Namco Classic Collection (ナムコクラシックコレクション?) refers to a series of two compilations released excusively for arcades by Namco in the mid to late 1990s. Both compilations included six games; three of which were unaltered ports of various Namco arcade games, and three were "arranged" versions of each game.
Namco Classic Collection Vol. 1Edit
Released in November 1995, it includes Galaga, Mappy and Xevious, as well as arranged versions of each games. Additionally, Super Xevious was also included and could be selected from the Xevious game menu.
Galaga Arrangement breaks the mold of the original and instead features numerous stages (referred as "zones") instead of a singular screen. There are three types of Boss Galagas, which, when acquiring a captured fighter, will reward the player with a type of powerup; blue Bosses give the player a multi-shot, red Bosses give the player reflective-like bullets, and yellow Bosses allow rapid fire. Challenging Stages also feature different patterns and the background will also rotate along with the enemy fighters. This game was ported to the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox as part of Namco Museum.
Mappy Arrangement is very similar to the original game, and features cooperative play (with the second player having orange clothing and sporting sunglasses). Aside from trampolines and doors, the game adds trapdoors which make the enemies fall to the previous level below it. This game was never released for any home console.
Xevious Arrangement featured very similar gameplay (even using many of the same graphics), however this game features a large amount of new enemies and an addition of bosses besides the Andor Genesis; and much like Mappy Arrangement, features cooperative play, with the second player being a golden Sovlalou. The game also featured more detailed backgrounds and unique music for each stage. This game was ported to the PlayStation in 1997 as part of Xevious 3D/G+.
Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2Edit
Released in March 1996, it includes Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Rally-X, as well as arranged versions of each game. Additionally, New Rally-X was also included and could be selected from the Rally-X game menu.
Dig Dug Arrangement
Dig Dug Arrangement