What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

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What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby McMurphy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:59 am

I do realize that the days of arcade machines (let alone arcade venues) are largely a thing of the past, but, perhaps, that is reason enough to ask the question. What was the first arcade game you remember playing? It doesn't need to be in an arcade. A full sized arcade machine plugged in at any location with suffice.

I believe my first voyage into coin plunking was with Donkey Kong. I didn't know what I was doing at the time, but the sound effects and the look of Donkey Kong were enough to entertain me.

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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby D1RTD1VR » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:06 pm

LOL- yeah I still remember those days, uh-hem, like only 5 years ago....lol.

Loved DK, but think I started off on Pac-man or Gallaga (spelling?)...

Never dreamed a quarter or a token could bring sooo much fun. Ahhhh the good old days.
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby leiflvr » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:41 pm

I think mine was pac man, then gallaga and Gallaxian and then defender and a bunch of pinball machines.
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby TBONEgohome » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:38 am

Your asking me to reach waaaay back for this one. I think it was Pac-Man.

Man these threads make me feel old lol
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby MEAN*DAD » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:45 pm

Asteroids here (the old vector graphic black and white) at the bowling alley within walking distance from my house. I don't remember how I got the quarters to play but I got hooked. I was just a lad then...~sigh~
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby androsity13 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:01 pm

Pacman was probably my first. My favorite however was killer instinct!
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby D1RTD1VR » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Woooow. Killer Instinct. That came out like beginning HS I think...but I don't remember it being on arcade. I think I played it on Super NES (?)

That was a fun one. Decent graphics for the NES too if I recall...

Someone else mentioned pin-ball games...I was decent at them as well. "Pin-ball Wizzard" comes to mind...lol...seriously, I was NOT that good but all the bells and whistles? GOOD TIMES...and cheap too.

When me and some fellow GS's hung out recently, there was an off the road arcade, and it's like what? a dollar fifty now to play a game? WTF is that?
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby scion of tea » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:52 pm

As far as I remember, Operation Wolf. I was amazed by it at the time.

D1RTD1VR wrote:Woooow. Killer Instinct. That came out like beginning HS I think...but I don't remember it being on arcade. I think I played it on Super NES (?)

I played it on SNES and don't remember an arcade version either, but according to Wikipedia the SNES version was a port from the arcade.
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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby Enemyonwheels » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 am

The first arcade game I remember playing was a popeye game. I was about 5 so I dodn't remember any details other than that.

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Re: What was the First Arcade Game You Played?

Postby RedSi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:31 am

Dont really remeber the first, but highlights include

Double dragon
Phoenix
World cup soccer ( table with rollerball control )


Virtua cop was also awesome
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