Most Overrated Arcade Classic?

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Post by ToxieDogg » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:51 pm

Robotron 2084

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Post by PSXPlayer » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:37 am

I'm going to have to go with Outrun too. Maybe Mortal Kombat.

To balance that, the least disappointing one was wire frame version of Star Wars.

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Post by Scratch_Porkings » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:46 am

Street Fighter was amazing! Whacking the punch button as hard as you could was just fun, it's Street Fighter 2 that sucked arse.



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Post by revgiblet » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:54 am

Another vote for Robotron 2084.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:34 am

How many people nominating Robotron played the original twin-stick arcade version?
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Post by jdanddiet » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:36 am

i agree with the commander, never enjoyed tempest...

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Post by AlleyKat » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:00 am

Final Fight, Golden Axe and all of their bastard, lobotomised children.

Walk, hit thug/monster, bash buttons for combo, walk, bash etc zzzzz.
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Post by Scapegoat » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:50 am

Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Zaxxon never floated my boat.

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:13 am

Tempest and Q-Bert for me.

Out Run, Frogger etc you have to appreciate what they were like when they first came out. I mean to me Pac Man and Space Invaders are boring but i love giving them a quick go to bring back the memories, again when they first came out they were superb.

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Post by Scooby1970 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:36 am

Without a doubt it has to be Q-Bert! I tried and tried to like this when it came out, and through the years I've tried every version of it thinking it would be playable, but nope! It's a terrible classic!

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Post by bonerlaw » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:01 am

Blasphemers!!! (god knows how you spell it!)......

Outrun?????
Street Fighter?????
Final Fight????
Golden Axe?????

How very dare you!

For me though, I have tried and tried and tried to see what is so great about it, but I just dont understand the love for Robotron!

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Post by Zagrebo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:27 am

Probably Golden Axe. It's quite fun in two-player mode but in one-player it's just a string of tedious fights without any serious threat of being overwhelmed for a long time and therefore no real need to try too hard. It's always a bad sign when I start to wish a game would try harder against me and Golden Axe does that.

Bionic Commando is also a bit poo - I just find it lacks an element of skill and seems designed to make sure you get killed fairly regularly and have to keep putting coins in. Preferred the Speccy version.
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Post by TheDude18 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:01 pm

*gulps*

Defender

It's just too hard!
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Post by C=Style » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:27 pm

Ridge Racer
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Post by Matt_B » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:31 pm

Dragon's Lair - Quite a nifty technical achievement, and some good animation in parts too, but completely lacking when it comes to gameplay.

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