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Capcom Classics Collection Remixed Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Capcom Classics Collection Remixed features some of Capcom's greatest games (Strider), some of their worst (Avengers), some that have been completely forgotten (Street Fighter), and one that makes absolutely no sense what so ever (Quiz & Dragons). Rating: 85%
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As a teenager in the 1990s I grew up with Capcom arcade games. Between the hundreds of hours I put into Street Fighter II and my undying love for Strider, I have always had something of a soft spot for Capcom. That's why I'm always excited when Capcom releases a collections package, it gives me a chance to go back and remember some of my favorite games of the past twenty years. But while most of Capcom's collections manage to offer genuine hits, they rarely go back and look at the companies smaller and more obscure titles, the games that meant so much to me when I was young.

In many ways Capcom Classic Collection Remix for the PSP addresses that concern, offering some of the best games ever made alongside some of their long-forgotten titles. This UMD contains 20 Capcom arcade hits, including a few that are just now seeing their first console release. The 20 titles include: 1941, Avengers, Bionic Commando, Black Tiger, Block Block, Captain Commando, Final Fight, Forgotten Worlds, Last Duel, Legendary Wings, Magic Sword, Mega Twins, Quiz & Dragons, Section Z, Side Arms, The Speed Rumbler, Street Fighter, Strider, Three Wonders, and Varth.

There are a few key games that make this set a must-own. Strider, for example, is easily one of the greatest action games to ever grace the arcade. It features a futuristic ninja and one of the best weapon effects of the 90s, this game alone is nearly worth the price of admission. Final Fight is another classic, a game that defined the brawler genre. Captain Commando, one of Capcom's most underrated brawlers, is also here in full effect. The diverse Three Wonders also makes a showing in this set, and although you probably haven't played this Metal Slug rip-off before, I guarantee you're going to love every second of it. Both Magic Sword and Black Tiger find a home in this collection, two games that are just as much fun today as they were 15 years ago.

These six games alone make Capcom Classic Collection Remix worth buying, they are the types of games you are actually going to want to pull out and play over and over, and best of all, most of them aren't that long. Most of those games were either not released on home consoles (Three Wonders, Black Tiger) or severely edited when they got ported (Final Fight, Captain Commando). Now you can experience the complete games on a screen that really gives them good representation.
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