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Spent MANY, MANY quarters in that sucker.
love X-box and PS2 but old school rules baby!!!
Spent many quarters on Tempest!
This is cool.
I saw a review of that Flashback thing just the other day. Made me smile.
I used to play Gallaga a lot. When I was in college, I used to collect empty cans for the refund money and that was my "fun" money.
So I only played a couple of games so that I got good and could make a quarter last a LONG time.
My daughter was impressed when i found a Gallaga machine this summer, and even 20 years later, old Mom can keep it going for 15 minutes! LOL!
She was NOT impressed with the graphics, though, and told me so!
LOL! The Sailor and I were just playing the PS2 Atari games earlier today. Boy have I missed playing Centipede! I also remember why I hate the game Dig Dug. UGH!! LOL!
My kids routinely play retro games like Missile Command and Asteriods (on my old Atari 800 no less) while the newer PS2 games sit on the shelf. The newer games have cooler graphics, but sometimes it takes 10 minutes to get thru all the menus to start the game. Plus, you need to devote your life to some to become expert in. With the old games, it plug, play, and have fun. Thats why they will still be around 100 years from now.
I loved Sprint, Punch-Out, Galaga, Dig Dug, 1942, Centipede, Pole Position, Tempest, Pac-Man (all versions) and Defender. Never cared for Donkey Kong though.
If you guys like the old stuff, google for Mame.
They sound good and read good till you play them again and wonder how you spent so many hours and quarters on them the first time around. Like most things old, the memories are better than the reality.
I kinda like chess and monopoly.
When our kids got their Game Cube, last year, I got a NAMCO game for myself. It's got several old games on it, including Dig Dug, one of my old time favorites. I haven't played it much, yet. I gotta get used to those controllers!
Tempest, Crystal Castle, Q-Bert . . . ah, but there was nothing like Gauntlet. I could spend DAYS playing Gauntlet. "Warrior needs food! Badly!"
Even though I prefer PC games there was one arcade game I never could get enough of.Remember the sit-in version of Star Wars? I bought and played damn near every Lucas Arts Star Wars game for the PC and there was no PC equivilant.Sure there was a blow up the death star mission but is wasn't the same, the graphics were totally different.So do any of you arcade enthusiasts know where I could find a PC version of this classic?I haven't seen it re-released in any of the Atari Arcade Packs.
I'd love to find an original "Clowns" arcade game. It was the one game I could literally play for as long as I wanted on one quarter. A yoke for the original "Star Wars" arcade game would also be cool - controlling the ship with buttons or a stick just isn't the same.
Every time I see a video game thread, I have to plug Natural Selection. It's a team-oriented first-person shooter/biter/slasher/builder game that is a lot of fun if you play with good people. It's got a brisk pace most of the time (there are almost no times when there is nothing to do), and there's a lot of action/tactical thinking/strategic planning. And did I mention it's free if you already have HL?
"Final Fantasy VII and VIII" Bump!!!!!
| Now is a great time
to do a re-issue of
"Balance of Power."