What's your favourite arcade game?

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by RUOK » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Either Killer Instinct or Street Fighter 2, got fond memories of both in the Metro Centre arcade

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by AmigaJay » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:10 pm

Best arcade experience has to be the original Star Wars arcade cab, from the massive screen, 3d graphics, amazing sound and controls, simply nothing like it at the time, this is what arcades will be remembered for and sadly generations of people are missing out on experiences like these having never played any arcade games....
But really too hard to just pick one fav though...

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by kiwimike » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:26 pm

God Almighty, what a question!

Thinking of the faves that get a regular go, includes Donkey Kong, Gyruss, Scramble, Time Pilot, Xevious. But my absolute fave for just sheer gameplay Zen would be Robotron.

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Mire Mare » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:07 am

Star Wars sit down arcade for me too. I do have a serious soft spot for Atari's I Robot though.

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Misery » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:06 am

Space Duel.

Runners up might be:

Moon Patrol
Robotron
Galaxian
Jungler

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by SoupDragon » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:14 am

Operation Wolf, Double Dragon and Ghosts n Goblins. There are more but those are the cabs id chuck in my private arcade first (if I had one lol) :wink:
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Sepp Salerno » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:59 pm

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by thebear » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:40 am

Got to go with Star Wars too
such great memories of that game, especiallly on holiday when I was a kid when it was first released

just pipped Galaxians

others in my top ten (well this time anyway, tomorrow probably be different)-

Double Dragon
Gauntlet
Operation Wolf
APB
Commando (tho hard)
Outrun
Afterburner
Hot-Rod
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by tux » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:51 am

The Laird wrote:Incredibly hard to choose just one, but I will go with Pit-Fighter
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by pforson » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:03 am

Puzzle Bobble. The best 2 player game I've ever played.

Closely followed by (in no particular order):

Warlords
Raiden
Outrun
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Fishsta » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:08 am

r0jaws wrote:Quite a few, and most of them are pretty universal but I can whittle it down to a few...

Hammerin' Harry
Blimey, that one was a rarity to find. I only ever saw it in one place, a holiday camp site games room just outside Newquay, Cornwall. Cracking game, though, but I never managed to get past the level with the cars driving back and forth.

Right, my favourite arcade game... is Virtua Cop 3. But that's not really very retro, but then again, my next choice, Time Crisis 2, isn't MUCH better.

After that, I'd probably pick Chase HQ.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by errolwd40 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:54 pm

DAYTONA USA FOR ME, I WAS RUBBISH AT IT THE FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES I PLAYED IT (NOT EVEN FINISHING THE EASIEST COURSE), BUT SOON BECAME DECENT.

I ALSO LOVED THE SATURN VERSION AS WELL, DESPITE THE POP UP.

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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by Panther Clipper » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:36 am

has to be the original ridge racer sit down cabinet for me, it totally blew my mind, it was so immersive and exciting, if i had the room and finances i would have one right next to my bed so i could play it every morning.
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Re: What's your favourite arcade game?

Post by learnedrobb » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Splatterhouse. Not the best, or easiest, of games but it always brings a smile to my face when I tumble upon a cab in an arcade.
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