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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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#41 GhostGirl

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:07 AM

YES!!!  Great to see that Tempest screen again...

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (physics23 @ Apr 7 2005, 05:33 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

Ahh the cartoonish games of the lat 80s.  Xenophobe was another good one from the makers of Rampage.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (dweezil @ Apr 7 2005, 06:10 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?

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Not quite 65 Dweez.  19.gif  wink.gif I grew up on Bolling A.F.B. in Washington D.C. The youth and rec centers there were full of pool tables. It was either shoot pool or go to the bowling alley. Shooting pool was free. During the summer, I practiced for a couple of hours a day. It kept me off the streets. I've gone to bars and shot pool and been accused of being a hustler. How are you hustling pool when you are shooting for the right to play the next player and there is no money on the table? The challenger has to pay fifty cents for the next game. I guess some people don't like paying fifty cents for a game of pool and then watching the table get cleared on them. confused13.gif  

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:40 AM

Anyone knew you could rip off video games by taping a thread on a quarter and pulling on it wink.gif

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:24 PM

I have been playing Dig Dug and Bosconian with my 7 year old...we have two of these little arcade game thingies that plug into the TV A/V slots.  We have these two...

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Anyway, Dig Dug is driving me batty.  I KNOW I used to be better at playing this stuff.  Now, I ROCK on Pac-Man.  biggrin.gif  And Xevious?  I love it, but I can't DO it.  ARGH!!!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:51 PM

Play a bunch of your '80s faves online:

http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/arcade.htm

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:06 PM

Hard to believe, but I never played a true Arcade game until 1 yr ago - down at Disney.  Yes, I led a sheltered life as a child!!!

But - we did have a Commodore 64, and Frogger was my favorite game!!

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Apr 12 2005, 02:24 PM)
I have been playing Dig Dug and Bosconian with my 7 year old...we have two of these little arcade game thingies that plug into the TV A/V slots.  We have these two...

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Anyway, Dig Dug is driving me batty.  I KNOW I used to be better at playing this stuff.  Now, I ROCK on Pac-Man.  biggrin.gif  And Xevious?  I love it, but I can't DO it.  ARGH!!!!!!

Bosconian rocks!  Awesome voice synth too eh biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:49 PM

I just played Bosconian for the first time. Pretty good. The voice is funny.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:32 AM

Pac Man, Phoenix, and FirePower Pinball...  

Nothing finer...

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:41 AM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Apr 12 2005, 07:24 PM)
I have been playing Dig Dug and Bosconian with my 7 year old...we have two of these little arcade game thingies that plug into the TV A/V slots.  We have these two...

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Anyway, Dig Dug is driving me batty.  I KNOW I used to be better at playing this stuff.  Now, I ROCK on Pac-Man.  biggrin.gif  And Xevious?  I love it, but I can't DO it.  ARGH!!!!!!

It just shows that the simple games are the most enjoyable and are kind of making a big comeback....I loved Dig-Dug. I hated it when the little green dragons came after you breathing fire  laugh.gif  

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Apr 6 2005, 10:25 PM)
For those old enough to remember...which game cost you more quarters than the rest?

I would say mine was Roadblasters by Atari (which came out around 1988-1989). I spent $2000 in quarters on that game. LOL. biggrin.gif 2.gif Rules!

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:43 PM

I voted for Tempest, but it's really a toss up between that and Battle Zone.  I probably spent over half my meager disposable income on those games when I was in high school and college.  Also, while not my favorite, my twin sister and I could finish Wizard of Wor playing in two-player mode on just two or three quarters.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (Hypatia @ Apr 25 2005, 02:43 PM)
I voted for Tempest, but it's really a toss up between that and Battle Zone.  I probably spent over half my meager disposable income on those games when I was in high school and college.  Also, while not my favorite, my twin sister and I could finish Wizard of Wor playing in two-player mode on just two or three quarters.

Well I'll be darned. That has to be one of the most syntactically sophisticated paragraphs I've come across here in heaven knows how long. Where exactly were you in high school and college?

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (physics23 @ Apr 25 2005, 04:48 PM)

Well I'll be darned. That has to be one of the most syntactically sophisticated paragraphs I've come across here in heaven knows how long. Where exactly were you in high school and college?

I honestly don't know if you are poking fun or not, but I went to a rural high school in Pennsylvania that was better at producing gas station attendents than college grads (given the number of each from my graduating class) and attended college at Penn State University, where I got a degree in Physics/Astronomy/Math.


Am I really the only Battle Zone fan here?!?  How 'bout the original Star Wars (another vector graphics game - maybe I'm just a vector graphics fan?)?  "Great shot, kid, that was one in a million!"  The sequel was fun, too, taking out AT-ATs and AT-STs.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE (Hypatia @ Apr 26 2005, 08:37 AM)
QUOTE (physics23 @ Apr 25 2005, 04:48 PM)

Well I'll be darned. That has to be one of the most syntactically sophisticated paragraphs I've come across here in heaven knows how long. Where exactly were you in high school and college?

I honestly don't know if you are poking fun or not, but I went to a rural high school in Pennsylvania that was better at producing gas station attendents than college grads (given the number of each from my graduating class) and attended college at Penn State University, where I got a degree in Physics/Astronomy/Math.


Am I really the only Battle Zone fan here?!?  How 'bout the original Star Wars (another vector graphics game - maybe I'm just a vector graphics fan?)?  "Great shot, kid, that was one in a million!"  The sequel was fun, too, taking out AT-ATs and AT-STs.

Not only is it rare to encounter a person who is meticulously attentive to the accepted conventions of capitalization and punctuation even in such informal channels as these, it is even more uncommon that this person should have had no formal academic education in the English arts, and hence all the more impressive. My wonder, however, does not end there; for there is a quality in your writing that transcends the technical, the systematic, and the grammatical proprieties so often and tragically waived in our day. Indeed, your choice of words and singular manipulation of syntax demonstrates a clear tendency toward the aesthetic, the artistic, the colorful mode of communication, all the while staying clear and concise.

I assure you I am wholly sincere in my praise.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:18 PM

Man! I meant to vote for Galaga and voted for Galaxian. Crap. Now my day is totally ruined. mad.gif











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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:21 PM

How's THAT for syntax, Physics? Huh? sarcasm.gif  

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (sullysue @ Apr 26 2005, 12:21 PM)
How's THAT for syntax, Physics? Huh? sarcasm.gif

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