Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

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

Post by cthulhu » July 30th, 2013, 6:56 pm

Kretinou wrote:Splatterhouse
Well to be honest, my four year old son really likes Splatterhouse (doesn't think it's scary). He also likes Fighting Games like Asura Blade and Asura Buster and he loves Mushihimesama and D&D SOM...he's not good at playing them, but neither am I. He's quite good at Skylanders on the PS3 though.
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by codecrank » July 30th, 2013, 7:51 pm

Kretinou wrote:Splatterhouse
chiller while we're at it :lol:

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

Post by TadCool » July 30th, 2013, 8:41 pm

My 5 years old boy just discovered Shadow Dancer. He's slowly getting through the game, it's a pleasure to just sit and watch. :awe:
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by Svovl » July 30th, 2013, 9:30 pm

My own son (10 months) prefers punishing the stick and buttons while no game is playing.
He also likes watching. He prefers Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, but gets angry when the level doesn't move forward during a boss fight
Deathsmiles bores him, Progear is ok.

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

Post by supergoose » July 30th, 2013, 9:32 pm

Puzzle Bobble
Thrash Rally
Leaque Bowling
Neo Turf Masters
Pop N Bounce
Spin Master
Flip Shot (<- imo easier to play than Winjammers)

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

Post by LegoYoda » July 30th, 2013, 10:07 pm

Asterix. It's simple, colourfull and the characters are recognisable (you can also claim it's getting them to read the comics! [or look if they are still really young]).
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by skykid » August 9th, 2013, 1:37 pm

Money Puzzle Exchanger. A few hours on that and they'll be ready for Wall St.
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by jugemscloud » August 9th, 2013, 2:33 pm

volfied (pcb)- i'd reccomended it over qix as the enemy in qix is quite frustrating and the graphics in volfied are quality ~£40 theres one in sales for that atm. (my mates prefer playing it to bubble bobble or rainbow islands)

spin master (mvs) - straight forward, easy to complete, decent chibi style graphics ~£20

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

Post by giopao » August 9th, 2013, 7:39 pm

Dynamite Dux and Liquid Kids ;)
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by neokoen » August 9th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Odly enough, Strikers 1945 plus, that instantly got my two nieces (10 & 12) fighting eachother for the highest score :awe:

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Post by emphatic » August 9th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Did anyone say Ketsui yet? :think:

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

Post by STK » August 12th, 2013, 11:38 am

Galaxian and Space Invaders!

That was the first arcade games I ever played and got me hooked.

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

Post by zebow2002 » August 13th, 2013, 1:07 pm

My son is 3years and 6 months old and loves my hyperspin cabinet.

Game he loves to watch me playing:
Neo Drift Out
Flatout 2
actually anything with cars

Games he can play solo:
Super Mario Bros NES
Shinobi Sega MS
Flatout 2 derby event
Blues Journey

Games we play together:
Bubble Bobble Symphony

anything with cars in mame or consoles.

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

Post by Mendel » September 3rd, 2013, 7:12 pm

Bubble Bobble 2 and 3 as well as puzzle bobbles have been my kids favorites
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by Bar81 » September 8th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Svovl wrote: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?
Strangely enough, Tatsujin/Truston hooked my kid sister like no other game. It's quite difficult but that didn't seem to deter her.

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

Post by ninn » September 8th, 2013, 1:07 pm

yesterday, I saw a 4 year old child absolutely hooked by bubble bobble (actually, it was Bobble Bobble :problem: ), naming all fruits he saw and stating "cool", "cool! cool!" all the time. :awe:

I'd have rather played with him, instead I played with a ten-year old girl who was is used to hd-graphics... :roll:
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by pubjoe » September 8th, 2013, 2:54 pm

Old arcade games are great for kids. The simple graphics and clear action and goals are really appealing. Nath absolutely loved Bagman when he was about 6.

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

Post by RoZioN » September 11th, 2013, 7:32 am

I had my nephew over this weekend. He is way into videogames already, aged 9, but he was still blown away by Metal Slug and Shock Troopers. He also played some Mushi Futari 1.5.

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

Post by mendo » September 11th, 2013, 7:51 am

i jam arcade games with my missus 6 yr old, hes a beast though, so low difficulty/high difficulty doesnt really matter to him, he jams ghosts and goblins no worries...

heres a video for when he was 5, this was about after 10 mins learning it

http://www.hasntfiguredouthowtoembedyoutubeproperly.com/watch?v=fMXreFuFiu8"

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

Post by landisama » April 13th, 2017, 11:04 am

Caveman Ninja or Parodius

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