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« on: December 17, 2016, 05:22:17 AM »

​Hey Guys,

I am looking to expand my collection of arcade games and in the meantime I think I have a nice understanding of what the best and greatest games are. I am however interested in understanding what your second most favorite games are. In other words which games are still the hidden gems of arcade games?

Looking forward to your suggestions and it would be great to understand the reasons behind your choice as well.

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Pieter
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 06:51:52 PM »

HI sphere.  I suggest if you are looking for things to play you can always put old Mame on your computer, get a USB arcade stick and try stuff out.  As for me I'm going to put down some of the stuff I think I want that may be obscure.

1. Bucky O'Hare- unknown to most people Konami made alot more 4P games than just TMNT.  Although I'm familiar with the characters what drew me in was that the game mixes up things up from the usual side scrolling shooting/beat'em up.  I'm currently building one and I hope to be done in February at the latest but the weather and my bank account may not agree.

2. Sunset Riders - second only to bucky for me is Konami's 4P side scrolling western themed shooter.  It's a pretty challenging game with one hit deaths, tons of cowboys and bullets flying everywhere and a horseback level where you chase a train.  It has a freeplay option but it's alot of fun to try to stay alive like Contra and nab the high score without dying.

3. Samurai Showdown(series)- before Soul Calibur SNK came out with their weapon based Fighter.  IT's actually sold and pretty fun at least to me.  People seem to like #2 the best but I just have more nostalgia for the first one.

4. Time Traveler(sega)- everyone knows Dragon's Lair right?  Here's it's cheesy FMV cousin with a really unique cabinet that creates a holographic illusion(think star wars holograms).  The game was created by Fred Dryar the man behind the programing of DL.  To me it's not much worse than most laserdisc games that play "simon says push right, etc..."

5. Dungon's and Dragons: Shadow of Mystara - one of these days I'm gonna have to get me one of these(yes it's the sequel to Tower of Doom).  Capcom made great 4P beat'em up with branching paths, lots of areas to explore and lots of hidden weapons to try to grab and keep.  It's RPG elements capture alot of the D&D lore and ascetics.  There's some good replay value here ^^

I can't think of too many classic era games because I was caught in the middle of the 80s and the 90s...if I think of anything else I'll post it up

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 07:00:37 AM »

Tough question.

I say that because some of the really novel stuff is great when you're a kid, harder to find now, and doesn't hold up as well as you remember.

APB
Time Soldiers
Crackdown (the one from the 80's)

Also I love stuff that is arcade that if you were really good you could beat with a quarter.

Black Tiger
Robocop
Crimefighters
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 08:49:28 AM »

Thanks for the input guys. This helped me a lot to get some inspiration on new games to collect. Throughout the web I received a lot of suggestions next to yours. Below you will find the short list as I had to prune the list substantially to make it manageable. I watched the longplays of the games and selected the following games to be on the list:

    Hammerin Harry
    Guardians / Denjin Makai 2
    Deamon Bride
    Metamorphic Force
    In The Hunt
    Punisher
    Radiant Silvergun
    Soukyugurentai / Terra Diver
    Elevator Action Returns
    Deathsmiles
    Dodonpachi Daioujou
    Mushihimesama
    Double Dragon
    Xain'd Sleena
    Spy Hunter
    Sunset Riders
    Shark Attack
    Donkey Kong 3
    Strider
    Breakers Revenge
    Air Buster / Aeroblasters
    Buta San
    Final Star Force
    Bubble Bobble
    Rainbow Islands
    Sprint 2
    Parodius Da!
    Gokujyou Parodius!
    Sexy Parodius
    Violent Storm
    Bucky O'hare
    All Points Bulletin
    Time Soldiers
    Crackdown
    Black Tiger
    Black Dragon
    Robocop
    Smash TV
    Shadow Dancer
    Shadow Warriors
    Point Blank
    X-Men vs Street Fighter
    Twinkle Star Sprites

And yes this is the short list...  Roll Eyes ... if you would like to see the whole list just let me know Grin

Are there any games that we still miss?
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 08:07:20 AM »

Mine's Moon Patrol.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 09:57:09 AM »

Donkey Kong and Pole Position.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 07:42:01 PM »

Magic Drop 3


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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »

Donkey kong is 1st and zookeeper is 2nd or mad planets, one of those is 2nd
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 01:52:56 PM »

Mine are Lunar Lander, Millipede and Tempest
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 05:15:26 PM »

Bank Panic and Puzzle de Bowling
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 07:47:33 AM »

Xybots is a good and underated game. Pseudo 3D  3d person 2 player action.
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 02:18:54 PM »

Donkey kong is 1st and zookeeper is 2nd or mad planets, one of those is 2nd
Or outrun


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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 09:14:38 PM »

Donkey Kong, Galaga, NBA Hangtime
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 07:09:48 AM »

Juno First, Astro Blaster, Shinobi
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 04:09:03 PM »

The best arcade game that i have play is TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: TURTLES IN TIME!!
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