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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2018, 10:02:58 AM »
24. Game #341 - Mega Man: The Power Battle,1995


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes! It was on the Mega Man collection I had for GameCube. You know, the one that had all eight regular (9 and 10 didn't exist yet) Mega Man games and didn't only sell you the first six like those fuckers do today?

Have I played the game before?
Yes.

What is it?
A Mega Man one on one fighting game, but really it's just Mega Man but you only fight the bosses.

How much did I play?
Beat it on my Pandora's Box playing the Mega Man 7 bosses, and I've played it a bunch before.

Thoughts?
I'm a big fan of this one. A Mega Man Boss Rush game? Why not! My only real complaint is not being able to mix and match bosses. I'd like a mode where they can be from any game and not just 1-3 4-6 or 7. That's a minor complaint though. It's also a little weird how some bosses have their regular stage music and others don't.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2018, 10:06:20 AM »
25. Game #833 - Burger Time,1982


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
Yes, the home version.

What is it?
It's Burger Time. This one is a pretty well known classic. You avoid enemies while trying to make burgers by knocking the ingredients down to the bottom.

How much did I play?
Twenty minutes or so. I couldn't beat the first stage.

Thoughts?
I suck at Burger Time. I've never been a big fan of this one as I'd much rather play Donkey Kong or Pac-Man.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2018, 10:09:20 AM »
26. Game #116 - Knights of the Round,1991


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes. They had it at the LaserQuest I frequented.

Have I played the game before?
Just a couple of times.

What is it?
Side scrolling hack and slasher. It's very similar to Golden Axe but without magic.

How much did I play?
A couple of levels.

Thoughts?
I loved Golden Axe when I was a kid, so I also enjoyed Knights of the Round. I've never beaten it so I should probably sit down sometime and do that since I don't need quarters. Not that I'm in any rush to do so as the game is fun but nothing great. I also noticed you level up but couldn't figure out what if anything that does.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2018, 10:13:58 AM »
27. Game #706 - Puzzle Bobble 4,1994,1997


Have I heard of the game before?
Not specifically this one but I've heard of Puzzle Bobble.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A Puzzle Bobble game. You shoot colored orbs at other orbs and try to match a bunch of the same color and do it faster than your opponent.

How much did I play?
A couple of stages.

Thoughts?
It's a Puzzle Bobble game. And not a clone but actually Puzzle Bobble. So it's fun, I think I've already said I enjoy these types of games. The music and graphics are cutesy enough and not distracting or anything. I'm also not very good at this games, but it doesn't stop me from enjoying them.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Not that I saw.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2018, 10:19:58 AM »
#28. Game #734 - Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo,1996


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
Yes, on Playstation. Weird little story, I think it was this game where I rented it and it had the instruction manual for Suikoden in the box, which got me interested in that game. And when I rented Suikoden yep, Puzzle Fighter's manual was in the box. But it's highly possible without having rented this game I never would have discovered the Suikoden series, and I LOVE Suikoden.

What is it?
A tetris clone with gems. Or maybe it is its own genre at this point. Either way gems fall from the top and you try to get as many of the same color together because busting them apart with special pieces, and you're fighting someone else doing the same thing.

How much did I play?
A couple of stages.

Thoughts?
Love it. It's always fun watching your little avatars wail on each other when you bust a lot of gems. It's always struck me as a very weird spin-off for a fighting game series, but it works really well. HADOKEN.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2018, 10:48:49 AM »
#29. Game #635 - Tehkan World Cup


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Soccer.

How much did I play?
Four games. I won three and tied the last one. I'm not sure if tying caused it to end, or if you just play four games max.

Thoughts?
It's ok. It's very basic, but I didn't mind my time playing it. I don't have much else to say about this one.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2018, 10:59:18 AM »
30. Game #328 - Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, 1991,92


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
Oh yes. This was huge when I was a kid. It's Street Fighter II but you can play as the bosses? Yes please!

What is it?
Street Fighter II but you can play as the bosses. Also I think there are some other minor changes, like Chun-Li throwing a fireball but that might not have come until Turbo.

