05-31-2016 02:30 PM - edited 05-31-2016 02:36 PM
Continuing down the "Road To E3 - 2016", I thought I'd ask you what you all-time favourite arcade game is/was. Do you still go to arcades? I miss Playdium when I lived in Toronto. My buddies and I had some fun times there.
I loved the Atari Star Wars arcade game when I was a kid, I still love Crazy Taxi anytime I see that, I have to go for a spin.
05-31-2016 05:45 PM
I haven't played an an arcade in a long time. The only one near me is the playdium in missasag which was nice back in the day but has since become a giant overpriced joke
My favorite arcade game is defentily X-men. I could never find enough people to play the full team with but I played it every chance I could get as a kid. I was soooo mad when they took the cabinetes away
05-31-2016 08:26 PM
I had a few favourites but it's been so long now that I don't remember the names anymore.
I used to play them in the arcades on Yonge St. in Toronto all day and night in the 80's.
One of them was a baseball game. When it came to your turn at batting you would pull back the stick to swing.
Hitting homeruns was always fun.
It wasn't called RBI but I loved that game too.
06-01-2016 07:46 AM
I was a bartender during my time at university in a sports lounge with a huge arcade, we definitely spent a lot of time drinking and playing games after work. This was in the early 2000's though, and we didn't have any of the classic golden age cabinets a lot of us grew up on. The most popular games at the time were Initial D, DDR, Marvel vs. Capcom, and the like.
Luckily today I get my arcade fix in my own living room with the MAME cab I built
I'd have to say though that my all time favourite is probably Bubble Bobble.
06-01-2016 06:07 PM
06-02-2016 05:34 PM - edited 06-02-2016 05:38 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
Yeah I liked the later pinball games as well especially the ones based on movies.
Loved Jurassic Park and Last Action Hero (both from the summer of 1993)
I believe they both had the 5 balls at once feature. Last Action Hero might have actually had 6 at once.
There were others like that as well.
06-06-2016 07:53 AM
Pinball was the best as a kid, because you always had a chance to match at the end and win a free play! So many great machines came from licensed properties, but I think my favourite of all time was an original concept machine called "Riverboat Gambler", probably because it had a gambling wheel built into the game with a chance to win free balls, iirc.