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If we put together a theoretical arcade, what games do you wanna see in it?
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A mashup of Wave Race and House of the Dead where I shoot zombies but also have to drive a jetski.
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>>9414259
I'd play that
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>>9414251
This mother fucker
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>>9414251
We need a virtual on machine
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>>9414251
3rd strike at least 6 cabs for chads
One Alpha 2 cab
One Kof cab for fags
One Super turbo cab for fags
All Capcom beat em ups
GnG
Metal Slugs
Couple Konami games
Couple Taito
No fucking shmups, has to be a quality arcade.
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>>9414251
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>>9414251
Data East games are a must, definitely need to throw in some SEGA and Konami stuff.
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>>9414441
It's Burger Time
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>>9414365
What's wrong with Shmups
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>>9414365
>Metal Slugs
>No Shmups
What about Metal Slugs but Shmups
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>Battletech Pods
I think there's about 15 of these left on earth and it would be awesome to have a FFA
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>>9414251
>>9414279

The Old Star Wars Arcade cabinets. damn, I'd love to have one
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>>9414619
Shit they look like they were pulled from a giant robot.
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>>9414584
We need a whole fleet of Pinball machines
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X2
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>>9414658
They look like Inner Sphere drop ship pods
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cocktail machines to class up the place.
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if this game isn't there, I'm not interested
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A couple atari vector games for charm's sake. Im thinking Milipede and Major Havoc. Shit, major havoc covers like 5 genres in one.
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I demand Time Crisis 1, 2 and 3, The Simpsons, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Sunset Riders and at least the first four Metal Slugs, or I'm not gonna be partner in this venture. I'm sorry, but take it or leave it.
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>>9414431
>>9416996
We need to have these
>>9414619
I would fucking kill for this.
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>>9414967
Agreed, we need some of the Cruis'n games as well, maybe Hydro Thunder? Oh and Daytona USA.
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>>9414978
Ms. Pacman is the best woman of video games, for a quarter she'll swallow balls till she dies.
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Gotta be all games not easily emulated or at least elevated by the machine construction.
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The real question is: Are the machines set to Free Play or not?
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>>9414613
These? There's an arcade in Minneapolis that runs them.
https://www.falloutshelterarcade.com/battletech/
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>>9417235
That's awesome. I travel there for work sometimes...I remember playing the ones at North Pier in Chicago back in the day.
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>>9417219
Free to play but there's an entry fee and you gotta pay for the food.
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The machine itself isn't retro, but dammit the IP is. 8 player Bomberman is great. I would also recommend the 4 player Pac Man Vs. machine.
>>9414659
Give me Addams Family and Fun House, and I'm good
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Needs a Lethal Enforcers.
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>>9417326
4player pacman vs was fun, played that recently. one of those games even a non-gamer can have a good time which i think is important for 4p games
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>>9417326
How dare you suggest a fucking fish game. Begone.
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The Simpsons pinball from Data East.
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>>9417590
I was just trying to consider games that our girlfriends might want to play too while they hang out with us, and.......oh...oh right...
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We might as well have one of these
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>>9418186
Wow. I've never seen this before. A real car? Is it still around? I wanna play it.
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>>9414251
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JRLV3Fcmg
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>>9418201
There's at least one still out there. It is a real car.

https://gamesyouloved.com/blog/2018/march/25/ridge-racer-full-scale-the-last-in-the-world/
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>>9418186
RIDDDDDDDGE RACEEEEER! IT'S RIDGE RACER!
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>>9414613
>>9414619
THESE WERE IN SAN ANTONIO IN DAVE & BUSTERS AT CROSSROADS AND 410
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>>9414279
I liked the gamecube one of this series don't know the name it wasn't a racer but it felt like one
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>>9414251
Paperbroz, Jetski racers, marble madness remake, gears of war multiayer remake with sports celebrities faces and radio stations in game

I duno
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>>9414251
We gotta have a Primal Rage machine up in there somewhere.
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>>9418265
>There's at least one still out there. It is a real car.
>https://gamesyouloved.com/blog/2018/march/25/ridge-racer-full-scale-the-last-in-the-world/

I'm not the anon you are responding to but.... unfortunately that arcade got retired by the arcade, and partially destroyed shortly after that article came out.

Afaik no other Ridge Racer Full Scales are in operation. That was the last one.
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In the Hunt!
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Original Killer Instinct and Fighting Vipers Model 2
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>>9414251
space harrier ofc.
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>>9417219
Is it possible to make an arcade machine that detects coins or cards using MAME?
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>>9420707
>Is it possible to make an arcade machine that detects coins or cards using MAME?
Yes its already been done.

But why would you want that for a freeplay arcade? People are paying a flat fee at the door to NOT need to pay for games.
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>>9417326
I would love to play a Saturn Bomberman version of this.
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>>9418186
Well if you are including Ridge Racer Full Scale, then we gotta include these big boys.

