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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 7:48:02 AM

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What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing
and please say why, whether you played them in an arcade, or played
(or still play) them at home on your PC occasionally.
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 11:56:02 AM

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i hate to think how many quarters i dumped into the original Asteroids
box when our local bowling alley first got one. that and Omega Race
were it for me...

then again, there was Zaxxon. the same bowling alley got a box in and
me and my friends played it for two solid days. but then, on the third
day we went down to play it and they took it out! I haven't played the
game since then... sad, very sad.

my first console favorite was THPS3. it just blew my mind, and despite
having played it a hundred times, it's still a joy to pop in every now
and again.
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 6:29:51 PM

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<lav111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1113475682.921091.195500@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing
> and please say why, whether you played them in an arcade, or played
> (or still play) them at home on your PC occasionally.
>

There can only be one: Streetfighter! No explanation needed and yes I do
still give it a go every now and then. Honorable mentions to Operation Wolf
with it's novelty of the gun. I bought it on my Spectrum but it was a lot
less fun. Final Fight also ate a hell of a lot of my change, as did Daytona
Racing a few years later but no home version could capture the magic though.
Afterburner will always be remembered fondly too but I don't think that got
a console airing. I think the added nostalgia of these games for me was the
place that I played them and it's connotations. It helps the release of that
extra seratonin.
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April 15, 2005 5:32:29 AM

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lav111@hotmail.com wrote:
> What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing
> and please say why, whether you played them in an arcade, or played
> (or still play) them at home on your PC occasionally.
>
For me, that would be Super Breakout, Sinistar, and Satan's Hollow.
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 6:13:34 AM

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In article <1113475682.921091.195500@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
lav111@hotmail.com wrote:

> What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing
> and please say why, whether you played them in an arcade, or played
> (or still play) them at home on your PC occasionally.

In order of preference:

1.) Shinobi - because you get to kill people.
2.) Rolling Thunder - because you get to kill people.
3.) Double Dragon - because you get to kill people with your bare hands.
4.) Rygar - because you get to kill odd creatures.
5.) Rastan - because you get to kill people and odd creatures.

Hmmm... perhaps I have issues.

KILLEY KILLEY KILL!@#
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 5:09:13 PM

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Stephen Edwards wrote:
> 3.) Double Dragon - because you get to kill people with your bare
hands.
> 4.) Rygar - because you get to kill odd creatures.
> 5.) Rastan - because you get to kill people and odd
creatures.
>
> Hmmm... perhaps I have issues.
>
> KILLEY KILLEY KILL!@#

How could I forget Double Dragon? Remember those monstrous bad guys
that would come out of the doors? They looked like the Toxic Avenger.
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 4:26:19 AM

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<lav111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> What were (or still are) your favorite arcade games you liked playing
> and please say why, whether you played them in an arcade, or played
> (or still play) them at home on your PC occasionally.

I was a big Gyruss fan. I don't know why, maybe it was the music, but I
played that thing every chance I got. There was one in our local convenience
store/restaurant, and I'll bet I pumped a hundred bucks into that thing over
a summer.
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 6:31:46 AM

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Galaga, in the arcade, now on my SP, Dreamcast & PC, might pick it up for
my NES (actually a new Yobi)

Honorable mention:
Metal Slug
Pac and the Ms.
Joust

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