[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]I have a lot of favorites, but Missile Command probably made the strongest impression on me. There was guy at the bowling alley who was a real ace and would regularly draw a crowd.
Yeah, Missle Command was quite a thrill to play. The only problem with it was my palms would begin to feel raw after an hour or so of play
discs of tron
said it before, and i'll say it again....will some day get to the massive classic arcade funspot in new hampshire and be in nirvana.
It was weird that every place in the city seemed to have Arcade machines then. Now you dont see them anywhere. Well except maybe a seedy laundry-mat with a Mrs. Pac Man every once in awhile.
POPEYE.......I always loved Popeye, and in 1982 this game was FREAKING AWESOME.......the graphics were better than most cartoons of the time! I was the first player at the arcade to beat all three screens, and got to the 9th screen before I lost.......that was my longest gaming streak, almost an hour of play.
Also loved CENTIPEDE, MR.DO! and in the mid eighties GAUNTLET was so important to me that I would walk down to THE PUFFIN STOP coneiniance store in winter at 6 am to play the machine. I was in heaven when it was announced for the NES.......see, thats what I miss, waiting for arcade games to come home.
The eighties were my era, my teenage years. And games helped distract me from troubles......both my parents died leaving me alone at 16, then I lost 65% of my hearing to a firecracker. Had it not been for games, both home and coin-op, I never would have made it.