DAVID BABCOCK'S TOP TEN COIN-OP VIDEOGAMES|
10. Pole Position 2
I liked both versions, but PP2 offered 4 different
tracks to choose from. "Prepare to Qualify"
9. Mr. Do!
I can still hear the music as you ran over the cherries
on the screen.
8. Off Road
Thank God for the "NITRO" button.
I would spend endless hours trying to get my score posted
on the top 5 list, and I couldn't even put my initials with it.
6. Jungle Hunt
I lost more lives (and quarters) trying to swing from vine to
Nothing more addicting that paddling a ball (or three if you
got a specific power-up.) I also liked the futuristic sounds.
Although the introductory story was a bit lame.
4. Wizard of Wor
To this day, I could never figure out what the voice was
saying. All I know is that I still play this game each time I
go to Cedar Point's (Sandusky, OH) arcade, which still houses
many of the classics
"Wizard, your life force is running out!" Does that sound
familiar? How about "Valkyrie is about to die!" The beginning of
arcade 4-player action.
2. Dig Dug
There was just something about inflating creatures until
1. Ikari Warriors
Playing this game was enough to make me want to fetch
quarters from a wishing well. The music made you want to
march ahead and fire away.
Track and Field
Worst Memories as related to coin-op gaming:
5) Little kid comes by to watch and presses a button
4) "C'mon were leaving now." (game not over)
3) Quarters sliding down the glass into the machine
2) Power Failure
1) Missed "Continue" because I ran out of change