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#26 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 8, 2009 6:41 PM

If that's not enough, Hydro Thunder featured a subwoofer under the seats.

Wait, it DID!?! Hydro Thunder has now officially moved up a spot on my top 30 favorite arcade games.

Edited by Animan, Sat Aug 8, 2009 6:42 PM.


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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2009 10:29 AM

And finally, how can anyone miss this pinball machine?
You can do it...with the Black Knight!
Give me your money!


Black Knight music:


That was painfully funny!


I forgot some of the words. OK, I forgot a lot of the words....

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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2009 6:50 PM

If I remember correctly, Bezerk was loud with it's talking. Scary voice.

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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2009 7:44 PM

I remember several loud games but THE loudest was the GORGAR pinball machine. They had the volume all the way up on that one! With the menacing voice taunting you to play......

Edited by lhfreak, Sun Aug 9, 2009 7:44 PM.


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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2009 7:55 PM

To me the answer HAS to be Solar Fox. That friggin tune (0:09 in the video) would belt the hell out and sing all over the arcade.

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2nd place has to go to Street Fighter 1.. especially the big machines with the punching pads. That annoying round start music is still melted in my brain.

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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2009 10:47 PM

Smash TV! The game screamed through the arcade, BINGO!!! BIG MONEY.......BIG PRIZES!!!! It was deafening...

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Posted Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:26 PM

One thing that I noticed in my local arcades that are still open is that Ferrari F355 Challenge is ALWAYS super-loud, and when you sit in the cabinet, the engine sounds nearly make you deaf, especially when pressing the Start button after inserting a coin. Sega's Indy 500 can also sometimes be so loud the sound clips when it's active. San Francisco Rush 2049 and San Francisco Rush The Rock are next in line, and if I'm not mistaken, those 2 games also have subwoofers in their seats(and every place I've been to that has those games have the subs turned up ALL THE WAY TO THE MAX! MAX BASS FTW(I love extreme levels of bass)!).

On the contrary, Sega Rally 2 seems to be the game that's ALWAYS so silent you have to strain your ears just to hear a little noise.

Edited by Ace_1, Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:31 PM.


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Posted Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:45 PM

Gauntlet - I used to go to an arcade where the intro music used to drown out the whole arcade and everyone could hear the speech on those massive speakers mounted to the top of the cabnit.

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Posted Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:45 AM

That referee with the weird-assed voice from Mat Mania would drown out the other machines with his pin count.. WUNNN... TWWOOOO... ThrEEEEEEE!!!!!!
The first time I heard that I thought it was some clown-related game like Kick Man or Circus, or something like that with voice simulation. I got closer and saw it was a wrestling game and said, "That's a referee???" That's how weird his voice is.

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Posted Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:09 AM

Smash TV! The game screamed through the arcade, BINGO!!! BIG MONEY.......BIG PRIZES!!!! It was deafening...

Oh Yeah! :cool:

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Posted Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:41 PM

I didn't even realize that was another one of your! Five stars and favorited. I'm surprised some hip-hop artist hasn't sampled that beat and done something with it.


Dj Tony Fox released a remix CD at Digital Press several years ago and had a remix version of Reactor called Crystal Reactor. I need to dig out my CD and convert it to mp3's.

Thanks for posting that Reactor vid on YouTube. It is almost impossible to find any info on the game. My two favorite arcade games are Reactor and Red Alert. Both insanely difficult to find.



I wanna hear that remix!

I was about to be impressed with myself for remembering who designed Reactor, but then I kept reading and realized why his name is still in my brain after all these years:

Tim Skelly



tScHOR_erSg

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Posted Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:50 PM

I have to put in a vote for dying in Q-Bert. The original cabs had a ball bearing or something inside that would make a loud clunk if Q-Bert fell off the pyramid. The other game that was really cranked loud back in the day at one of favorite arcades was Wizard Of Wor. You could hear that dirgy tune and the Worluk from anywhere in the arcade.

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Posted Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:42 PM

Thank you Neo Tokyo, that effing rocked! I am going to download that, and it's definitely going on my YouTube "favorites" list!

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:30 AM

Interesting vid.. my Reactor video meets Queen's Another One Bites The Dust meets Crystal Castles.. with a smidgeon of Sinistar at the beginning! Neat-o!

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:55 AM

Show me a fool who think mash-ups aren't cool, and I'll show you somebody who hasn't seen that video!

I can't hear that beat without wan't to jump out my seat!

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:11 PM

Interesting vid.. my Reactor video meets Queen's Another One Bites The Dust meets Crystal Castles.. with a smidgeon of Sinistar at the beginning! Neat-o!


I should have asked you before using your video. Sorry.

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:56 PM

The helicopter flight game Steel Talons was really loud. I remember playing a game next to it back when I was a kid and it kept making these loud sounds that I can't even describe when you crashed. The sound would just pierce your body! They were so damn loud that I couldn't concentrate on the game I was playing!

Also, another vote for Zoo Keeper. It has the most insane sounds I've ever heard in a game.

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:21 PM

If I remember correctly, Bezerk was loud with it's talking. Scary voice.


Proof that the owner could adjust the volume;I blew my first $73 dollars I ever made delivering newspaper on Berzerk, until it drove the owner and workers of the local 7-11 crazy....then they lowered the sound.

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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:41 AM

Interesting vid.. my Reactor video meets Queen's Another One Bites The Dust meets Crystal Castles.. with a smidgeon of Sinistar at the beginning! Neat-o!


I should have asked you before using your video. Sorry.

I don't care at all if people use it. Not a problem, you don't have to ask my permission!
I think it's cool what you did with it. Keep up the good work!!!
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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:51 AM

Zookeeper drove me nuts.. I hated the sound effects. The game was fun though.

I thought some of the sounds on Crossbow were kinda loud.. the ghost laughing, the good guys screaming when they died, other enemies laughing, etc.
Also, the "MOOOOO" sound on Cheyenne (can't remember when in the game it happened) was pretty loud as well.

Making buildings on Qix was a bit noisy, as well as your death sound.

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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:39 PM

DEFENDER
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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:41 PM

DEFENDER
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I like that one even better!

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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:04 PM

Zookeeper drove me nuts.. I hated the sound effects. The game was fun though.


Man, I think the wacky, nonsensical sound effects are what make that game. It's loud, abrasive, and unrelentingly intense, the way an American arcade game from the early 1980s should be. Ever notice the great divide between Japanese and American video games? The Japanese stuff is typically cute and cartoony, or has a more gentle, mesmerizing space opera feel, while American games are loud, cluttered, abrasive, and violent. There are reasons to love each one, but you have to be in the right mood for them.

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Posted Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:30 PM

JUNGLE KING


DEFENDER


REACTOR


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Posted Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:24 PM

Again, nice work Neo! I think Jungle King is your best work so far.

Keep it up!




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