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Were arcade machines glorified micro-transactions?
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>>323097054
Why not?

>repeatedly have to pay to play whenever you get a game over
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>>323096890
They literally were. But it's okay because they're old!
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>>323097248
you can play the whole game for a quarter. you're not throwing in extra money to unlock a new weapon in mid-game
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They weren't glorified but they were micro-transactions.
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>>323096890
Depended on the machine and the game.
Some of them required constant coin feed to survive (Gauntlet), some were perfectly clearable with just one coin if you became good enough (Cave's bullet hell games, Metal Slug), some allowed you to play against other people endessly as long as you were good enough (fighting games).
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>>323097665
Though I think there were a couple arcade games where you could pay extra for power-ups.
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The technology was big and expensive, so people made business out of buying them and making a profit buy charging for plays.
There isn't anything about today's microtransactions that are impractical for the average person to own, companies just charge extra to make more money.
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Yes, but with a better model. With skill you could complete the whole game in a single life/continue. Some games may have exploited this to become unbeatably hard, but it certainly gave you the motivation to improve. I'm happy to pay for arcade machines for the experience, but the model wouldn't work at all on consoles/handhelds.
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many existing game conventions exist because it was important to keep the games short while still giving the player the impression that they are doing well and should try again

this was usually extreme difficulty coupled with giving the player a free win

automatic catch-up in racing games

second round in fighting games being easier

impossible boss after relatively easy level
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Arcade machines: you paid one coin to get access to an technologically advanced game machine.
Modern games: you provide everything, from the hardware to the electricity, to run the developer's software.
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>>323097980

>gotta go on your third cycle of TMNT
>you look around and noone wants to pick up your game, but you don't want to blow your quarter killing it intentionally
>tfw you can't just leave either
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>>323097665
That may be true in some cases, but you're not always gonna get through a game without dying on the first try.
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>>323096890
They were. And the industry was far better for the removal of the practice. The shame wasn't in losing the business model, it was in losing a hot spot for gamers to gather and interact.

The shame now is this wave of faggots loosely being referred to as a generation have gone and decided to bring the model back, but none of the fucking interaction. Way to be God damned retards, Millennials.
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>>323096890
Something that has to be taken into consideration, is that these machines had higher graphical fidelity than consoles and even PCs of the era. They were often purpose built per-game. Although there were some arcade platforms: CPS, MVS, etc. Arcades are social. You knew which games were worth your money, because the best ones had lines. That and you could ask around. And even if you didn't like a game, or thought it wasn't fair, or worth your time/money, you were only out 25 cents.

Ran me and some stranger $5 total to beat X-Men. $2.50 each. That's less than you'd spend on a rental at Blockbuster. Arcades were good value. I spent a lot of weekends having fun with people.
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No different than a round of Pool/Snooker in a bar/pub.
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I remember a business when I was on highschool where all the kids hangout after school. It was filled with arcades and was run by an old cunt, that charged a lot for everything. He used to mock you when you lost at the arcade and was furious when the guys finished the entire arcade with two quarters. He got mad because if you were good at playing, it would mean that you would used less coins on the machine.
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>>323098745

>playing dragons lair 2 at home
>playing dragons lair 2 on small cabinet
>playing dragons lair 2 on fuckall huge showplace cabinet designed to be arcade eyepiece. Massive screen, rocking sound over every other machine

At times it was like the difference between watching movies in-theatre and at home on TV, too. Games like that that could emphasize experience, made games that were snoozes into spectator wowsers.
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>>323096890
No.
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>>323098679
>arcades die because the business model isn't sustainable anymore after the 90s

>HURRR FUCKING MILLENIALS
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>>323100236
One of the games that wowed me in the arcades but bored me to tears in home editions, was Star Wars. When you step into that X-Wing cockpit, and the high resolution vector screen is looking hot like the targeting computer from the movie, and Obi Wan is in your ear telling you to use the force... man. Such a thrilling game for the time.
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>>323100236
>tfw you're playing at the arcades and your machine is twice as loud as everyone else's
>the hype combined with self consciousness that a dozen or so people are watching you succeed/fail like vultures waiting for their opportunity

It was something special.
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>>323100573
You're an especially retarded one, aren't you?
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Another machine well worth your quarter. I even know a place that's still got one working.
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>>323101197
old games are not worth my anything
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I used to know a guy who owned one of these. I'd love to pick one up but they cost way too much. The most hype machine I've ever played on, those speakers really blast and the chair has force feedback.
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>>323101537
Do you not read old books, watch old movies, listen to old records? No interest in history? That just seems kinda weird.

