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GoldenAxe

Golden Axe

The powerhouse that was Sega in the late 1980′s indulged us in some awesome arcade hits. Towards the end of that decade, Sega released memorable arcade games: Crack Down, Dynamite Dux, ESWAT Cyber Police, Scramble Spirits and Power Drift. To keep up ...
Insector X

Insector X

By: Taito Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Easy-Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 259,300 (one credit) Also Available For: MegaDrive, NESThe differences between the gaming cultures in Japan and the ‘West’ ...
Ghosts n Goblins

Ghosts’n Goblins

Ghosts’n Goblins a.k.a. Makaimura (1985) By: Capcom Genre: Platform Players: 1 Difficulty: Hard Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 43,400 Also Available For: Sharp X68000, NES, Game Boy Color, PC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore ...
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Capcom’s Arcade Cabinet Review

Capcom, a staple in the world of video gaming for decades, is celebrating their 30th anniversary with the release of Capcom Arcade Cabinet, a downloadable game pack for the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3.For 400 Microsoft Points (or $4.99) players can ...
Elevator Action

Elevator Action

How many times have you walked in an elevator and starting thinking you were in the 1983 Taito game, Elevator Action? Never! Really? It must be me, I am strange like that.Since Elevator Action is turning 30 this year, I thought it was a good opportunity ...
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Robotron:2084

Eugene Jarvis sure knows how to design intense and playable games. From his plethora of awesome creations, Robotron:2084 (or simply, Robotron) stands out for its sheer mayhem. Yes, I am aware that Mr Larry DeMar was also part of the design duo that brought ...
midway arcade origins

Midway Arcade Origins

Nostalgia can be extremely arresting.  Can a gamer ever return to the feeling experienced when first taking out the Death Star in Star Wars, smashing multiple baddies with a single rock in Dig-Dug, or playing a flawless board of Ms. Pac Man?Gamer ...
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Pocket Gal

Pocket Gal (1987) By: Data East  Genre: Sports  Players: 1-2  Difficulty: Easy Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: 9,300 (one credit) Also Available For: NothingLove them or hate them, videogames are big business. Those of us ...
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BlazeOn

Released by Atlus Co Ltd in 1992 this Japanese space shooter might look a little familiar when you first start off. Honestly, at first I thought I was playing a bootleg copy of R-type, but as the game continues on you find enough differences to move ...
Blastoff - namco - arcade - gameplay screenshot

Blast Off

Blast Off was released in Japan in 1989 and is the sequel to the space shooter Bosconian which was released in 1981. Created by Namco this game is pretty much the typical vertical space shooter in where it is you versus and army of enemies, however your ...
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Space Harrier

Yu Suzuki, Sega’s answer to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, has produced some of the most iconic arcade games ever. How does Out Run, After Burner, Power Drift, Super Hang-On and Virtua Fighter (to name a few) grab you ? Before all these superlative ...
Pooyan - arcade - gameplay screenshot

Pooyan

Pooyan was a Stern/Konami collaboration for arcade release in 1982. It’s considered a classic among the old-school gamers, although it seems most people I’ve spoken to have never heard of it or played it. It was ported to the Atari 2600 and ...
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Berzerk

“Intruder alert! Intruder alert!”You are that intruder. You play as a “humanoid” trapped in an unlimited amount of single-screen mazes, chased (very slowly) by Cylon-looking robots with lasers. I have no idea why you are there, and why the robots ...
Chiller - Arcade game - gameplay screenshot

Weird Games: Chiller

Weird Games: Chiller I have always liked shooting games. From the simple BB gun shooting games at carnivals to games like Operation Wolf and Time Crisis, there was something about shooting at things that made my young self smile. Then there was Chiller ...
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Renegade

Renegade (1986) By: Technos / Taito Genre: Fighting Players: 1 Difficulty: Hard Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 29,800 Also Available For: Master System, NES, PC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Apple IIPoor ...
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Battlezone

Ahhhh…Battlezone. This game really takes me back. A 1980 Atari product, and a fine one it is. I can remember when this beauty of a cabinet showed up in my arcade. I had never seen anything like it. Not only did it have some pretty cool side art and ...