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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:12 PM   #26
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And now, kids pay 99 cents one time to carry an awesome video game in their pocket with them all the time, and they complain its too expensive!

Spending $5 at the arcade every Saturday would be like an $80 a month App Store habit these days. Crazy.
I've wondered why app games are so cheap, also. I remember paying $40 each for Atari cartridges and Apple II games in 1980.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:21 PM   #27
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I think it was 1 (or maybe 50p can anyone confirm?) a go when I played in our local store.

Yeah, GAME OVER. Shocking the amount of money I spent on it, and I never completed it...
I wasted sooooo many quarters on Dragon's Lair.
For some reason that game was hard to string, hmmmm.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:09 PM   #28
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oh boy was this a quarter-eater back in the day.

space ace, too.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:30 PM   #29
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I bought the PC version some years back. I think there was some issue with the specs of my graphics card or something however I couldn't get full screen to happen so it wasn't so nice to play.
What was fascinating about this game back in the day was the animated graphics, something we'd (or I at least) not seen in other games. And the fact that your moves could alter how the graphics played out. I'm probably not explaining this too well, but it was like watching a cartoon where you controlled the scenes.
I might give the Mac version a go.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 PM   #30
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I remember this game! It was fun to watch... but I don't think I want to spend ten bucks to relive it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:13 AM   #31
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I used to be able to complete this game. My friends would sometimes pay for me to play so they could see the ending. LOL Good times!! And lots of quarters!!!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 07:19 AM   #32
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I can still remember that first time I saw the thing, in a Show Biz Pizza Place location. I saw the graphics, then looked down and saw the coin door.

Fifty-cents!?! Oh man!

About the time Space Ace came out, I was able to score a machine because the Pioneer 7820 LaserDisc player had gone stupid. I learned how to align them by hand, and replace laser tubes. It was a lot of fun back then. Word got around.. and within a couple years I had 6 of them, and had fixed many others. I put them on location with the laserdisc players suspended on air cushions and would bolt two or three cabinets together if I had two or more games at one location. That way they were much harder to kick and rock back and forth. Mine tended to last a lot longer that way.

Space Ace and Thayer's Quest made me quite a bit during my high school years. It was really cool, I could write my own reports for Work Experience credit, since I had game route during the last two years of high school. With a flat bed pickup, it wasn't uncommon for me to have game machines on the back, and sometimes at Lunch, if I had pinball machines I'd run an extension cord from a near by building and let people play since they were at the right height when they were on the back of the truck, with the legs removed.

Lots of fun..

But it is much more fun .. on the laserdisc based system. The computer ports just don't do it for me.
That sounds pretty cool for a high school kid.
I remember the game. It was so expensive and so short that I think I only played it once or twice. For a quarter I could play pac man or qbert or later r-type for 10 minutes. This was too expensive.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 AM   #33
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:26 AM   #34
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I first saw this game on the old show "Thats Incredible!" that was on ABC. (Speaking of which I miss that show) Soon after, one of these games was freshly established at the Roller Ring. I use to pop in my quarters, drool on the joystick, then walk away crying because it was game over. I was too fascinated by the cartoons to react properly to the commands.

I use to spend 5$-10$ every weekend. It is why I have no problem with these game apps only being .99$-9.99$. Even an older game title released like "Sid Meiers RAILROADS!" is worth 29.99$.

"Thats Incredible" for those that have no clue
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:37 AM   #35
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I was more a fan of Cliff Hanger myself.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:20 AM   #36
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And now, kids pay 99 cents one time to carry an awesome video game in their pocket with them all the time, and they complain its too expensive!
$0.99 cents + $200-$400 for the phone + $2,000 for the contract. No child I knew had anything like that when I was a kid. Kids today are spoiled rotten and their parents are too ignorant to even realize it.
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Wow. All I need is my Nike's, My football letter jacket, Bubble Yum, a 1973 Ford Galaxy 500 and a stack of quarters and it will be a time warp.

(i wonder if if i can get my wife to wear my class ring on a chain too...)
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:59 AM   #38
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Bummer....

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Could have gotten it when you had the chance to get iMAME ;-)
What? On my iPad? I've never come across that for an iPad.

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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:24 PM   #39
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$0.99 cents + $200-$400 for the phone + $2,000 for the contract. No child I knew had anything like that when I was a kid. Kids today are spoiled rotten and their parents are too ignorant to even realize it.
You realize that you've got the "adult's view" at this point right -- kids don't have iPhones unless their parents buy them (which = free to them), instead they have iPod Touch... which also their parents are probably buying for them as well (just like they'd buy game consoles back then too)
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I was more a fan of Cliff Hanger myself.
LOTS of controversy over the grotesque hanging scene at game over.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:43 AM   #41
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Someone needs to make Time Pilot 84 for the iPad!

And Stargate!!

And Tempest!!

Midway Arcade includes the original Defender.
Atari Greatest Hits includes Tempest.

Those are both in the AppStore. And both work with iCade devices.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:47 PM   #42
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Midway Arcade includes the original Defender.
Atari Greatest Hits includes Tempest.

Those are both in the AppStore. And both work with iCade devices.
Defender on the iPhone or iPad? Man that would be real hard to play, the game had so many buttons just to play the game, I just can't see it played on those devices..This includes the android phones. :/

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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 AM   #43
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Yeah but I have the original console in my house.
Screen is bigger, but lower resolution, and the package is less portable by 280 lbs. I think you lose dude.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:05 AM   #44
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Aww man, cliff hanger: my convoluted I introduction to lupin 3rd! :0
I miss the days of re-scripted and mangled Japan stuffs. "we've got dragon's lair!". Kind of a running joke, no? Hehe: interactive.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:24 AM   #45
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I remember this game! It was fun to watch... but I don't think I want to spend ten bucks to relive it.
That was the problem with this 'game'... It was always much better to watch than actually play and still remains so to this day....

Yet it amazes me how at the time these games which were panned for being all looks and no gameplay by critics and game players at the time, whichlets face it they still are and yet now however people are referring to them as 'classics'....

That's like calling The Spice Girls album a 'classic' .....



Style over substance, and despite its age that has never changed.

At least is better than the Amiga port where you would have to frantically swap disk every few seconds adding to the already tedius and repetitious cartoon...
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:32 AM   #46
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$0.99 cents + $200-$400 for the phone + $2,000 for the contract. No child I knew had anything like that when I was a kid. Kids today are spoiled rotten and their parents are too ignorant to even realize it.
As sung by my father to me (when he thought ... Knew me and my brother were behaving badly) ... " Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way ". Never did know what that silly tune was but thanks to google I guess I will shortly... BTW thanks for making me remember that, I really miss him.

Heh found it: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/byeby...idsreprise.htm
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Defender II = StarGate

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Midway Arcade includes the original Defender.
Atari Greatest Hits includes Tempest.

Those are both in the AppStore. And both work with iCade devices.
I didn't say Defender. I said StarGate. Big difference.

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I didn't say Defender. I said StarGate. Big difference.

Of course. One is the original, one is a cheesy knockoff.

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Defender on the iPhone or iPad? Man that would be real hard to play, the game had so many buttons just to play the game, I just can't see it played on those devices..This includes the android phones. :/

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:06 PM   #49
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Man I sure pumped a lot of quarters into that game back in the day. Never could get the hang of it. Downloaded it to my phone a few months ago and beat it in a couple hours. either I'm a better gamer or the game is easier than I remember...
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This game sucks.

I mean, If you care about gameplay, there is NOTHING fun about this AT ALL !
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