Blizzard Arcade Collection last edited by Nes on 02/20/21 12:06PM View full history

Overview

Blizzard Arcade Collection is a game compilation developed by Blizzard (along with Digital Eclipse) and published digitally by Blizzard for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Battle.net) on February 19, 2021.

Made in celebration of the studio's 30th anniversary, Blizzard Arcade Collection features three of their earliest games: The Lost Vikings, Rock N' Roll Racing, and BlackThorne. In addition, it includes behind-the-scenes material behind all three games. Despite the name, none of these games were released in arcades nor are they "arcade-style".

The compilation includes ports of each game's two console versions (with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System versions of all three games, the Sega Genesis versions of both The Lost Vikings and Rock N' Roll Racing, and the Sega 32X version of BlackThorne). Some of these versions have bonus emulation features, such as the ability to quicksave/quickload, rewind time, map buttons at-will, and change visual style. One unique feature is the ability to watch a complete playthrough of The Lost Vikings and BlackThorne, taking control of the action at any time.

In addition to the original versions, the compilation includes a "Definitive Edition" of each game, building on their SNES versions by adding various improvements:

  • For Rock N' Roll Racing, the "Definitive Edition" adds the original versions of all licensed music, higher-quality announcer audio, wide-screen support, new special effects, and four-player split-screen multiplayer.
  • For The Lost Vikings, the "Definitive Edition" adds the five Genesis-exclusive levels, multi-language support, and special graphical borders that change each level.
  • For BlackThorne, the "Definitive Edition" adds an "auto-mapping" feature, multi-language support, and special graphical borders that change each level.

System Requirements

PC

PC MinimumPC Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit required (latest version)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD™ Athlon Phenom II X4 910 or better
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5750 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit required (latest version)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X or better
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

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