Bypass navigation menu
RGB Classic Games
Keeping the classics alive
Currently hosting 566 great games!
Microsoft Return of Arcade  1996

Microsoft Return of Arcade is the second in the Microsoft Arcade series of arcade compilations. Return of Arcade includes faithful reproductions of Dig-Dug, Galaxian, Pac-Man, and Pole Position. Each game has been recreated with original code; the games are not ported from the original arcade versions, and are not the original arcade games running in an emulator. A later re-release called Microsoft Return of Arcade: Anniversary Edition adds a fifth game: the version of Ms. Pac-Man from Microsoft Revenge of Arcade. The demo only allows Pac-Man to be played until the cutscene after Level 2. Microsoft claims that Return of Arcade is only for Windows 95 and later on both their website and in the documentation included in the demo. It comes in a 32-bit self-extracting archive and, once extracted, the 16-bit installer refuses to run if it detects Windows NT or 3.x. Once installed, it turns out that it's actually a Win16 game that Microsoft went out of their way to artificially make exclusive to Win9x users. Once installed in Win9x, it can be copied and played in Windows 3.1, thus sticking it to the man.

Added by DOSGuy



Screenshot of Microsoft Return of Arcade


Microsoft Return of Arcade Trial Version (2,220,544 bytes) 1996-05-03 Win16 Play online


Microsoft no longer sells this game.