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#26 Classic Pac OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:01 AM

Frankly there isn't a lot I can think of except

Centipede - 7800
Double Dragon - SMS
Xenophobe - 7800
Xevious - 7800

#27 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:21 AM

SMS Space Harrier and Outrun. They just have that cool charm while still staying close (close enough?) to the arcade originals. I really love the music for Outrun on the SMS!

#28 Petran79 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:53 AM

the MS-DOS version of Mortal Kombat 1-4 was very close to the Arcade version in the 90s, better than any console version. Also if you had a Soundblaster AWE32 card you'd be having a much better experience than the original.

Also the Amiga versions of:

Shinobi,
Robocop,
Wonder Boy in Monster Land,
Rainbow Islands,
Bubble Bobble
Yie Air Kung Fu

were my favourites.
Probably because I could hear the music, but graphics looked very nice too.

#29 Cortat G OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:29 AM

Space Invaders for the 2600.

#30 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:12 AM

Interesting topic Old School. I am going with Killer Instinct for the SNES. The arcade version was a little too difficult and the controller on the SNES felt much more comfortable than the arcade version.

#31 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:17 AM

SMS Space Harrier and Outrun. They just have that cool charm while still staying close (close enough?) to the arcade originals. I really love the music for Outrun on the SMS!


You should try the Genesis version. Its excellent and quite close to the arcade original.

#32 scotty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:01 PM

2600 PAc-Man FTW!!!


Just kidding.... :) I lived in arcades and did a LOT of traveling, so I saw a LOT of machines in the wild. Two that I never did see were Tac-Scan and Lock-N-Chase. Had both for the 2600 and LOVED THEM. Played the arcade games in Mame years later, but still prefer the 2600 versions. Tac Scan is pretty good.... But still like the 2600 version.

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:40 AM

Hands down...Life force NES


I like Life Force as well but I do miss the voices from the arcade version...


Space Dungeon on the 5200 over the arcade prototype...


Space Dungeon wasn't a prototype.. it was released in the arcades albeit quite rare.



2600 PAc-Man FTW!!!
Just kidding.... :) I lived in arcade and did a LOT of traveling, so I saw a LOT of machines in the wild. Two that I never did see were Tac-Scan and Lock-N-Chase. Had both for the 2600 and LOVED THEM. Played the arcade games in Mame years later, but still prefer the 2600 versions. Tac Scan is pretty good.... But still like the 2600 version.


I love Tac-Scan - one of my favorite Sega vectors. I wonder how it plays since the arcade version uses a spinner for the main ship controls????

Edited by schuwalker, Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:43 AM.


#34 scotty OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:42 PM

I love Tac-Scan - one of my favorite Sega vectors. I wonder how it plays since the arcade version uses a spinner for the main ship controls????


Plays great. It uses the Atari paddles for controls.

#35 Pengwin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:17 PM

Atari 8-bit
Pac-Man
Donkey Kong

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PacMania

Sega Saturn
Virtua Fighter

#36 Jimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:12 PM


Space Dungeon on the 5200 over the arcade prototype...


Space Dungeon wasn't a prototype.. it was released in the arcades albeit quite rare.




I didn't know that. I can understand why it was rare. I've played the arcade version (via MAME) and it's "seriously yuck city" (IMO).

Thanks for the correction!

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#37 BillyHW ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:44 AM

Ghosts'n Goblins - C64. Original arcade soundtrack was great, but the totally redone C64 soundtrack is awesome. Great C64 graphics.

Ninja Gaiden - NES. Totally redone game. Totally better.

Not sure if these count, because they are actually different games, but I'll mention them too:

Tempest 2000 - Jaguar.

Super Ghouls'n Ghosts - SNES. (As in, it's better than the arcade Ghouls'n Ghosts.)

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:12 PM

Klax - Atari Lynx. Even better than the arcade.

And not sure if it counts, cause it wasn't an arcade original, but Tetris - Gameboy.

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:09 PM

And not sure if it counts, cause it wasn't an arcade original, but Tetris - Gameboy.


Well considering we have nominations above for Zelda Ocarina of Time, Dragon Warrior 1, and Return Fire, I think you're fine. :lol:

Edited by NE146, Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:09 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:07 AM

And not sure if it counts, cause it wasn't an arcade original, but Tetris - Gameboy.


Well considering we have nominations above for Zelda Ocarina of Time, Dragon Warrior 1, and Return Fire, I think you're fine. :lol:


Clearly someone wasn't paying attention, cause those clearly don't count. lol




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