Forgotten Arcade games that never received home conversions

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Forgotten Arcade games that never received home conversions

Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:00 am

I remember certain games from the arcades that were amazing at the time and never received a good or in fact any home conversion to either console or computer. My top 3 games that were crying out for a decent home version are:

Mystic Warriors - Konami - Sequel to Sunset Riders with ninjas!
Xexex - Konami - Awesome shooter, AMAZING graphics. Maybe nothing could handle it at the time!
R-Type Leo - WTF? Why not? Where? Hello R-Types on PSone?

Maybe they were just too underground or something - but hey loads of crap arcades got conversions!!

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:03 am

Konami's GTI club.. Just like being in the Italian Job with the Minis and pass the bomb mode was a lot of fun..

If you want to play it at home you have to buy the arcade machine...

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Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:07 am

Ahhh GTI Club - defo overlooked. That game was amazing, didn't it have a hand brake you could yank on for skidding around corners? :D

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Post by Ash » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:07 am

Completely agree with all of the above but how about...

The Outfoxies (Namco, 1994) A great platform/fighting game with some outrageous sprite scaling effects. Quite why this never got a SNES conversion is beyond me.

http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?let ... me_id=8941

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:08 am

Yup, thats the one...
I got a single stand up version and a knackered Twin sit down I am trying to restore... nightmare job...

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Post by Ash » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:10 am

Opa-Opa wrote:Yup, thats the one...
I got a single stand up version and a knackered Twin sit down I am trying to restore... nightmare job...
There used to be one of the twin cabs in my local arcade. I had some great lunch breaks from college on the machine...until the operators removed all the coin-ops and replaced them with chav-baiting pool tables. :x

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Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:16 am

Ash wrote:There used to be one of the twin cabs in my local arcade. I had some great lunch breaks from college on the machine...until the operators removed all the coin-ops and replaced them with chav-baiting pool tables. :x
Was that Playland in Wakey by any chance?
Once the best arcade EVER now the worst... :(

And Outfoxies was cool......never seen it to buy anywhere on PCB though I don't think, must be a bit of a rarity.

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Post by golgo13 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:22 am

Heavy Barrell = rotary joystick game in the same vain as Ikari. Nice graphics (same style as Midnight Resistance). Lots of guns and other weapons including the the Heavy Barrell itself. By DataEast.

Aliens = Top arcade game by Konami.
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Post by Ash » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:24 am

Mootown wrote: Was that Playland in Wakey by any chance?
Once the best arcade EVER now the worst... :(
It sure was. Playland was amazing in its prime...rows and rows of 2D gems.
Towny wrote:And Outfoxies was cool......never seen it to buy anywhere on PCB though I don't think, must be a bit of a rarity.
Its meant to be mega rare. I've only ever seen it on Mame to be honest.

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Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:30 am

golgo13 wrote:Aliens = Top arcade game by Konami.
Agreed. So good I had to buy the PCB board :D
Not quite the same when it's free to play though as when it was 50p a go and you only had 3 quid pocket money.....one credit survival!!!

Funny how most of the ones I wanted home conversions for were Konami games - they were on a roll in the late 80's/early 90's...

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Post by Kaede » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:36 am

Progear.

It's on the CPS2 board meaning we could easily see a DC/Saturn/PS2 port but it will never happen. :cry:

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Post by merman » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:06 am

Hot Chase - 3D racing game a lot like Chase HQ, only your car had a bomb in it and you were racing to the next checkpoint to defuse it. Great moments include a Smokey & The Bandit style leap over a train.

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Post by Swainy » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:20 am

I always wanted to see a home version Prisoners of War by SNK. I also would have liked to have seen a conversion of Wardner.

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Post by redleader28 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:45 am

StarWars Arcade. I remember seeing it in the arcade and going mad. Dueling with Vader and Boba Fett was awesome. It was supposed to come out for the dreamcast but alas it never saw the light of day as far as I know.
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Post by revgiblet » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:50 am

Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Brilliant Golden Axe gameplay with plenty of role-playing additions.
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