Comments on: Arcade Classics Now on Palm

Pocket Express is offering Midway Arcade Classics, a bundle of five popular games: Spy Hunter, Joust, Defender II, Sinistar, and Root Beer Tapper. The company worked closely with Midway to ensure that these games are true to the originals. All five are available as a bundle for $30, and each game can be purchased separately.
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Great games but...

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 10:54:54 AM #
maybe because they are a bit pricey, i noticed that the cracks have been around for more than a week now.

RE: Great games but...
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 11:27:12 AM #
I'll pay $5 but not $15-$20 for a PALM game.
There are very, very few PALM apps that are worth $20. DATEBK is one of them.

I'll say this: Stop gouging the customers !!!

RE: Great games but...
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 12:13:11 PM #
Alone they are kind of high but together they are $30. At $6 a game that's a good deal.

RE: Great games but...
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 3:28:06 PM #
Yeah, the argument of ONLY $6 for each game if you buy the lot for $30 is only valid if you want all of the games.

I do not want all of the games. I would want at most 1 or 2 of those games. And I'm only willing to pay $5. Therefore, I won't be buying them. I can always play MAME on my laptop if I need an arcade fix.

RE: Great games but...
Altema @ 9/28/2001 9:17:42 PM #
Ditto here, I'm only interested in Joust and Defender... but NOT at $20 each! Only other option is buy the set and toss the unwanted games out. What's happening here? Twenty bucks is for major apps, like full blown spreadsheets, wordprocessors, and databases. Are the developers forgetting that there are over 14 million Palm users? What happend to the practice of attracting sales based on a good product and reasonable prices?

(correct me if I'm wrong on the numbers, That's a gustimate based on Palm sales)

what whould be nice...

twizza @ 9/27/2001 12:31:14 PM #
if these were offered a a game pack on cd and on sd then taht would really be kool. then u would really do well selling it for $30.

RE: what whould be nice...
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 2:00:23 PM #
actually they are offering the game pack on CD - I've seen it on Amazon.

RE: what whould be nice...
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/28/2001 3:15:23 AM #
I have also seen them at COMPUSA.

Arcade Classics

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 2:37:01 PM #
PalmStation posted an announcement on this back in August on this (PIC = one month late) - The games are classics, however their performance is an issue that seems to be overlooked. After playing the games, Joust is the best implemented, but it is also important to remember the pricing is high due to the licensing of the applications.

RE: Arcade Classics
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 2:50:23 PM #
I've been waiting for these games and they just came out a few days ago, looks like PS was just early. I'm glad to see they are still alive. They've been looking about dead recently. Too bad, I used to love them.

I got Defender II and it rocks!!

Actually, I think PalmStation will be closing down soon
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/27/2001 9:36:53 PM #
They don't serve any significant function any more and now only are printing press releases and stories from Palminfocenter and other sites. Quite unfortunate.

Palm needs a direction keypad

kevdo @ 9/28/2001 2:16:35 AM #
The quality of several of these games, most notably Defender 2 is actually pretty good -- if you could control the ship! Any game for the Palm which requires a 4 direction movement is pretty dang hard to control.

That said, it's too bad Joust has horrible flight movement -- that's one game in this set which only requires left/right/"fire" -- but this version has the joust player "sink" way too fast compared to the original arcade version (or, the excellent Mac version from a few years back).

Palm should take a page from PocketPC and make a directional pad at least on some models. The GameFace for the Visor is a good workaround (though I wish there was one for the m505) -- but having it built in would be better.


abischof @ 9/28/2001 10:12:03 PM #
I love classic arcade games as much as the next guy -- but I prefer Arkanoid above all. Anyone know where I can get a good Arkanoid clone?

-- Alex Bischoff

RE: Arkanoid?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/29/2001 3:30:40 AM #
Check out Ababall at, they have a 30 day demo, and it only costs $15. Buy it! It's worth it! :)



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