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 21,783 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
@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
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).
Time Traveller was just Dragon's Lair with holograms. That's how it worked in terms of gameplay at least.
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
@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 20,674 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 23,956 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!
Bad dudes vs Dragon ninja
And of course a incalculable number of hours on SF2 and its many variations.
When I was younger
Sea Fighter Poseiden
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 33,558 posts
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Show of hands:
Operation Wolf or Operation Thunderbolt?
Personally - Thunderbolt.
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
@LegendaryApe did you know there was a guy at techmo whose job was solely to make the breasts physics 'realistic'?
I didn't realise it at the time, but I do now. God bless him, and his inevitable pile of crusty socks
Considering how they turned out I can only assume that guy has never touched a woman before.
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.
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