How much did I play?
A couple of fights this time, but I've sunk hours into this in the past. I did beat E. Honda at least this time!

Thoughts?
Hadoken! There's so much Street Fighter II on this machine that I'll probably hate the game by the time I'm done, but that hasn't happened yet! However, I still suck ass so I couldn't beat Blanka. Asshole! Anyway, it's a Street Fighter II game so there's not much to say, other than I was super excited for this version as a kid because I could play as Vega.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Only if You must beat Sheng Long counts.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
31. Game #277 - Dragon Bowl,1992


Have I heard of the game before?
No, though I've certainly heard of what it's based on.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
So I had no idea what to expect from this one based on the name, and my best guess was that it would be a bowling game of some kind. Nope. It's a fucking bootleg Dragon Ball game! Whoa!


How much did I play?
I beat the first stage and got stuck and couldn't figure out how to proceed on the second stage.

Thoughts?
It sucks! I know, I'm disappointed too but it really sucks. I got super excited when I found out it was a Dragon Ball game, but I lately learned while researching this that it was a bootleg. Which makes total sense. When the game starts and it says FIGHT I swore it sounded just like the voice from the Street Fighter I had just played and it turns out it was. They stole a bunch of voice sounds from Street Fighter II. I think Goku is Chun-Li.

Why does it suck? It's just a shitty beat-em up with crappy controls and a weird jumping mechanic. The music is lame too, I'd have liked this game way more if they'd used actual Dragon Ball music. Even that American gotta find those Dragon balls crap.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2018, 11:57:31 AM »
32. Game #164 - The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy,1990


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
I...don't...know? This was a weird one. I'd call it a kind of side scrolling kind of platforming beat'em up.


How much did I play?
I think I played 4 or 5 stages.

Thoughts?
Didn't have a clue what to expect from that title. Still don't really understand it, other than the fact that your guy, presumably Edward Randy, can hang off of ledges. You spend most of the game, at least what I played, on moving objects like planes and boats and just beat up a shitload of guys that jump on your plane or have their own boat. You fight with a whip and you can jump on and hang from ledges. That's about it. The graphics also got kind of glitchy which I attribute to the emulation and not the game itself. Like I'll probably say 600 times while playing through these games, this one was fine. THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS WOULD PLAY AGAIN LIKE AND ADD ME ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK K THX BYE.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Nice outs, try next adventure.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2018, 12:35:52 PM »
Update on Golden Par Golf: I played it today for the first time in a few weeks and managed to go +4 on both games, and not only did I get two eagles in the first game, I got a hole-in-one on a par 4 in my second game. Someday I'll hit par, someday. Also, I think the laughing at you on double bogey putts happens when you're at or under par, as I heard it three or four times while I was under par.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2018, 10:08:18 AM »
I haven't been able to play this in awhile but I promise my quest to play every single game on the machine will continue.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2018, 02:53:50 PM »
So I've kind of gotten obsessed with this arcade shit. I'd always wanted a full size arcade machine, and was saving up for one, when I discovered bartop arcade machines, which would be a lot cheaper and take up a lot less space. I also liked the idea of building it myself, so I ordered a kit and spent the last two weekends building it.
 



My plan was to put a Raspberry Pi in it, and I wired it all up for the Pi, but I just can't make the damn thing work (HyperPie). I finally gave up yesterday and re-wired it for a Pandora's Box 5, the same thing I have in my arcade pad. I'll still try to get the Pi running as it'd be cool to have console emulators too, but we'll see if that ever happens. Also, without the Pi those nifty front buttons and USB ports won't work. However, the wiring for the Pandora's Box goes through a JAMMA harness, so outside of having to figure out how to do the audio and video, it'll be ready to go when I get an actual arcade motherboard (which I may have just ordered on Ebay.)

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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
that's really cool

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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2018, 10:57:19 PM »
Great job!!

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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2018, 08:49:23 AM »
33. Game #491 - Blue Hawk,1993


Have I heard of the game before?
Nope.

Have I played the game before?
Nope.

What is it?
Another vertical scrolling plane shooter.

How much did I play?
I played it to completion, then played the first stage again because I did that awhile ago and forgot which game this was.

