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New arcade machine

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 12th, 2017, 2:39 pm

I recently added a new full-sized stand-up arcade game to my collection. I only had room for one more, so I've made a point to keep that spot open in case one would fall into my lap. That wasn't going to happen so I began shopping around recently.

Anyone want to guess what I got?
My previous machines were Centipede, Tapper, Millipede, and Crystal Castles.

I just realized my arcade page needs an update.
http://videogamecritic.com/extras/revie ... _games.htm

Here's a clue - my previous 4 games had something in common.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby mbd36 » August 12th, 2017, 2:42 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I recently added a new full-sized stand-up arcade game to my collection. I only had room for one more, so I've made a point to keep that spot open in case one would fall into my lap. That wasn't going to happen so I began shopping around recently.

Anyone want to guess what I got?
My previous machines were Centipede, Tapper, Millipede, and Crystal Castles.

I just realized my arcade page needs an update.
http://videogamecritic.com/extras/revie ... _games.htm

Here's a clue - my previous 4 games had something in common.



There's a band named after Crystal Castles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Castles_(band)

Anyway, my guess is Missile Command.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby Stalvern » August 12th, 2017, 5:32 pm

If it isn't Missile Command, my guess is Marble Madness.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby Stalvern » August 12th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Oh, I just noticed that Tapper doesn't use a trackball. Does it have an analog joystick? I think that Missile Command is still the obvious answer, but if all four machines have analog controls, whether with a trackball or not, that makes Tempest a likely choice as well.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby Retro STrife » August 14th, 2017, 9:03 am

I'd usually guess something like Ms. Pac-Man or Galaga. But based on your clue -- which I'm going to (mis) interpret to mean non-traditional controls (i.e., not a standard joystick) -- I'll go with Asteroids.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 16th, 2017, 7:43 pm

You guys know me well! Tempest and Missile Command are definitely two I would have gone for. However, once I went to check out a Missile Command for sale and I was surprised how small the cabinet was - not very imposing.

You guys are definitely on the right track, getting my hint about the controls. Asteroids was a great guess. But nope. Keep guessing.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby MoarRipter » August 16th, 2017, 8:12 pm

Golden Tee Golf?

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby Atariboy » August 16th, 2017, 8:58 pm

Since Warlords is a non-joystick game and likely right up your alley, I'll guess Warlords.

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby snakeboy » August 16th, 2017, 10:10 pm

Robotron?

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Re: New arcade machine

Postby mbd36 » August 17th, 2017, 10:42 am

Defender?


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