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Which Machine Took All Your Pocket Money?

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by johnyt, May 10, 2019.

  1. GhostWKD

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

    Outrun and Time Crisis for me :D
  2. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,542

    The games I spent the most time on at arcades and bars over the years...

    Star Wars
    Operation Wolf
    Smash TV
    Point Blank series
    Time Crisis series
    House of the Dead series
    The Simpsons
    Metal Slug series
    Terminator 2 Pinball
    Addams Family Pinball - I would love to have one of these in the house... but they're now extremely expensive.
  3. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 10,844

    Location: Gloucestershire

    One holiday, I spent all my spare time in the arcade on Rampage. Played it again a few months ago, but it was dead boring :D

    Another holiday, there was no arcade but they had a single cabinet that basically seemed to have a NES inside it. Can't really remember what games there were, think Punch Out was one.
  4. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,542

    Sounds like a PlayChoice-10
    Pretty cool thing. Wouldn't mine having one, but I'd prefer a Nintendo red tent.
  5. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 14, 2006

    Posts: 2,013

    Location: Manchester

    GTI Club
    Super Sidekicks
    Point Blanc
  6. vanpeebles


    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,254

    Location: County Durham

    Three top hand picks right there! I loved it on super sidekicks when the ref got biffed.
  7. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 10,201

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Golden Axe. Jesus I spent way too much money on that damn game.
  8. montymint


    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,610

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Time Crisis
    House of the Dead
    Sega Rally / Daytona
    Super Hang on (full bike version)
    virtua cop
    cruisin usa lol
  9. Sasahara


    Joined: Feb 12, 2009

    Posts: 3,693

    Street Fighter II (And varients)
    Super off Road
  10. doogs


    Joined: Oct 26, 2007

    Posts: 144

    Space Invaders
    Moon Cresta

    Thats the one's I remember the most. oh, and that 3d tank game (can never remember its name) which I thought was always quite difficult.
  11. Bubo


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Scun'orp

  12. MrWhippy

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    There's way too many, but almost "all my money" went into whichever game I was worst at.

    First game to mug me was probably Scramble. Always stumbled when the flying aliens started in the cave section.

    Other notable robberies were committed by: -
    Battle Zone
    Circus Charlie
    Moon Patrol
    Kung Fu Master
    Bomb Jack

    In fact I can only think of a couple of games I was any good at, i.e. last over half an hour on one credit, Slap Fight and Solomon's Key.

    Anyone feeling nostalgic, I heartily recommend Arcade Club if you're in the area.

  13. picnic

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    plus one 2 player co-op wire frame vector graphics thing where you had to protect 4 triangular fuel pods from the invading hoards.

    and lots of pinball
  14. davida76


    Joined: Sep 14, 2014

    Posts: 159

    Location: Co. Durham

    Twin Cobra

    To name a few
  15. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,541

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Gals Panic
    Snow Bros
    AB Cop
    Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
    Time Crisis
  16. Robdav

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    Location: Reading, Berkshire

    This :)
  17. GhostWKD

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    Honestly, this single post has made my week. Now planning a roadtrip with friends to check it out :D Thanks for mentioning
  18. lokiss


    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,787

    Location: Nottingham

    It's amazing how many people seemingly have no idea that place exists. The place is an absolute meca, it rivals anything massive from the coast in the 80's and some more.

    Not been for a few years myself, VR kind of took over getting the same kicks in the Neon Retro Arcade. Amazing place to go visit, it'll blow you away if you've any kind of history with the arcades of the 70's/80's or 90's.
  19. Mark M


    Joined: Jan 6, 2006

    Posts: 2,934

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Michael Jackson Moonwalker
    Time Crisis