Galaxian 3 arcade. The world's biggest mass produced arcade system ever made.
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one of these
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>>9414365
>No fucking shmups, has to be a quality arcade.
based
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>>9414251
Pic related and:
>Twin Cobra
>Toki
>Operation Wolf
>Choplifter
>Star Wars Trilogy (1998)
>Pit Fighter
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>>9418186
>>9420928
I’m gonna be honest these giant ass arcade machines don’t seem that great to me. Something about the projection in a lit building just makes it seem so cheap and gimmicky. There’s a gigantic tomb raider shooter in the round one near me and I’ve never once felt the need to play it
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>>9422370
Giant Pac-Man sucks too, anon. Stay based.
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>>9418186
>shitty miata
lame
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>>9422373
Let's be honest. Both the Miata and the Paul Walker are lifestyle cars. I feel like an F1 simulator is the way to go.
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>>9414251
not quite retro, but I'd love to play F-Zero AX at least one more time before I die.
Also there was a game I remember playing back around 1999 that I can't remember the name of for the life of me. The machine had two large sticks on the same horizontal axis and basic 3D graphics. It was made to play 2 player and was a collection of randomly selected mini-games where you would each control a guy on screen who moved according to your stick and you'd push each other out of the way trying to complete challenges.
Also Motos
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>>9422370
These big arcades were made in the by Namco during the early 1990s. Arcade games like this were absolute unheard of back then. Plus the gameplay is pretty good.

Modern stuff just can't compete. Esp American companies like "Raw Thrills" where they used the same components over and over.
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>>9422378
>not real turnleft cars
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>>9414348
Based. Virtual On was one of my favorite arcade games growing up.
>>9414450
>It's time for burger
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>>9414251
>/VR/ Makes an arcade
A bunch of misters in unfinished poorly designed flatpack arcade cab kits with LCDs
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>>9418186
I pray every day for a second japanese economic bubble in my lifetime. We have to go back
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>>9426191
>I pray every day for a second japanese economic bubble in my lifetime. We have to go back

It amazes me that there was a time in history where making a $250,000 arcade game (with a real Mazda sports car) was actually profitable for a company. There were actually businesses that bought these huge Ridge Racer arcade machines. And Namco made big money.

Today, you can barely get people to leave their house let alone go to an arcade. But back then? Arcades were filled to the brim with people. It was so popular that Sega and Namco's arcade factories could NOT keep up with demand.

Here's another thing you may not know. Arcade games were so in-demand and so valued that even the mob and organized crime bought expensive arcade machines (instead of land) to hide their money from the government.

What the mob would do is buy the most expensive machines they could get their hands on like a Sega R360, some premium driving game, or whatever. Then take these machines and store them in a barn or some other building in the middle of nowhere. Only a few trusted people would know where they were stored. Then they wait several months to a year, and then resell their machines to get their money back.

That's why you hear all these stories about people finding arcades in "random barns" 20 years later in the countryside in the middle of nowhere. Where no arcades ever existed or were ever close by. Many of these are NOT random finds. They were put there for a reason until organized crime could reclaim them.

Sometimes the mob would get taken down and the arcade machines would get forgotten about in the confusion.

Also the arcade market crashed hard in the late 1990s/early 2000s. So it wasn't even worth the effort to retrieve the arcade machines sitting in barns anymore. A single machine previously worth $10,000 dollars is now worth almost nothing. Arcade owners were literally throwing their arcade cabs into dumpsters. Arcades were shutting down across the West.
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>>9414251
jurrasic park lost world. this is my white whale of arcade games to buy for my house
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I guess if I'm wishing to see just one game in it, it'd be a newly discovered Bouncer. Pretty sure it's lost to time though. Fuck I want to play it.
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>>9426167
Could be worse, it could have been Pandora Boxes.
>CAPTCHA: X2JAMX
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>>9427282
I got you covered bro
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>>9427340
This game is so fucking cool. Has anyone here ever seen a cabinet in person?
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>>9427269
You mean like a real 3rd world shithole arcade?
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>>9427340
I love this game's atmosphere.
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>>9414251
check out the layout for this place.
https://www.eightytwo.la/
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>>9426229
The only place I've ever seen a full-scale ridge racer cab was in a Namco Timeout like over 20 years ago
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>>9426229
>the mob used to buy arcade machines and hide them like squirrels burying nuts
[citation needed]
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>>9427975
>the mob used to buy arcade machines and hide them like squirrels burying nuts
[citation needed]
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>>9427986
No one cares about your demands
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>>9428012
>i spent the last fifteen minutes pounding on google like it owed me money looking for anything to support this stupid story and came up with nothing
Anyway, can you at least link to the Youtube video that told you the mob arcade machine story?
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>>9428018
>demands a YouTube video to explain arcade history
ugh...tell me you're a zoomer without telling me you're a zoomer
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>>9428098
>n-no u are the z-zoomer!
Just link the youtube vid, little fella. I'd like to have a laugh at it.
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We need one of these
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>>9427951
I'm not the anon you are responding to, but organized crime have been involved with Arcades for a very long time. It's a cash business that's great for money laundering. It's not a secret. Arcades didn't have a good reputation until the 1990s.

Before the 90s arcades were considered seedy places. Some Arcades had live sex shows if you went further into the building. So Imagine a strip club mixed with an arcade. Some Arcades would get raided by police because they would secretly run gambling dens in the back of the building. Many old school parents thought arcades were awful, and parents didnt want their kids hanging around such places.


