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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2008
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    I was recently pointed to retroremakes.com, "your source for all that is remake and free". Your favorite arcade game might be there. :)
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    AwesomeExMachina- I'm pretty sure that's Lucky & Wild you're referencing.

    Lucky
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
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    Keeping in mind I only know the names they were released under here (Australia):

    -Dark Seal - sort of like Gauntlet on steroids
    -Those games there you have to punch a pad as hard as you can and it either measures your strength of you knock out some computerised dude or the arm wrestling games where you actually wrestle an arm coming out of the machine
    -There was this game called Stunt Driver (I think) where the seat sort of swung right out so you could get in and then back in again, and the steering wheel sort of pulled against you to simulate turning corners and stuff. Doesn't seem like much now, but we're talking, like, 15-20 years ago. It was lotsa fun...
    -There was a ticket game where you press a button to start the count and press it again to stop it as close to 1000 as possible (500 tickets if you stop dead on 1000 - got it 3 times in 3 days).
    • CommentAuthorVaruker
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
     (1897.124)
    Cashing in on the controversy of Mortal Kombat was this little often forgotten gem.



    And the best part of the game was the fact you could cut off your opponents arms during the fight. Nothing is more rewarding than winning a match with no arms.

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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
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    Damn this thread. Now I have to go dig my snes out of it's box.

    I loved Time Killers. It's one of the only games that I'd really like to have that didn't get ported to a console that I own. I may have to build that stand alone mame box one of these days.
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      CommentAuthortonymoore
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
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    my buddy Steve Sanders has mame running on his Media Center, with a sweet arcade controller setup he put out on the coffee table.

    we tore the hell outta some Metal Slug, Altered Beast, Moonwalker, and Time Killers.

    i love when the dead bodies float away on Orion's stage.

    as far as fighters go, i'll always have a soft spot for Street Fighter 2. it was the first game i ever beat in the arcade, and with Zangeif of all fuckin people. i accidentally picked him on a continue and decided to play it through, and got to see him dancing with Gorbachev after the win.

    I'm glad to see lucky and Wild remembered so well. my little brother and i played the shit out of that thing out at the local skating rink when we were kids, and when it was gone, i never saw it again anywhere. They should remake that freakin' thing. it'd be a total hit.

    these days i really enjoy Time Crisis and Police Emergency 911. With some of these new Wii remote hacks that guys like Johnny Lee have come up with, i expect the technology for games like PE911 to make it to home systems better than they were in the arcade, with killer bullet-dodging interactivity and all.

    -T
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    @Varuker

    I remember Time Killers, I dropped so many quarters into that thing as a kid when I'd go and visit my grandmother. The machine was in this little bar down a dirt road, if you kept heading down the road you wound up in a provincial park that was later 'returned' to a local native tribe. My most vivid memory involving the game was my dad groaning as he finally got up from the bar and looked at what my brother and I had been playing for the last hour.
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    Bloody thread... reinstalled Mame now...
    • CommentAuthorVaruker
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
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    @MacDonald

    Yeah, I spent most of my lunch money on it myself. I liked it better than MK because of the whole arm choppy offy thingy, and there was never a line to play it.

    Could someone educate me on this Mame thing?
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008 edited
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    Nothing makes me feel 8 years old again like Street fighter II and Mortal Kombat.

    Other favorites
    X-Men - the one with Dazzler on the team!
    Metal Slug
    Marvel Superheros/Marvel vs Capcom 2
    Captain American and the Avengers
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008 edited
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    Varuker:

    Mame stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, and it pretty much does what the title says: Allows you to play arcade games on your pc.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2008
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    Gorf, and Warlords.
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      CommentAuthormrghosty
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
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    anything that used old school vector graphics and that hard core metal spinning controller. That's the way to go.
    • CommentAuthorVaruker
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
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    @Winther

    Thanks. I got good and loaded last night and downloaded it and needless to say, I also found Time Killers. Drunken dismemberment is a beautiful thing.