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Games on home systems that should have had arcade versions

Post by witchfinder » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:10 pm

There's alwasy been plenty of debate about which home systems had the best conversion of an arcade game, but I wondered what you lot thought were great games on home systems that would have been well-suited to the arcade? There are a few examples of this actually happening (e.g. Pitfall II and Choplifter) but I think that games developed specifically for home systems usually stayed there, which was a real shame in some cases.

My starters for ten are...

Chuckie Egg - easy to get into, difficult to master

Manic Miner - addictive but difficult - would have had you pumping the 10p pieces in!

Park Patrol - another simple concept that was very addictive

Stryker's Run - would have been quite unique in the arcades at the time, with the ability to commandeer flying craft

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:41 pm

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Post by revgiblet » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:24 am

Every arcade should have trashed their Defender machines and fitted Dropzone machines instead.
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Post by Sureshot » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:20 am

Are there actually many reports of this happening? The only one I can think of right now is Counter Strike, which was converted to coin-op in the form of Counter Strike: Neo:

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:52 am

I could probably htink of hundreds but 'shadow of the beast', 'sensible soccer' and #super monkey ball' would have made great arcade games.

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Post by Jazzem » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:05 pm

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:I could probably htink of hundreds but 'shadow of the beast', 'sensible soccer' and #super monkey ball' would have made great arcade games.
Super Monkey Ball was an arcade game!

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:08 pm

Jazzem wrote:
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:I could probably htink of hundreds but 'shadow of the beast', 'sensible soccer' and #super monkey ball' would have made great arcade games.
Super Monkey Ball was an arcade game!

Oh :oops:

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Post by HalcyonDaze » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:49 pm

Barbarian.

The fact that you could lose your head pretty much straight away, would have kept the 10ps pouring in, especially in two player games.

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Post by witchfinder » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:54 pm

HalcyonDaze wrote:Barbarian.

The fact that you could lose your head pretty much straight away, would have kept the 10ps pouring in, especially in two player games.
Good call, though that would have p*ssed me off royally! :D

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Post by K-J N. » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:05 pm

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
Jazzem wrote:
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:I could probably htink of hundreds but 'shadow of the beast', 'sensible soccer' and #super monkey ball' would have made great arcade games.
Super Monkey Ball was an arcade game!

Oh :oops:
And it had a banana joystick.
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Post by K-J N. » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:32 pm

Sureshot wrote:Are there actually many reports of this happening? The only one I can think of right now is Counter Strike, which was converted to coin-op in the form of Counter Strike: Neo
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There is also a new arcade game based on Half-Life 2 called Half-Life 2 Survivor. Here is the official site.

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:39 pm

K-J N. wrote: And it had a banana joystick.
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Here are some more screenshots.
I don't think there is a smilie that can express my reaction to that joystick. If there were it would be a mixture of 8) and :shock:

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Post by GarryG » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:32 am

I would have liked to see what they could have done with an arcade cabinet version of Arcadia at the time.

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:30 am

An arcade version of Skidmarks from the Amiga would have been cool!
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