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    Favorite Old-School, Arcade Video Games

    I assume that most of us, if not all, have placed a fair share of quarters into arcade video games with the purpose of conquering the game(s), friends, and others.

    Let's focus on old-school, arcade video games folks. Thus, what are your favorite old-school, arcade video games (those which left you with empty pockets)? Damn!!!

    My favorite ones are Asteroids and Centipede.
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    There was a small arcade down the street from my school and I lost a ton of quarters there playing Contra.
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    I liked the pacman type games: pacman, ms. pacman, etc...

    At the tail end of the pacman craze, my favorite game came out: mouse trap. It was a maze like pacman, but you had five or six different buttons that you had to use to control various doors to open in the maze. Back in the day it was pretty complex.


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    Galaga, Q-Bert, Star Wars and that Karate one

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    Ms. Pac Man set on the "fast" setting is awesome. I even have the "Pac Saver" screen saver, which you can actually play the real games.

    I loved 720 (skateboarding game) and Gauntlet too however, my favorite game was Pepper II. I used to play it at this campground we went to as kids and this girl I had a crush on and I would go back and forth with the high score all summer long.
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    Only was into one game at the arcades and that was Ghosts and Goblins. Wish it was made for the computer or Playstation.

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    They still have a ghost and gobblins machine at the laundromat I go to.

    I liked crazy climber, flyboy and 720. I always wanted to play dragonslayer, the first "video" video game, but was too cheap to plug in a dollar to play.
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    I was a big fan of Asteroids and Lunar Lander.

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    The table-top Galaga at the Pizza Hut after the swim meet was my domain for many summers. Still to this day if ever I see one in a place; that is where I sit. And yes, they are around.
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    Okay, 'fess up... who is geeky enough that they have MAME downloaded at home to play these old school games?

    I'll raise my own hand to this question. I think digdug and frogger work the best on my pc. Very fun

    BTW, I don't know if the software is bootlegged (it's been so long since I downloaded it)... so this may not be 'worksafe'.

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    Next to filesharing applications, MAME is one of the greatest pieces of software ever released!
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    Add to the Galaga fans. I still find it in the "old farts" section of some of today's arcades. Right next to the Tylenol dispenser.
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    My grandmother still has an Asteroids machine in her garage.

    I was big on Frogger and Centipede.
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    My Personal Favorites

    Frogger and Galaxia

    Table Tops were sweet !!!!

    I still prefer Pinball.

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    I was a Ms Pacman fiend. I also loved Centipede, Asteroids, pinball and I forgot the name of it, but it was a driving/racing game where you can sit in the machine, plus they had a stand-up version - it had the gas and brake pedals and the steering wheel. I think it was called Pole Position.
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    Rastan, Contra, and Galaga

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    Originally posted by Planderella
    it was called Pole Position.
    What is this pole position that you speak of?
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    Originally posted by Repo Man
    Next to filesharing applications, MAME is one of the greatest pieces of software ever released!
    Went to the MAME site. Wish I could figure it out. I need to play Ghosts and Goblins!

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    Gravitar... it rocked.

    There was also a cool one with tanks you had to shoot. Just kind of wire frame tanks, and you looked through a scope to shoot them.

    Galaga was great, and yeah, I have MAME...
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    Centipedes and Asteroids

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    Originally posted by Mastiff


    There was also a cool one with tanks you had to shoot. Just kind of wire frame tanks, and you looked through a scope to shoot them.
    I think that was Battlezone.

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    I'm surpised no one has mentioned the Mario Brothers and Donky Kong. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who didn't like the game.
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    Originally posted by SlaveToTheGrind
    I think that was Battlezone.
    Forgot about Battlezone! Man, ASteroids, Lunar Lander, battlezone - seems like I like all the vector rendering games...I am old...

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