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What’s the best arcade machine you’ve played and why?

Post by GarryG » Tue May 29, 2007 8:11 am

Although I liked all the hydraulics, laserdisc and VR machines for their novelty value, I would have to say my absolute favourite was the multiplayer version of Gauntlet, where all the players stood round the ‘table’.

I think this was the first game that required multiplayer cooperation, with four players all needing to help each other in order to get to the next level. This aspect seemed to make it even more addictive, and longer lasting than some of the other ‘novelty’ based machines.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue May 29, 2007 8:12 am

Super Sprint, similar idea, actually let you play more than 2 player, very addictive.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 29, 2007 8:20 am

Star Wars. For transporting me to a place far, far away.
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Post by RocketRanger » Tue May 29, 2007 9:31 am

tsk...the finest arcade machine ever made was clearly "Lucky & Wild"


One player drives, the other player shoots. Every James Bond/Lethal Weapon fantasy come true.

They should totally remake this game, only the driver would need all the gears, clutch and controls of a real car and the gun should kick-back like the real thing (I'd imagine), also it'd be neat if you were forced to drive around Milton Keynes roundabout system in the rain...and your chasing some guy in a Ford escort throwing drugs and stuff out of the drivers window....and you have to keep the camera on him for evidence......and..and..

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Post by sleeper77 » Tue May 29, 2007 9:37 am

G-Loc R360. I did as many loops as I could from start to finish, or tried to do the whole mission upsidedown. I wish they would bring that back to the arcades (although preferably not Sega Park).

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Post by psj3809 » Tue May 29, 2007 10:08 am

Gotta agree with Star Wars. Obviously loved the film as a kid and seeing that huge great cockpit to get into back then was amazing. Game wasnt bad at all despite simple vector graphics, with the sounds/audio from the film it was an amazing experience for a kid

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Post by Stainy » Wed May 30, 2007 3:52 am

For me is was Super Sprint/Championship Sprint.. and Marble Madness :)

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Post by SirClive » Wed May 30, 2007 3:59 am

Outrun Deluxe
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Post by The Master » Wed May 30, 2007 4:06 am

Another vote for Marble Madness, that trackball was out of this world back then.

It was also the first arcade game I ever heard with a proper soundtrack. In fact I liked the soundtrack so much that I "borrowed" my Dad's portable tape recorder and went to stand next to the machine until someone played it, so I could record the theme and listen to it later.

After the umpteenth listen I knew the placement of every single "f*ck!", "sh*t!" and "you b@stard!" by heart :)

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Post by hungry_hog » Wed May 30, 2007 4:42 am

I always loved rock 'n rage

It's a konami game, the format of which they used later in Zombies on the SNES. Overhead scrolling shmup with huge bosses.

Came out on 1986...they had it on the dodgy cafe near to my school along with Karate Cmamp and Rampage...

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Post by daverage » Wed May 30, 2007 5:10 am

I loved pitfighter.
At the time it was a real breath of uniqueness!!

Of course the best was starwars sit down. To this day I get goose bumps playing that (If I ever see it!!) It is one of the few games to capture the awesome rush you got from watching the death star run!!
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Post by felgekarp » Wed May 30, 2007 5:40 am

I used to like the 4 player Sega Hotrod machine as seen on here

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Post by Kaede » Wed May 30, 2007 5:50 am

Gotta be the Outrun or Space Harrier sit down cabs.

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Post by RetroRik » Wed May 30, 2007 7:21 am

The one's i remember the most from back in the day were Crossbow, Discs of Tron, Time Pilot, Sinistar and Star Wars.

Have to say i liked them all equally. :D

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Post by FatTrucker » Wed May 30, 2007 7:33 am

SirClive wrote:Outrun Deluxe
Oh yes. Still illicits that tingly spine every time you sit in one and the music starts pumping from the speakers.

Like Rik I also loved Time Pilot, another game that once you've looped it a time or two its perhaps only surpassed by Robotron for sheer physical involvement with the machine.
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