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Capcom Arcade Stadium

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Authentic arcade fun collection has range of mature content.

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Great game and good fighting games all ages approved it's awesome OUTSTANDING 10%10

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This collection will tap into the fond memories of old-school gamers longing for their time of dropping tokens into machines to get high scores for bragging rights among their friends. Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all of those nostalgic feelings in the form of a virtual arcade that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Players can give each game a bit of personal flair, customizing the presentation as they see fit, whether it's playing on a 3D-style arcade cabinet with old-school visual effects that perfectly replicate the look and feel of an original machine or switching things up and rotating the screen to play the system in vertical orientation. Custom settings can also be saved to each individual game or applied across the entire library.

Each game is a near perfect re-creation of its original release, with many including options to play using either the U.S. or the Japanese ROM. It's interesting to see some of the minor changes between the two regions' versions of some games. While purists will love these games in their original glory, other players will have a blast making use of the extra features added to the gameplay. Rewind, which has become a frequent addition to these collections, allows players an instant do-over when making a critical misstep. The Save feature doesn't just give players a chance to take a break from the action, but also allows for trying out different strategies and tactics. And the variable speed feature let's players really test their skills by ramping up the on-screen action to a blistering pace. If there's one small knock to have against the Capcom Arcade Stadium, it's the game's lack of any online multiplayer. But local couch co-op support still allows for friends to join in the fun and winds up creating an even more realistic arcade experience. Only in this arcade, you never need to worry about running low on quarters.

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