Capcom Arcade Stadium, the collection of 30+ classic Capcom arcade games, is currently sitting on a ‘Mostly Negative’ rating on Steam. The main issue players have complained about is the strange decision to sell the games in bundles only, but now Capcom has finally decided to start selling them individually too – although there’s still no sign of any new releases.
The emulated arcade collection of some of Capcom’s most beloved games – including the early ’90s versions of Street Fighter II, Final Fight, Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, and Bionic Commando – arrived on PC in May this year. It’s a competent and well-presented collection that brought to mind SEGA’s awesome Mega Drive/Genesis Classics software – complete with a simulated arcade.
However, Capcom Arcade Stadium was immediately criticised for its pricing structure. Not just selling an invincibility cheat for $1, but also Capcom’s decision to only sell games in bundles – so, in order to get Super Street Fighter II Turbo you would have to buy the expensive ten-game pack with the likes of 1944: The Loop Master and Battle Circuit.