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    and while we're waxing nostalgic (ive just started another thread on Risk) how about arcade games? NO, not the kind made by Atari, et al. REAL arcade games - the old electo-mechanical kind, where targets were fixed, or moved slowly, etc? I remember a submarine game, you looked through a periscope, - it was perfect for the technology - merchant ships move slowly, and having them move perpindicular to your aim, right across your field of vision, didnt feel too unrealistic. It almost makes me want to get a sub sim, but a PC game just wouldnt be the same. And baseball games, where you hit little balls across a plastic field, at tabs that said single, double, etc.
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    Sorry, not that old
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    • #3
      This reminds me of the movie The Last Starfighter...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Urban Ranger
        Sorry, not that old


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        • #5
          Does Coconut Shy count? Or Hook-a-Duck?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kuciwalker
            This reminds me of the movie The Last Starfighter...
            horrible movie, though I thought it was good as a kid for some reason.

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            • #7
              I never had a lot of money for arcade games.

              and I don't remember any mechanical kind Aside from pinball.

              I remember liking ms. pacman. defender. asteroids. battlezone. frogger. centipede.

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              • #8
                I like pinball machines and The Who's Pinball Wizard. I don't think that's what LotM has in mind, however.
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                • #9
                  He's talking about pinball machines that didn't have digital readouts but scrolling analog readouts.

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                  • #10
                    I was only interested in graphical arcade games. The most archaic I remember were vector graphic ones like Asteroids. Pinballs have always bored me.
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                      • #12
                        nother one
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                        • #13
                          uno mas
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                          • #14
                            k so I'm bored
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                            • #15
                              This is one that I remember playing...somewhere....I went to some state fairs when I was younger (around 1970) and they had tons of these mechanical beasts.
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