If you have been hankering for the classic games of yesteryear when gaming involved hunkering down in smoky arcades and shoving in coins into arcade machines, you’ll appreciate what the Capcom Arcade Collection has to offer as it’s now free to download on Steam, the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Previously available on the Nintendo Switch, the Capcom Arcade Collection is essentially a front-end for you to buy Capcom classic arcade games published between 1984 to 20021, with 32 games available and the option to tweak game speed, difficulty, display settings, display filters and more. You also get the advantage of a Rewind feature if you are particularly butter-fingered.
List of games in Capcom Arcade Collection
In terms of games, you have access to the following:
- 1943: Battle of Midway
- Ghosts ‘n Goblins
- Pirate Ship Higemaru
- Section Z
- Legendary Wings
- Bionic Commando
- Forgotten Worlds
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Dynasty Wars
- Final Fight
- 1941: Counter Attack
- Mega Twins
- Carrier Air Wing
- Street Fighter II
- Captain Commando
- Varth: Operation Thunderstorm
- Warriors of Fate
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Armored Warriors
- Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
- 19xx: The War Against Destiny
- Battle Circuit
- Giga Wing
- 1944: The Loop Master
To be rather specific, the Capcom Arcade Collection only comes with the vertical shooter 1943 – The Battle of Midway for free.
Afterwards, you’ll have to buy every other game on your own either in packs of 10 themed games each. Alternatively, you can buy everything in the above list for RM162.30 or individually for RM8. For game soundtracks, you’ll have to chunk for RM6 per track.
The Capcom Arcade Collection also features one particularly odd bit of DLC that you have to pay money for – invincibility. For the low low price of RM4, you’re able to steamroller your way past any game with absolute invulnerability. Well, except for your wallet that is. For more details check out their page at https://www.capcom-arcade-stadium.com/us/