From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

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From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:34 am

Hi guys, a broad one here - for issue 127's letters page, we want to know what your favourite arcade games are. Any era, any genre - if it's coin-op, it's fair game.
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:35 am

So many great ones but one springs to mind...

Star Wars - As a kid the sit down arcade machine was just amazing. With all the sounds as well as a cool joystick you really felt you were flying an X-Wing. Well worth the money and still fun to play today

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by Confessor » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:03 am

I have fond memories of Dragon Buster, Bosconian, Espial, Space Ace, Star Wars and the motorbike ridin' laser game Star Rider.

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:35 am

I'm going to pick a well known game with a mysterious cabinet - Green Beret. I can picture where it stood in my old arcade, but I can't recall the cab artwork and neither can anyone else. None of the big archives online seem to have anything for it. I guess it was just a standard JAMMA cab, but there must have been at least a marquee produced and probably side art too. Anyway,its a top game I keep returning to in its many incarnations.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:00 am

That one with the dragons, the platforms and bubbles....can't remember the name though!!
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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by ipmarks » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:20 am

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Not because its the best arcade game, but because its the only arcade game i ever finished in the arcade.

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Post by markopoloman » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:38 am

I'll go for Gravitar. Played Thrust on the C64 and became quite addicted - I'd never seen Gravitar before, but popped into Happyland on Bournemouth Sea front one day and there it was. It turned into the main reason for me going to the arcades!
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Post by Morkin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:12 am

Space Invaders as it was the only game that I played on my single visit to the arcades. Too many dodgy people hanging around. :?

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by RodimusPrime » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:13 am

WWF wrestlefest, brilliant caricatures of the wrestlers and it came out right when wrestling was at its best.

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by Bluce_Ree » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 am

You can't really beat Bomb Jack. It took whatever was good about Pac-Man and upped the action and excitement. Add to that the risk v reward mechanic of going for the right bomb for more points and you've got a classic. The fab Speccy conversion was a huge bonus too.
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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by ncf1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:31 am

As a youngster, Galaga stole my heart. As a youth, Double Dragon stole much of my time. And as an adult, Virtua Striker 2 indeed stole most of my pennies (well, dollars to be precise by that time. Truckloads of them).

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by NorthWay » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:59 am

This is not fair! There are so many of them...

Marble Madness and Gauntlet come to mind without thinking.

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by Lost Dragon » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:51 am

For co-op play, nothing has ever come close to Bubble Bobble for myself.Hammered it during school dinner breaks with my best mate at the time and will always have a special place in my gaming history.

Single player wise, Robocop.The one coin-op i so badly wanted to get a home conversion, far better than the ST/Amiga and i still play to death today via emulation.

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by The Laird » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:54 pm

Either Pit-Fighter or Road Riot 4WD, hard choice as I love both games so much, but I will go with Pit-Fighter as it just blew me away with it's realistic graphics and I don't think I have ever enjoyed completing a coin-op as much as this.

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Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Post by joefish » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:16 pm

Space Harrier - Amazingly colourful (for the time) scaling graphics, lightning-fast action, great music and the heaving mechanical seat added up to the most intense arcade experience ever.

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