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 No.4143

I don't see too many arcade posts, so I thought I'd start a thread honoring our favorite arcade games. What are some of your favorites and why?

Here are a few that I still play on MAME from time to time:

1. Crystal Castles - I was fascinated by games that looked 3d and I also enjoyed using trackballs. Marble Madness was another good one of this kind.

2. Gauntlet - Being able to play with three other people was novel at the time. I was so obsessed with this game that I got left behind during day camp at a pizza parlor and I had to call the head counselor to get me. The manager gave me free tokens while I waited so it was a win-win. The Elf and the Valkyrie were my favorites.

3. Street Fighter 2 - It wasn't easy to get in a game because it was so popular, but I played it anywhere I found it. Circus Circus in Vegas had the Turbo version that was my favorite. I played Blanka and Ken the most.

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - It was a really great 4-player beat-'em-up. Since I was a dumb kid I asked for the NES version thinking that it would be like the arcade, but I was sorely disappointed.

5. Ghosts n' Goblins - This was the first horror-themed game I ever played and it was hard as hell. I loved the NES version, too, though the sprites would flicker in certain areas.

6. Joust - This game seems ageless because it's just as fun now as it was when I first played it. The NES version was a pretty good port and I have a somewhat rare Atari Lynx cartridge of it too. It was my first experience with a physics-based game.

7. Space Invaders - This is the oldest game that I enjoy. I loved it so much that I created a paper collage in high school art class that recreated the game screen with color gradients.

8. Arkanoid - You could find a lot of cocktail cabinet versions of this game. It's my favorite Breakout-type game, though I wasn't able to beat it until I bought the NES version.

9. Tetris - This is still my favorite puzzle game of all time. I played it all the time in the arcades, but the Game Boy version was also fantastic. Yep, I got the space shuttle ending.

10. Centipede - My aunt was really good at the game so she told me about it. I was maybe in preschool when I first played it and I remember my dad having to hold me up to reach the controls. It's still really great on MAME though I wish I had a trackball input.

Sorry that this is so long. I love a lot of arcade games and it's hard to narrow down my all-time favorites.

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 No.4144

>>4143

>I was so obsessed with this game that I got left behind during day camp at a pizza parlor and I had to call the head counselor to get me. The manager gave me free tokens while I waited so it was a win-win. The Elf and the Valkyrie were my favorites.

/vr/: the post.

>Since I was a dumb kid I asked for the NES version thinking that it would be like the arcade, but I was sorely disappointed.

The NES version of T2 was pretty damn fun, and it's a shame you copped the original instead. That flaming apartment was a rad first level.

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 No.4147

>>4144

I rented T2 it was very good like you say.

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 No.4148

>>4143

this post might not be entirely /vr/ but…

> time crisis 2

i enjoyed other light gun games (honourable mention to point blank) but the recoil of the time crisis guns always felt so good, it captured me from the very first time I played it.

At my local haunt I would play so often that I could routinely 1cc the entire game and I'd actually be disappointed if I took a single hit through the whole run. I used to attract small crowds and everything. Felt good man. pink p2 gun for life

> street fighter third strike

this game was most of the reason I bothered going to university. I got to a point where I was on a first name basis with the owner / manager of the arcade and playing this game introduced me to competitive gaming

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 No.4149

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>>4148

>"I'm writing my thesis about neocolonialism's effect on transgendered Ethiopian basket-weavers, how about you, anon?"

>Parrying and shit

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 No.4152

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One of my all time favorites was the Sega R360. It absolutely blew my mind when I saw it for the first time in Las Vegas as a teen.

It cost $5 to play, which is expensive now but was insane then. But I didn't care. I had to. I had to be in this thing. I had to feel it caress my body, to touch me. To hold me like no one ever had, or ever has since.

It spun around inside of a circle, which was inside of another circle. So it could do loops, barrel rolls, whatever. I had no idea and to this day still do not understand the sexy siren song that performed such dark miracles, but it was a tantalizing sin I could not resist.

The game-play itself was garbage, an After Burner ripoff. You flew a plane, shot guns and fired missiles. Overwhelming noises and visual flashing. Really, I only half payed attention to what was on screen. I just got in and yanked the joystick as hard as I could. Flipflipflip and the alarm goes off, resetting you back to normal. Then you have freedom again! Rollrollroll, alarm, reset, repeat. It was so much fun.

My dream is to win the lottery, mod one of these with VR and a proper space sim.

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 No.4155

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>>4152

>To hold me like no one ever had, or ever has since.

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 No.4202

>>4148

>Time Crisis

My Liberian blood relative. Love that game.

Get so immersed that I duck when using the foot pedal.

ACTION

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 No.4204

>>4202

Damnit, I heard the voice, too. I guess I love me some Time Crisis.

I need to buy another GunCon while I still have a working CRT set.

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 No.4216

>>4204

I just learned that the PS2 ports of Time Crisis 2 & 3 support system link through the firewire port on older consoles. Pretty stoked for that since splitscreen sucks.

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 No.4217

>>4216

The hard part now is getting two working old PS2s. I went through five of the fucking things before giving up on replacing them.

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 No.4218

>>4217

Anyone else had this much trouble? I've had a second-hand one for about three years and have never had a problem with it.

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 No.4219

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>>4218

The five I went through were in the first couple years. Before Sony got slapped with the suit.

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 No.4303

>>4152

I never played this game but there is a lot to be said about playing an arcade game with a complex cabinet.

A long, long time ago there used to be a place near me called Virtual World where you could play a MechWarrior game in these pods along with other people and the experience was pretty immersive even though it wasn't exactly cheap.

MechWarrior 2 came out on PC around that time, though, so most of us preferred to throw home LAN parties when that happened so that place went out of business fairly quickly.

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 No.4304

>>4144

I think I rented T2 for the NES and it was pretty good. This was the one that Ocean released, correct?

I liked the Midway arcade version also and I think they ported a version for the SNES too.

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 No.4321

>>4218

lol when they first came out I went through three of them within two years. Only console I ever bought a Best Buy warranty for, I still have my fourth one around I bought sometime in 2004ish. It barely works.

Lots of games I like, but what a piece of garbage.

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 No.4325

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>>4219

>>4321

See, I was a Dreamcastfag and didn't pick one up until years later. Loadsagaems and bypassed the bricked earlier consoles - that worked out much better than expected! SEGA collapsing face-first in a puddle of its own sick was a minor trade-off at that point.

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 No.4475

Tron: As a young kid, I couldn't resist the blue-light joystick. It was badass.

Final Fight: Nobody else at the time (it seems) knew you could pile drive people with Haggar.

Karate Champ: I wasn't sitting in the corner stacking buckets repeating "California" to myself but I remember being less than 8 years old and knowing how the control scheme worked.

Crime Fighters, Double Dragon II, Operation Wolf, P.O.W.: While my mother shopped for groceries, I had to make 2 quarters go a long way. I was pretty good at Crime Fighters and P.O.W, though.

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 No.4635

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Galaxian, in part because it was the one I was addicted to back in the old days when my uncle had a bar with some early arcade games.

Also love me some Defender, Arkanoid, Pengo, Marble Madness, Gauntlet, and Ghouls 'n Ghosts.

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