Poll: ARCADES?
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yeah 🐒
11 100%
yeah 🐸
7 64%
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#1
in this thread we will discuss ARCADES 🐒

-what is your fondest memory from an ARCADE?
-are you old enough to remember when ARCADES were a thing?
-did you prefer to blow yr coins on video games, racing games or the sport games at the ARCADE?
-has anyone ever won anything from the claw at the ARCADE?
-what are your thoughts on the recent indie revival of ARCADE STYLE video games? (jk who cares)
-don't think just name the greatest ARCADE GAME of all time
-you're at the ARCADE with yr hunny and you really wanna win her a plushie so she'll consider letting you hold her hand on the walk to the pizza joint across the street.. do you play skeeball or try the mini hoop free throws??!?!?

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Last edited by MinterMan22 at Mar 17, 2015,
#2
my brother won like 5 stuffed animals in a row

walmart staff asked him to leave afterwards
ggg1 ggg3

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#3
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my brother won like 5 stuffed animals in a row

walmart staff asked him to leave afterwards

woah

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#4
1. When my family went to a casino but I wasn't allowed in the gambling part so they left me in the arcade for like 4 hours and I won so many stuffed animals
2. Ya
3. Racing games, skeeball, DDR, and those claw machine things
4. Yes I was 2gud you have to wait for others to push the stuff in the machine around and strike at the right moment
5. don't know don't care
6. Skeeball duh
7. Skeeball but i wouldn't win it for anyone else ok i would win it for myself
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#5
I grew up in a youth center with an arcade, we had Aero Fighters II, a whirlwind pinball machine, a racing game, some fighting game, an air hockey table, and pool tables.

I will rebuild that arcade someday and relive my youth.
#6
I was always really good as some games. Like the one where the lights go around in a circle and the number you stop it out determines the tickets. If you landed on this one spot you'd get a random number that was always a lot. I was king at it and always got thousands whenever I played. Also there was this arcade at the mall me and my first gf used to go to. It had this really hard game with insane prizes. The top one was either a ds or vita or something and I over the course of a few months I probably spend as much as it would have been to just buy one. I think someone eventually just busted the screen open and took all the shit. This wasn't the best mall and hardly had any cameras so people used to steal shit all the time.
#7
My favourite is one with a skateboard thingy and you pretend to skateboard. That place has been gone for years now, though.

I'm kind of in the mood for Galaga now.
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#8
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My favourite is one with a skateboard thingy and you pretend to skateboard. That place has been gone for years now, though.

**** yeah, they had that at Chuck E. Cheese. It was bomb.

Chuck E. Cheese was generally my heaven as a child.

Except that I was terrified of the actual person in the mouse mascot outfit. I remember being like six and him coming out to sing happy birthday to me and me crying my eyes out.

Mr. Munch was cool though. He was like Grimace's less dopey cousin.
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#10
I remember games being 20c a pop. Those were the days. Shinobi, Bubble Bobble, World Heroes 1 & 2, WWF Royal Rumble, Captain Commando, Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 and then the next gen of arcade games came out and prices went up big time with Killer Instinct, Virtua Racing/Fighters, Tekken, Daytona, Cruisin' USA and Sega's 360R.

Sure we also had the 70's and 80's games like Space Invaders, Breakout and Galaga but it was the others mentioned above that were most memorable.

Also pinball will never die. Used to love Addams Family & Twilight Zone pinnies. Still do, a lot of pubs around here still have rooms dedicated to pinball. :')
#13
I remember taking a high school trip to Brighton and London. the boat we went on had an arcade hall. I spend half the money I got from my parents on the arcade hall there.

Arriving in brighton, at the pier was another arcade hall where I threw away the rest of my money, while still having half a week to go

I usually played shooters or racing arcades, but in Brighton I won this huge plush bear playing skeeball because I am a ****ing legend at that game.

Also my friend has a pinball machine (from the movie Demolition Man)in his home and I have the highscore.
I am the pinball wizard.
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#14
Picking up girls in the arcade on the beach when I was twelve

Hockey game with the bubble on top - USA and Russia

Playing for an hour on one quarter when a quarter was a quarter
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#16
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-what is your fondest memory from an ARCADE?


I have quite a few fond memories.

- Finding a decent Pinball table in any arcade.

- Beating House of the Dead 2.

- Winning the Super Prize at Stacker. Mega satisfying because that game is rigged as hell.

-Getting a lap record at that really cool Sega rally game.


-And also getting a lap record at Daytona.

- A more recent fond memory was discovering this Batman-themed racing game that a local arcade hall recently got. It plays a lot like Burnout. The quality of the presentation of the game alone made it great to play.

- In the same hall as the one that has the Batman racing game, there's this Pacman-themed air hockey table that allows you to play with 4 players, and the game releases literally something like 30 mini-pucks onto the table all at once. It makes me want to cum.
-are you old enough to remember when ARCADES were a thing?

Yes. I always had a blast.
-did you prefer to blow yr coins on video games, racing games or the sport games at the ARCADE?

I did a bit of a mix of everything. Although I generally gravitated towards the racing games because I'm pretty good at most of them.
-has anyone ever won anything from the claw at the ARCADE?

A very nice Fluttershy plushie at Six Flags, when I went on holiday to the US, was the best thing I've ever won.
-what are your thoughts on the recent indie revival of ARCADE STYLE video games? (jk who cares)

I think its a development that the arcade industry really needs to garner more interest in it again.
-don't think just name the greatest ARCADE GAME of all time

I just can't man.
-you're at the ARCADE with yr hunny and you really wanna win her a plushie so she'll consider letting you hold her hand on the walk to the pizza joint across the street.. do you play skeeball or try the mini hoop free throws??!?!?

Skeeball by far.
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#17
FUCKIN' skeeball, YO!
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#18
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is that really a thing?
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#21
I remember playing Soulcalibur at the arcade section in the bowling alley. That and some stupid racing game that sucked but I always played the Mars level because it was cool af
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#22
used to play this battered old pinball machine in this run down local place, was fun

i liked those penny machines as well
#23
one time I was with my friends at the ARCADE at the mall and we were playing a racing game and kept shouting obnoxiously every time we got near each other and people were looking at us weird good times yeah.

also at places with tickets I was good at those ones where you just hit the button at the right time and get more tickets infinite games yay.

usually I just prefer air hockey and shit like that tbh it's easier to bantz each other that way. skeeball and basketball shit or w/e is okay too.
#24
PUTT-PUTT and Chuck E. Cheese

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The Star Wars game was ALWAYS the best
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#25
:arcade:

:fun:

:tbtos:
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

it's all coming back to me
#26
My cousin went to Japan with his wife recently and on they spent the last day hangin in an arcade lol
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#27
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one time I was with my friends at the ARCADE at the mall and we were playing a racing game and kept shouting obnoxiously every time we got near each other and people were looking at us weird good times yeah.

also at places with tickets I was good at those ones where you just hit the button at the right time and get more tickets infinite games yay.

usually I just prefer air hockey and shit like that tbh it's easier to bantz each other that way. skeeball and basketball shit or w/e is okay too.

nice bump ! ! !




#28
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is that really a thing?

what kinda goof wants to play as america or worse a goddamn soviet #nothanks #sorry