Must ..... fight ...... urge .. to .... follow this .... path of .... further .. thread ..... derailment .... whilst ... waiting for .... spasmodic ..... Atacobox ...... updates ... from ........ Team ..... Cheesehead!
Pandora's Palace - With Konami behind it, circa 1984, cannot believe this title has not seen a port under any system; especially at least the Famicom/NES, BITD; it's highly underappreciated. A friend's reaction called it a reverse flowing Donkey Kong. Never saw it that way before, but would explain why I like it so much (DK being my all-time favorite Golden Age Arcade game). It also may explain why it never saw the light of day on the aforementioned systems. Still, there is enough variety, great gameplay, and huge fun factor in its own right:
Mr. Heli No Dai-Bouken / Battle Chopper (1987) - Gr8 game I stumbled on bitd at a Bowling Alley near a mates place. Cabinet was labelled Battle Chopper.
Wardner (1987) - Another gr8 little platformer. Also found at the same Bowling Alley. Cabinet was labelled Wardner's Forest I think.
Bull Fight (1984) - Found this bitd in an arcade in the City. Was really popular from memory. Simple and all about the timing. Loved the bull fighting game mechanics.
I had never seen any more of these cabinets, in any other locations, in any of the arcades I frequented in the 80's. I remember being really surprised. Obviously my opinion though.
My earliest memory is playing Speed Race, in the very late 70's, at Perth Airport (Western Australia). The grandmother lived right near the airport. Grandmother being from Poland, relatives used to visit from overseas quite often. I was more interested in going to the airport to play the machine instead of waiting for the relies to arrive/depart. .
FFS Flojo ... and other AA investigative bastards ... can you all stop typing?? .... or ... @CPUWIZ , can you lock this thread please? My LMB finger is getting sore from clicking 'Like' buttons and my face is in a state of permanent smile!!