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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2015, 03:21:41 AM »
and when you move, every surface you walk on is as slippery as ice, until you get onto actual ice, when it becomes even worse. It's like they made Mario deliberately hard to control to compensate for the game being too easy if they didn't.

This made me chuckle.

Ill throw in a couple more:

Qix
Burgerti.....oh wait nobody likes this.

Ha ha, I lol'd at the ChrisP MB surface comment as well.  It's very true.

I love Qix but then again, Taito hype.   It's not for everyone.....sort of like the leather pants of CAG
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2015, 05:38:08 AM »
Most fighting games.  Talk about making the same thing over and over and just changing the name...  I'm sure one or two are okay but wtf?
Most laser disc games.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Popeye.  FailFish
TMNT
Tron
So many others...  <thefinger>

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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2015, 09:21:54 AM »
Tron seems a bit polarizing, either you love it or hate it.  I have fond memories of the light cycle screen sounds filling up the arcade as a kid and perhaps more than any other arcade sound makes me flashback to that time I think.   
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 10:01:42 AM »
Most fighting games.

I'd add most shmups to that.

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Most games of all genres are fking terrible.

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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2015, 10:52:25 AM »

1. Junior
2. Any Pacs at slow speeds
3. Tron
4. Frogger (I still like the game but it's painful to play and 10x worse to watch)
5. Gauntlet (I still love playing with friends but it's one of the most boring game play wise(



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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2015, 11:01:17 AM »
oh yeah, Gauntlet, good catch.  That and Rampage.  Both suck unless you pump in a million quarters and even then they suck.  I learned to hate Gauntlet from MAME - just put in a ton of health and don't even use weapons just push against enemies, add health as needed.  yuk
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2015, 11:59:12 AM »
Qix
Burgerti.....oh wait nobody likes this.


People think they like BurgerTime. They get so excited when they see it at arcades and stuff, and they say how much they liked it or were good at it or whatever.... but then they start playing it. It may not be liked in this crowd because we know better, but I think it's really high on this list for the general public.


My list:
1. Joust
2. Laser disc games - Whoever said these originally is 100% correct.
3. Dig Dug
4. Pacman
5. Mario Bros



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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2015, 12:07:02 PM »

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People think they like BurgerTime..... but then they start playing it.

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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2015, 07:00:20 PM »
I never liked Defender, though I've probably never given it a fair shake. Pretty much all FMV (Full-Motion Video) games like Dragon's Lair and pretty much all NFL/NBA sports games.

I can't believe you guys are dissin' DK Jr. and Dig Dug! :) Also, fighting games are awesome! (Except Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct.) I love the head-to-head competitiveness of them.

Oh, and I don't know if anyone ever liked them, but quiz games = terrible.

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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2015, 09:00:08 PM »
I never liked Defender either, but then I finally got into it in some depth during Yolympics and now I think it's seriously awesome. I admit I haven't played it since then, but I'm gonna be hitting it hard during CAX this year with real controls. Give it a few hours and the learning curve might let you in a little...

Junior and Tron are both problematic games that I nonetheless enjoy playing. And the Tron cab is top 5 among all time greatest cab designs (EDOT being number 1 on my list), so that has to be worth something.

Echo the sentiment on Frogger. I respect the game, but I don't like playing or watching it.

I would have to defend fighting games to at least some degree though. They're not as similar as shmups are similar! SF2 Turbo is quite separate from an MK game, and both are a totally different experience than, say, Tekken 3.
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2015, 09:16:16 PM »
Just wondering: Exactly why do people hate BurgerTime, Dig Dug, and Joust? Is it because, after a certain level of attained skill/knowledge, they become easy? or what?
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2015, 04:15:00 AM »
Play Dig Dug with the music on and you'll see why.
Burgertime? Well, ah, where do you want me to start

Joust? Don't listen to anyone. Joust is awesome
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2015, 06:49:17 AM »
1. Zaxxon
2. Journey - the band and the game
3. Mappy
4. Q-Bert
5. Frogger
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2015, 09:56:18 AM »
Play Dig Dug with the music on and you'll see why.

Fair enough. I guess I don't like the music (in the longterm), but I think the gameplay is cool.

Burgertime? Well, ah, where do you want me to start

How about, for starters, just start. Lol. I honestly don't see why it isn't at least a better version of Pacman. At least with BT you can put it on the hardest settings and go for a ride!

Joust? Don't listen to anyone. Joust is awesome

Agreed. Hence my confusion.  ;D
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Re: Top Five Arcade Games That People Like But Actually Are Terrible
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2015, 10:10:41 AM »


How about, for starters, just start. Lol. I honestly don't see why it isn't at least a better version of Pacman. At least with BT you can put it on the hardest settings and go for a ride!



It is better than Pac-Man but that's akin to saying Miss Congeniality 2 is better than Miss Congeniality, I would rather not see either of them.

I also find Burger Time to be clunkier control-wise than Pac-Man and Dig Dug. 
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