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 Flinnster » April 13th, 2017, 1:02 pm

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.
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Post by emphatic » April 13th, 2017, 8:30 pm

emphatic wrote:Ketsui.

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Post by crunchywasp » April 13th, 2017, 9:27 pm

Fantasia 2 :batlove:
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by dj_johnnyg » April 14th, 2017, 12:29 am

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

Post by badwhite40 » April 19th, 2017, 6:16 am

Tumble pop FTW!

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

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » April 19th, 2017, 7:21 am

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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Post by Rocco » April 19th, 2017, 1:23 pm

Splash by Gaelco :awe:

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Post by Hasuki » April 19th, 2017, 5:05 pm

PAC-Man and Bubble Bobble. Joust is also nice.
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Post by eturismo » May 25th, 2017, 7:55 am

Puzzle Bobble!

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Post by zak » May 25th, 2017, 12:41 pm

eturismo wrote:Puzzle Bobble!
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Re: Best game(s) to introduce kids to arcade games

Post by emphatic » May 25th, 2017, 5:59 pm

emphatic wrote:
emphatic wrote:Ketsui.

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

Post by rodwod » May 25th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Aliens By Konami (My Nieces like it) & Puyo Puyo 2

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Post by Svovl » May 25th, 2017, 9:17 pm

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

Post by Chris » May 27th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Pocket fighter & virtua fighter KIDS. Just sayin.

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Post by zak » May 28th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Mr Driller is pretty accessible :)

My little cousins (girls) seem to love Power Stone too.

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

Post by idc » May 29th, 2017, 4:54 pm

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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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