Thoughts?
It's perfectly servicable. There's a zillion of these games on here so they're all going to start to blur together, but this one is fine. The bullet hell is fairly reasonable and I didn't find it super cheap. Though when you get your ship really powered up you're shooting so much shit on the screen it does get hard to see enemy fire.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Congratulation! See you again!!
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #65 on: May 26, 2018, 08:57:41 AM »
34. Game #826 - Don Doko Don, 1989


Have I heard of the game before?
No Doko No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Gnome Bubble Bobble. With a hammer instead of bubbles.

How much did I play?
I think I played a dozen levels or so.

Thoughts?
Meh. It's fine to kill a few minutes but I have no desire to keep playing through it, and the music gets repetitive very quickly.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2018, 09:20:52 AM »
35. Game #729 - Capcom Sports Club,1997


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A sports compilation with Tennis, Soccer, and basketball.

How much did I play?
I tried each sport.

Thoughts?
I expected this to suck but actually it's not bad. And I certainly did not expect to do the best at the soccer game. I won a tournament in soccer, won a game in basketball, and won two games but no matches in tennis. I would rank them as soccer, tennis, basketball. Basketball is 3-on-3 and wants to be NBA Jam but it certainly isn't and it sucks. Tennis is hard as fuck but I enjoyed it. Oddly enough I suck ass when I serve but can win when I'm not serving. Soccer my only real complaint is it automatically switches to the defender closest to the ball so you'll be running left towards the ball then it switches you and suddenly you're running left away from the ball.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Not that I saw but it's a Japanese game with little English in it so it's very possibly there.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2018, 09:28:17 AM »
36. Game #338 - Street Fighter II: Champion Edition M6, 1992


Have I heard of the game before?
Not M6, but yes.

Have I played the game before?
Not M6, but yes.

What is it?
Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition.

How much did I play?
A couple of matches. As usual E. Honda kicked my ass, but it was cheap as fuck, glitchy cheap.

Thoughts?
It sure is Street Fighter II: Champion Edition alright.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
WARNING USE IN TAIWAN ONLY. (A lot of these games start with a screen listing where they're legally allowed, but most of them it goes by quickly and lists multiple countries or just the ones it's not allowed in. This one it is the damn title screen if you've put a coin in. It doesn't even say press start it just says WARNING USE IN TAIWAN ONLY. Really, who is going to put money in the machine then see that and go oh I won't play this?
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2018, 10:14:50 AM »
37. Game #468 - Super Macross, 1992


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A vertical scrolling space shooter.

How much did I play?
I played the game to completion.

Thoughts?
At first I thought it was kind of boring but then I realized it's just that I'm actually getting better at these games and not dying so much. I got through 2 and a half stages on one quarter which is nutso for me. So I appreciate that it's not nut bustingly hard. It also gives you a good supply of powerups so dying doesn't set you way back. Probably one of my favorite of these types of games.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Surprisingly no as there are a lot of cut scenes but there's no text with any of it, even when you beat the game.

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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2018, 10:32:55 AM »
38. Game #148 - Shadow Force,1993


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A three button side-scrolling beat'em up.

How much did I play?
A stage and a half or so and I played as all four playable characters.

Thoughts?
Do not like. I thought being a 3-button side-scroller would make this interesting with more depth than a standard 2-button beat'em up but it just makes it worse. Attacking is a chore and most enemies block a lot so it's really tedious. And damn do enemies love to walk off-screen and stay there for awhile while you just have to stand there and wait for them to come back. I'll give the game credit for having four unique playing characters that all play differently, but it's not enough.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No, but it does load up with the WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS Williams S. Sessions screen, which may be the first time I've seen that so far. Hopefully it's not the last.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #70 on: May 26, 2018, 10:43:03 AM »
39. Game #869 - June First, 1983


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Hard to describe, I'd say it's 1983's version of a vertical scrolling space shooter, but it's not an auto scroll you move forward and back. And I don't mean up and down you fully can control moving around the grid. The goal is to kill all the aliens in the wave.

How much did I play?
Four or five waves.

