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Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« on: November 04, 2004, 07:22:15 pm »
What is your 2 favorite original Arcade games of all times?

I want to limit to ONLY 2 without an extra 2 or 3 honorable mentions.

I'm sure this has been done before but I'm new here and I would like to start using a front-end when I finish my cabinet. I have my favorites list but I would like to include your favorites too.

Also what is the most visitor-frendly front end (using Mame and pin-mame)

My 2 are:

Robotron
Stargate

(I suck at both, 3rd level max)
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2004, 07:30:37 pm »
Crazy Climber
Bosconian

Most of the "good" front-ends are very easy to use--once you get them set up properly.
I am personally using MAMEWAH, but there are several others that are similar in features, and a few that even have some more advanced features I didn't need for my purposes.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2004, 07:45:01 pm »
Metal Slug 2 & R-type

"good" front ends would be:
* Game launcher
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* Kymaera
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004, 07:49:34 pm »
Yeah, I don't think I will need advanced features either. I just want the one my mom will be able to use. Yes my mom is looking foward to my cab also. One day when I was about 12, me and my mom dropped $250 of her dollars in the arcade in about 4 hours. (yes we both suck at games)
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2004, 08:26:28 pm »
Strider & Shinobi... at least, right now.

As for the FE, I like MAMEwah and Dragon King, since they're the only ones I've really used.

And to drop $250 in four hours? You're not just whistlin' dixie!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2004, 08:31:15 pm »
atm.. Elevator Action Returns

hmm.. second pick is hard.. right now im just playing random shooters.. so no real PICK..


fav changes to much..

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2004, 08:41:18 pm »
I just can't do it, I need about 10.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2004, 08:42:06 pm »
Robotron
Uo Poko

And I own them both!
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2004, 09:27:13 pm »
Star Castle
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2004, 10:06:56 pm »
Robotron
Asteroids

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2004, 10:11:18 pm »
Galaga
Asteroids

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2004, 10:29:35 pm »
Tapper
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I use Game Launcher for my front end. It's super simple to use.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2004, 11:58:14 pm »
Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting

Final Fight.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2004, 12:35:20 am »
Time Pilot
Galaga

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2004, 12:38:48 am »
Robotron
Galaga

Nothing else is even close.
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2004, 02:18:12 am »

 Get out the Pedal and Wheel set for an awesome game of
 
 SPY HUNTER !!!      

 And then of  course,  its on to

 Robotron 2084



 

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2004, 02:22:03 am »
Donkey Kong
Tron
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2004, 05:11:16 am »
Bionic Commando
Dungeons and Dragons

Mamewah

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2004, 05:30:53 am »
Tron
Twin Cobra

No experience of FE's. Going to go with MameWah though as it's British!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2004, 06:20:08 am »
Besides this game?

haha

uh...

Galaga & Tron & Joust & Star Wars!

Best 4-way in history!  :o



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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2004, 11:24:46 am »
Galaga
Uo Poko


Damn, Uo Poko is just so great :)
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2004, 11:29:24 am »
Tempest
Robotron

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2004, 11:37:32 am »
Black Tiger and Magic Sword for Jamma

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2004, 12:06:04 pm »
Robotron
Missile Command

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2004, 12:09:49 pm »
TimePilot
Black Tigar






I CANT DO IT!!!!
Robotron
Gauntlet (both)
Defender (both)
720
Centipede
Elevator Action
Missile Command
PRON GAMES


sorry.


only two..

I'll stick with the first ones
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2004, 12:12:27 pm »
ms pac
Galaga

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2004, 12:46:50 pm »
Donkey Kong
and either Dragon's Lair or Gauntlet...not sure which!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2004, 12:49:18 pm »
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Galaga

Plus, I like MameWah as well.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2004, 12:53:23 pm »
It's strange ... nobody choose "THE" game ...

PacMan ... of course ...
Moon Patrol


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2004, 12:54:33 pm »
That's really hard...

Ties for 1st:
Ms Pacman
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo

Ties for 2nd:
Killer Instinct
Street Fighter Alpha 3


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2004, 03:18:30 pm »
Super pacman
Donkey Kong Jr.


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2004, 03:28:50 pm »
Dragon Blaze(at the moment) & Twin Cobra (always) :)

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2004, 03:40:47 pm »
Burger Time
Asteroids

(Donkey Kong Jr is up there too, but I've only been playing it recently- not sure if I'll still be playing it in a weeks time).

