CHAD QUICK'S TOP TEN COIN-OP VIDEOGAMES|
Well, as a frequent visitor to the arcades from 1981 to 1985, I remember
playing tons of games, and here are my favs.
10. Galaga 3 (Gaplus)
Loved the fact that you could capture the
insects and have them shoot with your ship.
Killer vector graphics, played this game alot, but was
never any good at it.
The DDT bombs made this game awesome, as did the 2 & 3
spiders on the screen in later levels, much harder than Centipede, but
not as repetitive. The bonus waves were cool too.
7. Moon Patrol
Loved the theme music, and the fact that you could
continue. Played this one very much at the local convience store in 1983
before, during, and after school.
Only the cockpit version will do, I loved sitting in that
chair and driving that game. Trying to outrun the abulance was the
5. Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
This was an awesome System 1 game with cool speech effects.
Loved the scene where you ride in the mine cart.
4. Crystal Castles
The only game I ever won. The end is cool, when it
says "I Give Up, You Win !" That was so awesome.
3. Marble Madness
The stereo sound and killer scrolling graphics made
this one. My favorite was the last level (#6) where you are floating
down the path in outer space. The music in this game is awesome!
2. Star Wars
My second favorite vector game. The best part is when the
deathstar explodes, it looks like the whole damn screen is gonna blow
up. (I hear some of them literally did).
The best, most awesome game of all time. I chunked 3 to 5
dollars in this quarter sucker every day from December 1981 to mid 1983,
when they took it out of our local arcade. Killer vector graphics & the
sounds are awesome. Nothing compares to zooming down the tunnel after
learing the screen of enimies, and seeing the next level come flying at
you, and those famous words etched in my memory: "Superzapper Recharge".