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Author Topic: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?  (Read 2739 times)

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Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:50:56 am »
Hey all!

Yes, I'm hammering you...but I'm very keen on this hobby these days! :)

Has there ever been games that uses buttons only!? Without any stick
at all? I tried MAWS but it isn't an option to NOT search for joystick ;D

Thanks,

Nicholas

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 10:06:54 am »
Asteroids?

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 10:21:32 am »
Quiz Games (think Trivial Pursuit) don't have sticks.

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 10:41:08 am »
Track and Field! At least the one at the arcade I frequented never had joys.

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006, 11:05:27 am »
Phoenix and Chicken Shift

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 12:39:51 pm »
Robotron 2084...just kiddin'. How about the original Space Invaders?

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2006, 12:47:34 pm »
Space Duel

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2006, 03:21:12 pm »
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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2006, 03:35:24 pm »
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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 03:48:51 pm »
Think Star Castle, too
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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2006, 05:37:53 pm »
armor attack, space war, space zap

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2006, 06:06:01 pm »
the very original space invaders had a left and right button

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2006, 06:27:03 pm »

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2006, 07:40:57 pm »
pac-land.  both joystick and button only (button only was my preference).

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2006, 08:41:46 pm »
the very original space invaders had a left and right button

i find any game with a left-right 2-way joystick plays well with just buttons, e.g. galaxian, galaga, joust, puzzle bobble / bust-a-move.

i've been playing a lot of puzzle bobble lately, and i actually prefer buttons. i think i have more control than with a joystick.
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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2006, 03:51:55 am »
How did anyone leave out Defender??

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2006, 04:37:29 am »
How did anyone leave out Defender??

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Because it has a two way joystick for up and down.

I remember playing a Galaxian cab that had buttons instead of a joystick and I hated every second of it. LOOOOOOOooooooooong time ago, probably not an original cab.

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2006, 04:38:43 am »
How did anyone leave out Defender??

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Yes! Defender - except for the joystick - it used all buttons!

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2006, 04:44:18 am »






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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2006, 10:09:12 am »
BISHI BASHI!

the ones or playstation are so awesome, esp. the 3rd with dancing mats

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2006, 11:43:04 am »
How did anyone leave out Defender??

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Yes! Defender - except for the joystick - it used all buttons!

Uhhhhhmmmm, am I missing the point of this thread or are others. The point was BUTTONS only. So even a two-way joystick is ruled out, because.....it's a joystick.

Defender has a JOYSTICK for up and down. So it's not buttons only.

And don't say it isn't true, I played Defender on the original cab a couple of weeks ago for the very first time in my life, and boy was I puzzled by that weird set-up of controls. I mean, I could have lived with the accelarator button, but freakin' h#ll, for reverse even a button more. Why didn't they simply use a four-way stick ?

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2006, 08:27:54 pm »
Uhhhhhmmmm, am I missing the point of this thread or are others. The point was BUTTONS only. So even a two-way joystick is ruled out, because.....it's a joystick.

i took the liberty of mentioning games that can be played very well with buttons only. imo, this includes many games with horizontal 2-way joysticks. i actually think i can get higher scores using "left" and "right" buttons than i can with a "left/right" joystick.

defender, on the other hand, has a vertical 2-way joystick and is not playable with buttons only.

of course, if the op only wanted to know which games originally used only buttons, then... never mind!  :)
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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2006, 06:49:47 am »

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2006, 08:48:28 am »
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Ahh! Good point.

I suppose all the Dance Dance revolution games qualifies as button only.

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2006, 08:50:37 am »
Yes! Defender - except for the joystick - it used all buttons!
Uhhhhhmmmm, am I missing the point of this thread or are others. The point was BUTTONS only.

And here I thought I was being clever. I was being sarcastic -

"Except for the joystick - it used all buttons!"

... I mean, come on.

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Re: Arcade games that only use buttons(no joystick)?
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2006, 01:40:55 pm »
Oops, I missed that....sorry....sometimes sarcasm doesn't trandser well into text only....don't we have ;) for that ? :D

  
 

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