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2004, 04:04:31 pm »
gyruss

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2004, 04:54:55 pm »
Galaga (just to be different ;)
Double Dragon

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2004, 04:58:24 pm »
galaga
metal slug x
wrestlefest

*oh and I would have chose pac man, granted it's fun... but you can only play pac man so much before  you need a break from it...not one of my all times


and i use mamewah with the simple genre version of the catlist
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2004, 05:30:26 pm »
Samauri Showdown III
Elevator Action
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2004, 11:54:19 pm »
RYGAR! and any street fighters

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2004, 11:59:06 pm »

Rolling Thunder
Juno First


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2004, 08:35:14 pm »
Tough to think of 2 but if I were stranded on an island or somethingand had to pick to they'd be:

Defender
Robotron

I'd be pretty depressed though.     ;)

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2004, 10:33:32 pm »
Street Fighter 2

Shock Troopers

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2004, 10:55:23 pm »
Donkey Kong
Galaga

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2004, 12:19:40 am »
Super Burger Time
Galaga

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2004, 12:33:52 am »
Ok if I had to play only 2 games for the rest of my life I guess they would be

Stargate
Robotron

Mainly because no matter how good I got I would never "finish" a game.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2004, 12:40:06 am »
Street Fighter 2
Galaga
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2004, 04:39:37 am »
Mortal Kombat 3.
Street Fighter games.
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2004, 03:01:24 pm »

 Wow - Im reallt amazed that Spy Hunter hasnt been posted more as a top game.
 
 Maybe people didnt get to play it in the arcades?
 Maybe do not have a wheel and pedal set + 2way shifter to
 play it with...

 The game gets pretty hard after a few minutes into play.  Lots of fast action... lots of weapons in you disposal if you can keep alive.  

 Heres an interesting tip I found when trying to play with my partially working machine - (pedal is being rebuilt - so i had to just turn the gas pot up to a decent speed and leave it there - no slowing down!)

  You can kill the Switchblade cars with your guns if they are in front of you... but if you do not have Oil, or Smoke,  what can you do to kill them ?

  Well,  you know that if their blades arnt out - you can ram them hard on the sides to run them off the road...  but...

 If blades are out:  If you time it just right, as they creep up behind you - and try to pass you... ram just the very front part of thier car.   If you do it correctly, thier blades will not harm you as you are too far forward - but - thier car will fly! : )   Make sure you are close enough to the side of the road so that they do not come back for more ; )
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 To bump cars-  make sure you are the one who bumps first... else you may be flying off the road.  Also, make sure that you really slam the wheel fast and hard twords them... else the bump will nt be strong enough to push them off the road.  The slam has to be so hard - that it makes you wonder if you arnt going to break the wheel  : )   heh

 Spyhunters wheel has heavy duty rubber stoppers - that hold up to extreme abuse without flinching.  Also, they are dual trigger grips - simular to disc of tron sticks - but mounted to the wheel.  This allows easy steering and quick control of 4 weapons at one time:

 Machine Guns:  standard.  do not run out
 Oil: create slicks to make cars wipeout
 Smoke Screen:  wipeout huge area of cars.
 Missiles - Take the helicopter out of the sky.

 Special things...

 There is small path in the road that you can go to once in a while - it looks like a house at the end of it.   Thats the Boathouse... where you actually change into a boat!

 Your oil changes into a flaming path of oil on the water!
 Missiles and smoke still operate the same.

 The enemies drop explosive drums into the water.. hard to dodge as control in the water is a bit slower.

 There are exits to shore every so often.  The boat stage is wicked hard - so try to exit asap! : )

 
 There is an Icy road stage... where the control is slowed as well.  

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to stay alive long... you need to be in high gear, but,  travel at low speeds in that gear.  If you really punch it - you will end up crashing too easily.   However... if you see an impending accident about to happen... you can let off the gas quickly, and sometimes you will slow down low gear speeds - thus just bouncing off a pedestrian car rather than exploding from crashing into it.

 btw - if you didnt know... you have to drive into the large red 'weapons van' to pick up a new weapon.  If you look on top of the weapons van, you will see a small picture of the weaon that you are about to get.  If you alreay have that weapon - it will refill it,  as they do run out with several uses.  

