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

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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)
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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
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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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