Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 - hands-on

Outside of a few nitpicky graphical issues, Capcom's classic game compilations, released over the last year, are among the best on the market. No, this isn't terribly surprising considering the company's rich arcade heritage. But between the handheld and console versions, it's been hard to keep track of what classic game's on which retro compilation. And just when you thought you had it all straight, here comes yet another version to muddy the waters. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is more or less a console port of the PSP's Capcom Classics Remixed, though it has a few extra games - and a few missing ones - to keep you pleasantly confused.

Returning from the PSP version are 1941 (an excellent shooter), Avengers, Black Tiger (a well-liked platformer), Block Block, Captain Commando, Last Duel, Mega Twins, Magic Sword (a fun hack 'n slash), Quiz and Dragons, Side Arms, The Speed Rumbler, Street Fighter (the awful original), Strider, Three Wonders (a platformer / shooter / puzzler with beautiful graphics), and Varth. Missing from this pack are Bionic Commando, Final Fight, Forgotten Worlds, Legendary Wings, and Section Z - no big losses.