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What were or still are,your favorite arcade games ?

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  1. BDuncan

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    What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing and please say why for each ones named, whether you played them in an arcade, or played (or still play) them at home occasionally.
     
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    Slapfight remains my favourite schmup.

    Not that it is particularly brilliant in any way. It is quite pedestrian, with humdrum graphics and no particular innovations.

    However it was one of the few games available in the cafe where we used to hang out at lunchtimes as students. So with nothing much else to play, I got to know and love this game. Plus it is one of the few arcade games I've ever been able to complete on a single credit.

    I have this on Mame somewhere, but it isn't the same without a proper joystick.

    Other games that I loved.

    Robotron 2084 - a fantastic game all round. Graphics, sound, control method... and most of all a game that really challenges your hand-eye co-ordination. Once you get in the zone, the game is just so instinctive and as a result is really enjoyable. I play this on one of the Midway games compilations and it isn't too bad with the Xbox controller.

    Time Pilot - another game that challenged hand-eye co-ordination. It was very satisfying learning the best way to approach each era. Another game I have on Mame, but rarely play.

    Gorf - a revelation at the time. It talked to you, had a variety of gaming styles and not bad graphics for the time. But hey, most of all, it talked to you! Another game I have on Mame, but rarely play.

    Star Wars - a no brainer here. The sit-down cockpit, the graphics, the music, the gameplay, the Star Wars atmosphere... This is probably the only arcade game that (room & funds permitting) I'd ever consider buying. I don't think I have this on Mame, but TBH I wouldn't play it if I did. The big selling point of this game was the overall experience with the big cockpit - playing it on my desktop PC it just wouldn't be the same.
     
  3. General Panic

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    Loved Galaxians but my all time fav has to be the Original Space Invaders as that appeared in the pubs just when i reached (or just before actually) legal drinking age and many fond memories of this game. Still paly this occasionally on my old Atari console with the 2600 cart.

    We have an annual street market (one of the oldest in Europe) that comes every summer and again as a youngster i remember an old racing game with little cars zooming round the screen with the cabinet holding 4 steering wheels . Little oil slicks to foil you etc and cannot for the life of me remember the title. Plays like micromachines a lot but 20 odd years earlier. If any one also remembers the title and put me out of my misery i would be grateful and this game it would be a close 2nd.
     
  4. Miyazaki

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    probably street fighter 2. I never played any games as much as I played that on coin-op.

    Is it just me or does it seem like there are hardly any new arcade games any more? Is the home console killing them off?

    We must be due for some 256bit arcade games soon surely?
     
  5. CrispyXUK

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    ooh,

    Ghouls & Ghost
    Cadilacs & Dinosaurs
    Alien vs Predator
    Marvel vs Capcom
    Super Streetfighter 2 Turbo: X
    King of Fighter 97
    Daytona USA
    Virtua Fighter 3
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Salamanda
    Space Invaders
    Die Hard Arcade

    / I Really like capcom :)
     
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    I always use to play a driving game at my local arcade called Hot Rod(iirc) it was a top-down racer with 4 steering wheels, one on each side of the cabinet with the screen in the middle, and it might of been made by Sega. Dread to think how many 10p's i fed into it, hours of fun though.
     
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    Ah the arcades - I must admit that I spent vast proportions of the 1980's lurking in these dimly lit & smokey environments, lured in by the bright lights and garbled mixture of Outrun's Magical sound shower, Afterburners Red out and various other arcade tunes and noises. My fave games would have to be :

    Double Dragon
    Gauntlet
    Out Run
    Afterburner 2
    Power Drift
    R-Type
    Wec Le Mans
    Galaxy Force 2
    G-Loc (R-360 version - crap game, great Cab!)
    Daytona USA
    Street Fighter 2
    Crackdown
    Super Monaco GP
    Sega Rally
    Ferarri 355

    Rather a lot of SEGA on there - but let's face it, where the arcades were concerned they were GOD! The whole cabinet & game experience that SEGA churned out was superb :smashin: .
     
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    Defender on PS2 - a fantastic recreation of the original

    Arcadia on the Sinclair Spectrum - what memories!
     
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    Outrun
    Outrun 2
    Ferrari F355

    All these are my faveourite. If you want to play old classics then most bars on the french side of the channel by the harbours have old machines in!
     
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    Id be a big fan of all of the above. Is there any arcade websites out there dedicated to the games, past of present. Surely theres a site with all the latest arcade releases etc.etc.
     
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    THIS is the site you need :smashin: .
     
  12. CrispyXUK

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    Damn, you beat me :)
     
  13. vicbarry

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    Wow thanks folks. EXCELLENT!!! There goes my Friday
     

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