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Favorite Classic '80s Arcade Game?


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Poll: What's your Favorite Classic '80s Arcade Game? (251 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. Arkanoid (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  2. Asteroids (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  3. Berzerk (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  4. Centipede (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  5. Defender (13 votes [5.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.18%

  6. Dig Dug (8 votes [3.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.19%

  7. Donkey Kong (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  8. Double Dragon (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  9. Frogger (3 votes [1.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.20%

  10. Galaga (41 votes [16.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.33%

  11. Galaxian (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  12. Gauntlet (7 votes [2.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.79%

  13. Joust (5 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

  14. Mario Bros. (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  15. Millipede (2 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  16. Missle Command (7 votes [2.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.79%

  17. Mortal Kombat (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  18. Ms. Pac Man (9 votes [3.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.59%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. Pac Man (11 votes [4.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.38%

  21. Phoenix (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  22. Pole Position (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  24. Q-Bert (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  25. Qix (2 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  26. Robotron: 2084 (5 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

  27. Sinistar (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  28. Space Invaders (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  29. Spy Hunter (5 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

  30. Stargate (2 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  31. Star Wars (6 votes [2.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  32. Tempest (21 votes [8.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.37%

  33. Tetris (9 votes [3.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.59%

  34. Tron (5 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

  35. Xevious (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  36. Zero Wing (1 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  37. Zaxxon (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  38. Sports game (specify) (4 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  39. Other (specify) (19 votes [7.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.57%

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#361 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:08 AM

View Postpjbear05, on 16 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 24 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

There's a place north of me in Delray Beach called the Silverball Museum with pinball machines and  arcade games you can play by the hour, half day, or all day.

Arcade games (24) include Defender, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Millipede, Missle Command, Frogger, Karate Champ, Pole Position 2, Robotron, Sinistar, Space Invaders, Space Invaders 2, and of course, Pac Man & Ms Pac Man.

Pinball machines (88) include Army Navy, Black Hole, Central Park, Captain Fantastic, Charlie's Angels, Gorgar, Indiana Jones, Kiss, Nugent, Playboy, Stargate, Tommy, World Cup, and others.

It also serves food and drink, including burgers, pizza , sandwiches, and beer wine and hard liqour.

Sounds worth checking out!
Update:  Checked out Silverball yesterday as part of a birthday excursion.  The building is surrounded by a 9 hour free parking lot used by folks working in downtown Delray Beach, so I walked the short block to a pay lot to park. Once in, the front desk takes your fee and attaches a wristband.  I opted for the daytime half day, which covers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The games are spread out over two floors, the upper floors set up into two lounges, one called The Boat Bar as the bar is actually the stern of an old Chris Craft, railings teak deck and all.

Once your on the game floor, you're on your own.  The games are push button automatic reset, so you're to ready player one in no time. Of course I had to walk around for a couple of minutes deciding which to try first, which ended up as Fireball, a Williams classic from the 80's.  A little pinball, a little Centpede, a little more pinball, a little Robotron 2084.  Then a quick beer break and back to pinball.

Only beef was there was no Tempest!  What's a disaffected youth from the subdivisions gonna do? One of the folks running the desk says they've had a lot of requests for it, but they're tough to find, and very high maintenance.

Spent 4 hours in a state of bliss before finally heading home.  Well worth the travel time and cost!

Can someone be greedy and keep hitting reset on the game of their choice?

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#362 pjbear05

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:37 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 19 August 2018 - 12:08 AM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 16 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 24 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

There's a place north of me in Delray Beach called the Silverball Museum with pinball machines and  arcade games you can play by the hour, half day, or all day.

Arcade games (24) include Defender, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Millipede, Missle Command, Frogger, Karate Champ, Pole Position 2, Robotron, Sinistar, Space Invaders, Space Invaders 2, and of course, Pac Man & Ms Pac Man.

Pinball machines (88) include Army Navy, Black Hole, Central Park, Captain Fantastic, Charlie's Angels, Gorgar, Indiana Jones, Kiss, Nugent, Playboy, Stargate, Tommy, World Cup, and others.

It also serves food and drink, including burgers, pizza , sandwiches, and beer wine and hard liqour.

Sounds worth checking out!
Update:  Checked out Silverball yesterday as part of a birthday excursion.  The building is surrounded by a 9 hour free parking lot used by folks working in downtown Delray Beach, so I walked the short block to a pay lot to park. Once in, the front desk takes your fee and attaches a wristband.  I opted for the daytime half day, which covers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The games are spread out over two floors, the upper floors set up into two lounges, one called The Boat Bar as the bar is actually the stern of an old Chris Craft, railings teak deck and all.

Once your on the game floor, you're on your own.  The games are push button automatic reset, so you're to ready player one in no time. Of course I had to walk around for a couple of minutes deciding which to try first, which ended up as Fireball, a Williams classic from the 80's.  A little pinball, a little Centpede, a little more pinball, a little Robotron 2084.  Then a quick beer break and back to pinball.

Only beef was there was no Tempest!  What's a disaffected youth from the subdivisions gonna do? One of the folks running the desk says they've had a lot of requests for it, but they're tough to find, and very high maintenance.

Spent 4 hours in a state of bliss before finally heading home.  Well worth the travel time and cost!

Can someone be greedy and keep hitting reset on the game of their choice?
I wouldn't doubt it, like the motorcycle game hog in the Progressive Insurance commercial.  But if someone complained, I would think management would ask the person nicely to move to a different game.  Jeez, I remember that from my days when I would leave work and spend 2-3 hours pumping quarters into machines.

#363 Steevo

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:59 AM

So yeah, GALAGA world record...

https://youtu.be/PNVixkvZTw8

Edited by Steevo, 21 June 2019 - 01:04 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:39 PM

I just loved playing Gauntlet with 3 friends at the old arcade in Times Square NYC such good times playing that and hearing great music over the radio speakers

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:05 AM

View PostBasqueNYC, on 11 January 2020 - 12:39 PM, said:

I just loved playing Gauntlet with 3 friends at the old arcade in Times Square NYC such good times playing that and hearing great music over the radio speakers

Loved that game for the same reason of playing with 3 pals. Only problem was that it took too many tokens too fast no matter how good you were or how much food you found.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:48 AM

Some of my favorites growing up were Scrambler, and its sequel Super Cobra. Moon Patrol, Xevious, Venture, Elevator Action, Star Wars, and the Donkey Kong knockoffs where the barrels wouldn't roll down your ladder if you were right at the top bbn of it.

Congo Bongo
Crazy Climber
Berserk
Frenzy
Time Pilot

Good gosh I could go on all day. I had a paper route and would "raid the bag" for money from customers who paid early.  I can still remember songs that were playing in the background.

It seemed like I was spending a lot of money at the time, but it was probably about 5 or 6 bucks a week.




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