Thoughts?
For 1983 this is really good. It's of course really dated now, but for the time I think I would have loved this. Just the ability to move wherever is really nice, and you also have a power-up that lets you disappear for second if you're about to get hit.



Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.

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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2018, 09:27:19 AM »
40. Game #892 - Scramble,1981


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A side scrolling early 80's space shooter.

How much did I play?
I played through the first level.

Thoughts?
It's ok. I know I've played a dozen games like this, but it was easy enough to pick up and do well. You shoot the shit in front of you and drop bombs (which are a bitch to aim) at stuff on the ground and you have to hit fuel tanks along the way so you don't crash. My biggest take away is that the sound sucks and gets old very quickly, not that that was unknown in this era.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
HOW FAR CAN YOU INVADE OUR SCRAMBLE SYSTEM?
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
41. Game #69 - Street Fighter Zero 3,1998


Have I heard of the game before?
Not by this name, but yes.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Street Fighter Alpha 3, the Japanese version.

How much did I play?
Nine or ten matches.


Thoughts?
I was aware of the Street Fighter Alpha series but never really played them. Now having played this one, I kind of regret that. I find this to be way more accessible than the Street Fighter 2 series, and I really like how long the fights are. Hits don't seem to do nearly the damage they did in Street Fighter 2 so the matches take longer and there's more weight to each round. Though I don't know if that's a Street Fighter Alpha thing in general or specific to number 3.

One other thing I noted, presumably because this is the Japanese version, is that Vega is called Balrog which really threw me for a loop. 

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2018, 01:57:08 PM »
Yeah the Street Fighter Alpha is called Zero in Japan for some reason. Balrog is called M. Bison in Japan because they thought Tyson would sue them if his name stayed the same in the US.



They look kind of similar. Sagat is still Sagat in Japan, Vega is called Balrog, and M. Bison is Vega in Japan. I think the way the names are in US work better.



As for your observation about accessibility, I definitely think it's more accessible than Street Fighter 3. I really like the Alpha series.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2018, 01:44:44 AM »
The Alpha series was the last time I really enjoyed a SF game. SFA2 was my jam until Tekken 2/3 came around.
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« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2018, 08:10:04 AM »
I've been thinking of getting something like this.  Does it plug into your TV via HDMI or some other connector?
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« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2018, 02:52:47 PM »
HDMI or VGA.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2018, 11:07:48 AM »
42. Game #689 - Mouja,1995


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Puzzle Fighter but with cats and coins.

How much did I play?
A couple of matches.

Thoughts?
The game is in Japanese, so I didn't fully figure this one out. Obviously you want to match similar pieces, but I was never sure when I had enough to make them disappear as sometimes it took two coins sometimes it took five, and often the coins would disappear but leave one of a different type. It's weird. Not to say it isn't fun though, as these types of games are easy to get addicted to and the music was decent. Also, cats are cute so it has that going for it.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2018, 11:20:42 AM »
43. Game #216 - Double Dragon II: The Revenge,1988


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
On the NES.

What is it?
Side scrolling beat'em up.

How much did I play?
The first stage, I couldn't make myself play any more.

Thoughts?
This game sucks. I remember liking (though sucking at) the Double Dragon series on the NES but then I played Double Dragon Arcade on Xbox Live Arcade and was surprised how awful it was. The sequel is no exception (and the third one is also on this thing, I'm not looking forward to that.) Unlike most two action button beat'em ups instead of one button being one attack and one being another type, here one button attacks left and one button attacks right. It's a pain in the ass to get used to and you'll get your ass kicked a lot trying too. Even after figuring that out I just had no fun trying to slog through this game.

Oh lovely, the first one is on this thing two so I have not one but TWO more of these left to slog through. Barf.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No, but I don't know if it calls them Bimmy and Jimmy in this or just the home version.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2018, 11:34:13 AM »
44. Game #827 - The Berlin Wall,1991


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A puzzle platformer where you dig holes to trap monsters in then kill them. You can also fill holes in as needed.

How much did I play?
Six or seven stages before my pizza showed up and I died.

