Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

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I'm obviously going to say Wonderboy :D
But like others above have recommended.. Pang, Bubble Bobble, Puzzle Bobble, Snow Bros series (and Joe & Mac Returns), Rainbow Islands are good ones for simple platforming fun.
Beware of New Zealand Story - it's harder than electrified acid coated nails!
Spinmaster / Top Hunter on MVS are also good colourful fun. Don't forget Bomberman too ;)
PacMan or PacMania are great on vertical, as is Bomb Jack.
WTD: Outrun DLX Cab, Rolling Thunder, Dino King Rear Door, Coin Box, Coin Chute
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Fantasia 2 :batlove:
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My kids (6 & 4) enjoy Ikaruga (they can just hold fire then move the stick around) Virtua Tennis 2 and Cosmic Smash.
Super Mario Brother on the NES is also a favourite.

SFII is quite good if they are playing each other, as they basically just mash buttons (a bit like my technique :awe:) and the game generally times out (so I don't end up with the live version when one of them looses)
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Tumble pop FTW!
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Anyone tried locking their kid inside a Star Wars Battle Pod with a drink and some crisps? Maybe a bucket too. I'd try that.
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Splash by Gaelco :awe:
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PAC-Man and Bubble Bobble. Joust is also nice.
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Puzzle Bobble!
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eturismo wrote:Puzzle Bobble!
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Aliens By Konami (My Nieces like it) & Puyo Puyo 2
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Nice to see this thread alive !

My oldest kid (4) is actually pretty fond of Deathsmiles, but my Bubble Memories and Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder are the biggest hits with he kids visiting our house.
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Pocket fighter & virtua fighter KIDS. Just sayin.
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Mr Driller is pretty accessible :)

My little cousins (girls) seem to love Power Stone too.
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My eldest (soon to be four) likes SSFIVAE and USFIV. He favours the player 2 side here, as he likes the purple buttons.
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