Favourite arcade games of all time

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6761
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Favourite arcade games of all time

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:24 am

What's you top ten arcade games guys?
Image

User avatar
FatTrucker
Posts: 4724
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Essex

Post by FatTrucker » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:30 am

Time Pilot
Ghosts n Goblins
Vendetta
Midnight Resistance
Outrun
HyperSports
Karate Champ
Double Dragon
Bomb Jack
Daytona USA

They're the first ones that came to mind and probably hold both the fondest memories and the largest number of my 10p's. 8)

Edit: But see, now I've remembered the D&D games, King of Dragons, and loads of others and I'm all confused, I don't think its possible to pick just ten so I'm just going to stick with my original list instead of taking up half the page.
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I've played all the Bratz games and Barbia Horse Adventures, due to having two girls and they are not rubbish in the slightest.
Feel free to add me on XBL.
Image

User avatar
fredghostmaster
Posts: 658
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:17 pm
Location: essex

Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:36 am

Carnival
Mr Do
Scramble
Moon Cresta
Galaxian
Phoenix
Track and Field
Paperboy
Daytona USA
Sega Rally

HEAVYface
Posts: 1114
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:48 am

Post by HEAVYface » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:41 am

blimey....i 'spose these based upon how much cash i've stuck in them over the years....

street fighter 2
virtua racing
daytona
outrun
rtype
salamander
space harrier
final fight
strider
outzone

User avatar
ShadowMan
Posts: 11129
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:50 pm
Location: 200X
Contact:

Post by ShadowMan » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:41 am

Marvel Super Heroes (and the VS series)
The Punisher
Captain America and the Avengers
Alien Vs Predator
Spider Man
Mega Man: The Power Battle
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
Any Street Fighter, KOF and Fatal Fury Games
R-Type
Strider
Metal Slug
Violent Storm
My Complete Megaman/Rockman collection: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26485 *Updated 22/05/2011*

User avatar
David
Posts: 3865
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:05 am

Post by David » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:42 am

TMNT
WWF Wrestlefest
Simpsons
Mortal Kombat
Shock Troopers 2
Windjammers
Metal Slug
Afterburner Climax
Sega Rally
Virtua Striker 4

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:45 am

1. Bubble Bobble
2. Outrun 2 SP
3. Double Dragon
4. Super Sprint
5. Galaxians
6. Rainbow Islands
7. Gauntlet
8. Outrun
9. Pacmania
10. Simpsons
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

User avatar
CraigGrannell
Posts: 4734
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:15 am
Contact:

Re: Favourite arcade games of all time

Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:48 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:What's you top ten arcade games guys?
Yeah, make it an easy question, why don't you?

OK, then: a combination of stuff I'm still playing and games that made me go WOW! at the time...

Frenzy
OutRun 2 SP
Wizard of War
Magical Drop 3
Bubble Bobble
Bomb Jack
Ms. Pac-Man
Frogger
Chase HQ
Windjammers (Neo Geo)
iPhone/iPod/iPad game/app reviews: http://www.iphonetiny.com

User avatar
LeeT
Posts: 1061
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:36 pm

Post by LeeT » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:49 am

In no particular order...

Space Harrier
Bubble Bobble
R-Type
Nemesis
Paperboy
Dig Dug
Bomb Jack
Track and Field
Burger Time
Dragons Lair

mohicankid
Posts: 4295
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:53 am
Location: in the darkest of dark places!

Post by mohicankid » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:35 pm

01.bubble bobble/wrestle fest (can't decide which i like more)
02.crime fighters
03.tetris
04.lucky & wild
05.pac-land
06.metal slug
07.international track & field
08.disks of tron
09.pheonix
10.double dragon

that wasn't too easy!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

User avatar
retrogarden
Posts: 778
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:02 am
Location: Manchester (ex Colwyn Bay)
Contact:

Post by retrogarden » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:55 pm

Street Fighter II - Played it to death, nothing else needs to be said

WWF Wrestlefest - Was the best Wrestling game out there pre Smackdown series

Super Sidekicks 2 - I must've played this game to death in the arcades. Was fun and looked so special :)

Mortal Kombat 3 - The first Mortal Kombat game I ever got into, enjoyed it immensely and was a master at Kabal

Outrunners - I LOVED this game in the arcades. Something about having teh radio makes it cool. Emulation doesn't do it justice

Aqua Jet - Before Namco gimmicked with bikes and the like, I played this game loads. I was blown away by the graphics and the music was instantly hummable.

Decathelete - Too young to remember track and field, this was a more than adequate alternative

Final Fight - Not as good as street fighter, but loved the continue screen!

Soul Edge - Personally, I preferred it to both Tekken and the later games. I played this to death and still love the music from it.

The Simpsons - Best game based on a TV show ever? Probably.
Image
Image

User avatar
filecore
Posts: 539
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:54 am
Location: Kidderminster, Worcs

Post by filecore » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:00 pm

Centipede
Defender
Warlords
Ms Pac Man
Darius
Qbert
Track and Field
Super Sprint
Sega Rally
Daytona

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14272
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:08 pm

This is a little unfair , as some games are great - but only in multiplayer ,
so I've done 2 lists!

Single player
(in no order)

1.Outrun 2 SP
2.Asteroids
3.Battlezone
4.original Star Wars (sit down cab)
5.Operation Wolf
6.Space Harrier (hydraulic cab)
7.Ghosts 'n' Goblins
8.Missile Command
9.Dragons Lair
10.Sky Kid

Multiplayer

1.Gauntlet
2.Rampage
3.WWF Superstars
4.Super Sprint
5.Double Dragon
6.Euro Football Champ
7.Combat School
8.Street Fighter II
9.Ivan Stewart's Off-Road Racer
10.Operation Thunderbolt
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:28 pm

Outrun
R-Type
Time Pilot
Bomb ack
Commando
Gauntlet
Galaxian
Hyper Sports
Double Dragon
Paperboy

Phew... thought that was going to be hard but they all just rolled off the tongue.
Image

User avatar
Dunjohn
Posts: 625
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:26 pm
Location: Ireland

Post by Dunjohn » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:43 pm

Well, the arcades around here suck so most "arcade games" (i.e. Street Fighter) I've only experienced at home. However, of the few I have played, these are probably my favourite:

1- Time Crisis 2 (my record is beating it with only getting hit once)
2- House of the Dead
3- House of the Dead 2
4- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5- Time Crisis 4. Okay, so at least they have on-rails shooters here.
6- Puzzle Bobble
7- Pang
8- Raiden Something. I think. Vertical shooter.
9- Killer Instinct
10- New Zealand Story

I'll admit the list is crap, but keep in mind that there are maybe five other games I've played more than once in arcades that don't make it and nothing else.
It's called a MEGADRIVE

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests