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Taito Legends review

Solid
AT A GLANCE
  • The quantity of games present
  • The budget price
  • Feeding your nostalgia
  • Some titles are barely playable
  • Long in the tooth graphics
  • Recalling paying full price for all of these

How do you see it? Old skool nostalgia or long-forgotten crap? Are you a rabid retro-head or a sneering next-gen obsessive? Either way, it’s a mini-war that needn’t be, especially when we’re talking about over thirty games for less than twenty clams. Perhaps it’s time that both sides of the dispute kissed and made up, and we can all get in the warm and have a great game of New Zealand Story. Er, anyone?



Of course, with thirty titles to slap on one disc, the quality of the games is bound to be varied. Prancing about freeing your fellow kiwis in NZ Story or vomiting rainbows in Rainbow Islands is as blissful as ever it was, but the flipside is the not-so-charming simplicity of titles like Electric YoYo, which basically involves moving around the screen a bit.

If you’ve got a PC and a fast(ish) internet connection, you can get hold of these titles for free via the gift of emulators. But, to have them all in one place, and accessible on your console, means this collection represents an opportunity that shouldn’t be denied.

In the recent past, adventures like San Andreas and Jade Empire have featured minigames like these as Easter Eggs, and in some cases, they end up being just as fun as the main event. So, consider that Taito Legends skips all that main adventure nonsense and takes you right to the very heart of videogaming.

More Info

Release date: Oct 25 2005 - PC, PS2, Xbox (US)
Oct 25 2005 - PC, PS2, Xbox (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox
Genre: Other Games/Compilations
Published by: Empire Interactive
Developed by: Taito
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Mild Violence

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