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Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by jeffro11 Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:13 am

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This adventure into the world of arcade games will be taking a look at the past games of our childhood. We will revisit some of the classics that we loved, and some of the games we love to hate.

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There is a reason why I chose this as my first in the series... I absolutely LOVE this game. At the time when I first played this game I was standing in front of it and Mortal Kombat, why did I gravitate towards this game? Have a look your self:
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by Hobie-wan Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:40 pm

Gyruss was the first arcade game with stereo sound. One of the movie theaters growing up had a Gyruss cab that I always played a round or two when seeing a movie there. I played the heck out of it on C64 as well.
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by ExedExes Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Gyruss had stereo sound?

The first game listed by Guinness World Records with a stereo sound chip & soundtrack was Marble Madness.
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by Hobie-wan Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:32 pm

ExedExes wrote:Gyruss had stereo sound?

The first game listed by Guinness World Records with a stereo sound chip & soundtrack was Marble Madness.


Gyruss - 1983
http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detai ... me_id=8060
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyruss

Marble Madness - 1984
http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detai ... me_id=8618
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by jeffro11 Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:35 pm

The hardware in the Gyruss cabinet at the time was pretty incredible. Two Z80's and a 6809 that were pushed pretty hard! All in all it made for a wonderful experience.

And yes, the stereo sound is pretty incredible while standing at the cabinet. While you can listen to the music on your computer or on youtube, actually being there listening to the raw audio of the sound chips is something to behold.
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by Kidpanda Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:46 pm

jeffro11 wrote:The hardware in the Gyruss cabinet at the time was pretty incredible. Two Z80's and a 6809 that were pushed pretty hard! All in all it made for a wonderful experience.

And yes, the stereo sound is pretty incredible while standing at the cabinet. While you can listen to the music on your computer or on youtube, actually being there listening to the raw audio of the sound chips is something to behold.


I agree, I love my Gyruss. My cab was destroyed but in my candy with stereo wiring it still sounds great.
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by ExedExes Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:42 pm

Ah, so I see.

Gyruss is notable for using stereo sound, which according to the bonus material for Konami Arcade Classics, was achieved by utilizing discrete audio circuits..

So yes it may have been first to do that, rudimentary as that may be, but it looks like Marble Madness was the first to have a stereo sound chip.

The cabinet was interesting too. I remember the screen tilted closer to you and the controls were right underneath the screen, as opposed to further away with the monitor recessed deeper into the cab.
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Re: Arcade Classics - #1 Gyruss

by jeffro11 Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:21 am

If anybody wants to make any requests as to which games I should take a look at please tell me! This should be a community effort to cover the best of all arcade classics
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