Your most unforgettable arcade experience.

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  1. power

    power Member

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    This is a step beyond fave games, what was the moment in the arcades that you remember forever?

    For me it was playing on Dactyl Nightmare machine (W Industries Virtuality - Amiga 3000 powered ) with a mate in Brisbane's Tops.

    That single experience blew my mind so much in so many ways I don't think that any other arcade experience could - for me the special cabs were where it was at.

    http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=dactyl-nightmare&page=detail&id=12493

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  2. spaced1

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    Seeing Mortal Kombat one for the first time in arcade format.
     
  3. paganchild

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    gauntlet

    Hours of fun.. and coins..:thumbup:
     
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    Seeing Time Traveller circa 1991. Holographic style game that blew my mind. Saw heaps of others when I was young but it stood out.
     
  5. elvis

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    Beating a bunch of Asian students 20-0 in SF2 Hyper Fighting. They all took turns, but no-one could match my Vega (claw).

    Many years earlier, seeing Final Fight for the first time. Those sprites were huge, and so detailed! It was mind blowing.

    And before that: Operation Wolf. Just wow!
     
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    8 WAY DAYTONA RACING at school birthday parties!
     
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    cant remember the name of the game, but its the flight one you sat in and the whole arcade machine tilted / shifted as you flew around killing things...i think it was in the movie terminator 2?
     
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    Afterburner or G-Loc.

    AB was in T2
     
  9. schnappy

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    When going around pressing all the start buttons paid off and I got a free game on pinball.
     
  10. BMan2

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    the first time I beat a 9 step DDR dance with a massive crowd of people around at a Timezone in Melbourne - more amazed at the fact I am 6'8 and about 150kgs :p It's not easy.

    Better memories were playing 4 player TMNT and finishing it after inserting a years worth of 20c coins in :p

    Worst memory - beating NBA Jam 26-0 (at the cost of $3/game) - and being told "Congrats - game over"
     
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    on a skill tester at timezone , won 10 watches spending only $7 , one go i got 3 watches in one hit , the manager of the store cracked the shits came over and said he will have to make it harded , opened the machine up tweaked it some and couldn't win a watch after that

    or world cup soccer pinball got a shitload of free credits off that game getting all the bonus's; and stuff

    streetfighter 2 was and mortal kombat was a pro in those games , kicked everyone's arse

    skeeball ticket game at timezone , a kid teaching me the trick that the machine only keeps track of the balls when they come down the return shoot , walking up beside the machine and pushing your hand down the middle hole 100 points and watching the shitload of tickets come out , until again they caught onto that trick and put nets up
     
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    There was another game on the W Industries machines that I played - a flight sim from memory??
    I actually seriously considered dropping out of school for a job with W industries at one stage, they were opening an office in Melbourne and wanted young enthusiastic people to work there. That would have been a great career move..... not.
     
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    I remember playing this at a shopping centre up here in the early 90's. Was quite different to what I'd thought it'd be like... was expecting Lawnmower Man-type ":shock:", but unfortunately it wasn't.
     
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    Played the Dactly Nightmare when it first came out, then there was another one, sorta like mechs in an arena, wasn't too bad.
    Got into Galaxy Force and G-Loc 360, but that one cost $5 a go.

    Most memorable would be G-Loc 360 and also Double Dragon at the local pizza shop, then finally being able to finish it on 1 credit.
     
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    Afterburner :thumbup:
     
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    First time I ever saw Gauntlet: Downtown on Hindley Street in 1985.
     
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    Using the hot-water sparker to get phree credit's.

    Or using the on/off "Reboot" trick on pinn-balls machines to get extra goes.

    also playing MK1 for the very 1st time, while nervously watching over my shoulder to make sure my mother didn't spot me playing such a "Violent" game :D
     
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    Was it BattleTech? http://www.virtualworld.com/ I remember it Intencity in Paramatta had some of these things and it was very cool to look at, somewhat expensive to play with lots of monitors and controls, always wanted a chance to get good at it but never had the opportunity.

    They seem to have evolved over the years - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRaP49w9MuY

    Anyone know if there's something like this about in Australia?

    Intencity had other VirtualWorld games like Red planet (a hover racer type game) and some hydraulic combat flight sim.
     
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    Being able to beat mission 1 stage 1 & 2, mission 2 stage 1, 2 & 3, and parts of mission 3 and 4 on Shinobi without throwing a ninja star earning 20,000 bonus points each time and having my name at the top of the high score list for about 5 years at an arcade in Brisbane.
     
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    Ahh yes vega claw, so powerfull in hyper fighting! vega also had a counter for just about every move - he was so underrated! :p


    My most memorable was being able to beat King of the Monsters on neogeo from start to finish on one credit! Beetlemania!!!
     

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