Thoughts?
Hmm. Well, it's not terrible or anything. If anything it's a pretty standard puzzle platformer. But man is it loud. To adjust the volume I have to take the marquee off so I try not to have to but this one was REALLY loud compared to other games I've been playing. I'm really glad now I didn't turn it up for Double Dragon II since that one was fairly quiet. It's also bizarre because the backgrounds are just stock images of Berlin(I'm guessing) and the wall and ...random people? Possibly celebrating the wall's destruction or protesting the wall, but they really could just be images of random people that have nothing to do with the wall.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Scattered stars from beater opponents can be used to beat another monster.
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« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2018, 12:07:05 PM »
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No, but I don't know if it calls them Bimmy and Jimmy in this or just the home version.

That was Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones on NES.  AKA the bad Double Dragon game, so seeing what you think of I & II, I'm sure you would love that one.

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« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2018, 12:18:54 PM »
45. Game #951 - Knights of Valour 2,2000


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No, but there are several of these on the machine so I'll learn quickly.

What is it?
A side-scrolling beat'em up. It uses four buttons, which is fairly unique for one of these, and there are a lot of items and powers to pick up and use.

How much did I play?
Four or five levels and played as most of the selectable knights. I hit level 10, if that means anything.

Thoughts?
Not bad at all, especially after Double Dragon. I would totally waste half an hour playing this at a pizza place. Hopefully the other ones are as good as this one. I would have played it to completion but I'm trying to plow through a bunch of games today. The difficulty is just right too as I didn't have to hit the quarter button very many times to get pretty far.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No, it's in Chinese I think.
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« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2018, 12:50:18 PM »
46. Game #439 - Hyper Duel,1993


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A side scrolling space shooter.

How much did I play?
I played it through to completion.

Thoughts?
So I'm only on game 46 huh? Oh boy. This is fine, it's like every other side scrolling shooter, the only difference is your other button instead of being a kill them all button you get one or two of, you get a power meter and it...shoots a bunch more shit. I don't know, I was zoning out SO hard while playing this. I probably wouldn't have finished it but the new Best of the Worst was fairly long and I zoned out playing this while focusing on that. 3 out of 5 stars: It's a space shooter.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
Instead of saying pilot data it says p lot data. And the ending credits had some interest credits like Fake Dwarf Giva.



(lots of space)



AND YOU
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2018, 01:10:34 PM »
47. Game #579 - Neo Geo Cup 98: The Road to Victory,1998


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Soccer. Oh joy.

How much did I play?
Four games, winning three and making the semi-finals.

Thoughts?
It sure is soccer. Which is not my game. Whereas the other soccer games I've played on this arcaded them up so the field was small and you could have some fun, in this one it's a full size field so it takes forever to go from one side to the other. I also didn't particularly know what I was doing. But I did enjoy slide tackling the fuck out of people. Picked up a few yellow cards but most of the time there was no penalty and it was great to knock down two or three people in a row and have their bodies laying on the ground while I grab the ball and take off.....slowly kick my way towards the goal.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2018, 01:24:56 PM »
48. Game #68 - Street Fighter Zero 2,1996


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes, as Street Fighter Alpha 2.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Street Fighter Alpha 2.

How much did I play?
Half a dozen matches or so. Fuck you Ken.

Thoughts?
Just paste what I said about Street Fighter Zero 3 here, as it all pretty much applies. And just like that one it was Ken I couldn't get past, that fucker.  But I really enjoyed this one as well. I suspect I'll be playing these Street Fighter Alpha games a lot when I'm not playing through the list.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2018, 01:34:18 PM »
Update on Golden Par Golf: I played it today for the first time in a few weeks and managed to go +4 on both games, and not only did I get two eagles in the first game, I got a hole-in-one on a par 4 in my second game. Someday I'll hit par, someday. Also, I think the laughing at you on double bogey putts happens when you're at or under par, as I heard it three or four times while I was under par.

