Retro arcade games appreciation thread

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by 101Walterton » 29 May 2009, 8:10pm

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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 Flex » 29 May 2009, 8:13pm

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by matedog » 29 May 2009, 8:14pm

My best arcade memories (Retro to me, Flex, and SM probably) include:
MKII - Image

X-Men:
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Playing and bonding with five other people for a common goal

And of course,
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Flex » 29 May 2009, 8:16pm

Hells yeah on all of those, matey. And let's not forget Battletoads:
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 29 May 2009, 8:17pm

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I've just been playing it online and I couldn't stop til I'd cleared the first sheet. Took me right back to a smoky taxi office in 1982.

http://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/ ... -Game.html
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by daredevil » 29 May 2009, 8:32pm

[quote="Wolter"]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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Asteroids, we use to play that one for hours on one quarter! (after spending lots of money and losing after 1 or 2 rounds and then finding out from others the right stategy).

Edit : Centipede was great too.

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2009, 8:43pm

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I had the two-man version, where your buddy controlled the other side. More fun than you might think.
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by tepista » 29 May 2009, 8:52pm

Heston wrote:I used to keep fit playing this....
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Is that the one where you had to push the two buttons really fast?
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by tepista » 29 May 2009, 8:53pm

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by 101Walterton » 29 May 2009, 9:18pm

tepista wrote:
Heston wrote:I used to keep fit playing this....
track and field.jpg
Is that the one where you had to push the two buttons really fast?
Thats the one. Was great until you got to high jump :disshame:

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by rcs » 29 May 2009, 9:24pm

pinball > others-not-pinball

was then, is now.... pinball rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by tepista » 29 May 2009, 10:59pm

agree, pinball beat video games. i will still throw down
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 30 May 2009, 11:50am

You know what time it is. . .
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 May 2009, 12:14pm

Rat Patrol wrote:You know what time it is. . .
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Time to be chased around by wieners and eggs?
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Re: Retro arcade games appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 30 May 2009, 12:15pm

Dr. Medulla wrote: Time to be chased around by wieners and eggs?
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