Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1986 Pack

That’s really the root of the problem with Capcom Arcade Cabinet; it’s tough to get excited about this pack or others because, for the most part, their curated titles are less fondly remembered and celebrated for a reason. Unless you remember these three fondly from your youth, there’s little reason to pursue them now. Being able to reach back to the origins of one of gaming’s biggest companies continues to be an act of at least some historical interest, but little amusement.

Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1986 Pack

Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Pack 1

It’s nice that Capcom is attempting to preserve a portion of the company’s product history. Unfortunately, the games just don’t update very well. The absurd difficulty curve and cheap deaths are a constant reminder that these games were designed to take as many quarters from players as possible. With that dynamic removed, much of the tension and fun is absent. There’s still some fun to be had in each game and the price is very low, but the ability to brute force you’re way through each one with unlimited continues means that only those who enjoy chasing their friends on leaderboards should purchase this first collection.

Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Pack 1