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PostSubject: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:19 am

Since we were speaking about arcade games in the time crisis thread I thought it would be worth
discussing our all time favourite arcade games and if we had the money and the space for a games
room what we would all put in there??

Prices,pictures can all be put in here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:26 am

I like the original arcade games i played as a kid.
Shinobi,Operation Wolf,Crusin USA to name a few.
I have a friend who has an arcade business.he has all the good stuff.
my other friend has 6 of his arcades in his garage, he's trying to sell me his SW pinball machine.it's like being back at the arcade room like when we were kid's.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:27 am

Pinball machine has to be the Addams family , I remember this for many years at most arcades!


Although I haven't played 4 the size of this machine looks awesome! Time Crisis 4, double unit!



And for a bit of 90's fun, the simpsons co-op Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:28 am

@vintageSWfan wrote:
I like the original arcade games i played as a kid.
Shinobi,Operation Wolf,Crusin USA to name a few.
I have a friend who has an arcade business.he has all the good stuff.
my other friend has 6 of his arcades in his garage, he's trying to sell me his SW pinball machine.it's like being back at the arcade room like when we were kid's.

Awesome, you should take some pictures Dan! I would love to see your friends arcade machines!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:29 am

awesome stuff Joe.I'll definitley have to take pic's of my bud's game room now and put the pic's up here.
Here are pic's of my favorite's




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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:34 am

Just for the record I don't own any, just wish I did! Those three would definitely be a good start!

I don't think I could stop at just a few though , and at 1-5 K each that would be a problem very quickly Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:38 am




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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:39 am

They are pricey,what i do is play the games at my friend's house beat the game now i don't have to buy it. lol! lol!
He's always shuffling new arcades all over town selling old own's getting new one's that's what the cool part is i never get bore with an old game, stuff is alway's changing.it's cool my bud does this for a living the only hard part is helping load these games on and off his fk'n truck there f'n heavy.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:43 am

What game is that AJ?

I hear you Dan, expensive and heavy and boredom could set in! I think it would be hard for anyone outside the US / UK or Asia to really have a chance to get an arcade machine collection going especially if you wanted to constantly switch the games around, just too expensive to import them and find them round here!

Maybe when I win the lottery and can move over to the US (coz they only let wealthy people in Wink ) then I will lol
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:45 am

Oh james that brought back memories of an old arcade i played at the roller rink as a kid it was called 1942.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:26 am

1942 & B52 were great.


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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:06 am

All the Co-op beatem up games of the 90s were great....

- X-men
- Simpsons
- TMNT

Then you got to go to the fighting games that started it all...

- Street Fighter 2
- Mortal Kombat 1
- Mortal Kombat 2
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:17 am

I think Shawn and I have spoken about arcade games in the past and we talked about the X-Men game ,
sure he sent me a video link about comparing all the console/arcade X-men games and that was
by far the best!

I don't remember if I played the TMNT game...maybe I did!

I did enjoy street fighter and mortal kombat, great button bashing games!

Did Golden Axe come out on an arcade machine? Was a bit like streets of rage but with swords and skeletons!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:38 am

Mine were Outrun, Double Dragon, Guantlet and R-Type Classics Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:32 pm

Some very great games mentioned here. I always loved going to the arcade as a kid and a part of me certainly wishes that they were still popular today. Here's a picture I snapped of the arcade I spent most of my time in when they were renovating it for a new store in the mall. Pretty sad day for me. Sad



In the 80's I played a lot of the classic games like Pac-man, Centipede, Space Invaders. Another one that I remember playing quite a bit is Ikari Warriors. I was probably about 7 or 8 at the time and this was still when my family lived in Las Vegas. There was a gas station not far from my house that friends and I would go to. I used to get Garbage Pail Kids cards there, candy, and they had the Ikari Warriors cabinet that I'd throw a few quarters at. I don't think I ever got too far in the arcade version, but later on went through the game on the NES.



