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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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#21 Cygnus

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:48 AM

Missle Command, donkey kong and frogger was some of my favorites....Centipede is AWESOME, and I owned an arcade "Astroids deluxe" machine when I was about 16.


"Crossbow" was one of my favorites, prolly my all time favorite. I'm not sure of how many people heard of that one.  

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (Drumnut @ Apr 7 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.

Yeah, pinball's awesome. A dream of mine is to have a real pinball machine in my basement.
And a pool table.
Well...and other stuff.

But surely you weren't shooting pool when you were a kid?

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 09:10 AM

QUOTE (physics23 @ Apr 7 2005, 07:53 AM)
QUOTE (Drumnut @ Apr 7 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.

Yeah, pinball's awesome. A dream of mine is to have a real pinball machine in my basement.
And a pool table.
Well...and other stuff.

But surely you weren't shooting pool when you were a kid?

Drumnut is 65.

In the 80s he wasn't a kid no.gif

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (dweezil @ Apr 7 2005, 09:10 AM)
QUOTE (physics23 @ Apr 7 2005, 07:53 AM)
QUOTE (Drumnut @ Apr 7 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.

Yeah, pinball's awesome. A dream of mine is to have a real pinball machine in my basement.
And a pool table.
Well...and other stuff.

But surely you weren't shooting pool when you were a kid?

Drumnut is 65.

In the 80s he wasn't a kid no.gif

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Snowdog @ Apr 7 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

Stargate was awesome. I deposited many quarters myself.
I remember having a calus on my thumb from hitting the reverse button.

I had a friend who would play for an hour on a single quarter.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:03 PM

For me it was Galaga and another similiar game called Gyruss...

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Apr 6 2005, 08:25 PM)
For those old enough to remember...which game cost you more quarters than the rest?

Conflict...

My favorite was Asteroids, but the 7-11 across the street from school had a space invaders and that puppy took all my quarters from 1979-1981.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:25 PM

Being a huge sports fanatic when I was I kid I also used to have those hand-held Coleco Head to Head sports games..mainly football and baseball.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:41 PM

Dig dug!!!  trink39.gif  

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (Bastille Night @ Apr 7 2005, 08:51 AM)
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Boy, that brings back memories...Defender was my first addiction (even before black tar heroin!). Defender, then Stargate, then Robotron, then Joust (all Williams games -- probably not a coincidence).


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

Joust!!! There's another I forgot about!  

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:17 PM

Went with Asteroids, which I was marginally good at, but my other favourite was a game called Hyper Olympics from around '84.  

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 12:32 AM

QUOTE (Digital Man @ Apr 6 2005, 11:39 PM)
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 09 April 2005 - 03:49 AM

I gotta go with Tempest on this one. It was a tough call, as I dumped oodles of quarters into Galaga, Time Pilot, and Sinistar. Strangely enough, the only one of those I usually see anymore is Galaga and I'm always drawn towards it. I simply will not pass a Galaga machine without having a go at it.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Apr 6 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."

Like the William's games eh?  I got them emulated in a small file on the PC if you want them.

Double Dragon by far (without the stupid elbow move).

Space Duel was cool too (off the cover of The Who's It's Hard)

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ Apr 7 2005, 12:41 PM)
Dig dug!!!  trink39.gif

I liked Mr. Do! better.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Apr 6 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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Just like the kid in the Subdivisions video!

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:47 AM

Wow the memories.  I have like a GIG or so of MAME roms all the way up to games from the early 90's "Smash TV" MK etc.  Anyone want them, let me know.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:03 AM

Love this game

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