Wikipedia article of the day for August 4, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 4, 2017 is Rare Replay.
Rare Replay is a compilation of 30 video games by developer Rare and its predecessor, Ultimate Play the Game, released on August 4, 2015. The emulated games span 30 years and multiple genres and consoles, from the ZX Spectrum to the Xbox 360. The compilation adds cheats to make the older games easier and a challenge mode of specific sequences culled from the games. Player progress is rewarded with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews about Rare’s major and unreleased games. Rare incorporated six hardware emulators in the package, and used an unannounced Xbox 360 emulation from its parent company, Microsoft. Rare Replay was released worldwide as an Xbox One exclusive to generally favorable reviews. Critics appreciated its archival game content and developer interviews, but faulted technical issues in the Xbox 360 emulation and game installation. Among its games, reviewers preferred Rare’s Nintendo 64 classics, especially Blast Corps, but disliked Perfect Dark Zero, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and the Spectrum titles. Rare Replay became Rare’s first United Kingdom all-format charts bestseller since Banjo-Kazooie in 1998.

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