Whats the worst game you ever bought ?

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Whats the worst arcade game you own?

Post by kernow » August 24th, 2008, 7:45 pm

I often think you have an inflated opinion of how good some of these older games are because its a nostalgia thing, where you used to play it in the arcade when you were a nipper, and the graphics looked amazing, not to mention you probably weren't such a hardcore gamer that long ago and would happily try and play anything.

I must say I love my neogeo stuff, always have, but World Heroes is bloody terrible. I used to play it a little in my local arcade, there was a decent selection there so I was always playing something different, but I have it in the four slot at the moment, and oh my god its abysmal, thank god it was only about £8.

Its stupidly hard for one, so boring and uninspiring, added to the fact that sometimes you can win a round by just walking up to the opponent and throwing them, other times they'll completely own you without a chance. Also, I tried to backdash just to see if it was there, with a back,back, and this causes the logic in the game to screw itself up meaning you can't walk backward OR forwards for a couple of seconds, you can punch etc, but it just confuses itself to the point where you stand there like a muppet unable to move at all, not even crouch. Not to mention the fact, as with all earlier SNK/neogeo games its a blatant rip off of SF2, down to some of the characters, their names and some of the moves are identical (Brocken is a definite M.Bison/Dhalsim rip off) wierd.

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Post by j69 » August 24th, 2008, 8:14 pm

Some football pcb thats about 20 years old. Truly terrible! But it was free :mrgreen:

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Post by theevilfunkster » August 24th, 2008, 8:20 pm

Probably Art of Fighting, I hate that game so much :evil:

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Post by kernow » August 24th, 2008, 8:22 pm

theevilfunkster wrote:Probably Art of Fighting, I hate that game so much :evil:
aww man thats a classic! funny how you can basically finish the whole game with jumping kicks too. I love the intermissions with Ryo riding on a motorbike etc.

Thats actually in my four slot too at the moment, with world heroes, ss1, and kof98

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Post by cools » August 24th, 2008, 8:23 pm

Umm, Gold Medalist. But it's great, even though I need to make up an adapter to reconfigure the controls. I don't keep crap games.
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Post by theevilfunkster » August 24th, 2008, 8:29 pm

I love the massive sprites, I just find it plays really badly. Burning Fight and Tecmo world cup or whatever on the Neo are pretty awful too. I don't think I've ever really bought any **** PCBs though, just a few cheap Neo carts that have been impulse purchases

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Post by kernow » August 24th, 2008, 8:32 pm

Theres definitely a few MVS games just not worth bothering with, but also some masterpieces.
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Post by thegreathopper » August 24th, 2008, 10:31 pm

I have Street Hoops on NeoGeo MVS that takes some beating as a crap game although Ghost Pilots comes close.

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Post by kernow » August 24th, 2008, 10:40 pm

I don't mind street hoop :?

Theres FAR worse on MVS hehe
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Post by Pete » August 25th, 2008, 12:28 am

I only own 3, so none, crap stuff gets sold pretty quickly with me.

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Post by Stv » August 25th, 2008, 10:50 am

i like sh*t games and i have alot of them :)

i think the worst one i have is spank'em boon-ga boon-ga :awe:

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Post by boergi » August 25th, 2008, 11:08 am

king of monsters :D

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Post by theman » August 25th, 2008, 11:10 am

Others will probably disagree but mine's SHOCK TROOPERS 2 (came with the cab though).

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Post by SuperPang » August 25th, 2008, 11:45 am

thegreathopper wrote:I have Street Hoops on NeoGeo MVS that takes some beating as a crap game although Ghost Pilots comes close.
Thats the best basketball game this side of NBA Jam you fruitcake :D

I wouldn't say I have any bad games. I try to keep the crap out.

Kernow raises a good point about the older stuff. My oldest PCB is probably Daimakaimura. I know a lot of people love the 80s stuff but I can only appreciate the nostalgia value of most of em. The shooters are very bland compared to the best of the last 15 years.

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Post by theevilfunkster » August 25th, 2008, 12:31 pm

theman wrote:Others will probably disagree but mine's SHOCK TROOPERS 2 (came with the cab though).
I wouldn't say it was a bad game, but the art style they went with is absolutely dreadful.

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Post by Checen Rebel » August 25th, 2008, 1:19 pm

theevilfunkster wrote:I wouldn't say it was a bad game, but the art style they went with is absolutely dreadful.
And the slowdown gets a bit too much in places.

Running it in mame with 400% overclock rather than real hardware makes it play much better.

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Post by kernow » August 25th, 2008, 1:36 pm

SuperPang wrote:The shooters are very bland compared to the best of the last 15 years.
Yeah, older shooters suck. I guess I've been spoiled recently :awe:
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Post by deadpixels » August 25th, 2008, 7:15 pm

I'll have to second the person who said Art of Fighting, though Fatal Fury plays pretty craptacularly as well. Don't get me wrong, I love them despite all of their cheesiness if for no other reason than nostalgia, but they really are horrid games in retrospect.

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Post by Lordstar » August 25th, 2008, 8:08 pm

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theman wrote:Others will probably disagree but mine's SHOCK TROOPERS 2 (came with the cab though).
I wouldn't say it was a bad game, but the art style they went with is absolutely dreadful.
I despise pre rendered sprites. the music more than makes up for it though.

Mine would have to be World heroes. I just dislike that game.
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Post by Blaine » August 25th, 2008, 11:33 pm

I don't really think I own a **** arcade game. I was given an original Street Fighter as a gift, so I wouldn't call it '****' because of sentimental value. I tend to not hold on to arcade stuff unless it's good, truth is it takes up so much room. I have, in the past, owned some pretty terrible MVS game. But those have all been moved on.

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