Classic games that were not so great!

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Classic games that were not so great!

Post by JMK853 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:33 am

I think we have hit an age when we are in danger of looking back through the rose colored specs.
Maybe its just me, but it's amazing that a lot of the new compilations feature games that are so called 'Classics'. I would never have put NARC up there with PACMAN.

I remember that back in the day you had to be careful which game got your well deserved 10p's
. Anything with a bad learning curve was out from the start.
As for most kids could not afford to 'learn' the game and would slip back over to the tried and tested games.

I mean , and please don't shoot me down if your a fan, but ...QBERT... that was never played in my arcade. In fact to this day I still think its rubbish, and never understood the fascination with it.

I would get about 10 seconds of play from it before I fell off and wasted another 10p trying to work out the angles. I know there are people going to call me a heretic etc. but be real. They were not all so great really.

So lets kick off with that one.

Qbert.........Just too awkward

Dig Dug.........Boring after 5 rounds.

I robot........Did anyone know how to play it?


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Post by merman » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:40 am

What the @*!= are you talking about? Qbert is a CLASSIC.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:44 am

merman wrote:What the @*!= are you talking about? Qbert is a CLASSIC.
Agreed-having said that I could never stand PACMAN,although I don't dispute it was a ground-breaking game
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Post by Robbo » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:52 am

JMK853 wrote:I would get about 10 seconds of play from it before I fell off and wasted another 10p trying to work out the angles.
That sounds like most, if not ALL modern day arcade games, except you waste a quid instead of just 10p. :evil:

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Post by Lindopski » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:57 am

Being a kid o the 80's I remember the arcades near us in rhyl and the like and even though I think they are both fine games, I recall Gorf and Tron being very easy to 'get on' back then as not many people were playing them.
You could hear the machine saying gorf every now and then on repeat whilst arcade browsing. Space Invaders and Pac man were VERY popular and I could never get on Space Invaders in the chippy.
Hunchback was one I always managed to get on easily as well.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:02 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
merman wrote:What the @*!= are you talking about? Qbert is a CLASSIC.
Agreed-having said that I could never stand PACMAN,although I don't dispute it was a ground-breaking game

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:08 am

The great thing about arcade gaming in the '80s was there was so much variation in games and plenty of innovation on behalf of the manufacturers

Even with games like Dragons Lair,which weren't so great -at least they were trying to be different,and provide the arcade-goer with a new experience

I went to Blackpool recently,to see what arcade games were available
Apart from the sit-down racing games,there was virtually nothing else

Slot machines rule unfortunately

The arcade as we used to know it has died-and it faded away with a whimper
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Post by Nightbreed » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:50 am

Here are a few of my choices for overated retro.

Mortal Kombat 1- Graphics might have been groundbreaking at the time but the gameplay was very poor.

Flying Shark - This is here because of it's disgusting difficulty level :shock:

PaperBoy - Yes. Feel free to want to lynch me, but the control of the character is shocking beyond belief. :oops:
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oh yes

Post by JMK853 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:15 am

PaperBoy - Yes. Feel free to want to lynch me, but the control of the character is shocking beyond belief.
I totaly agree. I have played it on several formats and always hated the control system.



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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:20 am

JMK853 wrote:
PaperBoy - Yes. Feel free to want to lynch me, but the control of the character is shocking beyond belief.
I totaly agree. I have played it on several formats and always hated the control system.



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Eh? The only version with handlebars was the arcade version!
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Post by JMK853 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:22 am

I went to Blackpool recently,to see what arcade games were available
Apart from the sit-down racing games,there was virtually nothing else
Good news for ya!

I found some original space invader machines last weekend in Blackpool.

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Post by Sureshot » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:25 am

Willow, Mr. Do's Castle, Bionic Commando.

Rise of the Robots.

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Oh and I, Robot is pretty good fun once you know what you're doing.

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Krull

Post by JMK853 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:04 am

How about Krull?

The Movie and Tthe game were both sad!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:16 am

Flying Shark was a much better on home computers than it was in the arcade (on Speccy at least)

Bionic Commando was much better also (but on C64)

Anyone know of any others?
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