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Namco Museum Battle Collection
United States and Canadian box for Namco Museum Battle Collection
Developer(s) Namco Tales Studio
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s) JP February 24, 2005
NA August 23, 2005
Genre(s) Action Compilation
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, Game Sharing
Rating(s) CERO: A
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Media UMD

Namco Museum Battle Collection is a collection of Namco arcade games such as Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Galaga. It was released for the PlayStation Portable in Japan on February 25, 2005 and contained eleven classic games from Namco's game history. The game was developed by Namco Tales Studio Ltd. The North American version contained an additional ten games and was released on August 23, 2005.

The compilation also contains four variants of several of Namco's more well-known properties, known as Arrangements. These games (Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga and New Rally-X) have an updated presentation and also introduce a number of new gameplay concepts to each arranged title.

The games can also be turned onto their side and the size of the screen can be changed as well. The game also takes advantage of the game sharing feature of the PlayStation Portable and allows other players without the game to play any of the original games' first levels.

Additionally, the games in this collection are ports, rather than true emulations, denoted by the fact that in the original modes, the "waiting for start" screens (occurring after inserting a credit, but before starting the game) have been replace by modern "console-style" options rendered in the style (font, etc) of the original games. The options include "1P PLAY", 2P PLAY", and "OPTIONS".



Namco Museum Battle Collection contains the following games.



  • Pac-Man Arrangement
  • Dig Dug Arrangement
  • Galaga Arrangement
  • New Rally-X Arrangement

Each title has "Arrangement" as part of its name. However, these versions are unique to the Sony PlayStation Portable and should not be confused with the original set of Arrangements (which also included Xevious and Mappy) released in 1995 and 1996 for arcades. In the arcade, New Rally-X Arrangement was Rally-X Arrangement. The arrangements in this collection got re-releases on the iPhone with "Remix" replacing "Arrangement" in the name, the originals are also included.


"*" - Games included on US

Regional differences

In Japan, the original release is known simply as Namco Museum. It consists of the four arrangements and their respective games of origin, along with the original Rally-X, Galaxian, and Ms. Pac-Man.

Namco Museum Volume 2 was released on February 23, 2006. Largely composed of the ten extra titles prepared for the International versions (denoted in the list above with an asterisk), Volume 2 also contains a port of 1987's Dragon Spirit as well as a brand-new arrangement of Motos and an updated arrangement of Pac-Man. Pac Man Arrangement Plus, as it is titled, bears no affiliation with Bally/Midway's Pac-Man Plus.

See also

List of Namco Museums

External links

Strategy wiki

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Namco Museum Battle Collection
Box artwork for Namco Museum Battle Collection.
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s)
 February 232006 (Re-release)
Genre(s) Compilation
System(s) PlayStation Portable
Players 1-4
ESRB: Everyone
Series Namco Museum

The ultimate version of Namco Museum Battle Collection started out as the original release of Namco Museum for the PSP in Japan. For the US version, Namco wanted to include more games in order to give the release more perceived value. As result more games were included. After the final US version was released, Namco released a second volume in Japan that contained all of the games that were added to the US version, in addition to two new arrangement games. Here is the breakdown:

Pac-Man Yes Yes No
Ms. Pac-Man Yes Yes No
Galaxian Yes Yes No
Galaga Yes Yes No
Rally-X Yes Yes No
New Rally-X Yes Yes No
Dig Dug Yes Yes No
Dig Dug II Yes No Yes
Xevious Yes No Yes
Mappy Yes No Yes
Tower of Druaga Yes No Yes
Dragon Spirit No No Yes
King & Balloon Yes No Yes
Grobda Yes No Yes
Dragon Buster Yes No Yes
Motos Yes No Yes
Rolling Thunder Yes No Yes
Bosconian Yes No Yes
Pac-Man Arrangement Yes Yes No
Galaga Arrangement Yes Yes No
Dig Dug Arrangement Yes Yes No
New Rally-X Arrangement Yes Yes No
Pac-Man Arrangement Plus No No Yes
Motos Arrangement No No Yes


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