• Favorite games?

    From Atreyu@GAMENET to All on Wed Jul 11 15:13:02 2018
    Favorite arcade games:

    - Bubble Bobble
    - Crossbow
    - Galaga
    - Pac-man
    - Donkey Kong
    - Beserk

    Favorite pinballs:

    - Star Trek TNG
    - Street Fighter 2
    - Addams Family
    - Pinbot
    - Haunted House
    - Twilight Zone

    Atreyu

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  • From Dumas Walker@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to Atreyu on Thu Jul 12 11:37:00 2018
    Favorite arcade games:

    Space Invaders (the only one I was remotely good at, unless PONG was an
    arcade game at some point! <grin>)




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  • From Static@GAMENET to Atreyu on Thu Jul 12 19:23:06 2018
    Arcade: Robotron, Tempest, Thunder Blade, Battle Garegga

    Pinball: Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Addams Family

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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Static on Fri Jul 13 12:59:00 2018
    On 07-13-18 02:23, Static wrote to Atreyu <=-

    Arcade: Robotron, Tempest, Thunder Blade, Battle Garegga

    I used to play Galaga a lot, got reasonable at it. Having an arcade console with it at uni certainly helped! :D

    Pinball: Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Addams Family

    I remember Addams Family, it was quite a good pinball. I often preferred pinball over video games. :)


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  • From Atreyu@GAMENET to Static on Fri Jul 13 01:12:00 2018
    On 13 Jul 18 02:23:06, Static said the following to Atreyu:

    Arcade: Robotron, Tempest, Thunder Blade, Battle Garegga

    Tempest was fun...

    Pinball: Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Addams Family

    I forgot about Funhouse! Is that the one where the "head" follows the ball?

    Atreyu

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  • From Atreyu@GAMENET to Vk3Jed on Fri Jul 13 01:13:26 2018
    On 13 Jul 18 19:59:00, Vk3Jed said the following to Static:

    Pinball: Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Addams Family

    I remember Addams Family, it was quite a good pinball. I often preferred pinball over video games. :)

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to "control" things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the game will do.

    Atreyu

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  • From Static@GAMENET to Atreyu on Fri Jul 13 08:25:07 2018
    On 07/13/18, Atreyu said the following...

    Tempest was fun...

    I've played emulated versions of it but nothing really does the original
    vector display justice.

    I forgot about Funhouse! Is that the one where the "head" follows the ball?

    Yep. It also heckles you for playing poorly.

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  • From Static@GAMENET to Atreyu on Fri Jul 13 08:28:36 2018
    On 07/13/18, Atreyu said the following...

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to "control" things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is
    with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the game will

    Figuring out just how much you could bump the table without triggering a tilt took some finesse.

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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Atreyu on Sat Jul 14 04:44:00 2018
    On 07-13-18 08:13, Atreyu wrote to Vk3Jed <=-

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to
    "control" things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the
    game will do.

    With me it's a matter of feedback and physics. The ball in a pinball is a real physical object, so it behaves in a way my brain can predict, and there's more control for me. With video games, the interface is more limited (purely hand-eye), which doesn't suit me at all.


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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Static on Sat Jul 14 05:36:00 2018
    On 07-13-18 15:28, Static wrote to Atreyu <=-

    On 07/13/18, Atreyu said the following...

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to "control" things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is
    with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the game will

    Figuring out just how much you could bump the table without triggering
    a tilt took some finesse.

    Yes, that was an art too! :)


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  • From Atreyu@GAMENET to Static on Fri Jul 13 20:23:25 2018
    On 13 Jul 18 15:28:36, Static said the following to Atreyu:

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to "control things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the game will

    Figuring out just how much you could bump the table without triggering a til took some finesse.

    I remember that! 8-) I also remember that sometimes, the tables would not be "levelled" correctly. That made for some interesting gaming.

    Atreyu

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  • From Atreyu@GAMENET to Vk3Jed on Fri Jul 13 20:27:23 2018
    On 14 Jul 18 11:44:00, Vk3Jed said the following to Atreyu:

    I'm sortof the same way - with pinball, you tend to be able to "control" things a bit better and there is less element of chance like there is with an arcade machine, where who knows what the code of the game will do.

