The Top 100 Golden Era Arcade Games, and a challenge

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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:58 pm

dbh wrote:Man, two steps forward, three steps back....and I'm running out of ideas for trying to figure out what games you're putting in this list. I mean, no Major Havoc?? No Carnival?> What are you thinking?? :lol:


Star Castle
Stratovox
Super Cobra
Targ
Spectar
I'm thinking Star Castle, Targ, Super Cobra and Spectar needed places.

Stratovox, like most of the games you've named that didn't make it, was on my original list and was removed to get down to 100. -2

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Post by dbh » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:11 pm

Space Zap
Slither

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Post by sikraiken » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:01 pm

10 Yard Fight
Bank Panic
Breakout
Discs of Tron

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Post by Zhorik » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:18 pm

Bump 'n' Jump
Congo Bongo
Mario Bros - yes I know there is no space to fill in, but clearly a gross oversight :)

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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:40 pm

dbh wrote:Space Zap
Slither
Both correct.
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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:40 pm

sikraiken wrote:10 Yard Fight
Bank Panic
Breakout
Discs of Tron
None of those made the cut. -8
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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:42 pm

Zhorik wrote:Bump 'n' Jump
Congo Bongo
Mario Bros - yes I know there is no space to fill in, but clearly a gross oversight :)
Congo Bongo is correct.

No on Mario, and #10 is the other possibility, not Bump n Jump. -4

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Post by Zhorik » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:51 pm

1942
Bagman
Bubbles
Domino Man
Donkey Kong 3
Hypersports
Mario Bros.

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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:05 pm

Zhorik wrote:1942
Bagman
Bubbles
Domino Man
Donkey Kong 3
Hypersports
Mario Bros.
I almost feel guilty counting 1942, Bagman, and Mario Bros against you since they have already been eliminated...oh wait.. Mario Bros was you in the first place. Hypersports didn't make it either. -8

Bubbles, Domino Man (shame on you, Don!), and Donkey Kong 3 are correct.

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Post by dbh » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:18 pm

Weehawk wrote:Domino Man (shame on you, Don!)
dbh wrote:What are you thinking??
I might not even put Domino Man on my *own* top 100 list! And with the -2 penalty for guessing wrong, I had to be more careful with my guesses.

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Post by dbh » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:22 pm

Frenzy
Food Fight
Kangaroo

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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:23 pm

dbh wrote:I might not even put Domino Man on my *own* top 100 list!
Out of curiosity, why?

I remember it being a popular game, and while it isn't exactly my type of game, I consider it an important title from the Golden Era.

Also, it's uniqueness, the fact that it doesn't fall into any cookie cutter mold, increases its standing in my eyes.
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Post by Weehawk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:25 pm

dbh wrote:Frenzy
Food Fight
Kangaroo
All 3 correct.

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Post by Zhorik » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:34 pm

Alpine Ski
Asteroids Deluxe
I Robot
Journey

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Post by dbh » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:35 pm

Weehawk wrote:
dbh wrote:I might not even put Domino Man on my *own* top 100 list!
Out of curiosity, why?

I remember it being a popular game, and while it isn't exactly my type of game, I consider it an important title from the Golden Era.

Also, it's uniqueness, the fact that it doesn't fall into any cookie cutter mold, increases its standing in my eyes.
Well, I did say "might not"...

Now, don't get me wrong, I do like the game (obviously) but I never considered it to be that popular back in the day. One arcade in my home town had it for about two months and then I never saw it again until Funspot got one a few years back.
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