December 1st, 2013, 04:05 PM #31
Thank you for pointing out the distinction. There was a time when you had to go to the arcade to see impressive graphics. These are two great examples of how much more advanced arcade video games were than home systems.
Originally Posted by KingInTheWest
Basically every arcade version of a game was superior in graphics and game play to any home version until the Playstation era.
NES: TMNT: The Arcade Game
December 1st, 2013, 10:52 PM #32
The Nintendo Rygar was a completely different game and not very good. The arcade Rygar was just pure fun, especially once you got the power-up to put the blade through multiple enemies. I remember what a PITA the final boss in the Nintendo version was, throwing tiny things all over the screen that could kill you. I believe I only one with the magical 'slow' button on the joystick that really just paused and unpaused over and over and over.
Nintendo Gauntlet was just an insult. I played with the Valkyrie in the arcade since she was the balanced character. That machine would eat quarters like nobody else. Ninja Turtles I used the guy with the staff since he had good range.
December 1st, 2013, 10:54 PM #33
You can shake my hand at a Kings game if you want.
Originally Posted by Kubrick
USC's picture on the previous page makes me want to take my own shot of my huge pile of games I have yet to play. I added AC4 (which goes to the top of the queue once GTA V is platinum), the recent God Of War (second in the queue), The Last Of Us, and the recent Splinter Cell. Good thing I don't have to buy a PS4 until Uncharted 4 comes out.
Last edited by KingInTheWest; December 1st, 2013 at 11:07 PM.
December 2nd, 2013, 07:29 AM #34
The darknut at the end of level 3 was a pisser as I recall. Biggest thing I remember about replaying this game later was it was incredibly hard to get the hand eye coordination to actually block with your shield. Absolutely need that in this game or you can't beat the shadow at the end
Originally Posted by Kubrick
December 4th, 2013, 06:51 AM #35
Fav Arcade Games:
Tempest (I PWNED this game. If there was a machine within 100 miles of the IE from 1981-84, you saw "RDN" at the top of the leader board. Would love to buy an old machine for the cave.)
Star Wars (the sit down version)
Russian (renamed Rush'n) Attack
The first RPG I became obsessed with was Pitfall on 2600 and then Advanced Dungeons and Dragons on Intellivision. After that it was all Zelda, all day, all the time.
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December 4th, 2013, 07:48 AM #36
I inherited an Intellivision system when I was a kid, haha, I feel so old.
The controls looked more like remote controls than anything else. Haha! And it had a hockey game, lol, but it was more pixels than anything else.
December 4th, 2013, 08:08 AM #37
Originally Posted by nocturn
Eventually, somewhere down the line, I want to put something like this together.
Last edited by Kubrick; December 4th, 2013 at 08:19 AM.
December 4th, 2013, 08:22 AM #38
To be young again. :P
December 4th, 2013, 11:16 AM #39
Lots of cool channels on Youtube for retro gaming.
December 4th, 2013, 10:23 PM #40
Used to play Yie Ar Kung-Fu for hours.