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    Posted: 29 July 2005 at 11:28pm

What is your favourite game and why ????

I'll start the ball rolling, my favourite game is Pleiads (Pleiades) by Tehkan (licenced by Centuri). You can view stuff about the game here :

www.stickycarpet.com/pinx/pleiads.html

 

and why i love the game here (but you'll have to scroll down a bit i tend to waffle):

www.stickycarpet.com/pinx/nostalgia.html

 

 

I expect you all to pick up on this, so get typing !!

 

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Without a doubt Sega Rally.  I spent hours playing on that instead of working when I worked at Sega World at my local bowling alley.

Most people prefered Daytona but give me Rally any day. I just need to convert my Daytona DX to Rally!

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Very hard to say.... I like some Old games, and some of the new ones are good too....

Might Well Be Phoenix / Galaxians / Starwars for me, although I'm not playing many/any games at the moment....

Other contenders might be....

Battle Zone, Nemesis, Salamander, Outrun

Next set down..... Gyruss, Congo Bongo, Crazy Kong, Rygar, Commando, Green Beret, Pac land ( a lot of c64 conversions ) , Speed Rumbler, Ninja Emaki and maybe Zaxxon, scramble, berzek, Asteroids, boogie wings, baraduke is cool too....

These are the games I pumped money into/was exposed to/left to play while dad was in pub / seaside student day out/ Holiday Camp etc when I was a kid...... I guess it makes sense in some sort of mad way... 

Games that will no doubt 'grow on me' one I fix them are Robotron and Defender ( I'm pants at both at the moment)

Of the newer games, I'm taken by Outrun2 / sp, Sega Rally 1 and some of the shooters ( crisis zone , house of the dead etc), starwars trilogy, oh and bloody pacman b@stard ball ( if that counts) - Thats where my moneys gone in the last 2 years or so....

If I think of any more, I'll 'edit'...

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Well you all guessed mine!!

Space Harrier, this game just blew me away the first time I set eyes on it.  I just had to have a go with that moving seat and amazing graphics for the time.  I sucked to start with and died all the time but then I got the hang of it and started to get my moneys worth.  I've spent so much money in this game on holiday and going down the coast to play.  I was gutted when I could no longer find one to play so had to get my own...

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Quasar - First game I ever saw or played.... and one I truely mastered.

2nd would be Donkey Kong

3rd Galaxian

All these games I was able to play in the local corner shop, sadly only one at time as there was only ever room for one machine and so when Quasar left (i was heart-broken), the Donkey Kong appeared.... later to be replaced by a Galaxian.

So for me it Quasar are weird game that ain't everyones cup of tea.
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guess mines pacman because its so bloody adictive.also the sound sort of attracts me to the machine.next would be hunchback reason being nostalgic simple game but leaves you wondering why you didt do better?.then i guess space invaders reason pub times and putting you initials on the 9999 score.and leaving the rest of your lifes because 1 more would take you back to zero.in thoughs days people would look in awe as you clocked the cab guess it all adds up to our favorites.then theres always jumpbug ect ect ect------------------.

 

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1 word

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Galaxian

Jaw dropping graphics , full colour , great sound . For it`s time at least   Played the thing non stop till the local boozer decided it wasn`t making enough money and swapped it out for Moon Cresta or something . The game still has suprises , and is very , very difficult to master . It has a simple beauty

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My dad used to have a cafe where I worked in the school holidays to earn some extra pocket money.  In the back of the cafe was a little arcade (where I used to spend everything I earned! lol).  It was cool when the operator came to empty the machines I used to get a couple of free credits if I was there!

The machines in there were the ones that became my faves:

  • Scramble
  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Asteroids
  • Astro Wars
  • Galaxian
  • Uni Wars (in a cocktail cab)

There was also a defender but I just didn't get long enough for my 10p! so didn't play very much.  The machines were swapped in and out with others, but those above remain my faves.



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All time fav - TRON!

Was often late back to school after lunch, and with an empty pockets from spending all my Dinner money on it!!

I will have one, one day when i sort out my second mortgage!!!

Second on the list is Star Wars (cockpit version) i can remember spending most of a day out at Blackpool either playing this or queing up for the Sega R360 at MR BEE`S (the R360 that now lives at Ordy Towers BTW!!)

