RYAN DUNN'S TOP TEN COIN-OP VIDEOGAMES|
10. Mortal Kombat
I know many will say SF2 is better and
I will not argue with them, but this is the game that stole many a
quarter just to hear THE word: FATALITY!
9. House of The Dead 2
The first one was great but the second
improved in it by far; just too satisfying to blast portions of those
zombies' skulls off!
8. Golden Tee Golf
In every bar in America, therein lies a
Golden Tee unit. Try playing with a buddy; loser of each hole buys the
beer...if you have respect for the law, you'll be calling a cab!
7. Crazy Taxi
The ultimate in frenzied driving! EVERYONE likes this
game, even non-gamers.
6. Robotron: 2084
Two sticks, GREAT gameplay, and many a bead of
5. Hydro Thunder
The first time I hit the turbo in this game my
brain rattled and my butt shook! A great game and an excellent cabinet.
4. Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
All aspects of the films brought down to their most basic
elements, all in one spectacular package! Killer graphics and a
hyperactive sound system combine to create the definitive SW
I remember my little six year old ass fighting with the big
bad teens to get a turn at this one! The joystick has yet to be
matched in coolness factor, and you had four great games to choose
from...we all know which one rocked the hardest! (It's the
LightCycles for all you non-believers!) Rumor has it that Disney
Interactive is in development with an updated Tron game. (No doubt
based on the upcoming film) I doubt it will recapture the magic!
(tie) 2. Tempest
Although I definitely wasn't the best at this one, I spent a
buttload of quarters trying to be just that! Hectic, Hyperactive,
and, oh yeah, FAST! Just too damn fun.
1. Die Hard Arcade
I admit I'm biased by the killer DH license, but the gameplay
is beyond great. Taking your character(s) through Nakatomi Plaza
and pummeling all bad-guy trash that stands in your way is still
an extremely satisfying rush. It would take you forever to master
all the moves in this brawler; thank god there's an extremely
faithful Saturn port. Plus, the interactive cutscenes keep you on
your toes, for damn sure! Although many would disagree with this
decision, DHA is the best game EVER!
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