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  • rxb - February 20, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    Great list Towelly. I really miss arcades as they used to be.
  • Pytor - February 20, 2014 7:30 a.m.

    Good list. Gotta express my love for Star Wars Arcade! I have beaten it countless times. It encapsulates the original trilogy perfectly. Def one of my favorite Star Wars products ever produced. I also enjoy holding over my buddy's head the fact that he has not yet beaten Vader. It's been some years now since he has had access to it. Perhaps he could do it now... Either way, I send him pics of a fallen Vader every time I do play and beat him :)
  • dangomushi - February 19, 2014 9:44 p.m.

    I'm glad I'm not alone in the constant yearning for a Scud Race home port. Here in the colonies it's called Super Sega GT.
  • punishment - February 19, 2014 7:29 p.m.

    I really wanted Wrestlefest to come to the SNES when I was a kid. I dumped tons of money into that game.
  • wcwwolf - February 19, 2014 6:06 p.m.

    A decent list, but if you're going to talk gun games, leaving off CarnEvil is a sin
  • ian-lamping - February 20, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    Thank You! No one seems to remember that game but I loved it in my local arcade, such a shame it never got a PS1 or Saturn release
  • SanosukeEiji - February 19, 2014 4:37 p.m.

    You forgot to mention LetsGoJungle. A rails on shooter where you shoot giant man eating spiders and insects with thompsons on a moving jeep. Its one of the best arcade games i ever played
  • wrapdump - February 19, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    Until recently there used to be a deluxe daytona 2 can in the pit if the trocadero, as well as Star Wars trilogy, although the latter was buggered (rest In piece Troc). I remember my only childhood interaction with daytona 2 and scud race being marvelling at the screenshots in sega Saturn magazine. Now I've manages to get both running decently using Supermodel on a laptop hooked up by hdmi to a tv with a 360 controller, which is great don't get me wrong. But man I REALLY want a scud race cab. Justin, wanna go halfies?
  • RareHero - February 19, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    Justin, you found an F1 Super Lap machine on eBay for £46 and it's NOT sitting in your living room right now? Clearly I lack your self restraint. I want every racing game on this list, but I want Scud Race the most. I don't care how much I have to pay for a cabinet, one day it will be mine.
  • GR_JustinTowell - February 19, 2014 3:09 p.m.

    Sadly it was unworking, too big, too far away and in need of repair. And too sold by the time I saw it! Meh. Ah well, one day!
  • injustice45 - February 19, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    Warzard/Red Earth never received a port to home consoles, but some of the characters were in Capcom Fighting Jam. Fortunately, you can play the game on an emulator.
  • Frieza - February 19, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    No Ninja Baseball Bat Man?
  • DirkSteele1 - February 19, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    Like you Justin, I have every home version of Daytona ever released and play it often (last night on the 360) on all formats and regularly Google for news of a port of Daytona 2. I have also played it only once or twice. Come on Sega, didn't you get the Daytona license back?! And while you are at it Scud Race as well please. I did manage a fair few goes on that.
  • Pruman - February 19, 2014 10:32 a.m.

    I love that Star Wars arcade game. The Wal-Mart down the street from my parents' house had one all throughout high school, and every time I went there, which was a few times a week, I'd drop some quarters in it. I eventually got to the point where I could make it to the last level while only taking one or two hits. It's cheap as hell, as most arcade shooters are, but as a Star Wars experience, it's one of the best. That and Terminator 2 would be the foundation of any home arcade I'd build. There was also a Sega arcade game called Wing War, which came out around the same time as Daytona, that I've never seen anywhere else since then. It was like a Star Fox game where you took turns trying to blow each other out of the sky with various eras of warplanes. My dad and I played tons of it. Crap. Apparently a home version of Cyber Sled exists. Off to eBay I go!
  • Darkhawk - February 19, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    A couple years ago, I stumbled across a Star Wars Trilogy and decided to dedicate an afternoon to it. Well worth the investment! Last time I went back, it was gone. :(
  • macrm32 - February 19, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    I can still play Daytona USA 2 at my local arcade place. Fun game, a tad on the easy side though.
  • shawksta - February 19, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    Arcades are a thing of beauty aint it?
  • GR_JustinTowell - February 19, 2014 9:39 a.m.

    You said it :) Such an eye-opener writing this feature. Everything in it is awesome. Even the ones that didn't make the list were comparatively awesome. Ah well, back to TxK... ;)
  • mafyooz - February 20, 2014 3:45 a.m.

    Tempest was always one of my favourite arcade games back in the 80's so I downloaded TxK myself the other night and played it until my retinas were on fire ;) By far my favourite though was Defender and from what I've seen Resogun seems to be it's spiritual successor. It's my birthday next week so hopefully I'll get enough money from that to tip my PS4 fund over the edge so I can get one and have a blast :D
  • GR_JustinTowell - February 20, 2014 4:23 a.m.

    Resogun is amazing. I'm still in the top 100 in the world on that :) If you can get it, I highly recommend it!

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