I own games from the 70s, which came out before I was born. They still work great. They're still fun.
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>>323096890
They were microtransactions to pay off an arcade cab that cost thousands of dollars to buy

Whereas mobile games should sell for like a fucking dollar for what they bring to the table

Its nothing like arcade games

But purely from a consumer standpoint if you don't give a shit about any of that, ignoring that you are in an establishment, playing on equipment that isn't yours etc then yeah. Its a 'microtransaction'
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Does anyone know any good arcades in Phildelphia or south Jersey?

Besides Dave and Busters.

Also fuck Dark Escape.4D. That game will literally force your death for more credits.
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>>323102116
Fucking fag over here thinks we play games for challenge and fun and not for just sharing experiences with others in fleeting snapshots of the zeitgeist.
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i go to round1 and play all the rhythm games
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Everyone's like "well you can play a whole game on a single quarter!"

Yeah fucking right, none of you faggots have ever played through a whole game on a single quarter. They fucking design that shit to eat your money.
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>>323096890
>Were arcade machines glorified micro-transactions?

Yes

The problem people have is understanding that that was ok.
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>>323102989
>They fucking design that shit to eat your money.

You're not wrong. But don't tell me I didn't one credit Time Crisis 2 when I was a teenager fagboat. I'll do it again too.
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>>323102749
Berlin Farmer's Market. The arcade has been there for decades.

>>323102769
>sharing experiences with others in fleeting snapshots of the zeitgeist.
But anon, I enjoy video games.
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>>323102989
Hey look we found a guy who's shit at games and is actively poisoning our well by being a consumer modern industry execs can target.
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>tfw the arcade I used to go to as a kid was fantastic meet-up points for gamers in the 80s and early 90s
>the old guy who used to own it was based as fuck and was really knowledgable in games at the time
>he died 5 years ago
>his son threw out all of the retro games and turned it into a hub for shitty "minigames" like press the button to win an ipad
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>>323103131
>Berlin Farmer's Market. The arcade has been there for decades.

Thanks boss. I'll probably check it out tomorrow.
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>>323103217
You're right, I wasn't born autistic, and I won't apologize for it, either.
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Quick everyone post your favorite arcade game
Bonus points if you still have somewhere to go play it
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>>323103437
>implying being good at 80s games required autism
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>>323103556
>thinking the majority of people were good at games in the 80s

Arcades would have never made money, autist.
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>>323102989
I mean, you can.

It's just not going to be on your first quarter.
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>>323103556
>soon all of humanity will have autism
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>>323103543
right now its this
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>>323103556
>>323103675
autism is evolution.
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>>323103675
>soon
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>>323103339
>meeting up at arcades in the 80s
>posting on 4chan

Aren't you a little too old to be here?
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What's your favorite arcade /v/? Where is it?
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>>323102989

It's not like this shit is even hard to check when MAME is a thing, anon.

Some are quarter munchers designed to keep you pumping them in like gauntlet, NARC, etc. Others can be taken to the cleaners multiple times on a single credit, like TMNT and Simpsons(easy mode), just about any shmup(ex: salamander/lifeforce, avg diff).

All you have to do is actually play games to try it out. I know that's hard for the average shitposter who calls himself seasoned by watching LPs though.
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>>323103339
>his son threw out all of the retro games and turned it into a hub for shitty "minigames" like press the button to win an ipad
Redemption games are where the money is nowadays
It's sad but true
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>>323103675
>soon all of humanity will have autism
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>>323103797
34's not too old, anon.
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>>323103543
>be me
>Chuck E Cheese in the late 90s.
>No one to play with me
>Forced to play solo
>Mess up with the pedals and jumps
>Arms sore as FUCK the next day

Is Japan truly the arcade mecca? I've been wanting to visit and experience these multi-story arcades. All the arcades near me don't exist anymore.
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>>323103828
>your room will never be this cozy
Also who /gameunderground/ here
The round 1 that just opened is stealing a little bit of attention but GU has such a great family-owned charm to it, plus the games cost half as much to play
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>>323104207
>Chuck E Cheese

