What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

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Choose your favourite Universal arcade game!

Space Panic
2
13%
Mr. Do!
9
56%
Lady Bug
0
No votes
Super Don Quixote
0
No votes
Mr. Do's Castle
2
13%
Cosmic Avenger
1
6%
Do! Run Run!
0
No votes
Jumping Jack
0
No votes
Mr. Do's Wild Ride
0
No votes
Other?
2
13%
 
Total votes: 16

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What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:20 am

I know you all love these arcade polls so he's another one for you!

What is your favourite arcade game by famous Mr. Do! creators Universal?

You can watch a video of all their games HERE!

Or take a look HERE to see a complete list of their many coin-ops.


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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by NorthWay » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks to the ColecoVision I have this strange affection for Cosmic Avenger. But they really did a lot of superb games!

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:18 pm

NorthWay wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Thanks to the ColecoVision I have this strange affection for Cosmic Avenger. But they really did a lot of superb games!
I'm a big fan of Cosmic Avenger too, great game.

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by Crusty Starfish » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:54 am

Mr Do!

It will win of course.

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:41 am

Yeah, I think it was obvious Mr. Do! would run away with it, even if I personally prefer Mr. Do's Castle.

I would love to know who voted other though and what game they were thinking of!

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by thebear » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 pm

Mr Do

Have even had the pleasure of playing one "in the wild" so to speak a few times last few years when have been to the Isle of Wight
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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by kiwimike » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:18 am

I'm going to go Space Panic.

Loved it, although preferred the Lode Runner speed and level variety it obviously inspired. It was just such a cool original game (one I had to sneak into a pub to play as a kid as local arcades didn't have it). Played Apple panic on the Apple II at school a lot.

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by gary_m_walton » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:28 pm

Actually Do Run Run was a *superb* game and, to me is the true spiritual successor to Mr Do. It's one of my favourite games (along with Mr Do of course!). There are plenty of gameplay options and it's simply fun to play.

I found Mr Do's castle a little too hard, personally.
However, don't dismiss Mr Do's Wild Ride either which was also good. Very playable.

Incidentally, I always thought Mr Do was under-rated. Pac-Man got all the accolades yet, IMHO, didn't have the variety of gameplay that Mr Do has.
Now, I now never play Pac-Man but play Mr Do frequently!

BTW check out www.arcadeclub.co.uk Brilliant retro arcade (based in Bury) and they have a *real* Mr Do!
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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:44 am

kiwimike wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:18 am
I'm going to go Space Panic.

Loved it, although preferred the Lode Runner speed and level variety it obviously inspired. It was just such a cool original game (one I had to sneak into a pub to play as a kid as local arcades didn't have it). Played Apple panic on the Apple II at school a lot.
I think Apple Panic is actually one of those cases where the clone became almost as well known as the original!

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by Matt_B » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:58 am

The Laird wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:44 am
kiwimike wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:18 am
I'm going to go Space Panic.

Loved it, although preferred the Lode Runner speed and level variety it obviously inspired. It was just such a cool original game (one I had to sneak into a pub to play as a kid as local arcades didn't have it). Played Apple panic on the Apple II at school a lot.
I think Apple Panic is actually one of those cases where the clone became almost as well known as the original!
You can add Horace and the Spiders to that list. I thought that was an original idea for a while, unlike the other Horace games that were obviously based upon arcade games that I knew.

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by SpecChum81 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:51 pm

I'd actually only heard of Mr. Do! and Lady Bug, so I'll have to tip my hat to Mr. Do!
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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:15 pm

I would actually say that Mr Do! is far more Dig Dug than Pacman (and I prefer Dig Dug)
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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:10 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:15 pm
I would actually say that Mr Do! is far more Dig Dug than Pacman (and I prefer Dig Dug)
Yeah, Lady Bug is Universal's Pac-Man clone

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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by Bluce_Ree » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:46 pm

+1 vote for Mr Do's Castle.
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Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Post by bensonrad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 pm

What no Magical Spot! that cab has beautiful artwork on it for sure.
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