Then came along all the fighting games. I'm sure I spent way too much money in my early teens on SF2 in the arcade. That was the game that everyone talked about during school and it seemed like you could find a cabinet anywhere. The arcades had it, gas stations, Wal-Mart, etc. I remember it being quite the deal to just wait to get a play on the thing. Also, all the rumors of a home version coming soon. My cousin was the first one who introduced me to Mortal Kombat and I remember being blown away by the digitized actors, blood, and fatalities. I was one who liked both games and never really preferred one over the other. One other mention is Virtua Fighter. I was never really good at this one, but thought the polygon graphics were amazing for the time.



I also enjoyed the side scrolling beat em up games that have been mentioned. The Simpsons, X-Men, TMNT, etc games were always fun. One of your cheaper movie theatres had most of those games, so I would play, while waiting to meet up with friends for a movie.


During much of this time, I was also a Star Wars fan/collector. Star Wars acrcade machines were few and far between, but there were a few that I enjoyed.

There's the original arcade game with the vector graphics. One of the first games that you could reenact the trench run from A New Hope.



Around the time of the Street Fighter 2 craze this pinball game came out. It is the first one that I remember incorporating a screen above the machine that showed pixilated clips from the movie, scoring, etc. The game also had music and sound clips throughout the whole time while playing. I recently got to play this again at a pinball museum earlier this year.



A little later Sega came out with Star Wars Trilogy Arcade. The main levels that I can remember on this is a speeder bike type level and another in echo base where your on foot shooting snowtroopers. You didn't have full control of the main character but I still enjoyed it.




The last game I'll mention is the Episode 1 Racer Game. I found this game a lot of fun and some places had 4 of them hooked up together for racing friends.




I have a friend who builds MAME cabinets and when I eventually get a bigger place, would love to have one. It is at least one way to enjoy some of these games with a similar type experience. And a lot cheaper than owning several cabinets.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:48 pm

I was a huge fan of Pac-man, Miss Pac-man, Tempest, Centipede, Astoroids, Joust, and Galaga. I'll hunt for shot pix of them later to post.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:56 pm

I'm a big pinball and arcade fan. [brag on]These are in the same room as my star wars collection.[brag off]





Also got a upright generic arcade cabinet and cocktail (tabletop) arcade cabinet running MAME.

There was a massive gap in my vintage collection due to these machines Smile Perhaps I am not a TRUE vintage collector after all
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:20 pm

I had to google it: MAME- Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. I'd love a tabletop/cocktail machine- & I'd 'brag' about it to Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:47 pm

MAME is the best piece software....ever! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:59 pm

so strange nobody is saying wonderboy or dubble dragon

shinobi aswell , and def mortal combat 1.2.3

played a lot of dubble bubble aswell , lol

i actually have the mortal 2 combat arcade machine midmay if iam not mistaken

i actually have it standing in storage for over two years because i couldent get in in the house i used to live , but it will come to my new adress soon

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:15 pm

Fav arcade games would be:

Bubble Bobble
Twin Cobra
1942
1943 Kai
Gemini Wing
Wonderboy
Golden Axe
Shadow Warriors
TMNT
Snow Bros
Mortal Kombat 3

probably a bunch more..
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:57 pm

@jimmymindtricks wrote:
so strange nobody is saying wonderboy or dubble dragon

shinobi aswell , and def mortal combat 1.2.3

played a lot of dubble bubble aswell , lol

i actually have the mortal 2 combat arcade machine midmay if iam not mistaken

i actually have it standing in storage for over two years because i couldent get in in the house i used to live , but it will come to my new adress soon


Unfortunately I never got into Double Dragon in the arcades. It is a favorite game of mine, but I am more familiar with the NES version.

Speaking of games like that, one I also forgot to mention was Final Fight. I was really disappointed when it was ported to the SNES and didn't have Guy or two player mode. The later Sega CD version was a lot closer to the arcade.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:03 pm

I love Golden Axe. I ended up getting it on SNES and played the hell out it. Turtles was fun too, if you had someone playing with you. Hell, makes me want to go get a cabinet now.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:25 am

Cejay awesome pinball pic that is the exact same pinball machine my friend want's to sell me.
Here are pic's from his arcade room in his garage.










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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite Arcade games   Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:32 am

Awesome little arcade setup that. My current pinball lineup is Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Doctor Who.. 3 of my favourite things Smile

That Star Wars looks to be in OK condition. They just require maintenance unfortunately.
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