 Oil:  about 10 small slicks (let off the button quicker for smaller slicks - too small and wont be effective tho)

 Smoke: About 3 blast if memmory serves me right.
 Missiles - 3 missiles

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 To take the helicopter out - just make sure that you are vertically aligned with it before releaseing missiles.   Be carefull of his bombs that will create nasty holes in the road - or your car!  : )

 

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2004, 05:04:05 pm »
Discs of Tron

Outrun


honorable mention: Spy Hunter  ;)

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2004, 05:27:38 pm »
720 and dragons lair...DAMN YOU FOR ONLY LETTING ME PICK TWO!!!
honorable mention Robotron!!!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2004, 01:23:16 am »
I hated Spy Hunter cuz I never lasted more than about 10 seconds!
NO MORE!!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2004, 03:20:05 am »

 Ahh,  but ya gota luv a game that whoops your --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules-- : )

 Now that theres some tips up there,  give it another go.   Takes about an hour to get the hang of things... then you keep getting better from there.

 The main thing about Spyhunter... is to make sure to use a pot based wheel and pedal set.   With any other type of control setup... you wont have fast enough reaction time nor the perfect control needed for this insane game.  

 You can get away without a 2way hi-low shifter - by mapping a button for it.  However... it does have to be an easy to reach one.  

 A few more tips:

* Do not shoot your machine guns while driving.  Only use them sparingly when baddies are in aim.   Otherwise, you will shoot pedestrians... and run into thier wreckage.   You also need to be ready to slow and dodge the wreckages of the baddies as you shoot them.  Shoot wisely and carefully.

* Do not feel the need to go too fast.  Once you get to the end of your clock... drive in high gear, but at a slow speed... else  you risk wreckage.

* Use pedestrians as shields.  As baddies creep from behind,  you can shoot a pedestrian and quickly dodge it, and the baddies will have to take evasive action to avoid damage - leaving you some breathing room.

* As the helicopter approaches... stay in one place for a few seconds till the copter is about to drop a bomb... then dodge the bomb at the last second.   Make sure to account for the road ahead... so that you can dodge into the road - instead of running off the road to dodge it.

* Executioner will miss you unless you move too slow.  If he is moving... then you have to bump him  off the road before he sticks the gun out.

* Practice bumping for like an hour.  Its an essential skill for going far in a game.

* You do not need to press weapons van to 'call' it.  It dosnt do a thing.. except start a game.  Also it used to flash to let you know it was comming up.   Slow down and let it catch up to you... let it ahead of you about 2 cars distance, then slam into high gear to enter it.

* Be very carefull after getting dropped off from the van.  Enter with light steering and speed... as if you try to cross too deep into the road by steering hard,  you may get ran into by a passing car.  

* Theres a trick:  After getting dropped off by the van,  keep the wheel all the way over twords the sceen edge you are closest to... and punch it.  You will be invincible, rolling thru and over everything...  however.. it will crash the game at some point if you do it too long.    Not sure it works after timer runs out either.

* When dropping oil... wait till they are close as you might be able to kill more than one car with the slick.  Wait till the enemies line up - then let em have it : )

* If you drive too slow... every once in a while the game will send  an executioner after you... or... it will send a switchblade at you but he travels a LOT faster than normal!
 
Have fun  ^_^

  Btw- Outrun is my alltime fave driving game.  Had to put hunter above it tho - as its got more depth and replay value.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2004, 05:41:35 am »
With my current cab I'd have to go with Shinobi and the Gradius series. But if I had the controls Star wars and Discs of Tron. Theres so many brilliant old school games, out of every thing Mamed so far I could easily pick 20 and enjoy each as much as the next!

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2004, 07:22:53 am »
Robotron: 2084   (but of course  ;)
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2004, 08:00:54 am »
Mr. Do
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2004, 10:09:14 am »
Final Fight
Galaga '88

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2004, 10:11:49 am »
Galaga
Moon Patrol
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2004, 10:58:19 am »
Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition

Strider (Liked it so much the first time I played it went home and bought the Genesis version.)

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2004, 11:39:47 am »
Robotron (I finally own the "real" thing)

Gyruss and Tempest would probably tie for my second favorite.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2004, 01:45:55 pm »
Galaga

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2004, 03:03:49 pm »
Joust
Gladiator

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2004, 03:29:11 pm »
Shinobi
Gauntlet I or II
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2004, 04:43:48 pm »
Pac-man
720

(like most people here, my top games rotate periodically... really need about 10!)

