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Offline timhett

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5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:55:55 AM »
1) Arkanoid

2) Mad Planets

3) Tempest

4) Cosmic Chasm

5) Discs of Tron

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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 09:15:55 AM »
1. Mad Planets
2. Zektor
3. Star Trek
4. Tac/Scan
5. Warlords

Honerable mention.

Cosmic Chasm and Omega Race
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 09:26:00 AM »
1. Mad Planets
2. Zektor
3. Star Trek
4. Tac/Scan
5. Warlords

Honerable mention.

Cosmic Chasm and Omega Race

Warlords - good catch, great game!  Kreygasm
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 02:09:41 PM »
1. Arkanoid
2. Crater Raider
3. Mad Planets
4. Forgotten Worlds
5. Pong

Not familiar with Tac/Scan yet, though, so I could be missing out.
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 01:11:03 PM »
Tac/Scan is awesome. Very unique game for the time.
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 11:44:01 AM »
Tempest
Omega Race
Star Trek
Cutie Q
Arkanoid

I had to throw Cutie Q in there. I don't ever recall playing or seeing the arcade game. But I played it in MAME a few years ago and it's a really fun game to play because of all the bonuses you can collect.

The guy that developed Pac-Man programmed three pinball-breakout games: Gee Bee, Bomb Bee and Cutie Q. Of the three I would say Cutie Q is the best with Gee Bee being the worst only because it's too difficult - I think if you hit the ball 7 times with your paddle the speed increases to an insane level.

There was a game released for the Commodore 64 called Pinball Spectacular. This game most closely resembles the arcade game Bomb Bee.

I see I still have the top scores for Cutie Q (MAME) and Pinball Spectacular (C64) on TG. My guess is that it's because nobody plays these games.

It's interesting that Cosmic Chasm uses a spinner. I've never seen that cabinet except for when it was on Starcade. I've only played the version released for the Vectrex. I'm guessing the spinner is used on the arcade game to rotate the ship similar to how the spinner was used on Omega Race.
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 09:46:22 AM »
Cutie Q
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I had to throw Cutie Q in there. I don't ever recall playing or seeing the arcade game. But I played it in MAME a few years ago and it's a really fun game to play because of all the bonuses you can collect.

The guy that developed Pac-Man programmed three pinball-breakout games: Gee Bee, Bomb Bee and Cutie Q. Of the three I would say Cutie Q is the best with Gee Bee being the worst only because it's too difficult - I think if you hit the ball 7 times with your paddle the speed increases to an insane level.

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I see I still have the top scores for Cutie Q (MAME) and Pinball Spectacular (C64) on TG. My guess is that it's because nobody plays these games.


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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 09:54:40 AM »
love me some cutie q...it was in the most recent crap tournament, turned out to be a great game imo at least

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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 09:59:01 AM »

These were taken in February at the Natsuge Museum in Akihabara, Tokyo.






Am I looking at that right? There's really no control panel there - a spinner on the front? So your hand is in front of your nads playing this?
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 10:30:21 AM »
Am I looking at that right? There's really no control panel there - a spinner on the front? So your hand is in front of your nads playing this?

Yeah that's right. I wish I would have taken a better picture of the whole cab while they still had it out on the floor. It's small, the size of a cabaret. They had a tiny stool in front and if you stood up to play your hand would definitely be down low.  ;D
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Re: 5 Best Spinner Games (non-driving)
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2015, 11:46:37 AM »
Alot of games from this period had terrible control panel designs
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