Played 36 holes last night while intoxicated. I think I was +6 on the first course, but finished -4 on the second course. WOOT WOOT WOOTIN PALLY.
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« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2018, 04:49:02 PM »
Double Dragon 2 arcade is pretty bad. The NES version was a marked improvement over the original but in the arcade DD2 is a rehash of DD1 with the same engine, same number of stages (4 as opposed to 9 in the NES game), similar enemies, and a lot of slowdown. Major differences are the aforementioned new control scheme (which made it into the NES version) and Jimmy's cool new white outfit (which didn't). It also has what I feel is one of the saddest endings in a video game, especially if you've played the NES game (not gonna spoiler-tag a 30-year-old game, sorry): In the arcade version the game ends after you fight a ghost version of Billy (and Jimmy in 2-player mode). In the NES game, this was the stage 8 boss fight ("The Double Illusion") and it set the stage for the final confrontation with the Shadow Master. In the arcade version, there is no such fight, and rather than just another challenging sub-boss, it feels like the Lee brothers are fighting their own grief and guilt over not saving Marian. In the NES game, Marian triumphantly rises from the dead after the final boss fight, but in the arcade, nope, she's gone. It ends with a photo, presumably taken shortly before her death, of Billy and Jimmy (with sick mullets) looking creepily at Marian and she blinks and a tear falls from her eye to the bottom of the screen and forms the words "The End." And she's not back in part 3 (the arcade version). As for part 3, it's very different from part 1 and 2: it features much improved graphics (but poor animation), a whole bunch of new playable characters, and a new "store" feature where you buy extra lives and power-ups for real coins. Remember that Technos also made Superstars and Wrestlefest, two similarly money-grubbing games. I said it was different, but it's not particularly better. Again, the NES version is superior, and as Kahran Ramsus mentioned it's the worst received of the series, so look forward to playing the arcade version.

Last note on Double Dragon 2: They released an "arranged" soundtrack in Japan and it included this rendition of the NES version's final boss fight which is pretty goddamn great imo:


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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #87 on: June 07, 2018, 02:27:35 PM »
49. Game #643 - Lode Runner,1984


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
Not the arcade version, but yes.

What is it?
A puzzle platformer. The goal is collect all the items while avoiding bad guys. And you can dig holes for bad guys to fall in.

How much did I play?
A couple of levels. And a lot of deaths.

Thoughts?
I sure suck at this one. The bad guys in this are just relentless and very obnoxious. I remember having some version made in the 90's for PC but I couldn't remember a single thing about it so this was all new to me. If you don't suck ass at it like me I could see this getting addicting. I enjoyed the music as well.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2018, 02:55:00 PM »
50. Game #462 - Gunbird 2,1998


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Vertical scrolling shooter.

How much did I play?
The first level which consisted of seven stages.

Thoughts?
When I was searching for an image of the title screen I saw that this game was ported to Dreamcast and that makes sense to me that this would get a home release because it's pretty good. There are five playable characters that presumably all play differently since the couple I tried did. I played through the first seven stages as Alucard. Yes, that Alucard. He shoots bats. Then there's a girl on a broom and a guy on a magic carpet that I tried as well.

The game is colorful and pleasant to look at and I never had that problem where bullets blend into the background. The problem I did have is that this game is really difficult. I've gotten a lot better at this genre and while I did make it through the first stage on one life it very quickly became a game of me having to hit the quarter button and continue. I also suspect the game is pretty long since just level 1 had seven stages. There's even a story of some kind. I didn't really know what was going on but there was a pirate lady with big boobs and one of her cronies was named Gimmick. I was gathering elements for a cure of some kind. I assumed it was a cure for his vampirism but no he's bald and it makes him grow an afro. Oh stop, my sides are splitting.

This game makes me wish I had save states on this thing, and hopefully the console version lets you save your game. Definitely a game I'll be playing more of.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
I think I saw some I just don't remember it, but there's dialog between every stage so I imagine there's gotta be some Engrish in there somewhere.
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« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2018, 07:18:46 AM »
51. Game #238 - SWAT Police,2001

Fuck it, I tried three different images and they all had non workable links. The game sucks anyway, so you get DOG POLICE instead.


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Shitty.

Oh I need to expand on that? Sigh. Ok. It's a front facing shooter. That sucks.

How much did I play?
For reasons that escape me I played the game to completion, which was 10 stages.

