Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by resident paul » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:08 am

joefish wrote:Space Harrier, full motion cabinet.
I agree with that as I got the chance again early last month at Eurocon in germany! :D
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Post by the_hawk » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:26 am

Oh my, it's nigh on impossible to choose just one!

Brilliant call from Boggy there with Scramble, I think that is one of the first arcade games I ever fell in love with, the big primary colours, the chance to blow stuff up.

Also have a soft spot for Smash TV & Robotron, can't get enough of them.

The experience of 4 player Turtles/Simpsons/X-Men is also a brilliant memory for me.

Gonna go with the classic Missile Command though, I just wish I was good at it.
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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:08 am

the_hawk wrote:Gonna go with the classic Missile Command though, I just wish I was good at it.
Likewise me with my choice - Asteroids.

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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:32 pm

definitely star wars,it's one game that MAME just can't do justice without using the original controls,of course the moving cab is even better still.
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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by supermario » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Gauntlet

(or maybe Outrun - sit down cab)
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Post by DoraemonTheCat » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Umm.............

80's - Shinobi

90s - Mortal Kombat II

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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:28 pm

Probably Tekken 3, with Daytona and Time Crisis 2 runners-up. I spent many a college lunch break playing T3 back in the day.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:29 pm

Hitman_HalStep wrote:definitely star wars,it's one game that MAME just can't do justice without using the original controls,of course the moving cab is even better still.
Moving cab? Are you a little confused, perhaps thinking of another game?
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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:44 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Hitman_HalStep wrote:definitely star wars,it's one game that MAME just can't do justice without using the original controls,of course the moving cab is even better still.
Moving cab? Are you a little confused, perhaps thinking of another game?
um,i think i might have there.first hydraulic cab i used was outrun,it scared the cr@p out of me because i wasn't expecting it to move,now i'm thinking the star wars cab was there as well and i've welded the two thoughts together.
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Post by FatTrucker » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Ghosts and Goblins, Time Pilot, Asteroids....in that order.
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Post by Helensification » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:56 pm

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Post by jdanddiet » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:59 pm

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:02 pm

Close call between Battlezone, Missile Command and Star Wars, but


All the original Atari cabs up until about 1990 were class. Gauntlet, Crystal Castles, Marble Madness, Paperboy, 720 degrees, Centipede, Missile Command etc etc. They were all class games, all class cabs. Just loved the graphics, different control setups, distinctive digitised speech. You could fill an entire arcade with these cabs and die happy.
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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by nokgod » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:48 pm

Hmmmm, this is so difficult.

I feel i should say Space Invaders, Pacman, Galaxian, Phoenix, Moon Cresta, Hunchback or Golden Axe as i spent an inordinate amount of 10p's on those...but i'm going to plump for Lunar Lander.

I remember as a 10yr old seeing that beast of a cab for the first time and just loving it. It was so different to anything else i'd ever seen and although i couldn't play it for toffee (inertia meant nothing to me as a snot nosed kid) i kept going back to it for another go. The big thrust contoller was a big draw to me a small (ish) kid then, too! :)

I still play it on MAME but its just not the same, even though i can nail those X5 landings now :wink:

And of course, it paved the way for the seminal Asteroids.
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Re: Whats your FAVOURITE arcade game?

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:05 pm

Right now, tired and having had two pint of 80 tonight, I'm such a rebel on a school night, I'm going with 'I, Robot' from those lovely Atarians in 1983. Heady days.

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