In lieu of the "what are you playing?" post, I thought I'd make a couple. I was at Freeplay Florida this weekend. It's a pinball, classic arcade, and console gaming festival. And though I ended up having major car problems while I was there, it was still a damn fine time, and I thought I'd show off some of the stuff I spent time with:

RE Shooter game. It was not good.

Pinbot and Bride of Pinbot. Two pinball legends.

WWF Superstars - the first great wrestling video game.

Posted by robio Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:37:01 (comments: 9)
 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:40:52

I have it on good authority from the Queen that this man saved every one of us.

Deathsmiles - some weird Japanese shooter

Super oversized Joust.

Raven - I've never seen this pinball game before. I feel vaguely uncomfortable looking at it.

 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:43:39

Probably the best Popeye video game ever.

Theater of Magic - one of my personal favorites.

Oddly enough I found myself playing this Karate Champ cocktail table more than any other game. It made me feel like Fred Dukes.

 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:56:26

I'm sorry. We're only allowed to say a game is good here if it's been made by Nintendo, therefore THIS is the best Popeye game ever:

 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:57:12

Dude Karate Champ kicked ass. The twin stick controls were amazing for its time.

 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:58:07

What about the best Poopeye game ever?

 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:00:59
SteelAttack said:

Dude Karate Champ kicked ass. The twin stick controls were amazing for its time.



Yep. It was a very effective control scheme.  Little surprised we didn't see more imitators.
 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:02:59
phantom_leo said:

I'm sorry. We're only allowed to say a game is good here if it's been made by Nintendo, therefore THIS is the best Popeye game ever:



I think I used to play that on the Atari. I maintain it takes second place behind the pinball machine. But if it ever makes its way to the Virtual Console...
 
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:51:58
Joust cabinet wins.
 
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:38:30
aspro said:
Joust cabinet wins.

That damn thing was ridiculous. It did a great job of replicating that feel of playing arcade games as a kid though. You were just tall enough to see over the console.

Log in or Register for free to comment
Recently Spotted:
travo (10m)
Login @ The VG Press
Username:
Password:
Remember me?