Thoughts?
It's not that this game is THAT bad, but it's very boring and more importantly it's not fun. At all. This game is the antonym of fun. You aim in all directions but only moves left or right. Aiming at enemies and avoiding enemy fire is damn near impossible without the dodge roll button, so you spend the whole game just holding down the fire button and dodge rolling all the fucking time. I got the hang of it eventually and only died once on level 5, but as mentioned I had no fun doing so. And then there's the boss fights. Fuck boss fights in this game. There are only 3, and go figure the final one is the easiest, but the first two are a super pain in the ass. They're constantly spraying fire while moving around like crazy so you're trying to hit the boss and dodge fire and it just doesn't happen and you just want to die. Fuck this game.

Also, this is apparently from 2001 but I wonder if this is a remake or re-release because it sure doesn't look like a game from 2001.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #90 on: June 08, 2018, 07:25:55 AM »
52. Game #864 - Super Breakout,1978


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes!

Have I played the game before?
I'm not sure if I've played this version but it's very possible.

What is it?
Breakout. You have a paddle and you bounce a ball up at tiles that disappear when you hit them.

How much did I play?
One game, maybe took out 20 tiles.

Thoughts?
I'm thinking this was designed for a paddle or trackball because it's basically unplayable with my joystick, hence why I didn't play very much. It would be fun with the proper controller though. We had some breakout type game on our PC when I was a kid that I used to love, so I'm down with these games. I love the classic bleeps and bloops.

The only other thing to note is for some reason the game plays in black and white, despite the video for the game that plays on the main menu being in color.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #91 on: June 08, 2018, 07:34:36 AM »
53. Game #699 - Atomic Point, 1990


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Tetris. Like literally just Tetris with different music.

How much did I play?
I played one game, got to level 10, then the doorbell rang and I died. I didn't see a need to keep playing.

Thoughts?
Tetris is cool and all but most Tetris clones add something new. The only thing I noticed here was a couple of pieces had one block on them glowing, but it was only maybe 3 pieces the whole game I played, and they stopped glowing when they landed. The music isn't very good either. I don't see myself ever playing this one again, especially when there's an actual Tetris game on this machine.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2018, 07:46:35 AM »
54. Game #207 - Shinobi: FZ-2006,2006


Have I heard of the game before?
Not this version of it.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Shinobi. As far as I can tell it's literally just the original Shinobi arcade game.

How much did I play?
I beat the first mission including the boss because I wanted to get the bonus stage.

Thoughts?
Oh man this game. Again I have no idea what makes this version different, so I'm just going to talk about it like it's the original Shinobi. My favorite local restaurant when I was a kid had a copy of this for a couple of years and I would be able to get a quarter from my mom to play it while we waited to get seated. It's a one hit and you die and start over game, and not an easy one, so I never got very good at it. But I played it every damn time we went there and at least got to where I could beat the first mission or two and man is playing this again giving me pleasant feels. I honestly completely forgot about this game because I played a bunch of the console and handheld Shinobis which are different than this game. It's probably been 25 years or more since I played this but it all came flooding back, especially when I saw that fucking bonus stage. When I was a kid it took me forever to be able to beat the first boss so I could never get to that stage but it would show it while in demo mode and damn it it looked so cool.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #93 on: June 08, 2018, 07:51:49 AM »
55. Game #848 - Battlantis,1987


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
Space Invaders with goblins and ogres instead of aliens.

How much did I play?
A couple of stages.

Thoughts?
I don't see the point. It's space invaders with a better graphical scene. Ok. Why? When I loaded the game up and saw the Konami logo I was surprised I hadn't heard of the game or hadn't seen a home port, but once I realized it was just space invaders I understood why.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #94 on: June 08, 2018, 08:03:04 AM »
56. Game #2 - The King of Fighters 98,1998


Have I heard of the game before?
Yes.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A fighting game, one of the billion King of Fighters games. Specifically it's 3 on 3, and once a fighter falls the next one steps up. As far as I know you can't tag in the next guy.

How much did I play?
A handful of matches. I even won one!

