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#76 sportznutt38 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 12, 2007 1:01 PM

What about Kickman? Never played, just remember seeing it.


I loved this game , I pumped many a quarters into this one. :cool:

#77 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2007 2:56 AM

There's a whole page of "forgotten" classic arcade games reviewed at Cinemarcade.

#78 Aegis OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 28, 2007 6:31 PM

Terra Cresta was an amazing pseudo-sequel to the ancient Moon Cresta by Nichibutsu - gotta love the roar those dinosaurs made when you flattened 'em with your lasers!!

#79 Panorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2007 11:27 PM

Gravitar

#80 FrakAttack OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2007 1:25 AM

No love for Black Tiger? Multi-directional platforming, hidden treasures, collecting money to buy weapons upgrades, armor and power-ups, boss fights and an actual ending with credits...all in an '80s coin-op game? WOW. And searching for it online many years later was what first led me to MAME. :D

Honorable mentions for:

Bank Panic
Roc n Rope
City Connection
Speed Rumbler
Boogie Wings

#81 The Eidolon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2007 3:56 PM

I liked "Pistol Daimyo no Bouken." It's a hard side-scrolling shooter where you play
a Japanese lord with a gun mounted on his head. Very silly but tough and fun.

Splatterhouse isn't obscure now, but at the time I saw it in arcades it was hard to
come by and no one else seemed to play it.

Some others...
Viper Phase 1
Bonze Adventure
Tiger Road
Blood Brothers
Pandora's Palace
Super Don Quixote
19XX
Pulstar
Hippodrome
Forgotten Worlds
Sky Soldiers
Snow Brothers
In the Hunt
Pitfall II (Arcade)
Rabbit Punch
SD Gundam Psycho Salamander
Toki
X Multiply

Some of these aren't that obscure. Even good, mainstream arcade games could be
hard to find way back when. I guess the internet/emulation make it easier to find classic
arcade games now that in the "golden age." I miss real cabinets though.

#82 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2007 4:11 PM

Bubbles
Sega's CrackDown (Genesis vers. exists)
Vindicators
Popeye (was it unpopular?)
Xybots
Wack-O



& call me ignorant, there was a Pitfall II arcade game? :?

EDIT: found it on Cinemarcade. Wow, I never knew...cool link.

Edited by RJ, Tue Jun 5, 2007 4:14 PM.


#83 drboom OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2007 11:13 AM

Cloak & Dagger and Beastie Feastie are two of my forgotten favorites.

#84 iratanam OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:39 AM

Okay, I skimmed through quickly so I might have missed some of these being mentioned already. Not to mention they might have been more popular than what I thought but the machines at least in my area were hard to find at the time.


Crazy Climber (Still love this one to this day)
Satan's Hollow
Wacko
Venture
Elevator Action

#85 jbanes OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:02 PM

S.T.U.N. Runner - A hugely underrated game. The motorcycle-feel of the controls was perfect, and the feeling of sheer speed went unreplicated for a very long time. In fact, I'd be hard pressed to name a modern game that got the speed element down so perfectly. Excite Truck would probably be the closest one I can think of.

Sky Soldiers - Incredible shoot'em up that transported you to different periods in history that have been subtlety altered to be more technologically advanced by forces unknown. The ability to override your destination (which, as I recall required a bit of luck) combined with the immense bosses made this game a real gem among shmups.

#86 Fighter17 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:41 PM

You guys need to check out my blog, because I'm trying to find good arcade titles which wasn't even popular at all.

#87 Atari5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:51 PM

I'd have to say Chase HQ and Devastators.

#88 ataritoobin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:48 PM

I'd give my vote to KickMan as well. Crater Raider is also a great game from Bally/Midway as well. Very few of those were made.

#89 Math You OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:44 PM

I remember playing Star Rider when I was young. I loved those laser disc graphics.

#90 AtticGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:10 PM

Some more I noticed not being very popular and which I like.
Mappy
Silkworm (what is up with that name anyway operation silkworm :rolling: )
Kangaroo.

Edited by Atari_kid, Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:56 PM.


#91 Dennis V OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:39 PM

Favorite arcade game I liked was "Space Zap". Four buttons, four cannons, aliens come at you from four directons. Fun to slap those buttons as the aliens appeared.

And how about "Red Baron"? :D

i remember space zap. i was on my way to disney world back in 1982 and had seen it at a restaurant in florida. that was the one and only time i had ever seen that game. wow. brings back memories

#92 Dennis V OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:43 PM

[quote name='drboom' date='Fri Jun 8, 2007 12:13 PM' post='1311462']
Cloak & Dagger and Beastie Feastie are two of my forgotten favorites.
[/quothere was an arcade joint in madison, ohio that had that game. i beleive it was in 1984 and in the movie "cloak and dagger", that arcade game was actually in the movie starring henry thomas and dabney coleman. " this is captain jack flack"!

#93 Dav OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:21 PM

Cloak & Dagger and Beastie Feastie are two of my forgotten favorites.



I have to confess to liking Beastie Feastie too. I like it better than pacman which is the board it runs on.

#94 Dennis V OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:03 PM

Bubbles
Sega's CrackDown (Genesis vers. exists)
Vindicators
Popeye (was it unpopular?)
Xybots
Wack-O



& call me ignorant, there was a Pitfall II arcade game? :?

EDIT: found it on Cinemarcade. Wow, I never knew...cool link.

one of my favorite arcade games because i could break a million every time once i got a lot of practice with it. knew every pattern, every board stage. had no problem getting into the all-time high score ranks. of course you could only enter your three initials five times so you had to mix it up between your first name, last name, your middle initial....great game from williams. first saw popeye at fort wilderness which is a park at disney world. first saw it back in 1983. i have never seen it anywhere else. xybots is a game that myself and a friend used to play as co-op. love it

#95 CARTRIDGE STEALER OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2007 2:52 PM

I remember "PIRANNA". I played it in 1982 in a taxi cab stand and thought it resembled PAC MAN a bit. never saw it anywhere else but that place.

#96 Texguy1968 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2007 3:59 PM

Mystic Marathon is quite unknown, but a lot of fun. Back in '85, the arcade in my town got I,Robot, Major Havoc, and Mystic Marathon in the same week. All 3 machines sat in a corner, relatively unplayed.

#97 Gorf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:27 PM

I dont think Isaw this one mentioned.....but...

I have an old Laser Base I've almost finished restoring. Raster trac-ball...kind of like Missile Command with UFO's
and supposedly rare. It's no Missile Command but it's not bad a game.

http://www.klov.com/...hp?game_id=8381

According to klov and VAPS....Im the only know owner of one, though there has to be a few others out there.

Edited by Gorf, Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:30 PM.


#98 Foxsolo2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:47 AM

Hunchback was a great game ;)

#99 djpubba OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:37 PM

there was an arcade joint in madison, ohio that had that game. i beleive it was in 1984 and in the movie "cloak and dagger", that arcade game was actually in the movie starring henry thomas and dabney coleman. " this is captain jack flack"!


I ended up with the actual game used as a prop in that movie. I got it from the programmer, who autographed the control panel for me. It's serial number 1.

Also, Snacks 'n Jaxson is a great unknown game. More that I think would qualify: Mad Planets, I, Robot, Assault, Mutant Night, Road Runner, Space Dungeon, Strike Force, Timber and Zwackery.

Hunchback was a great game ;)


Aaaugh!!

Edited by djpubba, Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:38 PM.


#100 wrenchien OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:48 AM

was xybots a popular one?




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