Author Topic: Classic Arcade Games  (Read 1557 times)

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on: October 04, 2018, 09:29:24 AM
Not really 'console gaming' but more related here then to other categories, I think...

Been thinking of a few of my favorite classic stand-up (and sit-down) arcade games from back in the day. I think we talked about this recently but I'm a bit out of it at the moment.

Cyberball 2072 was one I played a lot with friends...might be a great game IRL too, who knows!



Star Wars was a big favorite, too...



There's many others but I'll leave it at that. What about the rest of you?



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Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 09:32:58 AM
I played that Star Wars game a crap ton. Same for the Star Trek Tactical Combat Simulator (another vector graphics game).

Gauntlet is probably my all-time favorite console game. The four person multi-player was awesome.

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Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Now I must think about this...

5.  Red Baron
4.  GORF
3.  Track and Field (with trackball rather than buttons)
2.  Star Wars
1.  Dragon's Lair

Crazy thing is, I'd stuff a quarter in any of them today without hesitation...


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Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 09:43:04 AM
^I played the hell out of both of those. A few others I loved: Gyruss, Nemesis, Gorf, Gun.Smoke

Ninja'd! By both I meant Star Wars and Star Trek. Tail Gunner was another one.

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Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 09:43:25 AM
Track and Field was great. Agreed about the track ball. Not sure I ever played a version with only buttons.

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Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 10:55:56 AM
Gauntlet was definitely a blast with 4 players.

3 players we used to play a lot of Rampage!

Our favourite drinking spot, despite the fact we were underage, had a sit down Tempest machine that we must have easily bought with the amount of coins we pumped in to it while drinking. Years later our group actually aquired a sit down Tempest machine that one buddy is able to keep running. We still play that alot when we gather at his place.

Also remember playing lots of Zaxxon.


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Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 10:59:40 AM
Also remember playing lots of Zaxxon.

Same. I also loved Omega Race.



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Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 11:10:33 AM
Odd, I don't remember Omega Race at all.

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Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 11:23:00 AM
Nor I.  ???


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Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 11:23:46 AM
Losers  :Loser:

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Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 02:17:19 PM
I worked at a video game arcade the summer that Street Fighter II Tournament Edition was released.  You can guess where there were lines for hours.


I enjoyed Galaga, but I really loved the hard-to-find Galaga '88.

Gorf & Tron were cool b/c there were multiple things in each game.

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Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 02:24:05 PM

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Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 03:54:00 PM

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Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 04:08:52 PM
I keep throwing quarters at the screen, but nothing is happening.

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Reply #14 on: October 04, 2018, 04:11:19 PM
S p a c e  I n v a d e r s

And one where you had 2 stick-like cowboys shooting it out (can't remember the name).

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