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post #1 of 32
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My hobby is galaga...not kidding. lmao.
I feel so weird. I can RARELY find it, but when I do I get so excited.
So far I beat the high score on 3 machines... one down the shore, one at the movies, and one on steaks on south (in philadelphia). Kinda PO'd how nothing happenes when you beat them!

Is anyone else a beast at any of the oldschool games?
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Back in the day, I was pretty hardcore about Tempest.

And my brother broke the world's record on Frogger, way back when, but didn't get a pic of his score to submit (idiot...).
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post #3 of 32
I want to get one of these for my basement - a Ms Pac-Man/Galaga cocktail table machine:

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I'm insanely good at Galaga, too. The problem is that I can't play it for too long, or my wrist begins to hurt from hitting the fire button so many times. So on the rare occasion that I do play, I toss one quarter in the machine, go for usually around 30 minutes, and then when I finally finish, I can't play again for at least a week.

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Skee-Ball is where its at.

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Skee-Ball is where its at.

This or any halfway decent pinball machine.
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I might be the only person who goes to Las Vegas for the sole purpose of playing vintage video games and pinball. I go to the Pinball Hall of Fame. Everything is well-maintained and in excellent condition. The problem with a lot of vintage games that may be scattered around in places like pizza parlors and miniature golf courses is that they aren't maintained. It's amazing to play in a place that respects the games. Last time I was there was the first time I played a fully functioning Spy Hunter since the 80s.

My games would be Phoenix, Star Castle, Spy Hunter, Mr Do, Ladybug, Gorf, Berzerk.

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post #8 of 32
Besides Galaga, my other favorite was always Asteroids. I was pretty good at the arcade version, but I absolutely ruled the Atari 2600 version.

Speaking of which, my sister "solved" the original Pac-Man on the Atari 2600. Apparently, it's possible to play the same sequence of moves every single time, and the ghosts will never catch you, so you can literally keep playing forever. I have no idea how my sister lucked into that particular sequence, but it worked perfectly, and I was able to learn it easily enough once I saw her doing it. It's not even difficult once you know what order to travel around the board - you can make mistakes and still get through it if you recover quickly. This is why it's good that the arcade versions all switch the board on you every couple of screens, so you've got a variety of mazes, ghost times to stay blue, etc, to keep it from getting redundant and too easily beaten.

--Fromper
post #9 of 32
I also found an awesome Mario Bros/Donkey Kong/DK Junior combo machine the other day. I'd totally put that in my basement.
post #10 of 32
I want a pacman machine for my house.

Or an asteroids machine.
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post #11 of 32
Old school arcade: Hmm.

Let's see. the old vector graphics version of Star Wars, Dig Dug, and my all time favorite:Battlezone.
post #12 of 32
oooh, Battlezone!! and the original Stargate.

and Berzerker!!!
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i've only played the newer version of frogger, but it was addicting :P
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i've only played the newer version of frogger, but it was addicting :P

I played the original arcade version a couple of times, but I mostly played the Atari version. It was definitely one of the better Atari games.

--Fromper
post #15 of 32
I was a young teen in the early 80's, when the arcade games were just coming out. My mom worked at a convenience store that had two games, that rotated as new games were developed. Galaga, Asteroids, Berserker, Frogger, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man, Tempest, Centipede, Space Invaders, Stargate, Battlezone, some of the early fighters... We even got Dragons Lair! That one was amazing, in its own right, even if it never did become a huge hit...
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There's a modern version of Galaga for the PC called Star Defender. I think it's up to version 4 now, but you can get version 2 for free, or very cheap (about $10)
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post #18 of 32
Yea like WR, I was a young teen during the early 80's. My favorites were Galaga, digdug, ms pacman, and donkey kong and a game where you had to defend cities against missile attacks that would rain down on yu wave after wave.
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post #19 of 32
I still have an Intellivision with a ****load of games, and I'm a master of TRON Deadly Discs

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I still have an Intellivision with a ****load of games, and I'm a master of TRON Deadly Discs

I wish I still had my Atari 2600. I'd like to play Asteroids or Defender once in a while.

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post #21 of 32
Anyone remember the Colecovision gaming console? it was my first "upgrade" after the 2600.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ColecoVision
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... and a game where you had to defend cities against missile attacks that would rain down on you wave after wave.

It was called Missile Command...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Command
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post #23 of 32
Oh, and Joust! I am the freaking ostrich master.

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post #24 of 32
Missle Command just wasn't the same at home without the trackball.

LOVE joust. Some of the best sound effects ever.
post #25 of 32
Moon Patrol! Almost forgot that one.

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post #26 of 32
I also played an aracade game (quarter muncher) where you were a spy and you had to go through various buildings via an elevator and shoot all of the other spies. Does anyone remember that?
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Ugh, I died way too fast in that game...
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Ugh, I died way too fast in that game...

Tiger shot! Tiger shot! Tiger shot! Tiger shot! Tiger shot! Tiger shot!
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I also played an aracade game (quarter muncher) where you were a spy and you had to go through various buildings via an elevator and shoot all of the other spies. Does anyone remember that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoR3gaAsHFY
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