Fuck man do those even still exist?
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>>323104207
>magical truck adventure
sounds like the beginning of a child molestation story
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>>323104387
They do actually! I had a buddy who literally was Chuck as a job.
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>>323102749
Dude how have you never heard of Yestercades in Red Bank! You pay about $8 an hour there to play any machine there most of them are old with the newest machine off the top of my head being mortal kombat 3 or 4, plus billiards and 4 different TVs set up with Atari/nes era on one, ps1/n64 on one, xbox/ps2 and then ps3/ps4 era on the last two
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>>323103863
>Others can be taken to the cleaners multiple times on a single credit, like TMNT
lol you clearly haven't played TMNT4. I mean yeah you can kinda beat it with one credit, but with a fucking load of cheap tricks and reverse engineering.
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>>323104578
His name is Chuckie you dumb faggot
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>>323104387
I take it you haven't seen the redesign?
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>>323104223
>>your room will never be this cozy
You can do it, all you need is some colored lighting, a bunk bed and shelves for weeb stuff
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>>323104584

Thanks for the tip! Red Bank is an hour and a half away from me, but I have friends there so I'll keep this place in mind.
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>>323103828
>those vibrators
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>>323103339
I remember an arcade that was awesome around where I lived.

Reminds me of a story.
>Watching some highschool or college kid play a Lightgun game
>He's dual wielding the guns
>Sees me watching him play
>Hands me one and we play the rest of the game together
>Even spots me a few quarters after I ran out

I never got his name but this was seriously one of the most memorable arcade experiences I had. Whoever this glorious faggot was he made 8 year old me's day.
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I have 1cc'd like 50 arcade games, your opinion is shit OP.

I suck at shoot em ups tho.
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>>323103797
>Aren't you a little too old to be here?
/vr/ isn't stuck in Langolier-time, you know. We're still here in the present.
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>>323104812
where
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>>323104625
>Chuck E Cheese

His name is Charles. Chuck for short. The E stands for entertainment.

Don't argue with me. I'm literally friends with him.
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I guess technically?

You could play off a fraction of what a brand new game cost, but you had to buy more lives to continue, so sure, I don;t see why not.

However, unless you owned a Sega console (Genesis, Saturn, or Dreamcast specifically) then the only way to play the games was in the arcade, and even then, the console versions were not always arcade perfect.
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>>323103543
is it actually good? can you sync and do technical shit like in serato?
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>>323103828
>being naked in front of others lazing around
lewd, do girls really do this?
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>>323104857
That's fucking great
I miss the arcade spirit so much
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>>323104965
>Trying to play the console version of Battle Garegga
>Bullets are tinier than they should be
>Sprites are squished and messed up to try and keep the same aspect ratio
It sucked. And it wasn't the only example.
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Themed arcades are the best. There was this one arcade I remember going to when I went on a vacation to England in the 90s which was done up like a medieval fantasy dungeon, dimly lit with mystical green lights and fog and shit.. Most of the games were fantasy games.
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>>323103797

It'd be rude if he asked you if you shouldn't be enjoying your young years getting laid instead shitposting here tho
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>>323104974
IIDX isn't even remotely close to actual DJing but in terms of rhythm games it's top tier

It's essentially just playing beats and melodies on a 7key segment of a synth keyboard and scratching the turntable to play wacky sound samples instead of actually scratch the track
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We got a bunch of Round Ones here in California, and since theres a real arcade scene here, the people who work at them are usually seriously in to video games and actually strive to obtain hard to find Japanese cabs. They're trying to set up Senko no Ronde Duo right now.
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>>323105384
It's a lot more fun when you're getting laid while shitposting, m8
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>>323098043
double dragon 3 did it and no one liked it so there
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>>323105446
Do you know if any round 1s have anything for shmups? Mine has a giant candy cab section but it's all fighters except for one retro multicade cab, I'd be in fucking heaven if I could play Dodonpachi or Ketsui or something on real hardware
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>>323105310
>Playing Battle Garegga at all
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>>323103543
>tfw they're up to Stage 8 now
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>>323105407
>distinct delay between hitting a key and the sound playing
>have to play 4 or 5 frames ahead of the music to get greats
>top tier

no fucking thanks, man
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>>323104610

