Laser Disc Arcade Games

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Luigi & Peach
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Re: Laser Disc Arcade Games

Postby Luigi & Peach » September 14th, 2015, 10:46 am

I've never been to it, but I have a buddy who talks bout this place called Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago. I haven't gone through the list to see if it has any laser disc games, but I believe the website has a list of all their arcade games. They're all set to free play which is pretty cool. If I lived in Chicago I'd probably have a pass to the place.

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Rookie1
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Re: Laser Disc Arcade Games

Postby Rookie1 » September 14th, 2015, 2:48 pm

There were a few fun arcades I used to go to. One was called Yogi's. If you gave them a $5 bill, they would give you $6 worth of quarters. Another placed was called Nickle-Nickle. You would pay $5 to get in and most of the games were free. Anything new only cost a nickle to play. Those places were great.

I live about an hour away from Fun Spot, which was the arcade from the movie "King of Kong." That place is awesome. I have spent hours in there playing everything from my childhood.

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Re: Laser Disc Arcade Games

Postby pacman000 » December 30th, 2015, 9:21 am

Astrosmasher1 wrote:Yeah it was Star Trek 2, I played this one in the arcades when it first came out. It was too hard and too expensive to play. Also a lot of these games had "stay put disc error" and stopped working.


Yessir, Astron Belt used a the Genesis Effect from Star Trek 2 for background footage in one scene. Astron Belt also used clips from Message from Space, a 1978 Japanese Star Wars cash-in. It may have used clips from Battle Beyond the Stars too, but I can't be sure without looking it up. Message from Space is kinda fun, but it's really, really, over-the-top. Good FX for models-on-wires though.

Astron Belt had a follow-up, Galaxy Ranger. Here's some info on that: http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/games/pages/gr.asp

AtariHQ.com used to have a fairly good section detailing the history of these games, but they've taken it down. :cry: I suppose I could find it on the wayback machine, but that would take forever...

Edit: I found Atari HQ's articles. They're still online, but Atari HQ no longer has a link leading to their older articles (as far as I can tell) I had to use a search engine to find them. http://www.atarihq.com/coinops/laser/

Here's their article about the Halycon, a LaserDisk based home system from the mid 80's. This article is still accessible.: http://atarihq.com/mainsite/rdi-halcyon/


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