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Favorite Classic '80s Arcade Game?


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Poll: What's your Favorite Classic '80s Arcade Game? (241 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your Favorite Classic '80s Arcade Game?

  1. Arkanoid (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  2. Asteroids (10 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  3. Berzerk (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  4. Centipede (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  5. Defender (12 votes [4.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.98%

  6. Dig Dug (7 votes [2.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.90%

  7. Donkey Kong (9 votes [3.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  8. Double Dragon (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  9. Frogger (3 votes [1.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.24%

  10. Galaga (40 votes [16.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.60%

  11. Galaxian (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  12. Gauntlet (6 votes [2.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.49%

  13. Joust (5 votes [2.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

  14. Mario Bros. (10 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  15. Millipede (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  16. Missle Command (6 votes [2.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.49%

  17. Mortal Kombat (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  18. Ms. Pac Man (9 votes [3.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  19. Night Driver (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. Pac Man (10 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  21. Phoenix (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  22. Pole Position (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  23. Punch Out! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  24. Q-Bert (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  25. Qix (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  26. Robotron: 2084 (5 votes [2.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

  27. Sinistar (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  28. Space Invaders (10 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  29. Spy Hunter (5 votes [2.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

  30. Stargate (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  31. Star Wars (6 votes [2.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.49%

  32. Tempest (19 votes [7.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.88%

  33. Tetris (8 votes [3.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.32%

  34. Tron (5 votes [2.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

  35. Xevious (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  36. Zero Wing (1 votes [0.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.41%

  37. Zaxxon (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  38. Sports game (specify) (4 votes [1.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  39. Other (specify) (19 votes [7.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.88%

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#1 1-0-0-1-0-0-1

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:25 PM

For those old enough to remember...which game cost you more quarters than the rest?

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:31 PM

"Tempest" without a doubt.  The hotel we always stayed in when we went to the beach had this game, and I played it for HOURS.  I was gooooood, too.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:33 PM

I'm a youngin, so I only got to play what was still left around.  So I went with Pac-Man.  My favorite arcade games were those Simpsons/Ninja Turtles/X-Men games.  The one where 4-6 people could play at once and you all faught together to get to the next lvl.  One day, a handful of friends and I spent a few hours and completely beat out the X-Men game.  I remember getting very far in the Simpsons too.  

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:33 PM

Has to be Space Invaders.... with Tom Sawyer playing in the background!!

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:38 PM

Spy Hunter... That was a great game...

F***in' civilians...  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:39 PM

Tron, I liked the fact that it was different games.

There was another one that was multiple games in one (space invaders, galaxian)  If you lost it talked to you:  "You Lose Space Cadet"  in this cheesy robotic voice, but I can't remember what it was called.  I put lots & lots of quarters in this one.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:41 PM

I chose "Robotron: 2084." One of those very rare games that used two joysticks simutaneously. No thinking, all adrenaline. My other faves are "Defender" and "Joust."

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:07 AM

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DIG DUG (on the right)

I was addicted to this game whilst at University laugh.gif



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Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:18 AM

Frogger and Donkey Kong.

Days and days spent at the local pizza joint drinking coffee (that's all we could afford) and playing either of those. A mispent youth b_sigh.gif

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:37 AM

  Asteroids...  

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:33 AM

My vote went to "Other." I used to spend hours playing Rolling Thunder at the local arcade, Chuck E. Cheese's. I don't think I ever got past the second level.
Another game I played a lot was Rampage. You got to grab people out of their apartments and eat them. And if you didn't eat enough, you started shrinking. smile.gif

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:40 AM

Mario Bros first introduced me to video games so that'll always have a spot in my heart...

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:45 AM

It would have been Defender, but 1-0-0 being the video game afficiando he is, he included the sequel to Defender, Stargate! Many, many hours and quarters were spent playing Stargate. I can still remember the day I broke 100,000 points for the first time it was the highlight of my young life at the time  laugh.gif  

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:48 AM

I remember dumping a lot of quarters into Donkey Kong. Even with a strategy guide to arcade games, which had hints for Kong, Tempest, Asteroids, Centipede, etc.., I still lost a lot of money.

For some reason, even though I sucked, I loved playing them.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:51 AM

there are too many to pick just one!!! ( i did anyway..) my girlfriend once won a 10 speed bike for having the high score on  Donkey Kong....
pac man....
centipede..
qbert...
frogger...
galaga...
tetris....
i spent alot of time at this arcade called the beehive...
sooo much fun....


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:51 AM


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:14 AM

I was a big Cyberball fan. it was a split screen futuristic football game with robot players. Moon patrol was another fave. Galaga comes close though.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:30 AM

I voted other.  My favorite was Scramble.

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Other favs were:

Tempest
Mrs. Pac Man
Spy Hunter
Defender
Pole Position
and of course... Sinistar

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:35 AM

I had to say other. I never liked video games. (still don't) I always played Pinball machines or shot pool.  




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