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Lzen
06-23-2005, 09:51 AM
The NES games thread the other day got me thinking. What are your top 5 all time arcade games? For those younguns, those are the games where you would have to put in a quarter (or more sometimes) to play a game.

My list goes something like this:

1.Tron
2.Donkey Kong
3.Bosconian
4.Pac Man
5.Gauntlet

RedNFeisty
06-23-2005, 09:53 AM
Mrs. Pac Man, I rule at that game!!

Nzoner
06-23-2005, 09:56 AM
Ever since I was a young boy
I played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must've played them all

Goapics1
06-23-2005, 09:57 AM
Astroids.

Lzen
06-23-2005, 10:01 AM
Ever since I was a young boy
I played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must've played them all

I said arcade games, not pinball. You ole fart. :p

Saulbadguy
06-23-2005, 10:01 AM
1. Asteroids
2. Pac-Man
3. Street Fighter 2
4. Mortal Kombat
5. NBA Jam

Thats a good mix of old, and not-so old.

Newer ones..I don't know. I like DDR machines.

ChiefsOne
06-23-2005, 10:03 AM
Defender
Stargate
Astroids
Donkey Kong
Pac Man
Ms. Pac Man
Frogger
Dig Dug

Lzen
06-23-2005, 10:05 AM
BTW, for anyone wanting to play some of these old games, I have a couple links.

For the MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator - acts as the hardware) program:

www.mame.net

For the Roms (the actual games):

http://www.rom-world.com/dl.php?name=MAME

KCChiefsMan
06-23-2005, 10:05 AM
I was about 13 when Mortal Kombat came out...that game rocked in its time

Lzen
06-23-2005, 10:05 AM
Defender
Stargate
Astroids
Donkey Kong
Pac Man
Ms. Pac Man
Frogger
Dig Dug

Oh yeah, I forgot Defender. Loved that game. And Galaga, too.

Lzen
06-23-2005, 10:07 AM
Afterburner - a game in which I still suck at.
Altered Beatst - still like this one.

nmt1
06-23-2005, 10:08 AM
Galaga
Galaxion
Tempest
Phoenix
Space Invaders
Defender
Spy Hunter
Gorf
Asteroids
Zaxon
Centipede

...in no particular order.

Nzoner
06-23-2005, 10:10 AM
I said arcade games, not pinball. You ole fart. :p

I may be old but I'll kick your ass........at pinball. :D

Donger
06-23-2005, 10:11 AM
Sh*t. What was the name of that early game where you rotated around a geometric tunnel and shot the stuff coming up? Began with a 'T' I think.

nmt1
06-23-2005, 10:12 AM
Sh*t. What was the name of that early game where you rotated around a geometric tunnel and shot the stuff coming up? Began with a 'T' I think.

Tempest

Infidel Goat
06-23-2005, 10:12 AM
Golden Axe
Street Fighter
Mortal Combat

I could win all of them on the original two quarters . . .

--Infidel Goat

Coach
06-23-2005, 10:13 AM
Sh*t. What was the name of that early game where you rotated around a geometric tunnel and shot the stuff coming up? Began with a 'T' I think.

Tempest? :shrug:

Edit: Dammit! Got beaten by nmt1.

nmt1
06-23-2005, 10:13 AM
Oh yeah, don't forget Missle Command.

Donger
06-23-2005, 10:16 AM
Tempest

Ah, yes. I loved that game. Plus:

Donkey Kong. Remember the one where you sat down and played it, looking down onto the screen?
Rush'n Attack
Galaga
That first flight sim one (F18 something?)

Skip Towne
06-23-2005, 10:30 AM
I had a video game route in the 80's. I had more than 100 games located in convenience stores. My biggest earners were Ms. Pac, Defender, Galaga and Donkey Kong. I got all of you little basserts' money.

Lzen
06-23-2005, 10:38 AM
I had a video game route in the 80's. I had more than 100 games located in convenience stores. My biggest earners were Ms. Pac, Defender, Galaga and Donkey Kong. I got all of you little basserts' money.

I once spent $60 at the arcade. Mainly on Gauntlet.

