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Harrison
4th January 2007, 00:34
What are you favourite arcade games of all time? Which ones hold the best memories for you from the past?

TiredOfLife
4th January 2007, 15:17
Space Invaders.
Still play it now at home.
Kicked off the arcade scene for me.

LowercaseE
4th January 2007, 15:38
Street Fighter Alpha
TMNT (the first one)
N.A.R.C.
Mortal Kombat 1 and 2
Outrun
Ms. Pacman

Demon Cleaner
4th January 2007, 16:00
This is definitely a difficult one to answer for me, I have so many and so many really awesome great memories, if I write that all in that topic, it will be overloaded :eek:

Puni/Void
5th January 2007, 17:23
It is a very hard question, but I guess Golden Axe will have a special place for me. I think I remember playing this game as a kid at the local arcade - awesome graphics and neat gameplay. Bought it original for the Amiga after a while and could play it for free. ;) Another game is good old Galaga and Ms. Pacman - those two are also pretty good.

Teho
5th January 2007, 18:49
There were many arcade games I enjoyed alot back in the day, but the one that stands out has to be the original 4-player Gauntlet machine. First time I encountered a game you could play more than two people on at the same time, and it was a riot! :)

Harrison
5th January 2007, 23:28
Gauntlet was a great machine. We used to play it every time we visited the arcades. I remember the excitement of getting an Atari ST so that I could finally play the really good ST version of Gauntlet II with its support for a 4 joystick adaptor. :)

Demon Cleaner
5th January 2007, 23:46
I also remember playing it at our hometown fair, I always preferred the archer. Was really fun at 4 players.

J T
6th January 2007, 12:22
I never really got into the arcade machines all that much as there were only a few machines dotted around here and there, no proper arcades with tons of choice.

But I always enjoyed a good 2player Scud Race.

Submeg
4th February 2007, 02:25
Never really had many arcades down here, but the one game I did love was Golden Axe!

v85rawdeal
4th February 2007, 09:09
Like a lot of the people in here have stated, Gauntlet remains a classic for me.

I spent many an hour at the arcade playing it, getting stupid scores and hoping that my 1 credit would last for some time.

Then it came out on the home machines, and well... that was like hog's heaven for me.

Ended up getting the CPC version first, which, I will be honest, is probably gonna rank as my all-time favourite version of the game, if only because of the record-breaking games I used to have on there. Mind you, even as an 8-bit version, it was a beautifully accurate conversion.

But yes, mainly because of my own personal records (Longest game without dying - well, over 15 hours (the 464 overheated and crashed before I died); and highest score I ever managed on any version - well, over 6 million (and that was before I knew the secret of Mr Death). Plus, I beleive it was one of the VERY first games with a expansion pack released for it (The Deeper Dungeons). Please correct me if that last bit was completely wrong... but it is the first one I remember!

But i was always impressed by the opening intro for G2 on the 16-bit machines, as you zoomed into the arcade machine, and the fire-breathin' dragon.

Bring it back, I say, in it's pure form... On the PSP (that'd rock)

Harrison
5th February 2007, 01:49
The first home version of Gauntlet I had was the CPC464 version too. I played it two player with a friend after school each night. I paused it at the end of each night and turned the brightness and contrast as far down as they would go on the monitor, and then we resumed again the next night. We managed to loop the levels round twice, but then got bored of the game and stopped playing. I can't remember what the score was though.


I had completely forgotten about the Gauntlet 2 intro. I remember finally getting the game for the Atari ST, after playing it for so long on the 464 and looking at the ST box every time I went to the local games stores. Great game.

Toasty667
2nd May 2007, 16:19
Killer Instinct 2. Fast and furious with a unique look and style, even back in '96 that kind of originallity was hard to find in a beat 'em up.

The Star Wars X-Wing shooter.:p The one with the really crappy wire frame graphics but for gameplay it was excellent.

Street Fighter 2. Does this game need any introduction? Well unless any of you hibernate that is. What started the beat 'em up ball really rolling is still a firm favourite.

Crude Busters. This was a scrolling beat 'em up. Why I liked it was because that type of fighter was pretty shallow, run along, punch someone in the face etc etc. Fun though that was this game allowed you extra features like using parts of the environment as weapons. Lamp posts, 2X4's and even burned out cars. Oh and you could pick up your opponents too and use them as a projectile. :D

Space Harrier. Simple shooty gaming for a child that's naff at it.:rolleyes:

Oh and any Mortal Kombat machine I can get my mits on.:evil:

Submeg
3rd May 2007, 04:19
The Star Wars X-Wing shooter.:p The one with the really crappy wire frame graphics but for gameplay it was excellent.

Street Fighter 2. Does this game need any introduction? Well unless any of you hibernate that is. What started the beat 'em up ball really rolling is still a firm favourite.



I second that X-Wing Shooter, that is good fun!

Did anyone play Body Blow by any chance? What was the first system that was released onto? :huh2:

Demon Cleaner
3rd May 2007, 07:31
Space Harrier. Simple shooty gaming for a child that's naff at it.In my opinion, Space Harrier is overrated, there are a whole lot of better games/shooters.

Harrison
3rd May 2007, 10:38
True, but Space Harrier is still great fun to play, and at the time the fast paced into the screen action was amazing.

The original vector graphics Star Wars arcade cabinet is still one of my favourite cabinets of all time and I hope to one day own a restored one! In my dreams! :lol: When that cabinet came out the vector graphics were quite cutting edge and the analogue voices "use the force luke" etc really did add a lot to the game.

The Amiga port of Star Wars is pretty well done too. As is the sequel.

Demon Cleaner
3rd May 2007, 10:47
I remember the Star Wars cabinet, it was huge and looked amazing. The vector graphics also looked great, at that time. And the audio output was very loud, when you entered the arcades, you could immediately tell where the cabinet was situated :lol:

Toasty667
4th May 2007, 11:57
I remember the Star Wars cabinet, it was huge and looked amazing. The vector graphics also looked great, at that time. And the audio output was very loud, when you entered the arcades, you could immediately tell where the cabinet was situated :lol:

Yeah that's true, love the sample's and the VERY simple version of the Star Wars theme lol. If only I could have used the force. I'm no good at shooters but I enjoyed this one.

IRSISRSRI
6th May 2007, 08:04
Nothing beats Snow Brothers.


For everyone that likes Golden Axe, a lesser known great with the same idea was Die Hard Arcade, it's awesome if you don't mind the mid 90's crude 3D graphics.

AlexJ
6th May 2007, 16:08
Nothing beats Snow Brothers.

Did you know: An Amiga conversion of Snow Bros. was completed but never released. It's since been found and put onto the web as an .adf file.

rbelk
19th October 2007, 15:41
Scramble, that's the only arcade machine I was good at. I could play all night on a couple of quarters.

khaxzan
12th August 2008, 00:02
Street Fighter! I play as Ryu:)

my_lo
12th August 2008, 08:46
That's not gonna be easy to answer. I've spent a lot of time lately trying to make my own top 100 arcade games but 100 isn't enough to fit them all :hmmm:
I could give those 10 titles as they are the ones i played the most back in the days:

- After burner
- Psychic 5
- Street fighter
- 1943: the battle of Midway
- Ghouls'n ghosts
- Wonderboy
- Tetris
- Out run
- Shoplifter
- Gauntlet

If anyone is interested i can post my top100 in a .xls file when i'll be done with it...

Quagmire
12th August 2008, 20:34
I have fond memories of Double Dragon and Outrun:)