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04-27-2011, 01:21 AM
Hey guys! So, maybe I'm making myself sound old (i'm still in my 20's, honest), but how many remember those over-priced impossibly hard arcade games that could be found at the local pool-hall/laundromat/bar lobby? They weren't really THAT hard I guess... but i was like 6 and had a finite number of quarters!! Which ones did you play/love? Newer arcade games are cool too, (i'm thinking of DDR atm) so if you didn't get to experience those 'old' games, tell us your fave 'new' one!
There was Ms. Pac-man at the pool hall, and two different pinball games. Super Mario Bros. was at the laundromat (coolest arcade set up i've ever seen, two screens, so that two different games could be going on simultaneously), and a fight game of some type at the bar... Can't remember which... street fighter or punch-out or mortal kombat maybe.
Anyway, favorite was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game... I actually didn't play it on an arcade machine, but my cousin had it for the NES (or was it SNES... pretty sure it's too old to be SNES) so I borrowed it and didn't spend a thousand dollars in quarters trying to beat the darned thing.
04-27-2011, 04:15 AM
I remember one time when I was probably around 5 or 6 (don't really remember) we were traveling and I was really good at some Simpsons pinball game in a pizzeria, to the point that a bunch of people were actually watching me play it.
There used to be a place sort of nearby that had a lot of old arcade games (they've since closed down though) and I went to quite a few birthday parties there. They had Bust-A-Move (very addictive, and that music STILL gets stuck in my head!) and the Turtles arcade game, which four people including me at one party spent almost the entire time playing. And yeah, the arcade game (I'm assuming you mean this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nJ-9kZhJQ) one) is an NES game (I have it and still play it sometimes).
04-27-2011, 01:20 PM
(I'm assuming you mean this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nJ-9kZhJQ) one)
Yep!! that's the one!! I was pretty sure that it must have been put on some of those arcade machines, but there just wasn't one locally for me... Thank goodness for cousins! haha!
04-27-2011, 06:36 PM
I saw and played 3 arcades on pool in Wyszkow, it was : Out-Run, Hang-On and Space Gun. Generally I love arcade, 8 and 16 bit games. My favourite games are Super Mario Bros. series from NES and SNES, and arcades by Midway, Atari Games and Taito.
Has anyone watched carefully Tron:Legacy? There ,,played'' many great arcades in scenes in arcade center.
I recognised Mario Bros., Space Invaders, Spy Hunter, Elevator Action and Tron.
I used to play TMNT on a neighbour's Sega Mega Drive 2.
The arcade game I use to play the most was in a beach bar were I used to hang out in the summer. I don't recall the name of the game but it as a shooter side-scroller. The game was very straightfoward, but somehow addictive. My favourite arcade will always be Metal Slug.
I remember also this cool machine with one of those screen helmets that sense movement and also a tracked gun, in a big mall in Lisbon. The game itself was crappy, all you had to do was look around an shoot incoming missiles, but at that time, was probably the most cool hardware a kid could find.
05-27-2011, 07:09 PM
Well on my arcade machine now, I tend to play lots of Street Fighter, particularily Alpha series and 3.
I also like to play Puzzle Bobble. Very fun, especially if you have someone to compete against.
(My little brother is second only to me at that game. It was hilarious when my older brother cockily agreed to play him, then got absolutely slaughtered! XD)
Also another game to look out for is The Outfoxies.
Basically Smash Bros. before it even existed.
Very fun and unique little fighter.
I also like to play Space Harrier (though the controls seem a bit iffy. probably needs some tweaking), Pac-man, Asteroids, X-men, Simpsons, and other Konami beat-em-ups.
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