Third is Phoenix, because my uncle used to have a table top with Phoenix in it and i used to spend hours round at his house when i was a kid, playing it for free!

Funny how things come around, the first machine i bought, when i started collecting was a Taito table top, with a Phoenix board in it, and now my uncle has bought some other machines off me for his kids!!!!

Can anyone remember the "Credit Grabbers" that you could make from welding wire and were supposed to work????

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yep credit grabbers worked.

but with the big chance of  packet down the arm and no credits .but i would play for ages with my bent piece of wire untill the op came and booted my ass out the arcade ahhhh headt days.

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Nemesis and Salamander are my all-time faves. I have spent hours in the arcade in Wakefield as a teenager hammering those games. I can still see the 30+ goliath cabinets, glorious!, shame its all fruits now.

Also, fan of Jackal, Speed Rumbler, Hot Rod, Star Wars, Space Harrier and Outrun. Of course the classics hold a special place in my heart too. Phoenix, Moon Cresta, Galaxian and Defender. Even Rally X

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Gotta be Robotron, I can remember in the local cafe we
had Space invaders, Dig Dug, Qix and Phoenix then
Robotron turned up head popping action, cool
graphics, amazing sound!! phew, bye bye pocket money!!
also in the arcades in Brighton they had all the big
ones, Outrun, Space Harrier and the like but they were
to expensive for a skint kid!! so it was all the Jamma
cab faves, R-type, Jackal, Ikari Warriors, and a special
mention for Hat Trick, best Ice Hockey game ever made!!
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No 1 - Gorf. The voice of Dr. Steven Hawking, a the first
ergonomic controller ever (who'd want to play with just a
joystick again), a perfect balance between the familiar and the
new, giving more minutes for the 10p. First honest game too -
deep down, I knew they were mocking me as I played. Gorf
said it like it was.
No 2 - Tempest. Mmmm, colour vectors. Ohhhh, still hard.
Lovely skill step feature so you can have a challenge straight
away. You forget how quick vectors can move. Pity mine's so
fecking tempermental. Been out of commission for 6 months
now
No 3 - Robotron. Ah, Defender in a room, with much more
intuitive conrols. Never a dull moment.

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Never played Robotron as a kid, but i wish i had now, as it f**king rox, it was the same with Tempest, never played it as a kid wish i had, i dont play mame much, but as i dont have both these cabs in my line up, they are the only thing i play in mame.....

 

 

 

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its got to be

1. outrun

2 galaxian

3 pheonix

4. macros multigalaxian kit it roxs



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erm.. pitfighter..

nah jus' kiddin,

1: Tekken 3 - Played the hell outta this over the years, first game i fully 'mastered'

2: MortalKombat 2 - one of the first arcade games i played, and the one that made me KNOW that some day this sorta stuff would be hanging about at home in the future.

3: Time Crisis - got into this very recently :) great graphics and excellent gameplay.



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1. Captain Commando.

2. Final Fight.

3. Gti Club.

I'm really ashamed to say i've never played Defender or Robotron. It's about time i did thou......

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I've noticed a lot of people are listing their favourite games, but NOT why it's their favourite.....

So WHY are these games your favourites??
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Don't really have a particular favourite now (although RallyX is one i can keep on going back to over and over), but back in the day:

Crazy Kong & Mr Do!

Why? Basically because they were the only ones i could actually get a good 10p's worth out of (generally, i was crap see!) :o)

Then there was Tron, just because it was so freakin' awesome - and the film had just hit and had blown me away.

Final worth a mention would be The Pit. Not too sure exactly why i liked this one, but i would spend ages in awe watching other people playing it so well and coping with how quickly it became REALLY fast, and liked to have a play just to try for myself!

Def. worth a mention too was the Black Knight pinball. I mean, come on! This think laughed at you, challenged you, SPOKE to you. AND, you got THREE balls going all at once across TWO levels of playfield and all for your measley 10p. (Oh and i was quite good at it!). All things we take for granted in a pin these days, but ground breaking then...

I'm sure there were MANY others. Living in a seaside resort there were very few that come up these days that i don't remember playing at some time or other. It was truely the best place to grow up if you ask me. When you got bored (or ran out of money) there was the sea on one side, and the woods on the other. Great way to grow up.

Oh, Monaco GP (got to mention that since i now own the very cab in question). Hyperball. Space Tactics. Firefox. <SIGH!>

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