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#1 Megamaniac OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 10:53 AM

Say you wanted to own 3 and 3 only coin-ops due to space. What 3 would you choose (don't limit to Atari unless you feel compelled). Me, I'm giving it some thought! Probably:

Donkey Kong
Frogger
Galaga

Sadly, I'm in the house market and wondering about a basement and I KNOW the only reason I'm doing that is due to some subliminal thought stream tricking me into wanting a subterranean game room. :P

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 10:54 AM

Tempest
Tron
Reactor (gotta get that music pumpin!)

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:03 AM

Bagman
Space Duel
Atari X's and O's Football/Super Sprint (I can't decide)

If my wife had a say, I'd have to substitue Area 51 for one of these :D

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:07 AM

1. Pac-Man (the original..not Ms., Jr., Super, Plus, etc)
2. Final Fight
3. Space Invaders (the original)

Also under consieration:
*Mr. Do
*Pengo

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:08 AM

Tough decisions.

1) Robotron: 2084
2) Tempest (used to own one)
3) Stargate

The last one is negotiable, the first two are not. :)

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:08 AM

For me:
1) Frogger
2) Golden Axe
3) Raiden

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:31 AM

Centipede
Galaga/Ms Pac Man combo (HA!)
Sega Rally

I never realized how difficult this would be to decide... :sad:

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:34 AM

1. Frogger
2. Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man anniversary edition
3. Gauntlet

I'd also try to sneak Pengo in there somehow. :P

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:52 AM

If I had to pick three.

1. Donkey Kong. I just want one.. and I know I will have one.. soon

2. Robotron

3. And the sentimental favorite, upright TAITO Space Invaders Part 2. The Taito version and NOT the Midway version. This version is ultra rare and outside of a flyer I quite honestly have never seen it in the states nor on ebay ever. I did play it a lot as a kid however :)

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 12:23 PM

Starwars cockpit
Ms Pacman
House of the Dead

Of course, if it's allowed, I'd gladly swap that Ms Pacman for a good high end mame machine.

#11 Megamaniac OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 1:01 PM

1.  Frogger
2.  Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man anniversary edition
3.  Gauntlet
:P

Combo machines....cheating! Good 2-for-1 rollup there!

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 1:08 PM

Donkey Kong
Galaga
Pac Man

Although I'd probably take any combo listed so far :)

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 1:15 PM

Tempest
Tapper
Ms. Pacman/Galaga combo

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 1:45 PM

Does anyone know of other combos that existed for Frogger or Donkey Kong? A DK trilogy console would about do it for me! 8)

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 1:56 PM

I am quite happy with my Asteroids cocktail table (the only arcade machine I own), but I'd trade it for Space Duel. :D

So, I've got my hypothetical Space Duel machine. The other two I want:

Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga combo unit
Centipede/Donkey Kong combo unit

If those latter-day combos don't count, then:

Donkey Kong
Tempest

(Ah, what the hey... I'd be happy to just have a complete collection of the Atari vector games! :love: :P )

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 2:00 PM

Centipede/Donkey Kong combo unit

Excellent! So I don't have to consider axing Galaga to get Centipede. Sweet. So my new list so far is"

Donkey Kong/Centipede
Galaga/Ms. Pac Man
Frogger

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 2:18 PM

Maybe I'm on crack. I am 99% sure I saw and PLAYED a Centipede/Donkey Kong combo unit at the arcade auction where I bought my Asteroids cocktail... but I can't seem to find info on them now. (It did seem an odd combination to me.)

I am finding info on the Centipede/Missile Command/Millipede machine, which certainly makes more sense, all of them being Atari games. But I still believe I did see the Centipede/DK combo, which is what I would want.

Can anyone else corroborate this?

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 2:24 PM

Maybe I'm on crack. I am 99% sure I saw and PLAYED a Centipede/Donkey Kong combo unit at the arcade auction where I bought my Asteroids cocktail... but I can't seem to find info on them now. (It did seem an odd combination to me.)

I hope someone can corroborate, but you are right, seems an unlikely combination since they are different companies. I did find this though...which goes on my list!

http://www.klov.com/...=D&game_id=7618

Double Donkey Kong! :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 2:37 PM

3. And the sentimental favorite, upright TAITO Space Invaders Part 2. The Taito version and NOT the Midway version. This version is ultra rare and outside of a flyer I quite honestly have never seen it in the states nor on ebay ever. I did play it a lot as a kid however :)


I believe Funspot (Weirs Beach, NH) has this very game that you mention. Taito version and all.

I will check the next time I head up there for the Classic Gaming Tournament in May.

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Posted Wed Dec 3, 2003 2:51 PM

3 games:

Mad Planets
Black Widow
Tempest

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003 2:13 AM

RoadBlasters.

Tempest.

And for something a tad more exotic...
Galaxy Force.

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003 2:29 AM

That's easy :D ....

- Ghosts'n Goblins
- Bomb Jack
- Robotron 2084

But actually I cant even find space for one cabinte in my small appartment .. :sad:

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003 2:53 AM

No need for thinking:

Space Invaders
Asteroids
Pac-Man

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003 7:46 AM

Hummmm 3 games, well for me the 3 would be.

Pole Position
Joust
and Space Invaders

Others considerd
Robotron 2084
any of the pac games
xevious
Pole Position II
Tutankham
Arkanoid
Bubble Bobble
Zaxxon and Super Zaxxon
Dig Dug and Dig Dug II
Defender
Stargate
any of the Mr. Do games
DDR (just too dam expenceive)
Galaga, Galaxian, Galaga 3(Galapus), and Galaga 88
Q*Bert
Reactor
DK, DKjr. and DK3
Radar Scope
Mario Bros.
and others.

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2003 9:27 AM

Choosing 3 made this very difficult! Guess I should have said 5 or 7! :ponder: My answer changes with each new addition here. Ghosts 'n Goblins was a game I loved playing. And Paperboy.




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