    With me it's a matter of feedback and physics. The ball in a pinball is a r physical object, so it behaves in a way my brain can predict, and there's mo control for me. With video games, the interface is more limited (purely hand-eye), which doesn't suit me at all.

    I think thats the case, and the hand-eye difference I thought was really apparent with "driving games" like Outrun, Grand-prix, etx.

    Atreyu

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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Atreyu on Sat Jul 14 11:02:00 2018
    On 07-14-18 03:27, Atreyu wrote to Vk3Jed <=-

    I think thats the case, and the hand-eye difference I thought was
    really apparent with "driving games" like Outrun, Grand-prix, etx.

    I'm heavily dependent on feeling and movement. I can't play driving games, because they have no feel. Like driving a 1980s Ford with power steering (too light, no feel). :) And those games (like some first person shooters) where you have to navigate a space by "moving" in different directions, I get lost very quickly, while in the real world, my navigation is extremely good and I learn my way around (both indoors and outdoors) very quickly. Again, I suspect that's because the physical act of moving in an environment is a significant part of my spatial data.


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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Atreyu on Sat Jul 14 12:39:00 2018
    On 07-14-18 03:23, Atreyu wrote to Static <=-

    I remember that! 8-) I also remember that sometimes, the tables would
    not be "levelled" correctly. That made for some interesting gaming.

    Haha, I bet! m:D


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  • From Stephen Atkins@GAMENET to Atreyu on Wed Jul 18 09:30:22 2018
    I played a lot of Street Fighter and Spy vs. Spy back when I had my paper
    route near the laundry mat that had a bunch of games. Good time then.

    At University I played a ton of Area 51. One of the first, first person shooters. I missed the first two days of classes because of that damn game. Good thing I ran out of quarters.

    Stephen

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  • From Vk3jed@GAMENET to Stephen Atkins on Thu Jul 19 02:28:00 2018
    On 07-18-18 16:30, Stephen Atkins wrote to Atreyu <=-

    At University I played a ton of Area 51. One of the first, first
    person shooters. I missed the first two days of classes because of
    that damn game. Good thing I ran out of quarters.

    Galaga was the favourite during my university years. There was an arcade console running Galaga in the university, which was pretty popular. I was never into the first person shooters, they came later anyway, but they mess with my coordination and navigation, because I rely so much on actual feel and movement for those functions in the real world (which game consoles can't simulate).


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  • From Dumas Walker@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to STEPHEN ATKINS on Thu Jul 19 00:14:00 2018
    I played a lot of Street Fighter and Spy vs. Spy back when I had my paper route near the laundry mat that had a bunch of games. Good time then.

    Was Spy vs. Spy based off of the MAD magazine characters?

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  • From Stephen Atkins@GAMENET to Dumas Walker on Thu Jul 19 06:00:36 2018
    Loosly. It was a driving game where you had to run the bad guys off the
    road. They would come up behind you or in front. Your car had oil slick, machine guns and tire shreaders. I think it was spy vs spy but I could be wrong. That just brought back another game with elevators but the name
    escapes me. Probably something with "Elevator" in the name.

    Stephen

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  • From Marisag@GAMENET/AMIGAC to Stephen Atkins on Fri Jul 20 13:25:22 2018
    Re: Re: Favorite games?
    By: Stephen Atkins to Dumas Walker on Thu Jul 19 2018 13:00:36

    Loosly. It was a driving game where you had to run the bad guys off the road. They would come up behind you or in front. Your car had oil slick, machine guns and tire shreaders. I think it was spy vs spy but I could be

    I think you are describing "Spy Hunter"...

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  • From Static@GAMENET to Dumas Walker on Fri Jul 20 15:27:20 2018
    On 07/19/18, Dumas Walker said the following...

    Was Spy vs. Spy based off of the MAD magazine characters?

    Posolutely.
    I don't recall ever seeing an arcade cab for it though. Unless maybe it was
    on the Nintendo Playchoice machines.

