10. Donkey Kong 3

I know this is the black sheep of the Donkey Kong series for a lot of people but it's my favorite. Stanley shooting bug spray up Donkey Kong's ass is just more fun than trying to rescue a woman who doesn't have the sense to run away on her own.

9. Paperboy

I always sucked at Paperboy. As soon as the road construction started you could count on me to die. Still the bike handle controls made this a special treat to play and the concept really was a great simple idea. I just sucked.

8. Galaga

This game is older than dirt and yet it's still pretty much the definitive shooter in my book. Simple to control and awesome.

7. Dragon's Lair

Sure Dragon's Lair was really just a sham that consisted of moving a joystick or pressing a button at the right time a couple dozen times to beat the game. But who cares? You were playing an actual cartoon!!!!

6. Space Harrier

Sega knew how to create an arcade experience better than just about anyone and this was the first time they really showed their stuff. The console with the seat offered as immersive as an experience as you can get. Amazing, sound, controls and it really made you feel like you were flying.

5. Burger Time

DON'T LET THE BIG WEINER GET ME!!!!!!!  Yeah this game was fun just because you could say that. The fact that it was pretty good was just icing on the cake.

4. Crystal Castles

It's a game with a bear wearing a wizard hat and you collect gems. Oh and the controls use a roll-ball. I think we're done here.

3. Ms. Pac-Man

Superior to the original in every way. It took the biggest arcade game ever made, and somehow made it better. More levels, more fruit, more cut-screens, and more everything.

2. Q*bert

This is the game that probably started my love for puzzle games. Bizarre trippy characters on an isometric playing field and lots of neon colors pretty much make this the quintessential 80's arcade game.

1.  Dig-Dug

Not to brag, but according to the PS3 version of the Namco Arcade Collection, I'm ranked as a top 100 Dig-Dig player. That's right. I'm a god at this game. And that's why it's #1,

Posted by robio Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:08:19 (comments: 8)
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:11:23

And the honorable mentions:


Mr. Do

Karate Champ

Elevator Action

Marble Madness

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 07:35:41

If you're a god, why aren't you #1?

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 12:33:58
There's more than one god in this pantheon.
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 16:33:01
Nice list, Robio.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:12:52
I await the 90s list.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:34:49
I'll get back to it later this week, or maybe this weekend.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:34:59

Top 2 are correct.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:47:06

I used to love playing Paperboy with my best friend back in like 3rd grade. He had the Genesis version I think, we'd play that shit for hours.

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