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Midway Arcade Origins
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Mild Sexual Themes, Violence
This is a collection of Midway arcade games that includes classic titles such as Defender, Joust, Marble Madness, Gauntlet, Xenophobe, and Spy Hunter. In one fighting game (Pit Fighter), players use punches, kicks, and various weapons (e.g., knives, throwing stars) to deplete opponents' health in hand-to-hand combat; blood splashes occur as fighters take damage. In other combat-themed games (Smash TV, Total Carnage), players use firearms to kill waves of enemies that disappear amid explosions, exaggerated blood splashes, and scattered body parts; larger bosses can also be dismembered as their bodies incur damage (e.g., a cyborg-like enemy with missing limbs and an exposed chest cavity). One game (A.P.B.) describes criminals who are wanted by police for “hooking” and “selling drugs”; players can also issue tickets to vehicles labeled “doper.”