Source:
ME. A kid who grew up in the 70s and 80s in a major city. And NO I'm not going to link to youtube video or wiki article. Learn to investigate yourself.
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>>9428176
>I'm not the anon you are responding to
You are totally that anon.
>but organized crime have been involved with Arcades for a very long time.
Stopped reading right here. This was never in dispute, and has been well documented since at least the lift on the pinball prohibition. The mob buying and hiding arcade machines in "random barns" is in contention however.
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>>9428140
>Just link the youtube vid, little fella. I'd like to have a laugh at it.
More cringe. Stop pretending you an oldfag
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>>9428195
So, did you just make that weird story up yourself? I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt by figuring out who lied to you.
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>>9414653
Not the biggest Star Wars fan but if your arcade doesn't have this bad boy then fuck off.
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>>9428018
redditards should be put in cages

>>9428176
yep. Then Family Friendly arcades came in the 90s
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>>9428210
>replying to yourself
kek
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>>9428098
It's kind of getting irritating because they like to LARP. I know the shit you grew up with sucked but you should stop pretending you grew up with us, it's fucking weird.
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ITT: some zoomer kiddo gets caught larping and the samefagging damage control begins.
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"Ok, see? We're gonna buy this Donkey Kong, see? Yeah. Gonna get rich with this thing, see? Gonna take it down to "the farm" and put it on ice, see? For a year or two, maybe more, see? Yeah."

"Uhh, gee Rocko, how's dat gonna make us any money? If dese things is so popular couldn't we just set it up legit and make some bread? After all, we's already bought da thing."

"This is why I don't pay you to think. Yeah. We're gonna hide it for a year or two, see? Yeah. Sell it off later on and hope to break even, see? Yeah. It's a scam, I tell ya! We're gonna be rollin' in dough in a year or two, see? Maybe we'll even forget about it and never sell it, yeah! It's the big time for us, see?"

"Uhh, you da boss, boss..."
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>>9428186
>>9428140
>>9427986
>>9427951
>>9428018
>>9428221
>zoomer doesn't know how to respond to being called cringe and decides to pretend be an oldfag. Then samefag replies himself to desperately show legitimacy. Adds pepe to try to fit in
How embarassing
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>>9428264
>embarassing
Yeah, it's my favorite part of calling out larping kids. The embarrassed shitposting and damage control. Please, continue.
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>>9427951
>>9427986
Do you need us to make a PowerPoint presentation too?
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>>9428282
No, I need you to keep up the embarrassed shitposting.
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>>9428254
>so obsessed that he writes a fanfic
Pure
A U T I S M
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>>9428312
>still embarrassed
Pure
C O M E D Y
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>>9428254
This is one of those situations where you are wrong. But we get far more entertainment watching you sperg than actually spoonfeeding you answers.
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>>9428336
This is one of those situations where you called out for larping and you're embarrassed. But that's how I get my entertainment, so carry on.
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Obviously we'll need some more fighting games, both 2D and 3D. All the major Capcom and SNK ones. Virtua Fighters, Tekkens, Soul Calibur/Edge, etc. Then some more obscure and goofy stuff like Sonic Championship (Sonic the Fighters).
>>9414348
Seconding this. Virtual On was one of the coolest games at the arcade back then.
>>9414431
Necessary along with Simpsons and TMNT.

Also need Air Hockey, no arcade is complete without it.
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>>9428217
>>9428218
>>9428327
>>9428338
>n-n-no you!
Copying others insults just makes you look more pathetic anon. This is embarrassing to read. If you have no good comeback then don't respond. Haven't you learned anything from the internet?
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>>9428361
>still embarrassed
lol
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>>9428365
Embarrassed for you. Not embarrassed by you. Big difference.
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>>9428378
>still embarrassed
Larping zoomers really are the gift that keep on giving.
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>>9428254
This is not how money laundering works at all. What a shit read.
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>>9428405
>still embarrassed
lol
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>>This is still the GOAT SW game, the fact it never got a port of any kind even to this day is insulting
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>>9428254
Just take the L bruv
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>>9428559
>still embarrassed, all this time later
Just take the L bruv
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>>9414973
>>9426229
>>9415003
Based.
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>>9414973
And make sure it's an ACTUAL DDR machine. Not those grocery store generic brand DDR clones like "In the Groove" or "Pump it Up" that use diagonal arrows.
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>>9426229
I grew up in the 80s too. I remember the seedy arcades as well. Mom didn't like me going. But Dad was like "no big deal. Boys will be boys". My mates and I would try to peak in the back of the arcade where we saw many adults going into. The 18+ only section. Good times.
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>>9428596
lol same
i remember our toys 'r us had an adult section in the back where they sold the "grownup toys"
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>>9426229
Possibly the most effective troll I've ever seen on /vr/
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>>9428609
>maybe i can still play it off like an elaborate troll
You can certainly try.
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>>9428613
How sad.
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>>9428732
The truly sad part is how you're still embarrassed after all this time.
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>>9428609
I know right? Anon fell for it hard. He replying to every single post now.
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>>9428186
You just answered your own question. Mob owned Arcades were money laundering fronts. You think they paid legitimate money for purchasing and storing their arcade machines? ::face-palm:: Arcade cabinets were worth very big money back in the day and cash only business. You could use them to hide money. Just like how Chinese citizens purchase land in foreign countries to hide their money from taxes from the Chinese government. It's a safe tax free investment.
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>>9428254
Take you meds
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>>9428254
...
Anon, they're right.
That was a real thing.
You'd be hard pressed to find a single arcade in the country that wasn't at least partially mob-run.
and all I'm saying is those guys these days that just so happen to be uh, arcade collectors/fixers/etc, yea, those are guys it's probably worth being friendly with.
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>>9429253
>if i just keep moving the goalposts
lol
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>>9429253
>You'd be hard pressed to find a single arcade in the country that wasn't at least partially mob-run.
[citation needed]
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>>9414251
Street Fighter and OutRun are a must
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>>9429253
Don't bother anon. One small sentence set him off. He doesn't seem to actually care about the truth or people who were alive back then. He's a nut job.
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>>9429645
I hope you mean Street Fighter 2. Cuz Street Fighter 1 sucked.
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>ctrl+f: NBA JAM 0/0
Fuck you.
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>>9429716
Why are you still replying to your own posts? It's been literal hours now.
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>>9428254
We're reaching levels of schizophrenia that shouldn't even be possible.
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>>9428254
Imagine getting this bootyblasted about something dozens of reditors know to be true
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>>9428254
You think organized crime that was earning tens of millions of dollars through illegal gambling and drug sales...cared if the arcade machines legitimately earned money?

