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Pac-Land

I remember watching the Pac Man cartoon series in the early 80’s, I think it used to be on TV-AM in the school holidays…

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Iron Horse

Adventure. Excitement. A cowboy craves all of these things. Fortunately for Konami’s Iron Horse, you get to take advantage of both of these things.
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Hunchback

Although most people will remember the various home ports for Spectrum, CPC and BBC Micro, Hunchback was originally released by Century Electronics in 1983 as an arcade machine…

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Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Released in the arcade around 1987, Street Fighter established the one on one fighting formula that would later be the fad of the 90‘s…

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Metrocross

I first played this game in a cafe in Bridlington in 1988 whilst on holiday…

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Liquid Kids

Ah Liquid Kids, touch stone of the early nineties arcades – I can just hear the twenty pence pieces jingling into its glowing ready slot and thousands of eager gamers gathering round its brightly coloured, enticing screen…

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Driver's Eyes

Here we have an extremely unknown and Underrated arcade game using NAMCO's first 3-D hardware the "Polygonizer" system 21 hardware (same as games like Starblade)…

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Spy Hunter

One of the things I wanted to be when I was a child was James Bond, probably most young boys go through that phase…

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Nastar

AKA: Nastar Warrior or Rastan Saga II depending on where you’re playing it is a strange old bag of tricks indeed…

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The Ninja Kids

I've been playing through my Taito Legends and Taito Legends 2 compilations on PS2 (again) and I have to say that I dig part 2 far more…

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Bonze Adventure

Armed with only his prayer beads you play a little monk at odds with Emma, ruler of the underworld, who's gone a bit mental and as such the earth is rife with spectral nasties and yokai (Japanese, monster, spirit, thingies) wanting to take a fat chomp out of your tiny holy hiney! So it's off through the layers of, a rather eastern flavoured, Hell to set things straight…

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Violent Storm

Technically the third and final instalment in Konami's ace "Crime Fighters" trilogy, Violent Storm hit the arcades in 1993 in a whirlwind of colour, superb cartoony graphics and bone crunching…

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Dig Dug II

When the original Dig Dug was released in 1982, it was a fairly big hit for Namco…

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Quartet

What made Quartet special is something today’s gamers take for granted. Four player action didn’t require online subscriptions, headsets to communicate or 16 buttoned confusion.
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Alpine Ski

Try Alpine Ski now and you will find it is just as challenging and fun as I remember it was back in the 80's…

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Pocket Gal

Being about 10 or so years old at the time that I first played this game, the above attract screen definitely attracted me to the game! Even though it tells you almost nothing about what you're going to experience, the prospect of a game involving what appears to be a topless rabbit-lady thing that needs to pee really badly was too much for my young mind to resist…

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Rally Bike

As a child, there was a local dairy not too far from my house that had a few arcade games out the front…

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Black Widow

Atari. The kings of the arcade. Producing arcade classic after arcade classic after arcade classic.
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Wardner

Wardner is one of those arcade games that seemed to be EVERYWHERE in the late 80s, it was always a popular title, yet it never seems to get any retro gaming respect…

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Bubbles

Bubbles is one of the most bizarre arcade games ever created and one of the most fun…

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Virtua Tennis

It's a Pong with steroids, that's it, the beauty of simplicity with only two buttons and a good engine can make a game to rock for years…

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Darius II

Most people just know Darius as ‘that game with the fish’ and that’s pretty much all they know about it, the rest of the game was pretty forgettable…

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Total Carnage

In the beginning was Berserk, and the arcade lords saw Berserk and said that it was good…

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Gekirindan

If you're one of the people who bought Taito Legends 2, you'll probably know the name Gekirindan…

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Roadblasters

When I was a sprog, my Dad toured in various bands, so I grew up around clubs, function halls and ballrooms that in those days had arcade cabs a plenty…

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VS Super Mario Bros

This one was inevitable as this is an arcade that, not only was played tons growing up, but we currently own…

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Paperboy

The arcade version of Paperboy is some thing of lore nowadays…

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Battletoads

I almost completely forgot about this gem of a classic beat'em up that I've been kicking myself in the butt for not remembering about it sooner…

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Popeye

Hands up if you like Popeye cartoons?

As a child I hated Popeye cartoons, they made no sense at all…

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Burger Time

Burger Time was launched in 1982 to an arcade public previously starved of fast-food based gaming action…

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Dragons Lair

Released in 1983, Dragons Lair was a first for the arcades, for implementing the laser-disc system into an arcade cabinet and my god, did it make a great game…

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Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

Developed by Sega Rosso, a SEGA arcade game development studio formerly known as AM5, published by SEGA and released in 1998, Star Wars Trilogy Arcade is probably one of the best on-rails shooters ever…

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