Five favorite ARCADE games available in MAME
lilbud last edited by
Puzzle Bobble / Bust a Move
The local "Giant Eagle" (grocery) had a Rolling Thunder upright in the late 80s/early 90s and the local "Pizza Hut" (restaurant) had a Pac-Man cocktail cabinet. (Those two are burned into my memory although not personal favorites. They're good, but didn't make the list.)
City Connection is fun. (And I hate that cat.)
Robotron 2084 is a classic and awesome with a twin stick set-up.
All the Metal Slug games are fun even with the one-hit kills.
VictimRLSH last edited by
@IanDaemon Have you played the NES version of Rolling Thunder? That is another game that was much improved on the NES. The pacing is much more exciting than the arcade version and you still get the awesome soundtrack.
IanDaemon last edited by
@VictimRLSH I have not. I've played the arcades versions of RT and RT2. Now I have to take a look at the NES version.
backstander last edited by backstander
Probably my most played arcade games on actual arcade hardware from back in the day:
Mortal Kombat 1-3
Street Fighter II
Hard Drivin'/Race Drivin'
My favorite MAME games to play on RetroPie with my friends (I like co-op beat 'em up's!):
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
One of the rarest arcade games I've ever played would have to be Time Traveler:
Dipkid last edited by
@IanDaemon on my pi 3s it runs good on lr-mame2010, one of the Japanese roms, since its not censored. 👍
IanDaemon last edited by
@Dipkid "Won't somebody think of the children." XD
I remember seeing Time Traveler in the arcade at the "Monroeville Mall" back in the day. (southwest Pennsylvania, kinda northeast U.S.) That was pure magic to see in person.
grant2258 Banned last edited by grant2258
P.O.W ( prisoners of war)
karnov or tiger road I lean more towards tiger road though to be honest
Thorr69 last edited by
One of the rarest arcade games I've ever played would have to be [Time Traveler]
Before it closed, a local arcade had Holoseum which was a street fighter style fighting game that used the same holographic hardware as Time Traveler. I can still hear some of the sounds in my head ("Drunk monkey!").
espgal.zip with LR-FBNEO
ddpdoja.zip with LR-FBALPHA2012
@backstander I never played Time Traveler because, if I recall, it was crazy expensive in the arcade when I saw it. As a kid I just watched the attract reel over and over.
nono6493 last edited by
- City Connection
- Bomb Jack
- Mr Do!
- Pang! (Buster Bros. for US)
I know, there's 6 and not 5, but I cannot take one off.
@nono6493 Considering your list has both City Connection and Mr Do! on it, you get a pass. XD Those are two great titles. And I still hate that cat.
I've found another gem. Puzz Loop 2.
Both me and my wife loves it!
@langest Was that originally a spinner game? Trackball game? Joystick game? I can't find a picture of the original arcade cabinet right now.
Joystick I believe. I base that on that the tutorial in the game shows a joystick.
brianon last edited by
I love these threads. I know there is allot of duplication with others but still :)
What would be a good idea is a Desert Island type selection. You only have 5 arcade games for the rest of your life ... now pick :)
Street Fighter Alpha 3
WeirdH last edited by
Oh man, I love these threads, they're a great way to discover new gems. My list:
- Bubble Bobble
- Donkey Kong
- Fast Lane
- Any Metal Slug
DorkVonWaterfall last edited by
Wonderboy in Monsterland
Found Giga Wing which I also enjoyed.
It's similar to DonPachi, but you don't need to turn your tv on the side to fit the screen.