Whatever the arcade machine could legitimately earn was peanuts compared to the real money earned illegally. The mob only cared about appearances. The arcades were there as a cash only business so "on paper" the mob could have a tax reason on how they earned so much money. Money laundering.

It's how the government convicted notorious mobster AL Capone. They couldn't convict him on murder. So they got him through tax evasion. Everyone knew he was a mobster, but what mattered was the "eyes of the law". They proved Capone was a millionaire but had no legitimate businesses to prove how he got so rich.

If police are raiding your business, then you move your operations elsewhere. That includes storing arcades in places like barns or random basements in the countryside. This happened all the time in Asia too with Asian gangsters. It still does. Asian gangsters get word ahead of time of a raid, so they clear out their business.

If the mob needs to hide money, then (at the time) they could do so by buying the most expensive arcade machines they could get their hands on. Some machines were worth tens of thousands (deluxe sit down racing cabinets) or hundreds of thousands of dollars (stuff like Sega R360, racing games with motorized moving seats, Ridge Racer Full Scale, etc).

You could hold onto your arcade assets while the police investigated you. The police would find nothing. When the heat dies down, you resell the arcade machines to get most of your money back. Arcade machines held their value for many years... until the arcade market crashed in the late 90s.
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>>9431008
This makes no sense because arcade game machines were not known to retain or increase resale value as time went on in the 1980s and 1990s, in fact it was a constant race to get newer and flashier games out as soon as last month's big game's popularity waned, so machines got dumped for cheap. It would have been a poor investment strategy for money laundering.

Why can't you provide a single outside reference making even a mention of your story?
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>>9430680
>>9430938
>>9431008
Imagine still samefagging this hard almost a day after getting embarrassed.
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>>9431076
>not known to retain or increase resale value as time went on in the 1980s and 1990s,
Not for the high end deluxe cabinets. Did you ever see the prices for new and even used Arcade deluxe cabinets back then? It was still very high even after release. I actually worked at an arcade back then.

Also the issue wasn't a race to the bottom. The issue was that the arcade market was over saturated to the limit. Arcade Manufacturers had shoved arcade cabinets in every possible place they could go: Arcade businesses, malls, Grocery stores, Laundromats, convenience stores, 7-11s, gas stations, Dental Offices, museums, hospital waiting rooms, etc. There was nowhere else to put them. But the arcade manufacturers kept releasing new games every year regardless. That's why upgrade conversation kits became more popular than just buying a whole new cabinet every single time a new game was released. It was cheaper and all you needed to do was swap the internal PCB, and the exterior artwork. Bam. New game.
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>>9431076
Arcade businesses only threw out cabinets as a last resort. It was expensive to buy new ones. Cabs were usually converted to other games when the old stopped earning money. My friend was the general manager of an arcade. I once went with him as he tried to buy a used game from an arcade business 20 minutes away. The game needed some repairs but my friend had the parts and could fox it. But the owner of the other arcade said, "I would rather throw this game away in the dumpster than sell it to rival arcade that could potentially steal business away from me".
Sure enough he did. He chopped it up with an axe and destroyed the cabinet and tossed it in the dumpster when it was raining.
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>Arcade businesses only threw out cabinets as a last resort. It was expensive to buy new ones. Cabs were usually converted to other games when the old stopped earning money.

The 4 cartridge Neo-Geo MVS machines were really common where I lived in Canada. Walk into a movie theatre, and see two of these in the lobby. Walk into a random bar and see some of these machines. I would see them in local convenient stores, bus stations, laundromats, Pizza Hut, etc. Buy a few of these , and load them up with games like Metal Slug 1, 2, 3 , 5, X, Wind Jammers, Pulstar, Aero Fighters, KOF 94, 95, 98, Samura Showdown, Fatal Fury, Waku Waku 7, Blazing Star, Puzzle Bobble, Neo Turf Masters, SNK vs. Capcom, etc.
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>>9431116
Imagine being this bootyblasted
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>>9431342
Is that your Neo Geo? Very nice. Looks to be in great shape. These days you can only find arcades maybe in movie theater lobbies or a specific arcade business. That's it. I haven't seen a Neo Geo in years. They all gradually disappeared. Treasure your Neo Geo. They don't make them anymore.
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>>9431076
>This makes no sense because arcade game machines were not known to retain or increase resale value as time went on in the 1980s and 1990s
Arcades were still in their prime back then. They didn't lose serious value until the early 2000s.

>in fact it was a constant race to get newer and flashier games out as soon as last month's big game's popularity waned, so machines got dumped for cheap.
Cabs got converted whenever possible to support newer games. Swap out the artwork and electrical bits inside. New game. That's all. No one throws out perfectly good cabinets during the peak of the Arcade era. That only happened when the arcade market crashed in the 2000s.

>It would have been a poor investment strategy for money laundering.
Arcades are a cash only business. It's a perfect cover.

>Why can't you provide a single outside reference making even a mention of your story?
You are being educated by first hand accounts right now you pleb.
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>>9432045
The original troll was way better
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>>9417216
That game was really fun. They had it at the Chuck E. Cheese near me as a kid.

