I wanted to jump on this Video Game Boom Box Tribute to Disney Quest. I’m trying to process all of this (as I will be a tech on closing day AND removing the games) So…I though Id go REALLY oldskewl on ya’ and blast some tunes in Quest’s honor from-
THE NAMCO MUSEUM SERIES!
This would have been great music to blast in the Building!
If you have never play the Namco Museum series- WHAT”S WRONG WITH YA’?
Starting in 1995, the Playstation and several other consoles after these compilation discs (that even started the whole compilation trend!) of classic Namco games.
To quote the ever reliable Wikipedia-
There are six different volumes available for the PlayStation, including one (Namco Museum Encore) that was released only in Japan. Each volume has five to seven games; all of these were ported from the original arcade version’s source code — some of the games such as Galaga and Pac-Man allowed for an alternative screen mode to compensate for the lack of vertical monitor, whereby the scoreboard was located on the left of the screen, or rotated the image 90 degrees if the user possessed a vertical monitor or was willing to risk placing the television/monitor on its side.
The control systems of each of the games were well preserved. However, since the PlayStation’s analog controller was not available at the time, analog control forPole Position and Pole Position II is only supported in this compilation by Namco’s neGcon joypad.
Each package with the exception of Namco Museum Encore also had a “museum” mode where the player could walk through a virtual museum containing various curiosities surrounding the games including images of the mainboards, marketing material and conceptual artwork (all from the Japanese releases; none of the volumes contain any American materials). For this reason, the games themselves are based on the Japanese releases, although for the U.S. the games retain their U.S. changes (i.e., Pac-Man is still “Pac-Man”, as opposed to “Puckman”; the ghosts still have their U.S. names, etc.).
Namco Museum Volume 1
Pac-Man (1980)This was the first in the series for the PlayStation and contains:
- Rally-X (1980)
- New Rally-X (1981)
- Galaga (1981)
- Bosconian (1981)
- Pole Position (1982)
- Toy Pop (1986)
If you haven’t played these- do so. NOW!
So I thought we would start this off with the entrance and explore music-
as if you were entering Venture Port and about to start your journey…
Close your eyes…
Keep Playin’ Like it’s 1981!