Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

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Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by Svovl » July 29th, 2013, 12:33 pm

The kids of my friends and family are drawn to my Astro City like moths to a flame – and then games like Progear burn them in fiery flames of frustration!

Do you have suggestions for good arcade games that are accessible and fun to play for kids?

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Post by Rossyra » July 29th, 2013, 12:39 pm

Puzzle Bobble and Metal Slug.
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Post by LorisBiaggi » July 29th, 2013, 12:52 pm

Kid's tastes are really hard to guess.
My nephew (he is 6) liked really much Raguy/Blue's Journey... every time he is here i have to put "the guy who throws leaves" on the cab
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Post by ninn » July 29th, 2013, 1:11 pm

Bubble Bobble - always works
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Post by WINNOWING » July 29th, 2013, 1:30 pm

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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » July 29th, 2013, 1:47 pm

New Zealand Story aka "chick game" or Rainbow Islands :awe:

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Post by ninn » July 29th, 2013, 2:34 pm

Pooyan seems to be popular too ... don't know why. :roll:
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Post by codecrank » July 29th, 2013, 3:47 pm

I find that games with simple controls are the favorites at my house.

arkanoid, monkey ball, pac-man :awe:

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Post by Kretinou » July 29th, 2013, 6:12 pm

Splatterhouse

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Post by Svovl » July 29th, 2013, 6:26 pm

Thank you for the suggestions. I've actually tried Metal Slug 2 with my nephew, however he had a hard time controlling moving and shooting at the same time. He loved to watch the game though, especially the part with the mummies :-)

Bubble Bobble us an obvious candidate, but currently my wallet firmly says "no."

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Post by crunchywasp » July 29th, 2013, 6:29 pm

Gals Panic 3 :whoopsie:

Seriously though, you can't go far wrong with Final Fight I reckon - simple mechanics, chunky sprites, cool music, 2 buttons and you can get reasonably far on 1 credit just by mashing the buttons. Then when they've got the gist of FF let them play AvP 8-)
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Post by Svovl » July 29th, 2013, 6:38 pm

crunchywasp wrote: Seriously though, you can't go far wrong with Final Fight I reckon - simple mechanics, chunky sprites, cool music, 2 buttons and you can get reasonably far on 1 credit just by mashing the buttons. Then when they've got the gist of FF let them play AvP 8-)
Great idea actually!

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Post by emphatic » July 29th, 2013, 11:55 pm

Ketsui.

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Post by theman » July 30th, 2013, 12:02 am

Snow Brothers :)

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Post by thomj » July 30th, 2013, 12:09 am

Had a BBQ for work people today and there were a bunch of kids. Top winners with the little uns were snow bros and top hunter.

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Post by Johnnychaos » July 30th, 2013, 12:13 am

My 2yr old loves crazy taxi, outrun 2 and my pachislo.
Thankfully I can sit next to my driving cab with my foot on the accelerator for him while I play on my NAC lol

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Post by Kretinou » July 30th, 2013, 8:40 am

emphatic wrote:Ketsui.
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Post by Braintrash » July 30th, 2013, 8:46 am

Gyruss.
You both introduce them to classical and 8bit music, shooting games and awkward controls, area management, patern learning and remembering, idea of progress, dellusion of the never finished work once they got to the Earth for the first time, and well, they begin with one of the best arcade game ever.

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Post by wonderbanana » July 30th, 2013, 1:28 pm

Ninja Turtles ;)
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by ninn » July 30th, 2013, 5:14 pm

Any version of Pang!. It is cheap too!
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