The nostalgic "Arcades in the 1990's" thread. Page 4

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 6 Dec 2012 17:21:16 37,908 posts
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    Played on one of these in Blackpool. Totally not worth it. Speaking of which... Sega's Time Traveller - A laser disk 3D hologram game. It was SHIT

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  • ronuds 6 Dec 2012 17:25:47 21,788 posts
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    This was the coolest game-in-a-cabinet I've ever played!



    Edited by ronuds at 17:26:07 06-12-2012
  • RobTheBuilder 6 Dec 2012 17:27:50 6,521 posts
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    @MrTomFTW I remember time traveller at (I think) Butlins Skegness, it always got looks for the novelty but no one played it!

    I did once, and had no idea what was going on, and appeared to have no control over what it did!

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 17:28:09 06-12-2012
  • kalel 6 Dec 2012 17:31:12 87,183 posts
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    That Time Traveller can still looks the bollocks. I played it once. Useless.

    That reminded me of Pitfighter as well. That had serious pull in the arcades for a while. Amazing (but actually not very good).
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 6 Dec 2012 17:59:01 37,908 posts
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    Time Traveller was just Dragon's Lair with holograms. That's how it worked in terms of gameplay at least.

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  • StringBeanJean 6 Dec 2012 18:21:44 1,777 posts
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    Never lived near an arcade and only used them when on family holidays to seaside etc but still have great memories of them. What I really miss though is corner shops, cafes, chip shops all used to have cabinets in them, usually SNK stuff. I used to love World Heroes 2, Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury even though they were a poor rip off of SF2. King of Fighters was/is good though.

    My school's local corner shop had one with an SNK cab and Mortal Kombat for a bit as well. Quite why they wanted to encourage a load of teenage boys into the shop to spend half hour swearing and getting in the way of customers is beyond me.

    Edited by StringBeanJean at 20:48:04 06-12-2012
  • RobTheBuilder 6 Dec 2012 19:16:37 6,521 posts
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    @StringBeanJean my local snooker club used to have an SNK machine, used to have Viewpoint, which looks great at the time. They then had a bat and ball type game I can't recall the name of.
  • Trowel 6 Dec 2012 19:29:26 17,685 posts
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    We used to have a Neo Geo cab in the swimming pool with 6 different games available to play. Can't remember ever having enough cash to be able to afford to play it though, just watched the attracts :(
  • Load_2.0 6 Dec 2012 19:59:04 19,160 posts
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    Spent many afternoons in the arcades in my town, problem was you ran a 50/50 chance of getting robbed.

    Ghouls and ghosts
    Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road - Awesome fun with four people!
    Rastan
    Bad dudes vs Dragon ninja
    Shinobi
    And of course a incalculable number of hours on SF2 and its many variations.


    When I was younger

    Elevator Action
    Phoenix
    Sea Fighter Poseiden
  • StringBeanJean 6 Dec 2012 20:51:26 1,777 posts
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    Aw man I used to have SNK Arcarde classics on the wii, until I swapped it with someone on here! Wish I had that to have a blast on now.

    I think Virtua Fighter was the first game that really made my jaw drop for graphics. It just looked like nothing else at the time. Daytona also looked amazing.
  • smoothpete 6 Dec 2012 20:58:00 31,501 posts
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    Show of hands:

    Operation Wolf or Operation Thunderbolt?

    Personally - Thunderbolt.
  • LegendaryApe 6 Dec 2012 21:12:55 301 posts
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    I remember going to the local arcade in my early teens with my friends to watch the breast physics in the Dead or Alive machine.

    We never actually played of course, but it did the job 'til we finally had an attractive teacher

    My favourite word is Fuzwuzzle, screamed into the cold night air.

  • RobTheBuilder 6 Dec 2012 22:24:35 6,521 posts
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    @LegendaryApe did you know there was a guy at techmo whose job was solely to make the breasts physics 'realistic'?
  • LegendaryApe 6 Dec 2012 22:41:44 301 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder

    I didn't realise it at the time, but I do now. God bless him, and his inevitable pile of crusty socks

    My favourite word is Fuzwuzzle, screamed into the cold night air.

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    Considering how they turned out I can only assume that guy has never touched a woman before.
  • Madder-Max 6 Dec 2012 23:16:24 11,641 posts
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    Anyone else remember the Wipeout arcade thing? I was an enclosed cabinet simullator thing that was bastard hard. Was very cool but toio difficult to control.

    99 problems and being ginger is one

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