Ads are gone. We're using Patreon to raise funds so we can grow. Please pledge support today!
Google+   Facebook button  Twitter button 
3DS | DS | PS3 | PS4 | PSP | VITA | WII | WIIU | X360 | XB1 | All
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 (Xbox) artwork

Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 (Xbox) review


"Compilations. They all have the potential to be great, especially upon hearing some of their titles, like Namco Museum, Sonic Mega Collection Plus, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, and so on. Unfortunately, a lot of them disappoint, especially the ones I've mentioned. Two Street Fighter games doesn't really qualify as a collection, the Sonic selection isn't that great outside of the main four, and Namco cranks out the exact same list of Museum games for almost every single console. Thankfu..."



Compilations. They all have the potential to be great, especially upon hearing some of their titles, like Namco Museum, Sonic Mega Collection Plus, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, and so on. Unfortunately, a lot of them disappoint, especially the ones I've mentioned. Two Street Fighter games doesn't really qualify as a collection, the Sonic selection isn't that great outside of the main four, and Namco cranks out the exact same list of Museum games for almost every single console. Thankfully, there are compilation titles out there that are pretty good, and Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 is one of them.

Right from the start, you'll be able to choose from all 22 games in this collection, no silly methods to unlock half of them (I'm looking at you, Sonic Mega Collection Plus). A lot of the titles here you're pretty much familiar with, like the first few "19" games (1942, 43, and 43 Kai), the Ghost 'n Goblins trilogy, Mercs, and the manly, arcade version of Final Fight. Then there's the not-so recognizable releases, like Pirate Ship Higemaru, a Bomberman-ish type game where you throw barrels at creatures, and Vulgus, a very simple, yet, tough shoot-em-up. While all these titles vary in many, many ways, the majority of the them have one thing in common: they can be hard as hell. This is because these titles usually have a combination of one-hit kills and an abundance of enemies on-screen, forcing you to memorize patterns and have lightning-fast reflexes to stay alive. It's basically a quarter cruncher haven inside this disc. Thank goodness this compilation has infinite continues, which cuts down on the tough difficulties.

That's not all you'll be getting out of CCCV1, however. Each game comes with an assortment of bonuses for your pleasure, ranging from the game's history and various artwork to tips and a selection of the game's soundtrack. They don't come quite easily, though. A lot of these extras have requirements that have to be met in order to access them. Wanna listen to Legendary Wings' music? Beat the game. View Mercs' art gallery? Collect 10 bombs. But, are they all worth unlocking? Well, some of them. Final Fight's art gallery (a total of 71 pictures) and cast pages are pretty neat, but others, like Commando's cast (oh, wow, a truck and a jeep...) and music (two remixes that sound horrible) pages are not worth the trouble.

Also, while CCCV1 has a good amount of games that are quite nice, there are some stinkers. The first one is 1942. Now, I know they had to include this with the other two, but it's still a crappy game. Going through 32 stages of the exact same thing will drive you mad. The other is the inclusion of not one, not two, but three different versions of Street Fighter II. Just pick one, Capcom, I don't think any normal person would care if one version of the game wasn't available on this title. However, despite these tiny problems, Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 is a good compilation release for those who want to experience Capcom's oldies on one convenient disc. Now, if only Capcom can do a really good Street Fighter collection....... Well, at least we got Street Fighter 1, the bestest Street Fighter game ever, on Vol. 2.

Rating: 8/10

pickhut's avatar
Community review by pickhut (November 14, 2006)

PickHut almost didn't purchase Aqua Kitty once he found out it plays like Defender. PickHut is now glad he purchased Aqua Kitty, because it plays like Defender.

More Reviews by pickhut
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender (PC) artwork
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender (PC)

Spoilers: this game features cats.
The Starship Damrey (3DS) artwork
Spelunker (NES) artwork
Spelunker (NES)

Oddly endearing or nightmare fuel? Take your pick.

Feedback

If you enjoyed this Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 review, you're encouraged to discuss it with the author and with other members of the site's community. If you don't already have an HonestGamers account, you can sign up for one in a snap. Thank you for reading!

You must be signed into an HonestGamers user account to leave feedback on this review.

Site Policies & Ethics | Contact | Links

eXTReMe Tracker
© 1998-2014 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within this site may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. This site is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, or any other such party. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 is a registered trademark of its copyright holder. This site makes no claim to Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of site staff or sponsors. Staff and freelance reviews are typically written based on time spent with a retail review copy or review key for the game that is provided by its publisher.