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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by CRTGAMER Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:02 pm

VECTOR Graphics when Cinematronics ruled!

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Its Asteroids vs Star trek!

Looky Looky a number pad. You mean you would program your game with gravity, thrust speed and bounce?

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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by Hobie-wan Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:28 am

Ack wrote:Anybody ever get to play the giant Battletech setup? Nothing short of awesome right there.


That was the only game worth playing at D&B for quite a while when friends insisted on going there. I wonder if I still have the printout from the last time I played it.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by Erik_Twice Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:14 am

I don't have a lot of expertise on arcade cabs but probably one of my favourites is the Beatmania IIDX cabinet. It's probably one of the most masive cabs out there:

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That thing also has the highest volume control ever.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by ejamer Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:02 pm

Wow... Smash TV comes to mind as a hit, as do STUN Runner and the Terminator 2 arcade game. So many great arcade cabinets that it's hard to remember them all now.

Oh yeah! I totally forgot about this old-school game called Phoenix... it was amazing! Hearing the music sound off after defeating the mothership "boss" was always so rewarding. A mega-greasy little burger joint back home used to have this set up, and my friends and I always made a point of playing whenever we'd hang out. Great times!
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by fastbilly1 Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:06 pm

MrPopo wrote:How about an Elemental, like in Mechwarrior Living Legends? Those buggers are annoying as hell, especially if you don't have weaponry suited for taking them down.


I havent played it yet, I forgot to buy Crysis during Steam Sale - got too involved with Monkey Island.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by Ack Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:24 pm

If you build it, I will show up at your place to play. What did Dave & Buster's replace them with, and what college was it?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by CRTGAMER Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:37 pm

ejamer wrote:Wow... Smash TV comes to mind as a hit, as do STUN Runner and the Terminator 2 arcade game. So many great arcade cabinets that it's hard to remember them all now.

Any Arcade game that has one player using two joysticks has got to be great.

Games that come to mind:

Battlezone
Black Widow
Smash TV
Virtua On

and Eugene Jarvis's broken arm inspiration:

ROBOTRON!
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I am so hooked by this game that I took a Playstation Blaze Two Player Twin Stick and toggle switched jumper wires from joystick player 2 over to Player 1 TRIANGLE SQUARE O X buttons. Now able to play Robotron and Virtua On just like the arcade.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by crux Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:01 pm

I was going to mention an IIDX cab if no one else did, but someone thankfully beat me to it. The details are what's cool about those, not just the pure size and the stereo. There are LED lights that scroll by with the name of the song, effects knobs that go mostly ignored all over the place, a huge screen, huge speakers, two beautiful turn tables and fourteen Sanwa keys, bright thumping lights, and it's own stand to perch upon, so as not to tarnish the experience with the filthy floor of the arcade around it.

As far as practical cabs, Candy cabs are hard to beat. Standing or with a stool, they're ultra comfy and functional cabs to get one's shooter on with.

As for Robotron 2084, making a standalone Robotron controller is totally a future project of mine, for all those dual-stick wagging games out there.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by DaGamingMonkey Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:29 pm

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Love this game so much. Friends and I would go down to local Mini golf place. Drop 10 dollars each on tokens and play this till we ran out. Such a fun game if you have 4 players.

Also Virtua On was pretty amazing the first time I played it.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Arcade Cabinet?

by darth_blunted Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 am

To simply pick a top arcade cab is really tough for me, I am a old school guy I've been bleeding arcade games since the late 70's :lol: So I am going to name some that just always stuck with me and these machines were in 7-11's and a local breakfast spot which I loved it was always dark and I never ate there :wink:

My first pick would have to be Space Duel. I was a big fan of Asteroids and this game just seemed like a big step forward for Asteroids it had all these flashing colors and you could play 2 players at the same time! I mean this wasn't a sequel of Asteroids it was something totally different and i have fond memories of playing this game with my "Big Brother" I consider this to be a highly underated game. A hidden gem that can only be found in my memories

Space duel
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwY5znUeaJ4

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Another game that has stuck with me over the years has to be Chiller! I mean this game makes Mortal Kombat seem weak! :shock: It was way ahead of it's time and had many young kids parents mad at all the gore and a lot of places had the machine off during high traffic times. I just fed this thing quarters over and over :twisted:

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http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detai ... me_id=7328

Donkey Kong, wow how could this not be mentioned? This thing here is the reason why gaming is what it is today. I can't count the hours I spent playing this machine. What is there to say about this game? It's a casual game that can just be fed $0.25 and there is no tutorial needed and it will eat your quarters faster than most $1.00 machines :lol:

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Me playing Donkey Kong on my MAME cab (sorry for crappy quality and gameplay)
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As you can see there is nothing glamorous about these cabs it's what's inside that counts!
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