Patrick McCarron - January 3, 2006
Due to the fact that the games all run on the PSP via an emulator, there are sometimes things that need to be cut or altered to make the game run properly on a system with an emulation overhead. In this case, almost all the games are emulated with no issues because they are older classic games. But with the case of the Mortal Kombat games, their arcade hardware could be considered just as powerful as the PSP in a different respect. So in order to get the games to work properly with as much as the original arcade game retained some changes had to be made. In the previous Midway Arcade Treasures games, some things were missing from the games or wrong. Below we will outline all the differences Extended Play contains.
MK2 + MK3
One extra benefit of Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play is that the game supports the PSP's adhoc wireless networking for multiplayer gaming action. So you and your friends can battle each other wirelessly, albeit in the same room. As of press time I had some difficulty getting this to work and will instead update the review sometime in the near future.
The value of this game is incredible, 21 excellent classic arcade games all on one disc for $30. That's less than $1.50 a game! The games are all emulated very well, even the more difficult Mortal Kombat series is done very well here. The addition of adhoc wireless is also a great thing for those of you wanting to challenge your friends. Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play is a great game to keep with your PSP for hours of entertainment when on the road.
Score: 9.0 out of 10