View Full Version : Favorite game to play at an arcade
08-19-2007, 03:38 PM
While I stopped by the local arcade to entertain myself, it got me thinking that even if you occasionaly go to the arcade, what type of game do you enjoy throwing your tokens into? BTW, this is my first time doing a poll, so forgive me if it looks sloppy.
08-19-2007, 03:50 PM
These days when visiting an arcade, I tend just look for an Initial D machine, and rarely make it much further :sd:
08-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Taiko no Tatsujin. Ok, you're unlikely to see is outside of Japan, but it's all I would play in Tokyo. Besides Mario Kart 2.
08-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Arcades? They still have those! Alas, our mall closed our arcade about four years ago, so the only place to play arcade type games are at places like Chuck E Cheese. :(
When I do have access to an arcade, though, I love the ticket winning games like rolling the ball up to try to get the center circle (its name escapes me at the moment). I also enjoy some shooters, racing games (suck at them), and the classics like Pac-Man and Tron.
08-19-2007, 04:34 PM
I haven't been to the arcades in years, but back when I did, I used to play the shooters like R-Type, and the classics like Space Invaders and such. I still play these games now - just not in the arcades, as they're extinct.
08-19-2007, 04:44 PM
YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!
My left foot's still screwed up from all the times I played Crazy Taxi before I learned to drive a real car. I would keep my left foot over the brake constantly, and I would have it contorted into a very weird position. Now I just use my right foot when playing arcade driving games.
Crazy Taxi is also the only game that garnered me a crowd :cool:
08-19-2007, 05:20 PM
I rarely if ever visit the arcades anymore. However back in the day I would play fighting games and beat them ups I think and maybe a few others. In general part of the reason I rarely go anymore is I've gone from "Wow this is fun to mess around with" to "Oh great more automatic losing to eat up my money". Yeah I've become cynical.
08-19-2007, 05:35 PM
The Ball of Pin. The one true game.
08-19-2007, 05:47 PM
Taiko no Tatsujin 9. Been drumming to the music of the IdolM@ster songs. :D
But it's usually fighting or shooting games that I play when I head down to the arcades.
I'm rather partial to Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Addams Family, Johnny Mnemonic, Cirqus Voltaire, Whodunit, The Twilight Zone, and especially Theatre of Magic. Not so chuffed by the Elvira pin or Attack from Mars, which always has the replay value jacked up to around 4 billion. What do they think, I'm deaf, dumb, and blind?
08-19-2007, 06:36 PM
Whenever I have the chance I play:
* Virtua Striker. A soccer game with good graphics, and a fair gameplay.
* Daytona USA (1 & 2). Stock cars racing game a la Nascar.
* Sega Rally. Racing game featuring circuits from the World Rally Championship.
* Street Hoops.The best basketball I've ever played.
08-19-2007, 07:14 PM
The Ball of Pin. The one true game.
Oh damn! How could I have forgotten this one?
Anyway, I'm more into the classics (pac-Man), Beat em ups' (TMNT, Simpsons), and fighting (Street Fighter, KOF if I can ever find it).
I wouldn't mind playing Dance Dance Revolution if I didn't have to show off in front of twenty people. I'm also not a fan of ticket winning games. Especially if that's all the arcade has to offer. I mean, if one of the prizes was say, a lovely Hinagiku figure you couldn't find anywhere else, then I wouldn't mind raking in the tickets.
08-19-2007, 08:40 PM
I haven't been to an arcade in years, but when I was younger I used to love to beat up on other guys in NBA Jam. :D
08-19-2007, 09:09 PM
When I was really young and hung out at the bowling arcade room, I loved the beat em ups. Alter Beast, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double Dragon, X-Men, and Gauntlet (not beat em up but still fun). I really got into fighting games at the local comic book shop in my teens. Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and X-Men / Marvel. I always preferred the ones that dealt with special abilities than doing a 100 hit combo. I really wasted away quarters when Capcom released the most diabolic game, X-Men vs Street Fighter. The 2 worlds clashed and I was in awe. I kept playing the franchise incarnations all the way through college. Nowadays, there is only 2 arcades I know around which I haven't checked out what's available in years.