>says tmnt
>not turtles in time
>NEVER PLAYED TMNT4 LOLKEK

Do you even into reading, anon? FFS.
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>>323104775
No problem! I'd definitely check it out I was only there once but it's real chill and while it didn't have a lot of my favorites I was still surprised at how many old school early 80's style stuff they had, and it was awesome experiencing asteroid and tempest and marvel vs capcom on a cabinet like it's intended. Also a bunch of pinball machines if you like that too
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>>323103543
i found after burner climax at an amusement park once

i cant express in words how happy i was
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>>323105609
I don't think they have any shmups, but I did joke with an employee working there about setting up a touhou cab one time. He was actually pretty down for it.
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>>323105718
Even TMNT plays like a piece of shit and isn't much different from NARC in the way to cheating the player.
Then TMNT4 is way above NARC.
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Who here F-Zero AX?
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>>323101131
you sure showed him you fucking faggot.
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>>323105940

TMNT can literally be beaten doing nothing but jump kicks, anon. This isn't even super sekret oldfag knowledge. Fucking everyone knows how easy it was, and Simpsons was even more of a cakewalk.
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>>323106078
Yet they trick you into thinking the broken combo system was useful at all, kek.
I mean yeah, it can be beaten, but it's just not fun to do it because you rely to the same cheap tricks all the time, other beat 'em ups are just more varied and solid.
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>>323106052
WHERE

I will suck a diseased cock to find a cabinet somewhere near me.
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>>323105694
What kind of garbage machine are you playing on
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>>323105491

Piling on; you sound like a faggot.
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>>323106053
I'm sorry, who are you? Don't ever fucking reply to me again.
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Was it ACTUALLY illegal to have a cabinet used outside of where it was meant to be sold?
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>>323106508
It's been this way with multiple machines I've played on. I've asked a few people, and they say it's always that way.
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>>323106818
Well that's not how the game actually is, so either your sense of rhythm is shit and the people you talked to were either equally bad at rhythm or misunderstood you or maybe all the machines in your area are garbage
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>>323102749
in phoenixville theres two by business with alot of pinball machines if your into pinball

theres the a place caleld the pinball gallery on Lancaster Ave #45, Malvern, PA 19355 with 44 over 30 pins and other arcade machines

pincrossing at the railroad street bar & grill on 36 Railroad St, Royersford, PA 19468 has 16 machines, and serves food

or if you feel like making a long drive you could visit the Professional and amateur pinball assoctian world headquarters during this years pinnburgh tournament they have about 300 machines from last i checked and theres several other locations to play pinball in pittsburgh with machines that PAPA doesn't have
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>>323106319

If you can get around the computer to make it easy though, it doesn't matter if it tries to cheat or not. You can -and tons of people did - still go multiple times on a single cred no matter what it tries to do.

That isn't the case with shit like NARC, where IIRC, even if you somehow got through most of the game on one cred, the last boss would just steal your quarters through forced attrition. I don't know if it's even theoretically possible to do it on one cred. I know I sure as fuck never had a prayer at it, unless there's an AI blindspot I was never privy to.

The point of contention wasn't the quality of the game, but whether anyone went around 1ccing arcade games. The answer to which is an undebatable yes, and it wasn't even a rare thing.
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>>323106438

Here

http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/games-list/
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>>323103828
>The pinball hall of fame in las vegas
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>>323107643
>I don't know if it's even theoretically possible to do it on one cred
Yes it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L0jP_VErHs

And ok, i didn't know TMNT was 1cc'd that frequently. TMNT4 however doubt it.
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>>323106702
kek
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>>323106702
Fat chance bruv
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>>323108795

Man, that's good to know.

That game was my fucking nemesis. If even one person stuck it to the machine at the time, too, that makes me feel better.
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>>323106052
There was one at canadas wonderland in ontario

God that was so much fun.
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>>323112385
oh hey that's where i got to play after burner climax and outrun 2

fuck that was amazing
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Arcades have the best OST.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrltm5LfUrQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NQBLaSvPow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7miBTOaa6M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxNMCsw_X3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnXjcvRWQQ
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>tfw you will never build a cool underground arcade center
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>>323102989
>>323102989


if you are good at fighting games, you could spend less than a dollar to play all day. I remember that I could hop on a street fighter cab and stay on there for hours without losing. I usually ended up spending the remaining money on food because people would jump me for my remaining money.
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Arcades are shit. Enjoy getting your wallet cucked.
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>>323114193
this tbqh.

Besiides the "you can't beat in your first time!" argument is retarded, arcade games like any other games require some basic skills and understanding to beat it, and for that you to spend time with the game. You can't beat most console games with one credit/life in your first time either.
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>>323114957
and for that you need to spend time with the game*
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>>323114957

>Victor
>Not playing Anakaris the true bottom tier hero

Pleb
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>>323114782

What did D&B do to you, cucknon?

