What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

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Choose your favourite!

Crazy Climber
4
22%
Moon Cresta
9
50%
Frisky Tom
0
No votes
Armed Formation F
0
No votes
Seicross
0
No votes
Mag Max
0
No votes
Terra Cresta
5
28%
SF-X
0
No votes
Galivan
0
No votes
Other?
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 18

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What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:17 pm

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As the title says, what's your favourite arcade game by Japanese coin-op company Nichibutsu?

There's a lot of obscure games by also some real classics so pick wisely!

Here's a video of them all in action.

And here is a list of their many games.

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by kiwimike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:15 pm

Straight to Crazy Climber for me! :)

Though it's the bloody sound effects of Moon Cresta I can't get out of my head :lol:

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Post by The Laird » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Crazy Climber for me too. Always been a favourite of mine since I was a kid on holiday at Butlins.

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by PaulEMoz » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Everyone who says Moon Cresta is wrong, unless they haven't played a single other Nichibutsu game. It may evoke the earliest fond memories, but it's horrible to play! :P

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by Crusty Starfish » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:02 am

Well, I've played Moon Cresta, Terra Cresta, Galvan, mag Max and Crazy Climber...

and MOON CRESTA is the one for me! :mrgreen:

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by kiwimike » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:42 am

Never understood why a plug n play Crazy Climber wasn't produced for at home. On Coin Op TV during an interview it was even mentioned as there were so many requests for it.

Yeah, Moon Cresta- could never get the hang of that. But those sound effects etch in and don't let go :)

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Post by thebear » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am

Great memories of playing both Moon Cresta on holiday as a kid
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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by demon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:58 am

I've always found Terra Cresta to be better than Moon Cresta.

I would really like to like Crazy Climber, but I still haven't managed to learn how to properly control the character :roll:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Crazy climber needs twin sticks to play properly, since each stick is dedicated to right/left hands. With a decent twin stick setup, it feels quite normal to be reaching up/down/left/right with one hand then following on with the other in a climbing motion. It doesn't work nearly so well if you try to use a joypad or keys. Not played it in years, but pretty good once you get the hang of it.

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by kiwimike » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:42 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Crazy climber needs twin sticks to play properly, since each stick is dedicated to right/left hands. With a decent twin stick setup, it feels quite normal to be reaching up/down/left/right with one hand then following on with the other in a climbing motion. It doesn't work nearly so well if you try to use a joypad or keys. Not played it in years, but pretty good once you get the hang of it.
Yeah, played it a bit on MAME and kind of got the hang of button control once you get into the swing of things, but really does need the two sticks to play properly.
Would love a decent home version, if not a plug n play with decent stick control the sticks on a xbox/PS pad would do if it was available for store purchase/download

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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by shiftytigger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:33 pm

Moon Cresta. One of my favourite , though i was better on the Spectrum version than the arcade.
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Re: What's your favourite Nichibutsu arcade game?

Post by The Laird » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 am

Looks like Moon Cresta was the run away winner here!

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