Ultra Peanut
06-23-2005, 10:42 AM
Dr Pepper, Twizzlers, my best friend, and Mortal Kombat... eight years old, and life was good.

Frosty
06-23-2005, 10:43 AM
I once spent $60 at the arcade. Mainly on Gauntlet.

I hear that. It was easy to burn through rolls of quarters - "Elf needs food - badly"

As for the list,

Frogger
Gauntlet
Centipede
Space Invaders
Galaga

KILLER_CLOWN
06-23-2005, 10:46 AM
Front Line (alltime greatest), galaga, tempest and atari 2 player football(the one with the x's and o's where you rolled the trackball as feverishly as possible)..

ooops almost forgot another fave is Qix, i could play that game forever.

Skip Towne
06-23-2005, 10:54 AM
We would have parents drop their kid off at the store with a roll of quarters. We were a cheap babysitter.

CoMoChief
06-23-2005, 11:01 AM
1. Run 'N' Gun (the dual 2 in 1 arcade basketball game)
2. Off Road Challenge
3. Baseball Stars (the Neo-Geo game)
4. Cruisin' USA
5. Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter II
6. NFL Blitz
7. Golden Tee
8. Pac-Man
9. Turtles In Time (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game)
10. X-Men (the 4 player arcade game)

whoman69
06-23-2005, 11:03 AM
I liked to play Gaunlet, Galaga and asteroids, but I sucked at them all.

KC Dan
06-23-2005, 11:04 AM
Front Line (alltime greatest), galaga, tempest and atari 2 player football(the one with the x's and o's where you rolled the trackball as feverishly as possible)..

ooops almost forgot another fave is Qix, i could play that game forever.
Yeah, my favorite as well. I think I still have deadspots on my hands from playing that. My best friend & I used to play at an arcade for hours on end. Damn, I was good too.

Demonpenz
06-23-2005, 11:24 AM
hogans alley

ChiefsOne
06-23-2005, 11:24 AM
Oh yeah, forgot...
Galaga
Tempest
and Space Invaders - that was the first arcade game I remember playing.

KCFalcon59
06-23-2005, 11:26 AM
Gorf (Had high score for over a year at our local arcade)
Galaga
Galaxian
Joust
Robotron

I could play forever on those games.

Sydd
06-23-2005, 11:28 AM
Black Tiger
Rush n' Attack
Gauntlet


Pinball is still better than anything though.

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2005, 11:32 AM
Galaga
Galaxian
Tempest
Championship Baseball
Centipede

Wow! I could go on and on...

Dartgod
06-23-2005, 11:36 AM
My favorites have all been mentioned already:

Defender
Galaga
Qix
Tempest
Zaxon
Donkey Kong

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2005, 11:39 AM
I lived in Belton, Mo. during the early to mid 80's. There was a 7-11 with a small arcade inside, 4-5 games. I spent ALOT of money on games, Big gulps and Nachos...

Lzen
06-23-2005, 11:46 AM
I lived in Belton, Mo. during the early to mid 80's. There was a 7-11 with a small arcade inside, 4-5 games. I spent ALOT of money on games, Big gulps and Nachos...

I lived with a buddy when I was about 15-16 and there was a convenience store just around the corner. Spent a lot of time there playing Double Dragon and Road Blasters.

chagrin
06-23-2005, 11:58 AM
Tempest
Any Pinball Machine (Then I went to play in actual tournaments)
Air Hockey (again, tournaments)
TRON
Donkey Kong
That Football game with the X's and O's and Roller Balls to make them move
Space Invaders
Galaga

Robio9
06-23-2005, 12:09 PM
Gorf
Moon Patrol
Xevious
Front Line
Commando
Wizard of Wor
That one karate game where you used two joysticks

Lzen
06-23-2005, 12:31 PM
That one karate game where you used two joysticks

Oh yes, I totally forgot that game. I loved playing that one. Anyone remember the name?

nmt1
06-23-2005, 12:34 PM
Oh yes, I totally forgot that game. I loved playing that one. Anyone remember the name?