Show us on the doll.
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>>323096890
No you fucking pleb they were arcade machines, there was no such thing as a fucking micro transaction. Literal redditor attempt at a witty observation.
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>>323107187
>>323106818
Can't you change the delay settings on most rhythm games? I imagine an arcade machine would let you do so as well.
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>>323115820
can you get through 5 minutes of your life without trying to blame everything on bogeyman?
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>>323102989
In the 90s I beat SF2 Championship Edition using Bison with 1 quarter. The trick was I would spin attack back and forth across the screen for 25 minutes.
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>>323116234
Yeah you can change the delay, but that's for video offset, not audio. There should never be any input delay in regards to the music.
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>>323103543
I think it still exists at my local bowling alley but I haven't been there in 10 years
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>>323103543
I own all but one of my favorites

Centipede
AfterBurner 2
Space Invaders
Eagle
Playchoice 10 loaded with Dr.Mario, TMNT, SMB3, Punch Out, the Goonies, Kung Fu, Castlevania, and 3 other games I can't remember

Just gotta find room for a 2 player Virtual On cab

>>323117582
>>323105802
You two are mah niggas, Sega makes the best arcade games
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>>323117582
>local bowling alley had a cozy game room of old standup games, DDR, etc
>management changed a few years ago, it got replaced with a meme cancer redemption arcade with swipe cards and phone port games
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>>323102989
>They fucking design that shit to eat your money.
Git. Gud.

I remember playing Raiden 1 at some dive bar a decade ago, got skilled enough to actually make it to stage four on a single credit. fuck the stage 3 boss, though

And plus, Metal Slug is the perfect difficulty to get good at it quickly.
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>>323104207
>Magical Truck Adventure
Holy shit, it actually does exist
I thought that one comic just made up a fake game for a short incest story.
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>>323106759
Kinda of, whats illegal is the coin mechanisms in it. Arcade games with their coin slots still intact (Read: you put a quarter in and it registers) count as gambling machines in many states/countries

Exporting machines with their mechs counts as selling/trading gambling machines which is a no no for a lot of countries, so I'm guessing companies just slapped those warning labels as a catch-all
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>>323117883
>I remember playing Raiden 1 at some dive bar a decade ago
Fuck Raiden 1
This is the worst game to bring up in regards to arcade games not being designed to eat money, if you took one hit your credit was basically fucked because it'd load you back a few screens before with zero powerups (even on bosses) and past like stage 1 you can't even recover from that

It also likes spawning enemies behind you on bosses that are almost guaranteed to kill you until you know when and where they spawn
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>>323097248

They were the most powerful things you could play on at the time. Then they were the premium experience which they rightfully charged for. Now theyre sortof a novelty.
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>>323118413
>Load you back a few screens
Huh, I remember there being another system where it brings you back immediately, though I could just be thinking of co-op.
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>>323101537
Leave this thread and never return
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>>323097248
They used technology that was too expensive and large for consumers to have in their own house, so instead of selling you the entire thing to use at home, you pay a small amount to use it in a public space.

It's the same shit as bowling.
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>>323103897
First time I've ever seen this reaction gif used correctly.
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>no arcades near my location
>the one place that had a bunch of machines closed down last year in november
>only place i could find with beatmania
I just want to play rhythm games
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>>323118642
The Japanese versions do send you back to a checkpoint while the US versions don't. I don't know what kind of fucked up version the other guy was playing, maybe European versions also send you back.
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>>323119185
Have you checked here?
https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/arcades.php

You could also always download Lunatic Rave 2 and buy one of the old PS2 controllers with an adapter or something
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>>323119185
>Retro arcade near me
>Tons of cabinets and pinball machines
>Pinball museum by me
>Pinball machines from 1960 to early 2000's
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>>323119471
>https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/arcades.php
According to that, there's 3 places near.

One of them is in a cinema, the other is a Timezone, and the final one is the closed down place. There's a few other places, but they're too far off for me to consider going to.

>>323119634
Seems like a nice place to live.

Museums dedicated to old technology (especially entertainment technology) are always cool to go to. If only because there'll be a working version that you can use.
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>>323120316
Right, and I should also mention that none of them, except for the closed-down place, has Beatmania.

