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Namco Museum is a series of compilation games released by Bandai Namco since the middle 1990s. The first of such games, Namco Museum Vol. 1, was released for the PlayStation in 1995 in Japan and in 1996 in North America and Europe. Its most recent release, simply titled Namco Museum, was released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on July 28, 2017.

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Namco Museum Vol. 1 was the first in the series, released in Japan on November 22, 1995, in North America on July 31, 1996 and in Europe on August 17, 1996. The compilation was re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store in Japan on December 11, 2013 and in North America on September 30, 2014. The game included seven arcade titles, all from the 1980s: Pac-Man, released in 1980; Rally-X, its updated version, New Rally-X, Galaga and Bosconian, all released in 1981; Pole Position, released in 1982 and Toy Pop released in 1986.

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Namco Museum Vol. 2 was the next entry in the series, released worldwide gradually through 1996, in Japan on February 9th, in North America on September 30th and in Europe on November 22nd. The compilation was re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store in Japan on December 11, 2013 and in North America on September 30, 2014. There were two versions of this compilation. The version released in North America contained six games while the Japanese version had seven games with one of those games initially hidden and unlockable. Both versions contained the following games: Xevious and Mappy, both released in 1983, Gaplus and Grobda, both released in 1984 and Dragon Buster released in 1985. The Japanese version also contained Cutie Q and the unlockable Bomb Bee, both released in 1979. While the North American version had 1982's Super Pac-Man included in their place.

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Namco Museum Vol. 3 M

Namco Museum Vol. 3 was the third entry in the series, released in Japan on June 21, 1996, in North America on January 31, 1997 and in Europe on February 12, 1997. The compilation was re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store in Japan on December 11, 2013 and in North America on September 30, 2014. Included are six games: Galaxian, released in 1979, Ms. Pac-Man, released in 1981, Dig Dug, released in 1982, Phozon and Pole Position II, both released in 1983 and The Tower of Druaga, released in 1984.

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Namco Museum Vol. 4 C

Namco Museum Vol. 4 was the fourth of the series, released in Japan on November 8, 1996, in North America on June 30, 1997 and in Europe on August 18, 1997. The compilation was re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store in Japan on December 11, 2013 and in North America on September 30, 2014. The six games included are: Pac-Land, released in 1984, The Return of Ishtar and Genpei Tōma Den, both released in 1986 and Ordyne, Assault and its unlockable follow-up, Assault Plus, all released in 1988.

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Namco Museum Vol. 5 was the fifth of the series and the last to be released in North America and Europe. The compilation saw its release in Japan on February 28, 1997, in North America on November 26, 1997 and in Europe on February 26, 1998. The compilation was re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store in Japan on December 18, 2013 and in North America on September 30, 2014. Unlike the installments before it, only five games are featured: Metro-Cross and Baraduke, both released in 1985, Dragon Spirit and Pac-Mania, both released in 1987 and the Japanese-exclusive Valkyrie no Densetsu, known outside of Japan as The Legend of Valkyrie, released in 1988.

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Namco Museum Encore ®

Namco Museum Encore was the sixth and final installment in the series for the PlayStation and was released exclusively in Japan on October 30, 1997 and re-released digitally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Store, again exclusively in Japan on December 18, 2013. Included are seven games: King & Balloon, released in 1980, Motos and Sky Kid, both released in 1985, Rolling Thunder, released in 1986, Wonder Momo, released in 1987, Rompers, released in 1989 and Dragon Saber, the sequel to Dragon Spirit, released in 1990. It is also the first in the series to not feature a game featuring Pac-Man and/or Ms. Pac-Man.

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Namco Museum 2000

Namco Museum 64

Namco Museum 64 was released for the Nintendo 64 exclusively in North America on Halloween, October 31, 1999. Unlike the PlayStation games, NM64 lacks a virtual museum and galleries. The game was also available for the Sega Dreamcast, released in North America, simply as Namco Museum on June 25, 2000. Both versions feature six games: Galaxian, released in 1979, Pac-Man, released in 1980, Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man, both released in 1981 and Dig Dug and Pole Position, both released in 1982.

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Namco Museum GBA

Namco Museum for the Game Boy Advance was released worldwide on June 11, 2001, as the first in the series for a handheld gaming console. It contains all of the same games as its Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast counterparts, except Pac-Man.

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Namco Museum (Third series)

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Namco Museum was the first sixth-generation entry in the series, released for the Sony PlayStation 2 on December 4, 2001, the Nintendo GameCube on October 8, 2002 and finally the Microsoft Xbox, the next day on October 9, 2002. Because these consoles ran software on DVD-ROM technology, more games were added at once compared to prior compilations. Featured are a total of 12 games: Galaxian, released in 1979, Pac-Man, released in 1980, Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man, both released in 1981, Dig Dug and Pole Position, both released in 1982, Pole Position II, released in 1983, Pac-Mania, released in 1987 and Pac-Attack, released in 1993. This new compilation also features special remake versions of Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug. Pac-Attack is the first non-arcade title featured, with the version chosen for this compilation being the Sega Genesis version. Both Pac-Mania and Pac-Attack are both initially hidden and unlockable. Pac-Mania is unlocked by scoring 20,000 points (or 15,000 points in the GameCube version) in Ms. Pac-Man, while Pac-Attack is unlocked by scoring 25,000 points (or 20,000 points in the GameCube version) in Pac-Man.

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