As for OPs question, I would choose that one GI Joe arcade game. Where you're running and shooting shit, kind of like the stages in Contra where the camera is behind you. I really liked that game.

Also, Skee-Ball. Skee-Ball is great. A few weeks ago I was playing it with an old black woman and she beat me pretty bad.
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>>9431261
>But the owner of the other arcade said, "I would rather throw this game away in the dumpster than sell it to rival arcade that could potentially steal business away from me".
>Sure enough he did. He chopped it up with an axe and destroyed the cabinet and tossed it in the dumpster when it was raining.
Awful thing to do but it's been known to happen. Some owners are assholes.
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>>9431261
What faggot shithole do you live in where people are like that? I got all my cabs second hand from arcades. Often fixed them up and sold them to or placed them in other arcades. Everyone was pretty friendly.
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>>9431206
>I actually worked at an arcade back then.
No you didn't, champ. Calm down.
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>>9432654
This. Even though everything else he says is true it's impossible that anyone ITT isn't larping.
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>>9432654
>>9433661
Samefag is samefag.

No one realistically cares enough about minutia except you. You give yourself away.
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He can't handle the idea that older people use 4chan. He thought his generation was special
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>>9417597
This i would havw instead of the most recent ones.
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>>9422372
>based

WORDFILTER, WORLDFILTER everywhere.
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>>9422370
>I’m gonna be honest these giant ass arcade machines don’t seem that great to me. Something about the projection in a lit building just makes it seem so cheap and gimmicky.
It's not as if there is bright light shining against the front screen. That's just the flash of the camera taking the photo anon. The arcade is normally dimly light. Some of Those machines even had draped cloth at the entrance before you walk inside.

It's also not some cheap Tomb Raider game that no one cares about and just takes up floor space. Not even the big titty version of Lara either. It's the one with a washboard chest and the failed 2010s film.

These games were made by Namco and Sega. Two companies that knew what they were doing when it came to arcades. Very popular when they first came out. The Ridge Racer Full Scale even had a line of people waiting to play it back in the day.
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>>9433775
Yet for some reason you unrealistically care deeply about whatever it is you imagine people are samefagging about
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>>9434252
>Doubling down this hard
The correct response is to not respond when your samefag gets called out.
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>>9434301
No, the correct response would have been to not double down on the cringy larping after getting called on it the first time.
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>>9434569
No one believes you. Just stop.
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>>9414259
Jesus Christ, I'd play this. Lucky & Wild but it's jetskis, speedboats and zombies.
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>>9434609
No one believes what? I'm not the one making up bullshit stories.
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>>9431839
>Is that your Neo Geo? Very nice.

No, its not my unit. It was a photo I grabbed to show what I was talking about. Those 4-cart MVS units were once quite popular though, as they were pretty cost effective way to get multiple arcade games into one machine. Plus they were easy to swap out cartridges with.
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How about a Sega AS1. I once saw one of these set up in the parking lot of a mall, right out in front of the arcade it had. But I never got in it and tried it out. But they hold up to 8 people, and are really more like an interactive ride than a game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSwZ6NXsI8
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>How about a Sega AS1. I once saw one of these set up in the parking lot of a mall, right out in front of the arcade it had.

You sir have good taste. Supposedly only around 25 Sega AS-1 units were ever produced in early 90s. Most were put in major Malls or huge arcades like Sega World, Sega Joypolis, etc.

By the late 1990s, most units were gradually retired or scrapped by Sega. The last remaining one spotted in an Indonesian Mall loaded with modified software and looking very worn down in the late 2000s. Eventually that one disappeared with no official explanation given by the Mall. A few staff members said anonymously that the machine was very old and had broken down. No one was able to fix it. So it was scrapped. All AS-1 units were thought destroyed now.

In a twist of fate, 10 years later a surviving Sega AS-1 unit was found in Ukraine of all places
around 2021. The owner put it up for sale for a very low amount. It was purchased by an unknown buyer and is thought to be the last surviving Sega AS-1 in the entire world.
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>>9434876
>You sir have good taste. Supposedly only around 25 Sega AS-1 units were ever produced in early 90s. Most were put in major Malls or huge arcades like Sega World, Sega Joypolis, etc.

Only 25? I swear I saw one of these, and it may have been a tour across Canada or something, where they just took it different participating arcades. It was either this unit, or something that looked like it. As I said, it was in the front of an arcade close to a parking lot, and I had a chance to ride it. But for whatever reason declined... like I didn't have the time and the machine was gone, the next time I visited mall.
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>>9434895
>Only 25?
That was the average I read. But I personally would say no more than 40-ish (tops) were made. And that's on the high end. Sega didn't sell a lot of these like their other arcade units (which sold in the thousands). The Sega AS-1 was very big and required a dedicated space. Plus it needed maintenance as well. It wasnt cheap.

>may have been a tour across Canada or something, where they just took it different participating arcades. It was either this unit, or something that looked like it. As I said, it was in the front of an arcade close to a parking lot, and I had a chance to ride it. But for whatever reason declined

One of The biggest selling points of the Sega AS-1 is that it could be set up in less than 2 hours on location, and was an "all-in-one" unit. All you needed was the space and provide it with electricity. Roll it to a location, lock it down, and plug it in.

Prior to this, any type of "virtual reality or 3D" ride required the area to be renovated and needed power cables and other supports and equipment to be installed. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovation was needed.