There's fucking Guitar Hero in there though
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>>323120316
You can play all of them
http://silverballmuseum.com/
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>>323120752
Shit, that's even better.
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>>323105694
>>323106508
>>323106818
>>323107187
>Well that's not how the game actually is, so either your sense of rhythm is shit and the people you talked to were either equally bad at rhythm or misunderstood you or maybe all the machines in your area are garbage
I can confirm that modern AC IIDX is a laggy piece of shit. My estimate is around 5 frames as well. The machines visually account for about 3 of those frames by default, but that doesn't fix the horrible audio delay. When you compare it to CS, it's like night and day.

I'm one of the better IIDX players in the US, and I've played on probably a dozen different machines total in the US and Japan.
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>be me and best friend long long ago
>both playing this game at Yogi's Arcade
>play this game allday errday we go there
>eventually whole arcade is gathered round
>friend's dad getting pissed and honking outside in parking lot bc he wants to leave
>few minutes go by
>old dad makes his way inside, leans into friend's side of cabinet
>see him out of corner of my eye grinning
>shouts, "LETS GO NOW!!!"
>storms off
>we get up embarassed leaving epic dogfight
>never return
>youngfags will never know the joys of the local arcade
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Arcades made some of the best games ever made happen.

Mobiles most of the worst.

Its a completely different model which leads to these quality differences.
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>>323096890

It's pay to win.
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>>323098343

Good observations.
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>>323096890
Never thought of it that way. Interesting idea at least.
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>>323096890
Microtransactions give you directly the thing you want without playing. Even more, normally you use microtransactions to avoid playing (grinding) for x hours or to avoid waiting.

In arcades, you pay for having the oportunity to play. If you are bad at the game, you'll last seconds. If you don't pay, you don't have this oportunity.

They are very different.
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Is public transport government-sanctioned microtransactions?
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>>323103543

Lucky and Wild
>Play with dad at local arcade
>He liked to drive but not shoot
>Get to dual wield
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>>323126474
I wish public transportation actually existed in my country.
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>>323106438
>http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/games-list/
Come to Vegas. We have 3 in the Circus Circus casino arcades.
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Anyone else ever play pic related?

I found a cabinet at a laser tag place a few days ago.
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>>323107878
>GGA
my nigga
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>>323128337
Local arcade has the first one, it's kind of shit
I hate psikyo shmups to begin with but 1 is a vert scroller with a horizontal monitor which makes it even worse
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>>323128856
>vert scroller with a horizontal monitor
Fuck, that's painful. The same place I found S1945III had Metal Slug 3, but the screen was widened, which meant that the sides of the screen were widened.

Personally, I like it, but I haven't had much experience with shmups in general, or bullet hells. So I can't really say much on how it fares with the other games in the genre.
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>>323102989
sorry you are just bad at videogames
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>>323103543
>House of the Dead 1
I still can play that one
>Jurassic Park 2
I still can play that one
>Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
can't play that one anymore
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>>323096890

nah, you're essentially renting the system to play on and the game till you lose.
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Capcom arcades are my shit, especially their beat em ups.
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>>323103543
My shit when we'd go to Newport Dunes.
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I remember playing Dragon's Lair at an arcade months ago.

There was no sound, and I was fucking awful at the game.
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>>323126474
Yes and here in my country it's run by jews.
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>>323103828
NYC used to have Chinatown, but now it's overrun by Barcades and Dave Busters.

Anyone know of a non-pretentious arcade in NYC?
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>>323096890
You see this was very popular pre-internet and it was essentially of social gathering of people of wanted to play video games and such. It wasn't too rare to see cute girls in the Arcade hence another honey trap for the arcades. You had people who had no girlfriends and loved video games who saw an opportunity to play video games while possibly seeing a cute girl and being able to flirt with her. It just moved on to other forms of video games
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>>323133740
this is sort of true kek. I watched a documental of japanese arcade culture recently where a man married his best friend from the arcades.

