 'enhanced' versions offer nothing but mild cosmetic changes, and that the overly 'busy' backgrounds in the enhanced version of Centipede interfere with the gameplay.
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This version of Arcade Classics was designed for the Sega Game Gear, which was an 8-bit handheld game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1990 - 2001. It was a direct competitor to the black and white console Game Boy and historically the third oldest color handheld console.
The unit price of Game Gear was approximately $ 150 and worldwide around 11 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Game
Gear can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Arcade Classics. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Arcade Classics are summarized in the following table:
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