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

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

    • Arkanoid
      1
    • Asteroids
      10
    • Berzerk
      1
    • Centipede
      4
    • Defender
      13
    • Dig Dug
      8
    • Donkey Kong
      10
    • Double Dragon
      1
    • Frogger
      3
    • Galaga
      43
    • Galaxian
      4
    • Gauntlet
      7
    • Joust
      5
    • Mario Bros.
      12
    • Millipede
      2
    • Missle Command
      8
    • Mortal Kombat
      4
    • Ms. Pac Man
      9
    • Night Driver
      0
    • Pac Man
      11
    • Phoenix
      1
    • Pole Position
      1
    • Punch Out!
      0
    • Q-Bert
      5
    • Qix
      2
    • Robotron: 2084
      5
    • Sinistar
      1
    • Space Invaders
      10
    • Spy Hunter
      6
    • Stargate
      2
    • Star Wars
      6
    • Tempest
      22
    • Tetris
      9
    • Tron
      5
    • Xevious
      0
    • Zero Wing
      1
    • Zaxxon
      5
    • Sports game (specify)
      4
    • Other (specify)
      21


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"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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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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Has to be Space Invaders.... with Tom Sawyer playing in the background!!
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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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DIG DUG (on the right)

 

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

 

 

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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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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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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.

 

"Video, video, video

Video, video games

No matter how much I try to stop,

Can't stop playing them video games"

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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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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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I voted other. My favorite was Scramble.

 

http://acorn.cybervillage.co.uk/emulation/articles/scrambl.gif

http://www.thelogbook.com/phosphor/arc2/scramble.jpg

 

Other favs were:

 

Tempest

Mrs. Pac Man

Spy Hunter

Defender

Pole Position

and of course... Sinistar

 

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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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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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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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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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