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Arcade Game worth playing

Post by retroreviewgames » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:06 pm

I have recently started reviewing lots of oldschool retro games for my website and was wondering if anyone knows of any really good obscure arcade games that are worth taking the time out to play and review?

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Post by roberthazelby » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:59 am

Two off the top of my head...

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Post by koopa42 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:15 am

Poker Ladies - very obscure for all the wrong (or right) reasons
Super Thunder Hoop - I really ace scroller but I never found it for mame :(

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Post by kiwimike » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:26 am

Depends on how you define obscure! As in, really rare and hardly anyones heard of them, or simply not the main popular faves that always appear on retro compilation discs? :)

A few old ones I enjoyed that seldom appear on retro packs, so you really need MAME to play them... Kangaroo, Targ (Really old and simple but I love this game), Uni Wars, Kamikaze, Pleaids (Though pretty common, on the 60 in 1 jamma), Bio Attack, Alpine Skier

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Post by Mootown » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:52 am

Mystic Warriors by Konami. This is always my recommendation - it's Sunset Riders but with Ninjas and Robots.

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Post by The Beans » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:03 pm

kiwimike wrote:A few old ones I enjoyed that seldom appear on retro packs, so you really need MAME to play them... Kangaroo, Targ (Really old and simple but I love this game), Uni Wars, Kamikaze, Pleaids (Though pretty common, on the 60 in 1 jamma), Bio Attack, Alpine Skier
+1 for Kangaroo here.
In a similar vein I like Spiders, Tazz-Mania and Snap Jack.
They're not obscure but they tend to be overshadowed by their more popular contemporaries.
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Post by Smurph » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Legend of Hero Tonma is my favourite obscure-ish gem. Hard as nails, too.
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Post by CrookedMouth » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:49 am

I like Dark Seal and I've never heard it mentioned. It's a fantasy isometric fighting game with three playable characters.

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:19 pm

Play Great Swordsman! it's nearly as good as Jungle King for being so bad its good :D I've only found this beauty tonight

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Re: Arcade Game worth playing

Post by Gigifusc » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 pm

Surprise Attack

Sci fi 'Shinobi'' type game. Genuinely brilliant. So playable.

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Post by Shinobi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Gigifusc wrote:Surprise Attack

Sci fi 'Shinobi'' type game. Genuinely brilliant. So playable.
Agreed one of my favourite games still trying to 1cc it

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Re: Arcade Game worth playing

Post by Shinobi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:13 pm

koopa42 wrote:Poker Ladies - very obscure for all the wrong (or right) reasons
Super Thunder Hoop - I really ace scroller but I never found it for mame :(
Had a friend who used to play Poker Ladies but used to turn it off when I came over.. Seeing what that woman was doing with the snake, I'm not suprised :lol: Got it on Mame for the DS it was one of the games already installed :mrgreen:

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Re: Arcade Game worth playing

Post by koopa42 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Has anyone ever played Super Thunder Hoop?

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:01 am

The Beans wrote:Snap Jack.
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Yes yes yes! Like a mad combination of Scramble and Pac-Man, love this game.
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Re: Arcade Game worth playing

Post by mohicankid » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:58 am

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