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#101 VectorGamer ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:59 AM

Oh, it's not "just one arcade machine" so I'm going to go to town...

Computer Space
Pong
Sea Wolf
Space Invaders
Asteroids
Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man
Jr. Pac-Man
Galaxian
Galaga
Defender
Robotron
Breakout
Circus
Tron
Sinistar
Jungle King
Astro Invader
Lunar Lander
Magical Spot
Magical Spot II
Radar Scope
Arkanoid
Tazzmania
Eagle
Death Race
Satan's Hollow
Phoenix
Centipede
Millipede
Space Fury
Rip Off
Reactor
Carnival
Pepper II
Mouse Trap
Gun Fight
Wheels
Juno First
Pole Position


&

The Safe

I really enjoy the lesser known titles. Not only do some of them like Magical Spot have outstanding cabinet artwork, but the nostalgia of that game sitting off the beaten path of the arcade where they were always available since no one played these underdogs.

#102 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:04 AM

I would like a dedicated Killer Instinct 2 machine. Nice, flat panel, and short joysticks. I had the board once, but it didn't look so hot or play that comfortably inside an old Street Fighter II cab.

#103 pboland OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:04 AM

I had to really think about this one. I would have to say:

Yi Ar Kung Fu

I know it seems like an odd choice especially when I already have Gorf(works after warming up for about 20min), Berzerk (worked until about a month ago, bad op sensor in control I think), Asteroids (works, but cab has seen better days), Tempest (works sometimes, needs cap kit I think on the monitor), Atari Football (works but needs new controls and the picture is fuzzy) & Battle Zone (did work now the graphic are messed up and the collision stopped working). The thing is, when I bought those, I bought them because they were a deal I couldn't pass up. I never set out to buy those games. Unfortunately, it seems much harder to find a Yi Ar Kung Fu game than one of the above. :( Don't get me wrong I like those games (I like them more than I realized now that they mostly work) but, I still want Yi Ar Kung Fu.

Edited by pboland, Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:06 AM.


#104 littleman jack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:31 PM

I'd love to have

Bosconian,
or Warlords,
or Virtua Tennis,
or Crazy Taxi.

So many games. So little room in the house (& money in the wallet).

Edited by littleman jack, Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:32 PM.


#105 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:12 PM

Well, in a dream world, my choice would be Professor Pac-Man. I never heard of it until I read about it in a Pac-Man collectibles book. I'd just like to play it and see what it was like. Since there's only as many as 100 around, and probably not even that many, I don't like my chances of ever seeing one in person.

#106 retrorussell OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:32 PM

Scramble.
If it weren't for the notorious screen burn, Astro Blaster.
Ghosts 'N Goblins.
Donkey Kong.
Simpsons.
Track & Field.

#107 Hornpipe2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:53 PM

OutRun!

#108 Chris Leach OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:05 PM

I would just have an up to date Asteroids machine that works amazing! No sticky trigger button and no loose controls....

Dream of mine since I saw one in the arcades back in the 80's

#109 Chris Leach OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:07 PM

Well, in a dream world, my choice would be Professor Pac-Man. I never heard of it until I read about it in a Pac-Man collectibles book. I'd just like to play it and see what it was like. Since there's only as many as 100 around, and probably not even that many, I don't like my chances of ever seeing one in person.


My friend Crazy Carl, Just sold his Professor Pac-Man cabinet.....it was gutted and turned into a Neo Geo cabinet, but under all the paint and even burned into the screen...Professor Pac-Man was very mush so still alive!

#110 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:09 PM

Well, in a dream world, my choice would be Professor Pac-Man. I never heard of it until I read about it in a Pac-Man collectibles book. I'd just like to play it and see what it was like. Since there's only as many as 100 around, and probably not even that many, I don't like my chances of ever seeing one in person.


My friend Crazy Carl, Just sold his Professor Pac-Man cabinet.....it was gutted and turned into a Neo Geo cabinet, but under all the paint and even burned into the screen...Professor Pac-Man was very mush so still alive!


Cool! Have they ever had one on display at the classic gaming conventions? If there was one available to play, I would go to the convention just for that.

#111 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:45 PM

Would have to be Donkey Kong

#112 HammR25 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:35 AM

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road

#113 Nateo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:43 PM

Would have to be Donkey Kong


Absolutely. To me, that is the arcade game to end all arcade games.

#114 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:53 PM

I owned a Q*Bert for a while.... It was a mistake - takes far too long to get to where it's challenging and thus became boring. My friend bought at the same time as me and made a better choice - Spy Hunter.

#115 Lonely Mountain Hermit OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:38 PM

I forget what it was called, but it was this crazy ride/arcade game that came out in the late 90's. It was stupid and awesome at the same time!

#116 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:55 PM

You give me a lot to work with, but was it the one where you ride a bike and it pedals a balloon flying around a blimp?

I forget what it was called, but it was this crazy ride/arcade game that came out in the late 90's. It was stupid and awesome at the same time!



#117 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:02 PM

My all-time favorite is 1942! I spent hundreds of dollars in quarters on it at the local bowling alley!


......

and I am lucky because tomorrow I am renting a truck to go PICK IT UP BABY :love: along with Asteroids & Space Invaders! Cebus is starting his arcade!

#118 Devbinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:03 PM

Hmm... I'd have to say Double Dragon :D

#119 Lonely Mountain Hermit OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:58 AM

You give me a lot to work with, but was it the one where you ride a bike and it pedals a balloon flying around a blimp?

I forget what it was called, but it was this crazy ride/arcade game that came out in the late 90's. It was stupid and awesome at the same time!


No, its more like a spaceship/timemachine looking thing. I just remember the game being real hard so I never got too far into it. It was really fast and jerky.

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Posted Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:25 PM

Without a doubt, WWF Wrestlefest. I could play that game for hours. A true masterpiece of a game. Simple to learn, yet I dare anyone to try to beat the Legion of Doom(the first time) in under 5 credits. It can't be done!

#121 jahfish OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:15 AM

first of all it would be phoenix .... and then i'd go for something exotic:

http://www.artlebede...tuff/tankodrom/

:lust:

#122 retrorussell OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:46 PM

You give me a lot to work with, but was it the one where you ride a bike and it pedals a balloon flying around a blimp?

I forget what it was called, but it was this crazy ride/arcade game that came out in the late 90's. It was stupid and awesome at the same time!


No, its more like a spaceship/timemachine looking thing. I just remember the game being real hard so I never got too far into it. It was really fast and jerky.

Prop Cycle?
Prop Cycle

#123 Atari Smeghead OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:49 PM

I know this is shameless self-promotion, but since I just wrote a book about driving cross-country to pick up an arcade game...

... I gotta add myself to this discussion.

Crazy Climber! Definitely Crazy Climber! If I had the room in this tiny house, if I had the money to afford one, and if I had a red pickup truck to go get one, I'd LOVE to have Crazy Climber in my life. I haven't played it since CGE in 2003. I miss it so!!

Cheers,
Smeg

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:04 PM

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So far so good, I'll be adding a DK JR sooner or later and maybe a MS Pac. :cool:

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:27 PM

I want Sky Kid!!!!




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