Your first arcade game played/or the one that got you hooked

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Re: Your first arcade game played/or the one that got you hooked

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Final Fight
Street Fighter 2
I was a right little scamp back then :shifty:
I would get two penny coins, put them together and rap tin foil over them thus creating a "fake pound coin".
Most of time when I inserted the coin in a machine it worked 8-)
Ahhh it was heaven getting 4/5 credits for 2 pence :awe:
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On holiday in a family park in Germany at the age of 5-6 I discovered Pengo on freeplay in the bar. Got me hooked ever since..
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First game played: Breakout in Bangor, Co. Down in around 1976 IIRC - may have been later :/

Games that got me hooked: Crazy Kong & Galaga

Honourable mentions to all of the Mahjong games in MAME :mrgreen:
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what got me hooked

at home...megaman 2. In the arcades....street fighter 2..............boy I like capcom.......

noteworthy mention is raiden although that was simply a single day love affair
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Star Wars cockpit in 1984.

We used to go on holiday to Scarborough when I was a kid, I remember this big caravan park called Oasis or something like that. They had a big arcade hall, that was the only machine I even looked at, even though there were loads more.

My favourite machine has been the Naomi ever since Sega Park opened in Edinburgh.

I couldn't even tell you where the nearest public arcade cab is now, never mind amusement hall that had anything but gambling machines in it :cry:
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First Game played, Tutankham in 1982
I remember it like yesterday :D

Then, Rad Action, Xain'd Sleena, Slap Fight...
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Pole Position at a bowling alley in Holland. That was every year at christmas. :D Those were the early eightiesdays... :(
I now got it on Atari 2600.
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The first game i played got me hooked,it was MoonCresta in 1980.Still like that game.
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Rally-X or space invaders , the good old days :awe:
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My first arcade experience was Kun fu master. But Space invader, Gorf & Mr Do on Collecovision really taught me Life :mrgreen:
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2 spring to mind

Time Pilot and Track n Field

yes i am old !

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The first game i've played and hooked me instantly to video games was Rampage, the arcade could be played with three players and i still remember playing with my parents when we were to our usual vacation place when i was a child, such a great memory.
I wish i'd get a Rampage cab someday...
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First one to play was Pacman,I know such a cliche...but it's true,

The one that got me hooked was DigDug...10pence a go at my local shop..great times :D
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The first arcade games I remember playing were Double Dragon and Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja (can't remember which I played first, think it was Bad Dudes in a pizza parlour in the US). Needless to say they both blew me away, especially Double Dragon, man I was absolutely addicted to that game.
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guess I'm to young or maybe just started very late...

The game that really got me hooked was "The Outrunners" :wtf: ... allways played it on a 2player sit down in an arcade in cattolica Italy when we were there on vacation :mrgreen:
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Got the bug with Invaders when it first came out - yes I remember it arriving shiny brand new into the local arcade down at the sea front, but it had to be Robotron which was the ultimate in addictable game play - I still play it today and can loose hours just trying to get that elusive 1 million points - but if Eugene Jarvis has never managed it yet, then I don't feel too bad ;)

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My first memory is of a cocktail cab in a small pub where I grew up. Can't remember the game, but I'm sure it was asteroids, and then some footy game.

At home I was hooked on my VIC20, so Duck Shoot, Omega Race and a Frogger rip-off were my favourites.

Arcades proper didn't kick-off for me till I was in my early teens with a lot of the Sega stuff being my favourite, especially the R360, and probably SF2.

SF2:CE on the Megadrive sealed my Gaming fate though
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SF2 world warrior for sure, nothing else came close.
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kernow wrote:SF2 world warrior for sure, nothing else came close.
I never really got SF2 until CE on the MD. No arcades near me really, and the only time I went to them was the yearly (if we were lucky) visit to Blackpool. We used to get the travelling pikey fair, which always had Rainbow edition.

I loved the old Kebab house we used to go to after clubbing back in the day. The fella there used to get his cabs of Mo. Double Dragon 2 & Virtua Cop after a **** load of beer while waiting for your food - Mastercard! :awe:
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I used to put a quid in for 5 credits on sf2 ww, play four credits through and use guile on the 5th credit, use the handcuff stance on vega and let the time run out = crash, call the guy behind the counter and tell him the machine has crashed, and he'd refill it with a few credits :awe:

Played that game far too much, had to give the guy who knew the bugs first a load of cigarettes to get him to tell me them :x
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