Retro arcade games appreciation thread

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Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 29 May 2009, 7:19pm

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I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by tepista » 29 May 2009, 7:26pm

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Post by Wolter » 29 May 2009, 7:27pm

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2009, 7:28pm

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 29 May 2009, 7:30pm

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Played that to death on holiday in Majorca back in '81. Just looking at that picture reminds me of hairy european women.
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2009, 7:32pm

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Played that to death on holiday in Majorca back in '81. Just looking at that picture reminds me of hairy european women.
My memory of Missile Command and one other one that used a track ball (something sports themed) was getting my hand pinched every once in a while. Hurt like a fucker cos it was always the same spot.
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 29 May 2009, 7:42pm

I actually loved that game for some reason. Here are some better ones that I played more often, though:

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Although, to be honest, the latter was usually played like this:

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Oh, and...

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Post by Heston » 29 May 2009, 7:54pm

I used to keep fit playing this....
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Post by Alyssa » 29 May 2009, 7:59pm

I used to have great fun playing my Dad's old Coleco...I believe it still works too!
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Post by Alyssa » 29 May 2009, 8:00pm

I used to really like this game:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2009, 8:05pm

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by matedog » 29 May 2009, 8:06pm

Heston wrote:I used to keep fit playing this....
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There is an arcade (the last one pretty much) about an hour away from me that had that game. I play it whenever I go because it is fun as shit.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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