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What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by crotea » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:33 pm

So, I've been playing some old arcade games on MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) recently, and I'm really seeming to enjoy them (Especially Ms. Pac Man and Donkey Kong)! So, what is your favourite arcade game?

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:35 pm

Incredibly hard to choose just one, but I will go with Pit-Fighter

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:38 pm

An easy one: Atari's Star Wars coin op in all its vector glory.

My favourite 'unknown' one would be Funky Jet. Rarely hear any mention of that anywhere but from the players I competed with when it was brought to my attention.
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Post by snesfanboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:39 pm

if i take the amount of time spent with it as the main criterium, it'll have to be Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and Final Fight

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Ferret Oxide » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:48 pm

Time Pilot. It can feel unfair at times, but it is tremendously satisfying when you get in the zone.

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Post by clarance » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:11 pm

When I was a kid it would have been either Star Wars or Astro Blaster - fantastic games, both of them are difficult to emulate properly with MAME though...
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:26 pm

There's been a Star Wars cab at almost every event I've been to (thanks again Colin), so MAME needn't be your only source for these things.

Time Pilot crossed my mind too, but despite the nostalgia for the original I'd always opt for Time Pilot '84 when it came to the crunch, it really is a superb game that rewards repeat play.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by c0nfu53d » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:28 pm

Moon Cresta, Double Dragon or G n G can't pick one.

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by slacey1070 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:38 pm

Mr Do! In fact, one of my favorite games full stop.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Changes all the time, depending on what I'm playing most... Currently playing a lot of Scramble, Tutankham, Pooyan and Exerion, but in terms of "all-time" favourite it'd be either Time Pilot, Joust or The Simpsons.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Ferret Oxide » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:There's been a Star Wars cab at almost every event I've been to (thanks again Colin), so MAME needn't be your only source for these things.

Time Pilot crossed my mind too, but despite the nostalgia for the original I'd always opt for Time Pilot '84 when it came to the crunch, it really is a superb game that rewards repeat play.
I wasn't aware of Time Pilot '84. I'll have to check that out. Thanks Antiriad!

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Provvidenza » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:24 pm

Dragon's Lair, Marble Madness, Mr.Do ! Run Run, so many other favourites, can't just pick one, sorry.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:37 pm

Double Dragon

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by crotea » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:50 pm

Provvidenza wrote:Dragon's Lair, Marble Madness, Mr.Do ! Run Run, so many other favourites, can't just pick one, sorry.
Ahh I was waiting for someone to say dragons lair! Great choice.

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by r0jaws » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:53 pm

Quite a few, and most of them are pretty universal but I can whittle it down to a few...
Bubble Bobble,
Final Fight,
Outrun,
Galaga,
Hammerin' Harry
Aliens the arcade game

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