Paige, when did you get a Robotron??  I would take a Robotron if I ever found a chance at a nice one.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2004, 06:51:32 pm »
I'd put Track & Field and Hypersports as one game, but since I can't think of a single solid second place game (too many to choose from), I'll use those as my 1 & 2.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #63 on: November 08, 2004, 08:15:21 pm »
hmm.. i'd have to go with:

mortal kombat 2 (as a permanent)

and

sexy parodius (as a current/rotating)

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #64 on: November 08, 2004, 09:48:02 pm »
Gyruss
Galaga

Although I'm currently addicted to Bank Panic for some reason.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2004, 10:27:25 pm »
bank panic is cool! but my two 'most played' games on the cab at this time are:

commando
galaga

those have been close for ages. next ones are way down in number of times played (bank panic is #12 at the moment, but working its way up  :) )


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2004, 01:51:29 pm »
Having grown up through the arcade hayday.......there's too many to list.  But nobody mentioned one of my favorites:

Wizard of Wor
Phoenix


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2004, 03:02:34 pm »
all time great

galaga
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2004, 03:05:54 pm »
Black Tiger
Dig Dug
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2004, 04:49:20 pm »
Ahhhh, only 2, I have a hard enough time getting it under ten. I can't do just 2
Crazy climber, Donkey kong, Tempest, Asteroids, galaga, Phoenix, centipede, Mr Do, Mario bros, bump n jump
And that's just the tip of the iceburg, I could easily go on to my top 20 especially with discs of tron, robotron, disco 1, joust, frogger
Ahh with all the classics how can you just pick 2 - I'd rather knaw off my leg then have to make that type of decision.  ;)  

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2004, 06:04:41 pm »
Time Pilot (and TP '84, actually owned it)
Mr. Do!
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2004, 06:09:44 pm »
If I had to pick only two....

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2004, 06:22:30 pm »
only 2?!?

ok then Galaga and Dragons Lair ... and Gauntlet .. oh and Narc ... and Zaxxon ... and *sigh*

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2004, 09:41:09 pm »
Cabal
Waku Waku 7

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2004, 09:57:29 pm »
King of Fighters (Can't pick one of them)   :P
Robotron 2084


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2004, 07:25:09 pm »
Without question-

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2004, 07:40:59 pm »
Let's see...

Shinobi (my clear favorite)

and

lets see...

Rampage

There are many other contenders for the number 2 spot (Baseball Stars 2, Empire Strikes Back, DigDug, etc...) but Rampage has the best combination of playability and  interesting concept in my opinion... Baseball Stars 2 has better playability, but a poor concept, Whereas ESB has a better concept, but is not as playable.  

Oh, and let's not forget Polybius!


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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2004, 08:55:51 pm »
This is such a good thread....
I was reviewing and playing other people's favs..
Cam across Wizard of Wor (skim36)
Completely forgot about that one. What a classic.
I remember playing that hours on end with my bro.
I'll have to keep trying out the others...
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2004, 06:06:09 pm »
Galaga
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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2004, 06:20:46 pm »
magic sword
       and
 commando

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2005, 04:55:09 pm »
ghosts and goblins - even though its so damn hard
donkey kong jr.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2005, 05:10:18 pm »
As far as favorites go.... I can't settle on just 2...

but, the two that have the most plays are:

Gyruss (wife's favorite)
Galaga
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2005, 05:11:36 pm »
**Robotron
**Stargate

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2005, 05:22:01 pm »
Pacman & Donkey Kong.  If I had a nickel for every quarter I put in those . . .

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2005, 05:23:30 pm »
Donkey Kong - All time favorite
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2005, 05:33:53 pm »
robotron & metal slug

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2005, 05:38:27 pm »
Ms. Pac-man
Mr. Do!

