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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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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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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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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.

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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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Originally Posted by Herbivorous B.I.G. View Post

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