Arcade games - Where it all began!

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Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby BucksNBuffalo » February 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm

Hey all,

I wonder if anyone else is like me and misses the good, old-school arcade halls from the 80’s? I used to love it, even when I was really young, goin to the local arcade halls and playing games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders, etc. Was always a lot of fun, goin through quarters left and right lol, all the sounds and people, was great.
And then of course if you were a kid in the 80’s, you wanted one of these little bad boys. I know I did! Haha. Anyone remember these Colecovision tabletop arcades?


Haha, I had the Donkey Kong one, and looking back they sure sucked LOL, but back then they were so awesome.
So, I’ve always been fascinated with arcade cabinets tho, and getting them nowadays is QUITE expensive, not to mention the upkeep is extremely difficult considering that most of the parts aren’t made anymore. So, I did the best thing and came across these, and I can tell you they are great, especially if you like a bit of retro and nostalgia. I took a couple of videos here to show you guys, and I apologize ahead of time because I was using my iPhone to record and had to keep it upright instead of wide. Hope you enjoy!

Part 1

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Re: Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby DYEUZ » February 5th, 2018, 2:06 pm

:lol: Wow ! Some memories alright ! These sounds they made ! :lol:

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Re: Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby Tanngnjostr » February 5th, 2018, 2:22 pm

I was never too much into arcade games, but those miniature machines are hilarious! A nice collection you got there, Chuck! :)
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Re: Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby SoftShoe » February 5th, 2018, 2:48 pm

I remember spending plenty of time at the arcades, hell I remember being amazed when Pong 1st came out!

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Re: Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby ronMctube » February 17th, 2018, 9:32 am

used to live in the arcades and help run one for quite a few years. love switching the power on first thing in the morning and hear all the music from different machines. 8-) .

you can still pick up decent games for not that much unless its a original early game with original cabinet. many enthusiasts just build a mame cab or use roms . not the same though but easy and cheap to get access to lots of retro games.

nice collection.
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Re: Arcade games - Where it all began!

Postby VonStratos » February 17th, 2018, 11:41 am

Those machines were the perfect after school relax time, but i was a kid in en the early 90s so the Nintendo and Sega where already replacing them as primary source of videogame entertainment, still the arcades had a long run and those game where just so fun, i did spend hours playing the old Outrun arcade game, never got anywhere but the travel was the fun. :lol:

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