Sega was the first that made a portable unit. Go anywhere that had space and power. So you probably encountered an AS-1 that was on tour. It's a shame you didn't ride it. But I can understand. Kids think things will be around forever. You probably thought you could ride it later or another.

I used to visit the arcade a lot in the 90s and early 2000s. Then I didn't visit the arcade for almost 10 years. I came back in the 2010s and everything was different. All the games I grew up with were GONE. It was now a bunch of carnival ticket games, and a bunch of giant mobile games (like giant angry birds or giant flappy bird). This made me discover that arcade games are retired and thrown out after several years. You could get maybe 5 to 8 years out of a new machine before it breaks down. Many arcades get rid of old stuff rather than fix them.
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>>9434301
>The correct response is to seethe and cope when grownups mock my projected schizophrenia
These voices in the head get it
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>>9434802
The AS1 is one of those things that's just totally fucking lost. I played a few of those interactive ride games back when Segaworld London was a thing, and there's essentially no surviving footage of them. A minute or so of that game is floating around because it was repurposed for a DVD menu sequence or something, and for the rest of the games there might be a blurry screenshot from a magazine piece.

There's probably some vault in some Sega exec's office somewhere with whatever is left of the code, and that's it. The machines were too rare, and video cameras were pretty hard to sneak onto rides back then. It's one of those things I'd really just love to see again.
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>>9435253
Sega has a storage warehouse somewhere in Japan where they saved 1 copy of every arcade cabinet and ride they ever created for arcades. Supposedly this includes the Sega AS-1. Game developers can request to pull arcade cabinets out of this warehouse (within reason) in order to play and better under Sega games.
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>>9435253
>The AS1 is one of those things that's just totally fucking lost. I played a few of those interactive ride games back when Segaworld London was a thing, and there's essentially no surviving footage of them. A minute or so of that game is floating around because it was repurposed for a DVD menu sequence or something, and for the rest of the games there might be a blurry screenshot from a magazine piece.

This same arcade also had a Hologram Time Traveler arcade machine for like 3 weeks. This thing cost 1 dollar to play. The holographic effect worked really well, there was a reflective floor area where they would reflect, and the triangle and cube and ball were physical objects. The video is projected onto a transparent layer, or something... but it is a good effect. The game is all FMV featuring a time traveling gun slinger cowboy. It's like Where's Waldo with a cowboy. It's a QTE game like Dragon's Lair but it has a level selection screen. The FMV is cheesy, but it has its charm and some good integration of CGI (for a 1991 game) . Time Traveler is an arcade game with micro transactions. It was a game that cost a dollar, you could plunk in more quarters and buy things. I would throw this on as a spectacle.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhYiJlgHZ6M
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>>9435269
Fun fact, they used this to film the ending scene of raiders

>>9436084
>The holographic effect worked really well, there was a reflective floor area where they would reflect, and the triangle and cube and ball were physical objects. The video is projected onto a transparent layer, or something... but it is a good effect.
From which youtube did you obtain this complete bullshit?
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>>9428176
>Before the 90s arcades were considered seedy places
I miss it as an adult who only went to 90s arcades that were clean. and one bowling alley that was seedy
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>>9431076
laundromats and arcades are notoriously known for money laundering. how much do they make a day? who know. just pretend you made enough to cover that dirty money youre bringing in and going to claim on your taxes. they cant check your machines for how much they made a month
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>>9436303
>From which youtube did you obtain this complete bullshit?

https://youtu.be/DhYiJlgHZ6M?t=287

That's what the machine looked liked, and I did see one of these in person a few times. I guess there is a a transparent reflective surface that gets reflected from a CRT monitor? But it was a cool looking effect. Those 3D shapes all reflected on the surface. I thought one of them was a pyramid, but they are all cubes.
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>>9436303
>From which youtube did you obtain this complete bullshit?
Enough with this tsundere bait bullshit.

You think accusing everyone of lying will get them to do the work for you and post more information.

Just ask like a normal human being you idiot.
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>>9436620
He's just baiting you to post more information. He's a young guy who never experienced arcades but is pretending he is an old man. Stop spoonfeeding people like him. At most, give them the name of the machine and tell them to look up info themselves.
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>>9436629
You should tell us another riveting story about mob owned arcade machines in barns.
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>>9436694
Maybe you should write another 2000 word essay where we can all laugh at again.
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>>9436303
>Fun fact, they used this to film the ending scene of raiders
I wish. Lol

But no. It's a legit thing. It was in a behind the scenes video where Sega developers talked about getting special permission to access the Sega warehouse archives to pull machines out of storage. The developers were remastering and re-releasing old games like Outrun, G-loc, etc and wanted to make sure they got the gameplay correct in the new versions. So they needed to access the Sega archives where they store copies of all arcade machines Sega ever made.

They basically walked into a huge warehouse with lots of huge sealed wooden boxes. In the center area, several old deluxe arcade cabinets from the 1980s were pulled out of storage and setup for them to play. It was mentioned that Sega keeps copies of all their old arcade machines so developers can test them.
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>>9432045
>>9432112
>>9436336
I wasn't talking about the use of arcades themselves not being used for money laundering, I'm saying it didn't make sense to buy up a bunch of machines and keep them in a barn. There is JACK SHIT online about this. Fuck off, I don't believe your stupid story, it's obviously bullshit.
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Unique arcade experiences:

Lucky and Wild
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OOP-1WHSKE
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Also:
Cosmotrons
Warlords
Panic Park
Cameltry (and other knob games)
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>>9436891
>I'm saying it didn't make sense to buy up a bunch of machines and keep them in a barn.
You were just told why. You don't seem to want to accept it for whatever reason. Where do you expect the mob to keep their expensive arcade machines if they want something off the books with no records? In some basement, warehouse, or a barn far away.
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>>9436891
lol what a retard
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Just to be clear, I'm not saying that it's a bad thing.
Mobsters are actually some of the coolest dudes you'd ever meet.
Not to say I personally find crime appealing, but they are men who have honor, which is a thing sorely lacking in most these days.
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>>9436891

What are you not understanding??

