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Your own arcade

Post by ncf1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:54 pm

Ive just been watching 'The King of Arcades' and I thought ok.. just say some nice person lets you rent out a space in the mall that can fit 10 arcade machines in (and gives you wads of cash just for good measure, such a lovely chap) : what machines would your own personal amusement centre contain? Not for anyone's else's pleasure mind you - just your own arcade, to your tastes.

I think my private arcade would be something like :

1. Double Dragon
2. Outrun
3. Virtual Striker 2
4. Galaga
5. Powerdrift
6. Rastan
7. Pacman
8. NBA Jam
9. Virtua Tennis 2
10. Final Fight

I'd also chuck in a few pinballs down the back, namely :

* Indiana Jones Adventure
* Tales Of The Arabian Nights
* Cirqus Voltaire

and I think that would entice a few customers in. If not, fine I'll just lock the doors and play by myself, doesn't bother me.

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by BellyFullOfHell » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:16 am

Star Wars
DoDonPachi Daioujou
Super Off Road
Virtua Racing
Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting
Bubble Bobble
House Of The Dead 2
Ghosts n Goblins

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by SpockIOM » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:58 am

Star Wars Trilogy
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
The Simpsons
Sonic Blastman
Pac Man
Pac Land
Space Harrier

I might throw a couple of pinball tables in too - Creature From The Black Lagoon was always a fave of mine.
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by r0jaws » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:04 am

Nice one, :)

1. Bubble Bobble
2. Outrun
3. Smash TV
4. Galaga
5. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
6. Metal Slug
7. Space Harrier
8. Gauntlet
9. 1942
10. Final Fight

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by psj3809 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:10 am

1 - Pole Position
2 - Out Run
3 - Star Wars
4 - Commando
5 - Bubble Bobble
6 - Space Harrier
7 - Gauntlet
8 - R-Type
9 - Ikari Warriors
10 - Robocop

So many classic games out there, still amazed i can play all of these on my PC or phone. 14 year old 'me' would be in heaven knowing that when i was back there in arcades spending all my pocket money on these games!

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by TheDude18 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:11 am

Ooooh, this is a toughie. So in no particular order.......

Driving Games -
Chase HQ
Hard Drivin'
Ridge Racer

Beat 'em Ups/Fighters -
Final Fight
Undercover Cops
Super Street Fighter II

Shoot 'em Ups (Of sorts) -
UN Squadron
Operation Wolf

Also not forgetting Mr. Do!

In order to keep it down to ten cabs I've left out one of my of my favourites, Mystic Warriors :cry:

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by stvd » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:24 am

Bomb Jack
Crystal Castles
Star Wars
Out Run
Black Tiger
Donkey Kong
Missile Command
Ms. Pac-Man
Track & Field

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by JamesC » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:44 am

Space Harrier (hydraulic)
Sunset Riders
Hyper Sports
Punch Out
Out Run
Spy Hunter
Super Sprint
Lethal Enforcers
Midnight Resistance

I've tried to pick games that have a strong nostalgia factor but still play well today.

There are loads more I'd like to try to squeeze in: Great Garianos,Ms Pac Man, Pac Land, Splatterhouse, Nemesis, Salamander, Prehistoric Isle...the list goes on.

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:50 am

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 3
Mortal Kombat II
Killer Instinct
Space Harrier
After Burner II
G-LOC: Air Battle (R-360)
Super Hang On

Of course some others would be nice to have too such as this nice F-Zero AX Arcade cabinet. :wink:

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Re: Your own arcade

Post by themightymartin » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:00 am

It's amazing how different my list is each time this question gets asked. Here's my current top picks:

Star Wars (cockpit)
Afterburner Climax (hydrolic)
The Simpsons (4-player)
Gunblade NY
Golden Axe 2: The Revenge of Death Adder
Rampage: World Tour
Smash TV
Prehistoric Isle
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by clarance » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:35 am

Great thread :)

Here's my list, best appreciated from behind a dark veil of cigarette smoke and bigger boys.

1 star wars

2 pac man

3 Astro Blaster

4 Phoenix

5 Asteroids

6 Missile Command

7 Paper Boy

8 Spy Hunter

9 Super Sprint

10 Track & Field
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by Greyfox » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:11 pm

Some great choice in these lists so far :D , with being an arcade loving censored, my ten would be

1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
2. Paperboy
3. Outrun (sit down)
4. Kung Fu Master
5. Shadow Warriors (Ninja Gaiden)
6. Chase H.Q. (sit down)
7. Stun Runner (sit down)
8. R-Type 2
9. Rolling Thunder
10. Shinobi

I could nearly triple to that list, but this would be my ultimate little arcade corner :)
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by Shinobi » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:25 pm

So many to choose from should be a top 30, 40 or even 50

1) Final Fight
2) Legionnaires
3) Sit down Out Run
4) Killer Instinct 1
5) Bad dudes vs Dragon Ninja
6) Gorf or Astro Blaster both have really cool speech
7) Rodlands
8) Donkey Kong
9) Vendetta
10) Starblade Alpha "calling Starfighter Geosword, calling Geosword"

If there's three pinball

Tales of the Arabian Nights
Gold Wings
Wizard of Oz
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by NorthWay » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:26 pm

Hm, I'll have to update this as you inspire me, but here goes

1. Gauntlet
2. Marble Madness
3. Crystal Castles
4. Donkey Kong Jr
5. Black Tiger
6. Bubble Bobble
7. Centipede/Millipede
8. Robotron 2084
9. Rainbow Islands
10. Popeye

1. Addams Family pinball
2. TBA
3. TBA
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Re: Your own arcade

Post by ncf1 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:11 pm

dammit you guys reminded me of three I couldn't possibly leave out.. Bubble Bobble, 1942 and also Wonderboy, so that leaves me in a conundrum. the landlord said only 10 machines.

oh well i'll sneak 'em in after dark.

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