It's so cool that arcades are still alive in Japan, maybe slightly declining, but still alive.
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>>323115203
not that anon but I actually went to a D&B like a week ago it seemed nice and big but so many phone games and shitty kids touching everything with their filthy hands
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>>323134262
it was a girl right? and yeah I really wish to see a resurgence of arcades but unless there is some super jewery with paying to be online with the consoles, and not to mention the rising amount of people who just stay at home, the ones who would play the arcade games just play at home and unless you hire some hot girls to be eyecandy bait it would be hard to get customers with how normalfags are
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They were, no doubt about it. In the days before home consoles, it was semi-justified since it was the only way to play video games and everyone could pop a few quarters into a few cabinets and have a good time
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How did the arcade sales model work, did the developers get a percentage of the machine's revenue or did the devs just make money solely through cabinet sales?
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>>323135750
I'm pretty directly from the developers there was nothing like that, because cabinets are always being sold secondhand and there's no licensing or anything on them.
There are some third party companies that rent them out though, and I think some of those work like that
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>>323103543
>Still the only one who knows the glory of playing a racing sim with a clutch pedal
>initial D fags will never know the feeling of perfectly breaking, shifting down into low gear then unleashing hell as you drop the clutch sending your suped up S13 into "FUCKING SIDEWAYS" mode
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I don't give a shit man. They were awesome. It allowed for us to shitpost in real life.
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>>323104915
Why would you want to be in the present. The present fucking sucks.
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>>323096890

they are respected because the better you are the less you spend.

its not like micro-transactions where the more you spend the better you are.
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>>323098043
Gauntlet Legends is one of them.
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>>323135750
Strictly cabinet sales (and related things like replacement parts and mod kits). Same as with pinball. That model is what drove innovation, though, because developers needed to give operators a reason to buy their newest machine when they might have an arcade full of working machines already.

>>323140787
This.

Although you do typically have to spend a lot of money getting good in the first place.
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>>323096890
Some of them were.

Some of them were not.

There are a lot fuckin' arcade games and it is stupid to broadly classify them.
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>>323102989
I've beaten a dozen fighting games in the arcade on a single credit. Not really much of a feat tbqh
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>>323102989

A couple points to consider.

1. A lot of arcade games are harder in North America, contrary to the notion games were made easier for westerners.

2. Arcade Ops in the US would adjust game dip switches and system settings to higher difficulty setttings in an attempt to get the player to pay more. If you play the Japanese versions of some games you'll find a more balanced difficulty.

3. If you invested the price of a home console game in an arcade game you got quite a lot of play time. $60 = 240 credits. (The trick for longer play sessions is to never continue.)

4. In the past people were better at arcade games and took them more seriously. People who fire up a game in MAME, die every 30 seconds, credit feed their way to the end, and then make a judgment on the game are not qualified to make judgments about the game.
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>>323143675
For the first point, it actually tends to be the contrary for shmups.

A lot of them, especially Toaplan, send you back to a checkpoint in the Japanese version.

Though one thing I did notice is that while they're easier in that area, they make up for it with aggressive rank, just look at Nemesis (Western Gradius) for an example, where they give you power ups when you die but the rank maxes out quickly.
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>tfw about to build my own arcade cabinet
>tfw young fag with no memories of arcades
>tfw /vr/ is my homeboard
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Can someone rec me more games like the DnD Capcom games?

Bought em for my Wii U and played the hell out of em with my little bro, looking for more.
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>>323143675
>mfw learning to play metal slug 2 on arcades
>mfw finally clearing it 1 cc and remember it took fucking eons
>mfw it was at 8 difficulty, hardest on MVS settings
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>>323144960
>tfw young fag with no memories of arcades
>tfw /vr/ is my homeboard
Cool that you're making your own cabinet. But nobody gives a shit about this kinda stuff. Also are you doing an emulated cabinet or actually going full out replica?
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>>323145237
Emulated, going with a CRT though.
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>>323145352
not bad, emulated machines are pretty good seeing as you don't have to deal with a lot of the analogue settings, not to mention adding additional games is a breeze by comparison.
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>>323145608
I got a raspberry pi 2 for Christmas and I've been dying to do more wood working stuff.
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>>323127803
I'll make sure to check it out when I go to EVO next year.
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>>323145073
Lightbringer and Guardian Heroes for the Saturm.
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>>323145760
you'll probably want to upgrade that eventually

arm processors are fucking ass
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>>323096890
In a way they were, except they didn't require you to buy a $300 console, $60 game, pay for obligatory online and shill you for DLC and season passes before the content was even available

you just slapped a few coins in and if you were good enough you could beat the whole thing
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>>323127803
>Come to Vegas
Fuck, I can't. Last time I was there was 10 years ago and I got my pinky removed by a pneumatic press. I don't know if they could find me in a AX cabinet in circus circus but I sure as fuck don't want to find out.
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>>323129798
XXXX YOU
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>>323105310
Bullet visibility is a problem in Battle Garegga period, it's not just a console issue.
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