Your top 5 arcade games

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Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:51 am

Remember when you waste your money in those lovely machines?

My fave are:

1.- Frogger (Sega)
2.- Donkey Kong (Nintendo)
3.- Scramble (Konami)
4.- Monster Bash (Sega)
5.- Pac-Man (Midway)

Track & Field, Kung-Fu Master, Tehkkan World Cup, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Green Beret, Commnado, Choplifter, Phoenix, Burger Time, Amidar, Karate Champ, Star Wars, Asteroids, Defender, Dig Dug, Joust, Galaga, Pengo, Spy Hunter, Arkanoid, Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Out Run, ... what are your favourites?
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by stupidget » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 am

I'm showing may age now:

1 - Sprint (Black and White) with 2 steering wheels. They had it in the arcade (or 'the machines' as we called it as kids) in Saundersfoot. When you finished you got a rating and the first time I played I was classed as 'A rioting Granny', much to my Dad's amusement.
2 - Original Star Wars Cab
3 - Space Harrier
4 - Wec Le Mans (I remember the first time I played it and was so impressed with the way that the sun set the longer you played)
5 - Big Run - It was an arcade version of the Paris to Dakar rally. It was in our local pub when me and my mates started drinking and we used to plough more money in the more drunk we got. Even back then in 1991 (I was 17 tut tut) it was 50p a go!!!

I was always impressed with how Dragons Lair looked, but, had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to be doing in it. I remember seeing a woman play it in Saundersfoot and there was a big crowd round her whilst she was playing. After she'd finished I put my 50p in the slot, bashed the buttons, died several times and watched the crowd gradually disperse to leave me feeling ever so slightly embarrassed. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Ralf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:02 am

1.- Frogger (Sega)
2.- Donkey Kong (Nintendo)
3.- Scramble (Konami)
4.- Monster Bash (Sega)
5.- Pac-Man (Midway)
Juan, did you stop playing games after 1983? ;)

My favourites would be probably much later games:

1. Street Fighter 2
2. Final Fight
3. Gun Smoke
4. House of the Dead
5. Metal Slug

(this list is a bit random, actually I could choose 5 other games that I loved as much)
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by MatGubbins » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:49 am

1st Side Arms
2nd R-Type
3rd Beastie Feastie
4th Star Wars
5th Juno First
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Dark » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:06 am

Star Wars was always the machine I wanted to see in the games room of any hotel we stayed at on holiday in the early/mid-80s.
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Ralf wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:02 am


Juan, did you stop playing games after 1983? ;)
😁

I lost interest on arcades in 1987 - 88 onwards, and I have fond memories of the videogames I used to play before getting my Spectrum.
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:21 pm

I only ever played Phoenix.
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by stupidget » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:21 pm
I only ever played Phoenix.
When we used to go on holiday to Tenby in the early 80's there was a pub that had a games room at the back next to the beer garden and that only had Phoenix, a pool table, a cigarette vending machine (obviously. Where else could I get the kids get their fags from :-) ) and a one of those lucky dip vending machines.
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Kweepa » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:25 am

Space War - first multiplayer game I played, with my brothers on holiday in Portrush, between fish and chips at the Dolphin and a round of pitch and putt.
Moon Cresta - there was a cocktail cabinet of this in the swimming baths near our house. We used to go for a swim with a friend and unwind with a game or two.
Space Invaders - first arcade game I played. I loved the multicolour plastic overlay, which I saw in the back of a pub in Donegal. I remember being surprised it would take British 10ps.
Donkey Kong - beautiful design. The only Mario game I like.
GTI Club - we had a cabinet at work and I spent hours at the weekends shaving tenths of a second off my best times. Then I walked into an arcade all confident that I could whip the high score only to find that the wheel and pedals were weighted slightly differently.
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Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Post by Rorthron » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:41 am

1 Smash TV
2 Star Wars
3 Moon Cresta
4 Mario Bros
5 Vanguard
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