Arcade machine Nirvana

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Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by shifter » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:18 pm

So there you sit looking at yor pc/phone etc reading this!!!!!

Now think quickley if you could own and have in your home right now what Arcade machine would it be? ...

Please dont say a mame cab. Would be much better just to get the game title.. cabinet size doesnt matter so could be coffee table or huge sega daytona usa ..not really bothered about tech specs either be it a jamma board blah blah just the game as more than anything else the game makes all the diffrence.

It may be that you like the game but love the style of the cab and artwork that would suit you and yours perfectley..


To start for me would have to be:-

Asteroids

Just for pure nostalgia...

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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by DPrinny » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:24 pm

I listed a few that id like to own on my site back in February.

I know a few people on another site that already have most the ones they want

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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:30 pm

It would have to be a cab that's hard to emulate in MAME due to the controls

Boils down to Battlezone , Missile Command or Star Wars

Will go for the original sit-in arcade cab Star Wars
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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by Dominoid » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:27 pm

Trog! I hadn't heard of this before I went to Arcade Barn for the Hiscore tourney but I fell in love with it. It's a really nice looking cab as well as an ace game. I've seen the NES version since but it's just not the same without the claymation graphics on the arcade version.
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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:31 am

Tempest - Fantastic game, hard to find a working example.

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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by bensonrad » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:35 am

Outrun and Paperboy, had a deal set up for that Turbo Outrun cockpit that was on ebay, got the pick up and delivery sorted and someone must have guzumped me, as never then heard back again from the seller :evil:

So bought a nice Zaccaria Universal cab instead with the money, not too sure how I am going to smuggle this one past my good wife though! oops
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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by Roo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:43 am

Point Blank. So damn arcadey, and I'm still having fun with it over fifteen years after originally playing it. Apparently the local arcade down the street sold off all their games for cheap when they closed down a few years back...including Point Blank. Gah!!
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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by Nintendo&Sega » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:00 pm

I could pick quite a few: Robocop, Dragonninja, T2 the Arcade game, TMHT (UK) the arcade game, SFII Championship Edition.

However, one game that stands above all those for me has to be The House Of The Dead simply because the only home conversion, which to all intents and purposes did it's best to be as faithful to the original, just didn't feel right (think software mode graphics together with some questionable loading times at certain points in the game which ruined the flow of the game). (The Sega Saturn version in case anyone is wondering).

Also, the actual cabinet itself it pretty cool in my opinion.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did Sega not say they are unlikely to re-release it any time soon on current Gen systems because the original source code went missing?

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Re: Arcade machine Nirvana

Post by ShadowNeku » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Space harrier cabinet would be fricken sweet. That or some classic street fighter action.
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