FIRST ARCADE GAME PLAYED

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Nostalgia!' started by YZ250, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. my_right_buttock

    my_right_buttock Active Member

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    Can't really remember, earliest one I can think of would be Altered Beast when I was around 11.
     
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    it was either Galaga, B-wings or Ghosts'n'Goblins

    but im pretty sure it was Galaga
     
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    I might be showing my age here, but my first arcade game experience was the original space invaders. They had two of the machines at the PCYC that I went to as a lad.

    Tardaan
     
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    Frogger on a stand up machine and bubble bobble on a table.
     
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    I still have a copy of killer instinct on the SNES or N64 also on a EMULATOR somewhere :D
     
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    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    That is very cool Mecha. I have been trying to get a copy of KI or KI Gold (with a SNES or N64) on ebay, but so far no luck.

    Will keep looking as I need a C-C-C-C-C-C-Combo fix! :D
     
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wasted alot of pocket money on it in TimeZone.
     
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    The first arcade game i played was Nemesis and in my eyes its still the best.

    Played a bit on Afterburner which was all the sweeter for the rotating rig!

    Happy days spent in the innocence of youth.
     
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    Mmm I remember everything but the name of my first arcade game very distinctly.

    My uncle was 'babysitting' me. I was too short to see the screen so he had to stick me on a stool. The game was basically an uzi prop light gun and you shot at what may as well have been cardboard cutouts of jeeps that drove across the screen. This would have been about 26 years ago.

    My fondest memories of the arcades come from the arcade 'Wizards' in my home town, which on a Wednesday night would have an all-you-can-eat night. Paid like $4 at the door and all games were on free credits for 2 hours. Man there was a lot of time spent on Gauntlet, Bubble Bobble, Space Invaders, Space Quest, Defender, to name but a few... :)
     
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    Black and white Space Invaders

    Boom-pa Boom-pa Boom-pa Boom-pa *pew pew*
    Boom-pa Boom-pa Boom-pa Boom-pa *pew pew*
     
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    Tempest !

    Okay the first was probably Space Invaders (was it black and white? memory fails) but the best was Tempest. Also loved Missile Command and pinball ("The Black Knight...will win...aGAIN"). Sigh. There just weren't enough darn quarters.
     
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    Reading thru some of these, I suddenly feel so young :p

    Think my first must have been Spy Hunter (on C64, but later on arcade). Discovered the flash version on the Midway site recently and cant get enough!

    Earliest memory of a real arcade machine was playing Afterburner when I was 7. The machine was surrounded by hard-arse tough teens trying to beat each other records. I climb in and first try I top the high scores :D
     
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    space invader or asteroids.

    my folks owned a fish n chip shop and i got to play every now and then (for free).

    i think back when cans of coke first came out and were 40c or so. ;)

    ah, those were the days

    -roob
     
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    Haha good stuff =)
    So many stories, my step father owned quite a few and a few palours, canterbury university was a good site goto, with about 30 machines and pinballs there, since the late 70's. So always had plendy to play in garge. Defender, galaga, pinball, and a 3 player sprint car game were my favioute games to play.
    It is know today as Time Zone/ Timeout NZ.
    I was building about 10 a week from scratch in the mid 90's while I worked for Coin Cascade Ltd. I also setup and fixed Pinball Machines while I was there =)

    Daytona USA is proably my all time game.
    May games we would clock.....after work :)
     
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    Digger...this is the best one old games:D
     
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    Mine was in colour...I think back in 1991-3, around that time.
     
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    Space Invaders was the first arcade video game I played. I agree with Misfit, Tempest was my favorite of the old school arcade games.
     
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    Either space invaders or asteroids late 70's.

    Though one of my most vivid memories of playing an arcade game would have been a tabletop space invaders in a pub in Hervey Bay probably about '81, the memorable part was that when you pressed the coin return button you would get a credit. :)
    So the whole time the old man was drinking the machine didn't drop below 98 credits. :D
     

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