Organized crime never intended to leave their shit in a barn forever. The idea was to store it temporarily and then move them to a new location or sell off the arcade cabs for quick cash.

The arcade market crashed HARD in the 2000s. So it wasn't even worth the gas to pick them up anymore. Cabs lost 90% of their value overnight. So they just abandoned them.

So the mob just left them in barns to rot away for decades. They are forgotten for years only to be discovered by some scavenger or collector years later.

And not every barn with arcades was a mob barn. But some were.
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>>9437176
I'm still mad Scud Race never got a console release. And Sega won't ever re-release it in arcades because they don't want to pay licensing fees to get the cars like the Dodge Viper again.
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>>9417037
8 linked Daytona USAs to be precise.
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>>9437081
>but they are men who have honor
theyre criminals. they operate to steal, scam, intimidate, smuggle and kill for money. people who prey on regular people for money. they are the least honorable people in the world. the only 'honor' they have is theyre scared to rat on the boss because he'll send people to kill them, but the opposite isnt true as all bosses rat. all mafia fags are dishonorable. youre dont know shit about shit.
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>>9437926
>not 16 linked Daytona USA 2s
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>>9436751
>we
It's just you, kiddo.
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>>9438107
>>not 16 linked Daytona USA 2s
I think the max was 8 players linked together
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>>9437210
>Scud Race n

It's also called SegaGT, and either version is fine. This game was stunning for an 1996 arcade game:
https://youtu.be/N6tzEZulFog?t=30

It still looks great. Fantastic racer too. never got a home port :( `
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>>9439997
Looks amazing but Why is this Scud Race driving game so hard and unforgiving? You mess up even once and you will never get top ranks.

Same with Daytona USA.

Sega had a knack for making racers that are both visually stunning and challenging. I have to walk away after losing only to come back later.
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>>9438107
I prefer the original honestly, but we can have both.
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>>9435253
Is this the same thing? https://youtu.be/f6m2EsvoskE
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>>9436904
I got to play this for the first time in almost two decades a few weeks ago at my Barcade. Still holds up man, although it's a bit cheap with the damage you take. Then again I was a bit tipsy so who knows.
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>>9441553
>>9436904
>Lucky and Wild

I remember playing this at my local Theater arcade in the 1990s. It had Speed Racer, Lucky and Wild, and the 6 player X-men cabinet.

The theater is gone now, ans from I hear Arcade cabinets are not treated with respect. Many bad arcade operators back in the 80s and 90s would treat arcades as disposable amusement machines. They would use them until they made and profit and the machine broke down. Then swap in a new game and getting rid of the old components. Or worse, toss out the cabinet entirely.

If you play this game today be grateful as you are probably playing on one of few surviving cabinets around.
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>>9441707
Lucky and Wild isn't too uncommon at retro arcades. I've run into it five or six times.
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>>9414967
Don't forget rush the rock
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>>9420928
My local arcade actually had Galaxian3 for a short time. Considering how much I loved the fuck out of Starblade you damn well better believe I played this shit to completion at least once
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>>9441540
Yeah, that's scramble training.

Megalopolis is probably the most well known AS1 title, being a Tetsuya Mizuguchi project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_J9Fq8vQM
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>>9441798
>My local arcade actually had Galaxian3 for a short time. Considering how much I loved the fuck out of Starblade you damn well better believe I played this shit to completion at least once

I heard some private collectors bought some used Galaxian 3 theaters when they were getting phased out of Dave and Busters arcades in the early 2000s. Usually going for $1K to 3K for the whole theater.

Those private collectors were incredibly smart. You can't even find Galaxian 3 anymore being sold anymore. They were all scrapped.
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>>9428149
Basted. 5 minutes in one of these and you'll never want to play anything else
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>>9442045
Ahhh very neat. Shame I've never seen one of these things seems cool.
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>>9414365
>No fucking shmups, has to be a quality arcade.
Based, fuck shmups.
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>When I get older, Im gonna drop tons of money on arcades
>Got older
>Arcades stop existing.
Life is cruel.
Anyway, we need one of those, still the only machine I 1ccD at an actual arcade.
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>>9444381

An arcade collector said something to me that has stuck in mind ever since. He said:

"Remember when you are buying an arcade cabinet that you are buying an *antique*."

It really hit me when he said antique. The cabinets I grew up with in the 80s and 90s are now 30+ years old. They were never designed to last this long. Controllers break. Motherboards fail. Monitors burn out. Even if you bought an arcade cabinet fresh from the factory in the 1990s, left it in climate controlled storage, and never used it.....the arcade cabinet would still have problems if you tried to use it today.

But they survive because we keep them alive. It is what we do as arcade collectors.

At 30 years old, owning an original arcade cabinet requires maintainance and repairs. It is a way of life.
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>>9444483
My old arcade died because they replaced all the people that had passion for it, they would clean properly, make sure the sticks worked, take the machines apart if they needed to.
It was right around the time the Time-Out arcades went into namco's hands so I blame them.
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>>9444381
>When I get older, Im gonna drop tons of money on arcades
>Got older
>Arcades stop existing.
>Life is cruel.

