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    Top 5 arcade video games?

    On MSNBC today, I noticed that they had done a story about the top 5 arcade video games. According to thier list, the top games are:

    Space Invaders (1978)
    Centipede (1980)
    Tempest (1980)
    PacMan (1980)
    Donkey Kong (1981)

    I'd like to know who created this list, because who the hell would think Tempest is one of the top 5 games? I can understand Space Invaders, PacMan, and Donkey Kong... Centipede is pushing it, but Tempest? Come on now.

    So which ones do you think should be on this list? Should Joust be on there? Or maybe Street Fighter? Or what about Dragon's Lair?


    Btw, the story can be found at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20285514/?GT1=10252
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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Phooey!

    Here's my top 5:

    Tron
    Super pac-man
    Dragon's Lair
    Gorf
    Galaga

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Never played much Tempest.

    Where is The Simpsons arcade game on that list?

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHost2 View Post
    Never played much Tempest.

    Where is The Simpsons arcade game on that list?
    Tempest was terrible. It must be the writer of the article loved it.

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Hey hey, Don't forget about Mortal Kombat . That game is a big huge hit.

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    I want Centipede and Disc of Tron. I already have the other Tron which is my favorite arcade game.


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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Tempest was not the greatest game, but most of the arcades I had been too they were really busy surprisingly.
    We used to have about 5 arcades during the trend. I wish they had the old digital Star Wars game.
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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skywaygrl View Post
    I want Centipede and Disc of Tron. I already have the other Tron which is my favorite arcade game.

    Awesome Skywygrl!

    I LOVED Discs of tron. Very cool to have your own games.

    Enjoy!~
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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Here's mine:

    Centipede
    Pac Man
    Galaga
    Spy Hunter
    Pole Position II

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Here's mine:

    Centipede
    Pac Man
    Galaga
    Spy Hunter
    Pole Position II

    Ooooh Spy Hunter. Gotta be the sit down version, no question.

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    I was never much of a video gamer. But two games I played every time we went to Disneyland were Star Wars and (my favorite) the sit-down version of Space Harriers. I went back years later and walked around the arcade only to find the game missing. I was 27 and cried.
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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    I have Centipede at home (bought it from a friend whose Mom worked at Magic Mountain and got it in an employee auction...so its from the Magic Mountain arcade). Its a mess, but still works great!

    My favorite though was Crystal Castles.

    Space Invaders
    Crystal Castles

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Q bert was good too. So was Defender, Rampart, and Missle Command
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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    Quote Originally Posted by OogieBoogie View Post
    Q bert was good too. So was Defender, Rampart, and Missle Command
    Yup, and Space Ace, Zaxxon and Knock Out.

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    Re: Top 5 arcade video games?

    1942, Pole Position
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