The Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack is a terrific product that encapsulates a prime era in both the history of arcade gaming and Sega as a company. With gameplay that’s still addicting to this day and a perfect price point of $29, anyone who has a passion for arcade gaming and that owns a Wii should pick up this combo of awesome since it’s the epitome of timeless arcade gaming.
Both games offer an amazing amount of fun. The visuals may not be awe-inspiring but they look good from a retro perspective (yes mid 90s arcade gaming is now retro -_-). Online leader boards and bonus weapon abilities add even more replayability to both games.
It would’ve been nice if Sega perhaps added another mode or included an entirely new adventure mode exclusive to the Wii.
When it comes to video games, Sega is probably known for two things in particular: the widely popular blue hedgehog Sonic and the plethora of arcade games the company has released in the past 25 years. While the arcade industry has all but waned in the wake of console gaming, the late 80s and 90s were a tremendous highlight of Sega’s talent when it came to producing a quality arcade game. With classics such as Outrun, Virtua Fighter and Virtual On, Sega cranked out arcade games that were beloved by all, and still to this day hold a place close to the hearts of many gamers.