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Old 10-08-10, 03:42 PM   #1
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Arcade Days

Remember? Pocket full of quarters. Blisters. Moldy carpet smell. That one cute girl hogging Ms. Pac-Man you had a crush on. Parent drop off or bike ride then...blissful afternoon.


Here is my favourite game of all time. Post your beloved console.


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Old 10-08-10, 03:53 PM   #2
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Nah... Real Arcade:

The Bally Table
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If only I had bought a few shares of Home Depot with those quarters. But I usually did set the high score.
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Mutant space men and flying ostriches with armed knights, what's better than that?
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If only I had bought a few shares of Home Depot with those quarters. But I usually did set the high score.
I would take you on, anyday.
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i loved pinball. fish tales.
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Oh man Allen, that took me back...Defender was sooo hard past 5th level. My cousin could play a perfect set. We could hardly tell what was going on on his screen, he was so fast.

And Joust? Hours and hours...it was so easy to play, it encouraged leveling up.
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When you had friends with money. You needed four people, it was so hard. I think the buy in was $1. That was more than a gallon of gas then. Expensive, fun game this.

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I want to point out street fight alpha 3

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Thanks, but I'm looking for console pics, court. Not screenshots. The artwork on the sides, the joysticks...that's where the memories lie. The actual games you can still get (some free online).


Trying to remember some stuff that made me happy.
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My uncle owned a couple arcades when I was a kid. My cousins had a somewhat abused asteriods game in their basement. We would play it for days.

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6th grader growing up in Pasadena - would hop on my BMX after school and head down to Old Town Pasadena with a pocketful of quarters . . . would not rest until I beat the game using each character.

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but this is what I had in my college dorm room:

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Awesome thread! ONLY game I was ever good at was Scramble

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I see you liked to dabble in the dark arts...this game was scary. My cousins would play Iron Maiden on the boombox and play this. I thought we were going to summon something terrible with that evil combo.

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I liked Krull a great deal.
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So much win with this post...see the bootleg Donkey Kong rip off graphics on the side? Yeah...bootleg copy games. Those were interesting, but never as good as the original. Also, look at the magic bear pac-man bootleg. What was that? Crystal Castles? Man, that game sucked. I love how they would put new games in old consoles. You would run to a console to be first (putting quarters on the screen to form the que....only to find out it was a new game in an old console. Bummer. Good times.

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I have blocked/lost so many 80's memories that I need to actually walk down memory lane, not just talk about it.
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Pound down a six pack of Mt Dew and a King size Snickers, then play this and tell me you aren't twitching when you done
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I liked Krull too.


WTF is wrong with me? I never get nostalgic. I hate nostalgia. Oh well, I guess I want to do my version of Proust...80's style.
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a new one just opened up by me 15$ you can play for 24 hours
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a new one just opened up by me 15$ you can play for 24 hours
Is it old school with select machines or a dump?


All we have now is Dave & Buster's....and the game selection is horrible there. Mostly sports/racing stuff.
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Remember the first one to have real graphics?




Frogger was always a good one too.

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Great memories. The creator of Dragon's Lair is one of America's greatest animators next to Disney, he is just unsung and none of his projects got the attention they deserved. The game itself was had clumsy transitions and was too expensive to make profit for the arcades, so it was unfortunately a failure. I really wanted it to succeed well enough to make it to cinema. I loved drawing Dirk's further adventures back when I was a comic/graphic novel writer/artist.


Frogger with the wood grain. Also a very good selection. '81 vintage I believe?
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