Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

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Retrology
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Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby Retrology » April 10th, 2016, 4:06 pm

People talk about how today's games don't have the same pick up and play quality they used to, so I challenge you guys to give me your favorite arcade style games of the modern era (2005-present or whatever)

Here's mine:

Excitebots (duh)
NBA Jam (Wii)
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed
Boom Blox (Wii)
Mario Kart 7
Kid Icarus Uprising
Mario Strikers Charged
Pure (360)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Geometry Wars Galaxies
NHL Slapshot
Super Smash Bros 3D

Thoughts? Recommendations?

tortimer
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Re: Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby tortimer » October 9th, 2016, 12:43 pm

You might like NBA Street (2002) for GameCube. I'm not heavily into sports games but really had a blast with this one because of its pick-up-and-play quality.

Others worth a mention are LUFTRAUSERS (2014) which came out on Steam and just recently on GOG, and FOTONICA (2011) by Santa Ragione which is a one-switch endless runner that would have been a smash hit in the arcades back in the 1980s.

ESauce
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Re: Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby ESauce » October 13th, 2016, 8:28 pm

I'm a fan of all the games you suggested. I'll throw in Pikmin 3 Mission Mode. They should have called it arcade mode. You play on a map for 5 minutes to try to get the top score by collecting loot, sounds like an arcade game to me.

MrLuck87
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Re: Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby MrLuck87 » October 20th, 2016, 3:30 am

Resogun is one of my favorite games on PS4. The PS3 version kind of sucks though.

tortimer
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Re: Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby tortimer » October 20th, 2016, 1:57 pm

Ars had an article just the other day about an upcoming prequel to Star Control II. If the included Melee mode is as good as the original that will be one of the best modern arcade style games I can think of.

JWK
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Re: Best Modern Arcade Style Games?

Postby JWK » October 21st, 2016, 12:36 am

I'll second Resogun. In fact I'll add Housemarque's biggest modern titles:

Super Stardust HD (PS3, PS4)
Resogun (PS4)
Dead Nation (PS3, PS4)
Alienation (PS4)

All fantastic arcade-style shooters. All recommended.


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