While menu options allow the picking of favorites and categories, there's nothing in regards to historical significance. A scroll bar towards the bottom of the screen spews out a few gems, but only when in an actual game screen to customize options. You're not likely reading facts when setting configurations such as garish visual smoothing filters.
No online play is offered, not a total deal breaker in any capacity considering the arcade's penchant for local rumbles. Still, the opportunity wasn't capitalized on to possibly rise this comp above the low-rent production values teeming from it. Leaderboards (and Trophies) are locked to a scoring mode that disallows continues. Free play is just because.
Called Origins for a reason, the disc doesn't offer anything beyond 1993, a cap that robs the set of stand out late '90s efforts that arguably would have made this more attractive. As it stands, there's no one out in the cold seeking additional copies of Spy Hunter II or the deliriously wonky Pit-Fighter. Someone, however, is probably looking to refuel themselves with San Francisco Rush.
Despite the gems, you can access most of these titles elsewhere on previous (actual) Midway discs, even if they're not for the PlayStation 3. Backwards compatibility and console hoarding have their benefits, and that's saving $30 on a mish-mash of sloppily ported – if not outright broken in some cases – arcade titles of yesteryear.
The full title list:
Tournament Cyberball 2072
Root Beer Tapper
Spy Hunter II
Vindicators Part II
Wizard of Wor
Midway Arcade Origins is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Mild Sexual Themes, Violence. This game can also be found on: Xbox 360