|Posted by Jason on October 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM|
Back To The Future With Arcade Cabinets
The newest gaming craze is actually from the past. Here comes the Replicades, one-sixth the size but all the fun you remember. Now that the gaming technology has taken many old-school arcade rooms off the market, many fans long for the nostalgia of the arcade room. The Replicades are starting off with the classic Centipede. Not our first choice, but a classic none the less. Here are a few more games that should be released on the Replicade system.
Using only a NES Zapper and your God given attention to detail, Duck Hunt allowed gamers to go ballistic on as many flying fowl as they could possibly dream of, all for the purpose of achieving a high score. No real ducks were hurt in the process. Like Tetris, Duck Hunt was a simply game with a clear objective, and gamers fell in love with the innovative controller. Do you think Duck Hunt should be in the arcade cabinet? Let us know!
Excruciatingly difficult, addicting, and beautifully artistic, this modern action platformer with a retro twist is taking the gaming community by storm.
If any game deserves to be in a retro arcade cabinet, it would be Cuphead. There's something about maneuvering around the old school landscape, utilizing the basic controls to defeat the painstaking levels, some of which should only take a few minutes to complete. But, as many gamers have discovered, can take a few hours at the least.
None the less, the retro art style and addicting qualities make Cuphead the perfect game for an arcade cabinet.
Released in 1986, Tetris became a game that caused countless hours of gaming addictions and has remained a staple diet of any gamer ever since. Only those blessed with otherworldly will power can overcome the incredibly simplistic, and yet fun gameplay that Tetris brings to the table. Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle game, with the objective being to effectively (and sometimes rapidly), match different sized pieces into neat rows. The bottom row clears if it is completely covered with the blocks, and the geometric pieces fall faster with each level. Tetris is available for nearly every console and was ranked #2 in the Top 100 Video Games of All Time, by IGN, a well known video game review company. Tetris is the perfect example that simplicity truly is perfect.
Given this, it would be an amazing addition to the gaming cabinet.
Only 80s kids will remember! Developed by Namco and released in 1981, Galaga is an arcade classic.
Similar to Space Invaders, players must control a ship, positioned on the bottom of the screen, and destroy wave after wave of enemies. Each enemy flies in from outside of the screen and then line up in the upper portion, where you'll be dive bombed until the end of time.
While the patterns are predictable at times, the levels end up getting pretty hard eventually. Of course, there are workarounds to this, including the infamous double ship trick.
Every 5th level or so s met with a challenging stage, where players can earn bonus points and a break from the madness.
All in all, Galaga is a great game with tons of replay value, hugely nostalgic, simplistic and nearly legendary. It is by far an arcade masterpiece and something that deserves a place in the new arcade cabinet lineup.
Super Mario Bros.
No arcade would be complete without this Nintendo classic, and quite possibly the most famous game of all time, Super Mario Bros.
Released in 1985, Super Mario Bros was a twist on the Mario Bros. arcade game and featured aide scrolling levels. Players loved running through the colorful levels, collecting powerups, defeating those not so innocent Goombas, and making their way to rescuing Princess Peach. It was bundled with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, and came at crucial time in the gaming industry. 1983 saw what many would remember as the fall of video games. A recession dropped revenue from video games immensely. Super Mario Bros, aside from the iconic content and unforgettable characters' gamers of todays era still enjoy, may have been the sole contributing factor to the resurrection of video games, and for that we are eternally grateful.
It would truly be a moment of gaming glory to see this game back in households, worldwide.
Another iconic classic, Frogger brought the element of urgency to the 80s gaming table. The goal of Frogger is simple, get the frog across the street, dodging objects along the way. It seems so easy, except there is an onslaught of cars, turtles that disappear, and floating logs, keeping you (the Frog), away from success. Players were left with many options and modes of approach, but I've found a mix of suicidal speed runs and careful, meticulous leaping usually does the trick. Available on mostly every console, maybe it's time Frogger got put into the arcade cabinet?
Pole Position was one of the first racing games to incorporate a steering wheel and gear stick into it's original arcade version. The game also made use of the rear facing play style that is still used in gaming to this day. In 1983, it was the highest grossing arcade game in North America. Gamers loved the thrill of driving their very own Formula One race car. The time trial element to the game gave players a sense of urgency and precision, and it remains one of the best video games of the 1980s, and is an arcade favorite.
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