08-19-2007, 09:51 PM
Where I live, we still have a classic arcade available, so retro games (TMNT) and pinball for me. :)
08-19-2007, 10:02 PM
I'll say this much...it is an EXPERIENCE just to WATCH somebody attempt to manage their way through the 2 Punchmania games.
Last time, years ago, I'm fairly sure the guy about passed out...and this guy was in shape.
08-20-2007, 03:03 AM
Chalk another one up here for the "no arcades around here" option. Having said that, when I do venture into an arcade on holiday or whatever, I'll play pretty much anything aside from DDR type games. In fact, it's truly one of the only experiences left which I can compare to being a child at Christmas, i.e. too many games, not enough time, have to play everything.
It's also pretty much the only gaming experience that brings out the competitive gamer in me. Sure, I play multiplayer and online with consoles, but I rarely give a toss if I win or not. Stick me in Outrun 2 however, and I'm there til I've set records on every course/have taken on and beaten all challengers.
I can't believe you left out the Shmup option! (assuming 'shooting' refers to light gun games).
08-20-2007, 04:09 AM
The only two games I play at the arcade are Pump It Up and ITG2. I would add IIDX and Guitar Freaks on the list, since they are tenchicaly arcade games, although I know I probably wont be able to play on a real machine till I get a chance to go to Japan. Mainly bemani/music/rythm games. I've tried Pop'n before also, but that just hurt my hands (maybe I played too much? ^^; ), so I sold off my ASC awhile back. Kinda like to get back into it...love the clicking noise the controller makes. :)
I rarely go to the arcade any more. Ever since I found someone who could build a metal Pump It Up pad, I have yet to visit the arcade once. I have a computer dedicated downstairs for Pump It Up and Stepmania. All DDR/ITG/PIU and a crap load of custom songs are loaded on my awesome P3 600mhz system. :P I want to make monthly trips to the arcade for I can play doubles. Can't do those at home since I only have one flux and one piu pad. :/
08-20-2007, 06:59 PM
Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA
Somehow, I can manage to play this continously at the arcade (while at home, I give myself frequent break times). I don't usually play on Expert (Heavy) mode unless I know the song, it has a low foot rating (6 or under) or if it's my last stage (why get a game over on your first or second?). So usually, I'm playing Difficult (Standard) at the arcade with 2x speed. Not really trying to impress anyone, though sometimes I'll slip in an invisible modification. For the SuperNOVA arcade machine, I play Colors (for Extreme) and Love at First Sight (Twin Masterplan Mix) frequently.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
I'd rather play this at the arcade than spend an entire day trying to find a used copy at a game store (and for what? $70?)
House of the Dead
I try out plenty of shooters, but it's usually the ones with zombies that I love to play the most! It's always nice to find an arcade that still has CarnEvil.
TMNT: The Arcade Game
Just classic. I didn't like the arcade version of Turtles in Time though.
08-21-2007, 01:18 AM
Arcade? What's that? Oh, right, that place in the back of CiCi's. Oh, and some of those amusement centers (I don't have a better term for them) have them as well.
In any case, on the rare occasions I go, I tend to play shooting games. The Silent Scope games are my favorites. And then there's a game where you ride around on a helicopter-ish thing and shoot cyborgs with a machine gun. That one is pretty fun as well.
08-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Driving, always a driving game! :D
Sometimes classic stuff if there are any (and depending on which ones), and if it's a big enough place (ours around here are) to have air hockey and/or skeeball, I will play those until they drag me away as well (after I'm kicked off the racing games, that is...). I do think I'm most often the oldest person in the arcade now, though... not counting parents... :sd:
08-21-2007, 03:30 PM
I mostly play DDR, but I also love Pac-Man.
08-21-2007, 04:07 PM
I spent most of my arcade life playing fighting games. It's funny, because I used to often play against these really scary looking punk street kids, and then when I beat them repeatedly at Street Fighter Version Whatever, I start wondering if they're going to get mad and beat the crap out of me (in real life, that is).
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