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Midway Unviels 2006 Lineup for PlayStation Portable (PSP)

PSP Versions for Top Midway Brands Include Mortal Kombat®, NBA Ballers® and RUSH®
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Chicago - February 27, 2006 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the company's 2006 lineup of products for Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) game system. The 2006 PSP lineup will include titles based on top Midway franchises such as NBA Ballers: ReboundTM, expected to ship in spring; Mortal Kombat: UnchainedTM, scheduled for fall; and a new RUSH racing title, scheduled to ship for the holidays.

"In 2006, Midway will begin our strong support of the PSP handheld market by bringing some of our top franchises to the system," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "All of these titles are perfect for gaming on the go, whether it's a pick-up game of NBA Ballers: Rebound, a quick race in RUSH or a fight to the death in Mortal Kombat: Unchained."

About NBA Ballers: Rebound

For the first on PSPTM (PlayStationPortable), experience the path from Wanna-Be-Baller to becoming one of the NBA's elite with NBA Ballers: Rebound. To achieve celebrity status on the courts, with the sweetest rides, the hottest fashions and the biggest mansions, you have to showcase and prove your superstar skills. Create your player from hundreds of custom clothing and jewelry combinations, take on the best Ballers in the world in hot, Wi-Fi enabled 1-on-1 or 1-on-1-on-1 action and make the journey from no name to an all-time great!

About RUSH

For the first time ever on PSP, attempt mad jumps, high-flying stunts and arcade-style racing from the original RUSH franchise. Go head to head with a friend in a street race or cruise mission using Wi-Fi functionality, or experience Story Mode which allows you to race through 5 Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps! Exclusive to the PSP is an all-new Stunt Arena, where players can fly over ramps and perform stunts in the air and drive the loop-de-loop to gain massive bursts of speed, all the while collecting golden tokens to unlock extra content. Feel the RUSH as you race more than 36 licensend rides including muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles!

About Mortal Kombat: Unchained

Mortal Kombat: Unchained takes the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system tailored for Wi-Fi functionality, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans, as well as PSP gamers. The game features lightning-fast combat, new moves and combinations and PSP exclusive characters and environments.

For more information about NBA Ballers: Rebound, RUSH or Mortal Kombat: Unchained, please visit

About Midway Games

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at

Midway, Mortal Kombat: Unchained and Ballers: Rebound are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. Rush is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment, Inc. RIDES is a trademark of Harris Publishing, Inc. WEST COAST CUSTOMSTM is a trademark of West Coast Customs, Inc. The NBA and individual NBA member team identifications used on or in this product are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams and may not be used in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. 2006 NBA Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed under license by Midway Home Entertainment Inc. "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and in the more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Midway undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

For More Information

Tim Darosa

Midway Media Relations

NBA Ballers: Rebound; Mortal Kombat: Unchained


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Natalie Salzman

Midway Media Relations



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Tara Monahan

HighWater Group PR

212-338-0077 ext. 303

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Geoffrey Mogilner

Midway - Investor Relations


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