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Chase HQ - Arcade - Gameplay Screenshot - 1

Chase HQ Arcade

Chase HQ Chase HQ was my first arcade love. It’s the first arcade game I can actually remember, well, remembering. I knew the name, I would actively seek it out in the various horrible, dingy, seaside arcades I forced my family to take me to as a kid.* ...
Gravitar - Atari 2600

Gravitar

Gravitar While it’s true that the first video games to employ the combination of a space vessel and a landscape with a fairly realistic interpretation of gravity came earlier than this one, the first one you could really call an actual game was ...
Haunted Castle - Arcade

Haunted Castle

Haunted Castle a.k.a. Akuma-Jou Dracula by Konami (1988) – ArcadeSo there I was, messing round with MAME again when I selected yet another random, rather generic-sounding title to try. The resultant title screen was pretty cool and from there ...
Arm Champs 2

Arm Champs II: Video Games that Break our Bones

Arcades are products of a dying caste. On the decline for the past two and a half decades, it has become increasingly more difficult to find them. And when you do manage to wander into an arcade, unless it’s a Friday or Saturday night, chances ...
Batman forever

Batman Forever: The Arcade Game

Batman Forever: The Arcade Game Many will not-so-fondly remember the “other” Acclaim Batman Forever game, a disaster of imprecise controls, illogical level designs, and visuals so sub-par, it was hard to make out what you were doing. That mess found ...
Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (1982) By: Sega Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 23,297 (one credit) Also Available For: Master System, SG-1000, PC, MSX, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, ZX ...
Tumble Pop

TumblePop

  TumblePop Back again for another round of forgotten gaming classics. This time, we take a look at another fairly obscure arcade game that was mentioned last time around, that being 1991’s TumblePop. TumblePop was made by Japanese developer/publisher ...
Cabal_Arcade

Cabal

Ah yes, Cabal. This war themed arcade game throws you and a friend right into the thick of battle. Your mission is to maim, kill and blow up everything in sight on twenty (20) different screens (four screens per stage, with a total of five stages). Should ...
WWF Superstars

WWF Superstars

 Technos Japan, 1989 One of the first major licensed arcade wrestling games to hit the US streets did so in 1989 when Technos Japan released WWF Superstars. While not an immensely deep game, it did offer its share of action and enjoyment to those who ...
Burnout_arcade

Burnout

Burnout (2001) By: Criterion Games / Acclaim  Genre: Racing  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: Infinity Also Available For: PlayStation 2, XboxAs many regular readers here may know, the demise ...
Avenging_Spirit

Avenging Spirit

Avenging Spirit When it comes to classic/retro gaming, most people would probably be amazed at just how many truly great, obscure classics there are out there that they’ve not only never played, but likely never even heard of. And so, as part ...
galaga

Galaga

Those on the ausretrogamer bandwagon will be aware that I LOVE Galaga! Namco’s vertical shoot’em up trapped me in its tractor beam back in 1981 and hasn’t released me yet.Some 30 plus years ago, while waiting for relatives to arrive at Melbourne ...
Robocop

Robocop

Drop it! That and the sound it makes whenever Robocop pulls his gun from his leg holster is what I remember the most from the 1988 arcade game. I also remember I was never very good at it. This is a run and gun game meaning the key is to be on the move ...
Ghosts’n Goblins

Ghosts’n Goblins

The human condition. We are a resilient bunch. If you want to test your resiliency (and your patience), then give the unforgiving and difficult arcade game, Ghosts’n Goblins a spin. The game sees you, Sir Arthur, a noble knight, run and jump through horizontal and ...
holosseum

Holosseum: Time Traveler

Holosseum: Time Traveler I remember walking into my local arcade and seeing this weird looking game in the center of the room. It was the place they put all the new premier games they wanted all the kids to try. What was weird was this game did not look ...
Gauntlet_Atari

Gauntlet

Gauntlet (1985) By: Atari Genre: Maze / Run ‘n’ Gun Players: 1-4 Difficulty: Easy-Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 20,332 (starting with 2000 health) Also Available For: Master System, MegaDrive, NES, Lynx, PC, ...