Bruh.... I feel it too.

I asked an arcade owner why he got rid of some games . He said they started breaking down a lot. People were rough with the lightguns. Sega stopped providing support once they were outside of warranty. And to buy replacement parts wasn't worth it since the machine didn't earn that much money anymore. So he sold it.
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>>9446942
Sell it to whom though?
Where do these machines go? Would hate to think they're being broken down for bullshit.
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>>9444381
Find a forever home if you want to collect arcade/pinball machines. If you live a nomadic lifestyle and constantly move, it's a royal PITA to move all the machines.

Secondly, make sure you can fix/maintain them or have a close friend who can.
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>>9444381
Then this link is going to make you mad.

https://youtu.be/fQNoJQ2Pn2c

This is what a mall did with their old arcade machines. These were big deluxe arcade machines too including House of the Dead.
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>The board is still there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gL4XqkQOFU&ab_channel=Aetika
My reaction to this video. Followed by tears.
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>>9447929
Not that anon but it usually goes down a chain from big businesses to small businesses. Big arcade chains like "Dave and Busters" will offer to sell their machines to smaller secondary arcade chains like "Chucke E Cheese". And then once CEC is done with the arcade machine, it might get sold to a smaller independently owned "Mom and Pop" arcade businesses. Places that aren't chains. When it gets sold it gets cheaper each time because it's used.

Until eventually the arcade machine is put up for sale on eBay or some other auction site...and if it doesn't get sold on auction then it might be eventually scrapped once it breaks. It depends on how long the final owner wants to keep it. That's how these arcades end up in private owners hands. Sometimes arcade owners have warehouse storage and just shove old arcades into their warehouse for many years.

Sometimes you can just walk into an arcade and ask if an older arcade game is for sale. It might be. It happens far more often than you think. It depends on the mood of the arcade business owner. But be prepared to spend several hundred dollars (for standard old arcade cabinets) to maybe $1K to $2K for old 1990s deluxe arcade machines (like an old deluxe Time Crisis machine or an old deluxe House of the Dead machine). It really depends on the condition of the machine. Do all the joysticks, buttons, and monitors work? How big is the machine is, and how much space does it takes up? If a machine is really banged up, then usually you can negotiate a cheaper price.

Really vintage stuff like "Pac Man" is really in demand and usually sells for a higher price to collectors. But again it depends on the owner. Do they want to hold onto the machine to get the best price possible, or do they want to get rid of it because it takes up too much space?

Last resort is stuff like this
>>9448190 happening. Really sad!
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>>9448190
>>9448210
You might be able to salvage it, but those arcade machines are in pieces. It has been sitting outside for a while. Hmm...the frame might be good. If it hasn't rained, then the board and monitors might still work. You would have to buy new light guns though. Definitely A LOT of work to get those up and running again. And that's *if* the salvaged parts still work.
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>>9448239
Well im glad to hear that, I was worried it just gets broken down into scrap.
Maybe Im just a sentimental old fart but it sucks to see arcade machines just wither and die like that, so many memories in those things.
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>>9449369
>Well im glad to hear that, I was worried it just gets broken down into scrap.

Unfortunately, sometimes they do just break them down for scrap. It depends on the arcade. Sometimes the people don't want to deal with the extra hassle of selling it or auctioning the arcade machine off.

Personal story: I was trying to buy a machine from an arcade. I was saving up some funds, but when I returned to see if I could make a deal, the manager said they threw it out 2 weeks ago in the dumpster. It was long gone. I was deeply sad because I have yet to find another one.

To some arcade owners, they have zero sympathy or nostalgia for these machines. To them, the arcades are just "amusement machines" to be used and abused until they are no longer profitable and then tossed out our scrap. Zero love for them.

That's why despite a production run of 100,000 units being made for some popular arcade games, only a fraction of that amount remain today. Some places literally tossed them in the dumpster.

And 15 years later, these machines are in demand again. Let that be a lesson! Treat your arcade machines with care. You never know what the future holds.
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>>9449407
I cant even imagine how many arcade games are lost forever, shit nobody even remembers, gone forever..
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>>9450884
>I cant even imagine how many arcade games are lost forever, shit nobody even remembers, gone forever..
Back in the 70s and 80s, there were a ton of small companies that tried to launch their own arcade machines. Many failed miserably with only a few machines being sold. And now only 1 or 2 examples survived to today. They are incredibly rare and sought after by collectors.
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>>9451349
Fuck collectors.
>Yea ill release the rom for half a million
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Collectors don't care about the roms. They care about the physical arcade cabinet. To them it's like owning a piece of history.

For example, the "Blaster" upright arcade cabinet is very common. But the "sit down deluxe version" is incredibly rare. Only 5 were made. Only 2 are known to survive and exist today.
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>>9451506
I mean thats cool as hell
Also this thread is auto saging for some reason.
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>>9451510
>Also this thread is auto saging for some reason.
Wtf? This thread isn't even close to the bump limit of other threads. Do the mods hate arcade cabinets for some reason and want the thread gone? So they are forcing autosage?
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I need help. I remembering walking one day in late 2010's, and finding this immersive racing cabinet. I didn't have a card to swipe to pay for it in, but there was one free game on it. I gave it a try and it was a blast.

I think it was a sega game? It had this anime dude on the art and the seat had hydraulic pistons to give the immersion of driving and crashing.

Does anyone know what I am talking about?



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