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2005, 05:39:26 pm »
Pac-Man
Arkanoid (Breakout, whatever you wanna call it)

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2005, 06:16:33 pm »
Mine
Speed Buggy (Own one)
Mad Planets

Wife's
Ghost n' Goblins
Gyruss

Kid's
Metal Slug - All of 'em
X-Men

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2005, 06:34:13 pm »
Arkanoid and Mario Bros.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2005, 09:33:41 pm »
Street fighter...all of them
88 games

I'm a little surprised at how many games are "Goleden Age" on the thread.  I'm 28 and my donky kong/galaga experiences were very short.  In a painful way.  Especially spy hunter.  I used to walk a mile and a half (seemed long at the time) to the arcade  with $2.  The last thing I could deal with was 18 seconds of spy hunter before my quarter was gone.    Am I toward the young end of this hobby.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2005, 04:32:03 am »
Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting (although original and Champion Edition are my nostalgia games)
Smash TV (I have four joysticks on my CP pretty much only for this game--a brand new toaster, Oh Yeah, give me about a hundred of those, gift wrapped, please ;D)

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2005, 11:55:32 am »
hmmm thats a tough one!
I'd have to say
1) Forgotten Worlds
2) Black Tiger

But any Capcom game pretty much does it for me :)

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #93 on: March 27, 2005, 12:59:26 pm »
Wow, only two?
For Arcade I would have to say Moonwalker and Terminator 2, although NFL Blitz and all Golden Tee's are right up there..And for the Genesis, my favorite system of all time, Id have to go with Sonic 1 and 2, and Battletoads  ;)
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2005, 02:36:51 pm »
Soccer Brawl
Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting

At least they're the two I find myself playing most!

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2005, 02:43:47 pm »
Neo Drift Out Challenge
and either Marble Madness or Marvel vs. Capcom (what? it's a fun game...)
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2005, 03:27:59 pm »
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Hypersports

Not sure wich way round so put them alphabetical.

Waiting for Hypersports to be delivered so may change in a few days.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2005, 11:00:04 pm »
I'm a little surprised at how many games are "Goleden Age" on the thread.
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2005, 02:40:08 am »
The reason I NEED emulation.

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Re:Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2005, 04:45:04 am »
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Galaga

Nothing else is even close.
I agree, with my favorite being galaga.
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #100 on: March 28, 2005, 08:02:39 am »
I'm a little surprised at how many games are "Goleden Age" on the thread.  I'm 28 and my donky kong/galaga experiences were very short.  In a painful way.  Especially spy hunter.  I used to walk a mile and a half (seemed long at the time) to the arcade  with $2.  The last thing I could deal with was 18 seconds of spy hunter before my quarter was gone.    Am I toward the young end of this hobby.


Monkeybomb,

I personally don't think you're young, being 27 myself, but, yeah, I guess our generation saw just the end of the "Golden Age" in the Arcades, at least in terms of maturity.  All those college students could play games like Pac-Man for seemingly forever and I could only reach the third or fourth board on a good play--not to mention that I couldn't afford gauntlet, although I loved it.  So, yeah, being pre-teen and broke in an 80s arcade just as the Golden Age ground to a halt surely wasn't the greatest of our gaming experiences.  Still, I felt lucky that my local arcade hung on to the classics almost until the nineties.  Playing two player Joust still beats the hell out of spinning the joystick and mashing buttons on Street Fighter 1 IMO.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #101 on: March 28, 2005, 10:03:03 am »
- Track & Field
- Galaga
- Gaunlet
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #102 on: March 28, 2005, 10:18:48 am »
Wizard of Wor
Gauntlet

One of my best friend in the early 80's had an actual Wizard of Wor in his basement.  We used to play on it for hours. 

Absolutely nothing beats being 12 or 13 and having a full size, real life arcade machine in your basement. 
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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2005, 12:26:03 pm »
Elevator Action

Such a very simple game, and yet somehow, hypnotic.  There's some kinda weird synergy that happens with these old games where the sound and the 'feel' of the game's response to the the controls when you're zoned into it...like buzzing down 6 or 7 floors in the elevator, floaty jump-kick takes out two spies simultaneously (thumpthump!) while you fire in mid air and take out a lamp on the way down (crash!)... then back to the elevator and buzz down 4 more floors...I dunno.  Utterly compelling.

Joust

Again with the perfect combination of sound and  controller feel.  Every pixel, every wing flap, every detail of this game is so well thought out and designed.  Everyone who's ever played it knows exactly how it feels to bounce from enemy to enemy, laying waste to all who oppose you... the claustrophobic feeling of knowing that a screenfull of enemies is above you, and you don't feel 'safe' until you're at the top of the screen, in control...  With games like that, it doesn't even matter how far you get, how good you are, because just the basic play mechanic is so damn fun.

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Re: Absolute favorite 2 games!!!
« Reply #104 on: March 30, 2005, 02:41:01 pm »
This is hard to do.. and I'm sure I'll change my mind as soon as I hit the Post button

Galaga

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