I don't remember the name but I used to love the foot sweep move. It was nearly indefensible.

patteeu
06-23-2005, 12:36 PM
Defender
Stargate
Astroids
Donkey Kong
Pac Man
Ms. Pac Man
Frogger
Dig Dug

I like this list.

My top 5 would be:

1. Defender
2. Ms. Pacman
3. Stargate
4. Donkey Kong
5. Asteroids

tyton75
06-23-2005, 12:40 PM
I ruled at Galaga!


and I think that 2 joystick game was just called "Karate" or something like that

siberian khatru
06-23-2005, 12:42 PM
Galaga. It's the only one I still play when I see it somewhere.

I'm not that great at it, but it's a ton of fun (kind of like sex).

nmt1
06-23-2005, 12:42 PM
I ruled at Galaga!


and I think that 2 joystick game was just called "Karate" or something like that

Karate Kings keeps coming to my mind but that doesn't sound right.

shakesthecat
06-23-2005, 12:46 PM
Karate Kings keeps coming to my mind but that doesn't sound right.

Karate Champ.

nmt1
06-23-2005, 12:50 PM
Karate Champ.

We have a winner!

Lzen
06-23-2005, 01:16 PM
Karate Champ.

Sweet.

BTW, I found some good ones that I had forgotten about. Karate Champ is on here. Also, Wizard of War and Zaxxon. Some of the links don't work, some do.

http://mame.slor.net/dkong.zip

Edit: Karate Champ link on this site is broken. Sigh.

nbkc fan
06-23-2005, 05:48 PM
anyone ever play Yie Ar Kung Fu? I loved that game, but it was damn near impossible to beat...
also:
Elevator Action
Rolling Thunder
1942
Goonies

aside from all the popular ones mentioned earlier

nbkc fan
06-23-2005, 05:49 PM
oops...forgot the Mr. Do series

Skip Towne
06-23-2005, 05:58 PM
Pong and Q-Bert.

Rain Man
06-23-2005, 05:59 PM
1. Galaxian. Best game ever. I could kill an afternoon with a quarter.
2. Space Duel. Best two-player game ever. Similar to asteroids, but with two players working as a team.
3. Defender/Stargate. I was never very good at them, but I liked them.

kcfan88
06-23-2005, 06:03 PM
Galaga was the best! followed closely by stargate. I'd be rich today if those two games were never invented...

Chiefsrocker
06-23-2005, 07:17 PM
I remember Afterburner! It sucked when you crashed! The frickin' stick would vibrate really hard.

SCTrojan
06-23-2005, 07:34 PM
Missile Command ruled. I also played Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Frogger.

I'm gonna have to go that site for old games.

ZootedGranny
06-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Daytona USA (4 or more player cabinet)
X-Men 4 player (side scrolling game)
Alien vs Predator (side scroller)

elvomito
06-23-2005, 08:40 PM
killer instinct
streetfighter 2
nfl blitz

JimNasium
06-23-2005, 08:49 PM
Does anyone remember a game where you were an Olympic athlete.

saturnknts
06-23-2005, 10:06 PM
Does anyone remember a game where you were an Olympic athlete.

the one with the trackball? omg my fingers hurt just thinking about that game. i remember think about how to make that ball spin faster. even considered taking a drill with the rubber sanding disk head on it to try it to the arcade LOL

how about spy hunter as well!

Skip Towne
06-23-2005, 11:10 PM
the one with the trackball? omg my fingers hurt just thinking about that game. i remember think about how to make that ball spin faster. even considered taking a drill with the rubber sanding disk head on it to try it to the arcade LOL

how about spy hunter as well!
That was Track and Field. And yes, how about Spy Hunter?

Frazod
06-23-2005, 11:27 PM
1. Tron
2. Tempest
3. Sinistar
4. Galaga
5. Star Wars

I'm surprised no one else mentioned Sinistar. That game was the shit.

Robio9
06-24-2005, 12:27 AM
Space Ace
Mappy
Popeye
Crystal Castles
Marble Madness

I found this web site, and man is it making me reminisce...
http://www.klov.com