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  • From Static@GAMENET to Stephen Atkins on Fri Jul 20 15:31:19 2018
    On 07/19/18, Stephen Atkins said the following...

    Loosly. It was a driving game where you had to run the bad guys off the road. They would come up behind you or in front. Your car had oil
    slick, machine guns and tire shreaders. I think it was spy vs spy but I could be wrong.

    That sounds like Spy Hunter. Spy vs Spy was a two-player split-screen game consisting of a bunch of rooms where you had to find several items hidden
    in furniture in order to escape on a plane with your top secret intel. All while setting traps to stop the other player, or fighting them if you ever end up in the same room.

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  • From Stephen Atkins@GAMENET to Static on Fri Aug 3 06:26:52 2018
    That sounds like Spy Hunter. Spy vs Spy was a two-player split-screen
    game consisting of a bunch of rooms where you had to find several items hidden in furniture in order to escape on a plane with your top secret intel. All while setting traps to stop the other player, or fighting
    them if you ever end up in the same room.

    That's it. It's been awhile since I played any arcade games. They just
    don't have them around much any more. At least not in my small town.

    Stephen

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  • From Gngrdr3dm4n@GAMENET to Atreyu on Sun Jun 9 14:41:00 2019
    Favorite arcade games:

    +
    track and field
    karate champ
    robotron
    cloak & dagger
    double dragon
    ghouls and ghosts
    outrun
    silverball mania

    - come to mind right away. oh and hello all...

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  • From Jason@GAMENET/HDCBBS to Gngrdr3dm4n on Sat Jun 15 13:12:25 2019
    Re: Re: Favorite games?
    By: Gngrdr3dm4n to Atreyu on Sun Jun 09 2019 02:41 pm

    Favorite arcade games:
    double dragon

    That was my game back in the day!

    Jason

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  • From MATTHEW MUNSON@GAMENET/IUTOPIA to JASON on Sat Jul 13 12:24:00 2019
    On 6/15/2019 1:12 PM, JASON wrote to GNGRDR3DM4N:

    Re: Re: Favorite games?
    By: Gngrdr3dm4n to Atreyu on Sun Jun 09 2019 02:41 pm

    Favorite arcade games:
    double dragon

    That was my game back in the day!

    Jason
    The Sega Master system version was the best version.

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  • From redman@GAMENET/HAVENS to MATTHEW MUNSON on Wed Feb 5 09:08:41 2020
    Moon Patrol. I domped a lot of quarters in that game.

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  • From Race Man@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to Gngrdr3dm4n on Sat May 23 00:45:19 2020
    Favorite arcade games:

    +
    track and field
    karate champ
    robotron
    cloak & dagger
    double dragon
    ghouls and ghosts
    outrun
    silverball mania

    - come to mind right away. oh and hello all...

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    i like arcade games to

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  • From Race Man@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to Gngrdr3dm4n on Sat May 23 13:34:58 2020
    Favorite arcade games:

    +
    track and field
    karate champ
    robotron
    cloak & dagger
    double dragon
    ghouls and ghosts
    outrun
    silverball mania

    - come to mind right away. oh and hello all...

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    im looking for a dos game called nova storm if eny one has a link to it emaile it to me at markredden1972@gma.com thanks

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  • From Race Man@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to MATTHEW MUNSON on Sat May 23 14:35:40 2020
    On 6/15/2019 1:12 PM, JASON wrote to GNGRDR3DM4N:

    Re: Re: Favorite games?
    By: Gngrdr3dm4n to Atreyu on Sun Jun 09 2019 02:41 pm

    Favorite arcade games:
    double dragon

    That was my game back in the day!

    Jason
    The Sega Master system version was the best version.

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  • From Race Man@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to Jason on Tue May 26 22:14:12 2020
    Re: Re: Favorite games?
    By: Gngrdr3dm4n to Atreyu on Sun Jun 09 2019 02:41 pm

    Favorite arcade games:
    double dragon

    That was my game back in the day!

    Jason

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