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Spy Hunter


NFL Blitz


White Water

Medieval Madness


Oh I spent way too many quarters on the above games 



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My go to arcade games in the 80s:


Donkey Kong Jr. 

Track and Field





Pole Pisition

Punch Out!!


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From my days of dropping quarters into machines at Hungry Charlies on Marshall St.


1) Space Invaders (the one that started it all.)
2) Pac Man 

3) Asteroids

4) Missile Command

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Remember going to a bar and seeing people crowding around a Pac Man game watching a person breaking a 100 K score. 


Lived in Sunnyvale, CA for a couple of years and there was a small comedy club/bar called Rooster T. Fethers (may still be in businesss). Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese) installed  the first Pong game there.  The next morning, the owner of the club called to tell him the game was broken.  He showed up and found that the coin box was full.  No one had anticipated the demand.

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Along with the turtles and the Simpsons game, I also remember playing an X-Men button masher a lot. 

I was always hooked on Spy Hunter without actually playing it. You can’t beat that theme song. I was always staring at that machine at the ice rink during my older brother’s games. 

I was also a pinball fan. No specific ones really stick out to me, but I would play anything I could find. 

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On 4/30/2024 at 3:50 PM, jayg said:

Galaga, Defender, Stargate, Joust, Tron, Crazy Climber, Reactor, Tempest, Donkey Kong, Star Wars, Star Trek, Spyhunter, Space Invaders pinball & High Speed pinball. Oops, too many. 

High Speed pinball was literally the first thing that came to my mind. The second was a game called Space Fury. 

On 4/30/2024 at 4:00 PM, teef said:

for stand up arcade games...rampage

                                                golden axe


                                                the simpsons


for console games...super mario 2

                                  legend of zelda 

                                  metal gear solid (series)

                                  mike tyson's punch out


do yourself a huge favor...https://www.bestbuy.com/site/arcade1up-the-simpsons-30th-edition-arcade-with-stool-and-tin-multi/6471758.p?skuId=6471758&utm_source=feed&ref=212&loc=20510845600&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwrcKxBhBMEiwAIVF8rMIlaa5G8ZReLzUtIa9QYKR8IocwedWjcXnz_HYC78n4MDSjQUVciRoC4Y8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 loved Golden Axe

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In hindsight, I really love the design of the demo screens for so many games. They’re moving along pretty well, then out of nowhere die a truly stupid death. Kids watch that and think “hey, I need to play this because I would never do that”.

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On 4/30/2024 at 4:29 PM, DaBillsFanSince1973 said:

8-bit animation GIF


pac-man GIF


game over arcade GIF by Alex Trimpe


engineering reverse GIF


There is no one right answer, but this one would be it if Centipede was replaced with Space Invaders.


Honorable mention to this game which foresaw a glorious future of hunting Cybertrucks in the salt flats.



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