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What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on PS1

by racketboy Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 pm

I'm a sucker for cool little subsets and I also love arcade classics.
I'm kinda fascinated by these...
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On eBay, I mostly see these for auctions with Canadian dollars for the currency -- where they only released in Japan and Canada?
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by CRTGAMER Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Up front I think a marketing department to entice consumers to buy every title for completeness.

Look for the PS1 Williams and Midway collections. Has dip switch controls and easily programed to either controller; an easy software method for the dual stick games. :idea:
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by racketboy Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:01 pm

That does make sense.
Any info on regions?
By the looks of eBay, they seem more rare than the other Namco Museum releases.
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by Tanooki Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:21 pm

The N A M C O cover art is standard for the US release.

Kind of small but someone squeezed all 5 into a little picture.
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Notice they are marked with the US ESRB KtoA art.

Ugh I see what you mean about price. I see these things at times I need to stop ignoring them. :\
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by racketboy Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:25 pm

Hmmm -- most of the ones I see look like this or its Greatest Hits counterpart
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I did come across this cool looking JP box set of sorts though!
http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/09/30 ... sn/108552/

Also, could breakdown of region variations :)
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by G-Darius Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:29 pm

I have the five on ps1 lost track of them after that
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by racketboy Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:33 pm

PAL versions?

The NTSC (especially in the US) version like this seems elusive.

I saw a handful of Namco Museum games at my local store and none with the big letters on the cover.
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by theclaw Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:48 am

In the US, Vol 1 and Vol 3 were dramatically more successful.
Both of them got GH and non-GH variants of the new cover design.
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by racketboy Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 am

theclaw wrote:In the US, Vol 1 and Vol 3 were dramatically more successful.
Both of them got GH and non-GH variants of the new cover design.


Oh! So the other volumes only came in the letter designs?
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Re: What's the story behind the "Big Letter" Namco Museum on

by Tanooki Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:34 pm

Which is why they hit nauseatingly high prices on the after market. I want them, but I won't pay $100 for a bundle of 5 old arcade games on a PSX disc. :(
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