Thoughts?
Well, I knew eventually I'd get to this series. Not that I have anything against it, I've just literally never played any of this series and there's a LOT of them on this machine. My plan was to go in blind to the first one that popped up just to try it and then maybe look up move lists before playing the next one, and I think I'll stick to that. I button mashed my way to a victory so that's possible at least. I'm no good at fighting games but I usually enjoy them, the good ones anyway. I assume these are good given how many they made and how popular they are. It seemed fine to me while playing, didn't see anything super cheap. I do assume the button layout is supposed to either be four in a row or two rows of two, so I'm at a disadvantage there going three on top and one of bottom.  There's another one of these coming up soon so before that one I'll do a minor amount of research.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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Re: Smues Plays 960 Arcade Games
« Reply #95 on: June 08, 2018, 08:57:35 AM »
57. Game #309 - Liquid Kids,1990


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A platformer. It kind of makes me think of a bubble bobble knock off if the goal was to reach the end of the stage instead of to kill all the enemies. Your weapon in this one is ice, and when you freeze enemies you can knock them into other enemies.

How much did I play?
Half a dozen stages.

Thoughts?
I feel happy right now. It's not a great game, but it's kind of relaxing. It's very colorful and cutesy visually, and the music is fairly relaxing and soothing. The game play is fine but this one is all about the atmosphere. When you land on water your character, who is cute enough, floats on a little raft and it's just adorable. YES I AM SEVEN YEARS OLD. I see myself playing this one again when I need to chill out.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
"I've gone over mountains and accrossed valleys"
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« Reply #96 on: June 08, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
58. Game #878 - Twin Brats,1995


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
A Pac-Man knockoff. You're a baby, I think, and you collect all the dots and avoid mushrooms and other shit. There are other things to collect but fuck if I could figure out if they did anything.

How much did I play?
Seven or eight stages.

Thoughts?
It's got a neat idea in it. There are walls that you can move and they'll block the enemies. So a smart person could really plan out levels and you can save yourself in a pinch by flipping a wall, but it's not enough to make me care about it. As far as I can tell there's no power-up to kill the enemies like in Pac-Man. Also, when you die it starts you right back, meaning the enemies can still be right there. You have your few seconds of invulnerability but it's not always enough. And then we get to the real horror of this game, the public domain soundtrack. God did this drill into my skull fast. I would much rather play Pac-Man and just hear WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA over and over then this torture. Pass.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2018, 09:15:12 AM »
59. Game #26 - The Kind of Fighters 98 Ultra Leona, 1998


Have I heard of the game before?
Not this version, but yes.

Have I played the game before?
Yeah, because as far as noob Smues can tell it's the exact same game as the version I just played a few games ago.

What is it?
King of Fighters.

How much did I play?
One fight.

Thoughts?
I'm sure a King of Fighters vet could spot the differences but to me it's the exact same game, so I don't see the need to go any further. At least with the Street Fighter II's I can tell hey you couldn't shoot 8 hadokens at once in the regular one. I'm wondering if this is an official release or if it's a hack/bootleg, but I really don't care either.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
No.
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« Reply #98 on: June 08, 2018, 09:31:02 AM »
60. Game #394 - Forgotten Worlds,1988


Have I heard of the game before?
No.

Have I played the game before?
No.

What is it?
I thought it was going to be a Contra knock-off, but it's just a generic side-scrolling shooters where you play as what looks like a guy from Contra.

How much did I play?
The first two stages.

Thoughts?
Meh. I found this one really boring. It felt weird being a Contra guy but only being able to shoot straight. And unlike most of these games there was no secondary weapon and you don't collect power-ups as you go along. You can only buy them from the shop which appears to appear once a level. Really the most enjoyment I got out of the game was from the first quote below.

Any Engrish? Or any memorable quotes?
"If you are playing this game outside of the country of the United States of America and Canada you are committing a crime. Stop."
I feel like that's not accurate. Like maybe the owner of the machine is but if this is in a Mexican 7-11 I don't think it's a crime to put a quarter in.

"The God of war hates to be attacked on shoulders."
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« Reply #99 on: June 08, 2018, 11:46:55 AM »
I always liked the Shinobi series better than the Ninja Gaiden series, although I never personally had a Genesis (until recently when I got an AtGames version).