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Namco Museum is a series of video game compilations by Namco.

The series initially began as budget line on PlayStation, first released in 1995. It was known for featuring an actual museum area where you can explore and learn about the games. From Namco Museum 64 for Nintendo 64 and onward, however, it ditched the museum part and became your typical arcade games bundle.

The PS1 games were eventually added to PlayStation Store as PSOne Classics in 2013.


    List of the Games 
  • Namco Museum Vol. 1 (1995)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 2 (1996)
    • Includes: Xevious, Mappy, Gaplus, Grobda, Dragon Buster
    • Also came with Bomb Bee and Cutie Q, albeit only in the Japanese version. Overseas version had Super Pac-Man instead.
  • Namco Museum Vol. 3 (1996)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 4 (1996)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 5 (1997)
  • Namco Museum Encore (1997, Japan-only)
  • Namco Museum 64 (N64) / Namco Museum (DC & GBA) (1999)
  • Namco Museum (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) (2001)
  • Namco Museum Battle Collection (2005)
  • Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (2005)
  • Namco Museum DS (2007)
  • Namco Museum Remix (2007)
    • An enhanced version was released as Namco Museum Megamix in 2010.
  • Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (2008)
  • Namco Museum Essentials (2009)
  • Namco Museum (Nintendo Switch) (2017)
    • Includes: Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, The Tower of Druaga, Sky Kid, Rolling Thunder, Galaga '88, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder 2, Tank Force, Pac-Man VS.

Namco Museum series provides examples of:

  • Arcade-Perfect Port: Earlier games in PS1 were very close, outside the interface change to fit the console's resolution. Post-2000 games that aren't on handheld are definitely qualified to claim this.
  • Compilation Re-release
  • Museum Game
  • Nostalgia Level: A large number of rooms in PS1 museum are dedicated to Namco's arcade games.
  • Remember the New Guy?: A number of games included in PS1 entries, like The Return of Ishtar and Genpei Tōma Den, never left Japan at all to begin with, leaving the Western audience rather confused.
  • Updated Re-release: Remix games in Namco Museum Remix are essentially this. Remix ifself received an updated re-release as Megamix in 2010, though only in the North America.

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