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Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:24 am
by JamesC
A few 90s ones (from my student union days):

GTI Club - A brilliant arcade racer with nimble handling, hidden shortcuts and handbrake turns. We used to get quite competitive at this - loved it.

Radikal Bikers - Basically a Crazy Taxi rip off but possibly a bit easier and very fun.

Title Fight - Sega's fantastic arcade boxing game.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:02 am
by icemann
I remember really loving the Castlevania arcade game that was under a different name. Never actually played it myself at the arcade, and only saw it once. But it looked really impressive.

Got to play it in Mame32 decades later, and I completely suck at it. Which is odd as I'm really good at the rest of the 2D Castlevania's.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 am
by BellyFullOfHell
icemann wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:02 am
I remember really loving the Castlevania arcade game that was under a different name. Never actually played it myself at the arcade, and only saw it once. But it looked really impressive.

Got to play it in Mame32 decades later, and I completely suck at it. Which is odd as I'm really good at the rest of the 2D Castlevania's.
Haunted Castle? I own the PS4 version, and it sucks. It's very clunky and still even in comparison to the early NES Castlevania's - I keep attempting to learn to play it properly because I usually love all things Castlevania, but even I can't be bothered to persevere with this one.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:56 am
by icemann
Agreed. Though the person I watched play it, got pretty damn far in it. I dunno how that's even possible, as it's hard as hell.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 am
by Shinobi
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 am
icemann wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:02 am
I remember really loving the Castlevania arcade game that was under a different name. Never actually played it myself at the arcade, and only saw it once. But it looked really impressive.

Got to play it in Mame32 decades later, and I completely suck at it. Which is odd as I'm really good at the rest of the 2D Castlevania's.
Haunted Castle? I own the PS4 version, and it sucks. It's very clunky and still even in comparison to the early NES Castlevania's - I keep attempting to learn to play it properly because I usually love all things Castlevania, but even I can't be bothered to persevere with this one.
On the 1cc Superplay that came with the PS2 Haunted Castle they only used the stopwatch item. It freezes all the bosses even Dracula himself.

I got to level 3 on 1cc but those 3 ghost girls sub bosses finish me off all the time. The stopwatch diesn’t work on the ghost girls, but the guy on the replay beats them easy. There was also safe spots such as the bats on level 1 just before Medusa.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:52 pm
by arcadez
B. Rap. Boys

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The follow up to DJ Boy which i suppose could be considered obscure also, nice wee beat em up with a really good hip hop soundtrack.


Heavy Unit

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Similar to R-type with gameplay to match a true hidden gem.


Cannon Dancer / Osman

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Created by a few of the same team that worked on Capcom's Strider some consider this to be the best sequel

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
by arcadez
Shinobi wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Greyfox wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Being a massive Arcadian myself, Empire City: 31 was indeed a great little game later to appear under a very close conversion under a different name for the Atari ST called "Prohibition" was more or less this game. For me and newly discovered a few years back was
Night Slasher
Air Rescue
Biomechanical
Black Panther
Bonze Adventure

These are some nice games to have a go. So many undiscovered gems out there.
This^^^^ You listed two of my favourite games in Night Slashers and Bronze Adventure
Ah Night Slashers like you it's one of my faves also, i never tire of doing the jump stomp driving an enemy into the ground then kicking it's head off :)

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 pm
by shadowflare7799
elevator action returns and gundhara arcade both games I did 1cc runs of on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j-USsRLAes&t=959s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVaxaEygrXQ&t=131s the first ones elevator action returns and the second is gundhara. For anybody that doesn't know Gundhara is a banpresto game.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:51 am
by kiwimike
I love 80s arcaders probably more than any other gaming, many of these mentioned I'd never heard of! Will have to do some research and give them a go.

Not so much obscure, but 'esser well known' games for want of a better term I enjoyed were Jungler , Tutankham , Targ, Uni Wars, Astro Invader/Kamakaze, Ozma Wars. The real early games lol

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:42 pm
by shadowflare7799
I forgot two others.. Trick Trap/Labyrinth Runner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiBJ9IESnjE&t=76s and Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3BqDO71u04&t=1412s

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
by Sega2006
Millie Miglia and a similar Rally game that I can't recall the name of but did have the same generation of Toyota Celica in it as Sega Rally did.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 pm
by Antiriad2097
Sega2006 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Rally game that I can't recall the name of but did have the same generation of Toyota Celica in it as Sega Rally did.
Neo Drift Out?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Tm9FxsXU8

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:10 pm
by Sega2006
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Sega2006 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Rally game that I can't recall the name of but did have the same generation of Toyota Celica in it as Sega Rally did.
Neo Drift Out?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Tm9FxsXU8
Certainly looks like it could be it, it's been about 20 years though memories a little foggy, remember its replacement vividly though in the club house as they swapped it for Aliens.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 pm
by Sputryk
Grobda.

Ghox.

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
by Chinnico
Directly from the 80s:

Pirate ship Higemaru
Rescue
Eggs
Make Trax
Hole land (maybe not favourite, but I played it a lot during a summer vacation)
and one of my all timie favourites (even if not properly lesser known): Exerion