PAUL KUDYBA'S TOP TEN COIN-OP VIDEOGAMES|
10. 10-Yard Fight
The mother of all football games. Even though you could dive
in the direction of a guy from across the field to make him run
out of bounds it was fun.
Was one of the best early flight simulators that I can
8. Pole Position
Another classic that is simple yet challenging and addicting.
Just the right balance of driving through the grass and recklessly
spinning the wheel around hair pin turns.
7. Karate Champ
Just the right combination of joystick moves to throw a kick
and jump, a great one to compete against other people.
one of the handful of coin op games I could beat. Lots of
shooting action and different weapons. You had to be pretty quick.
One of the best games of all time as far as action and flow
of the game. Definitely my favorite roller ball game (sorry
Centipede and Track & Field). Moving the rollerball to aim your
your players machine gun and don't forget about the grenades.
Enemies came from every direction. My favorite part was being
able to roll your player away from gun fire.
4. Donkey Kong
One of the first games I remeber playing. That fact
trumps the cool bug spray you could use in Donky Kong 3.
3. Dragon's Lair
Probably the first of the 50 cent games (that was a lot for
me then!) I was mesmerized by the incredible graphics and action
sequences. The father of modern role playing games. I could never
beat it, but I still remember the thrill of watching my friend
finish it (The closing sequence against the dragon is awesome.)
By far THE BEST coin op sports game. Action packed (If only
players in the NFL blew up for not making a first down) robot
football. It had a dual side so you could play against the guy
next to you. You could win money and upgrade your players,
definitely go for the titanium running back or quarterback.
Players would start smoking when they were getting too much wear
and tear. One of the few standups I would be willing to buy.
1. Super Mario Bros.
Self explanatory except for the unrefined individuals that
think I am talking about the NES home version. A true adventure
game that was tough if you didn't get all the extra men using
the turtle shell on the 6th Level, the home version was much easier
and didn't take as many quarters to figure out :) One of the two
games I beat (see 6). The first game to offer so many different
worlds and challenges, who can remember the pattern for the fire
world (World 8 I think) where the right sequence of jumps was the
only way to pass it. Everybody likes the cool symbols they would
put next to your guy to show how many lives you had after like 25.
Other games I like (aka spent a lot of money on):
Dig Dug (Namco)
Elevator Action (Taito)
Hard Drivin' (Atari Games)
Ms. Pac-Man (Namco)
Off Road (Leland)
Track & Field (Konami)