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unclet 20 May 2006 23:56

Best games for an arcade cabinet
I am interested in putting some of these games on my arcade cabinet and was wondering whether there was a top 500 games list which are "cabinet friendly" and which are good games (of course).

I like "James Pond" ..... but would really like to hear about other games people enjoy a lot .....

killergorilla 21 May 2006 00:29

Well the following are very arcade friendly!

New Zealand Story
Rainbow Islands
Super Stardust
Ruff 'n Tumble

There's probably more too, but I think these are a great start. :D

Rebel-CD32 25 May 2006 19:41

Fightin' Spirit is absolutely perfect. It looks and plays just like an SNK/Neo Geo arcade fighting game. Deluxe Galaga is also one worthy of cabinet play, since it's even BETTER than the arcade original version of Galaga.

Magno Boots 26 May 2006 00:06

I agree that Deluxe Galaga would be a great cabinet game (complete with high score saving)

You could also consider simpler type games such as Pang, Pipeline, Mine Runner or Dr Mario.

keropi 26 May 2006 00:16

turricans? shadow of the beasts?

Photon 26 May 2006 01:37

oh, stop it, this makes me wanna put Gravity-Force in my Cherry cab and wire the controls to an Atari style panel...

Anyway, Graftgold made quite a few games that would work in a cab... Rainbow Islands is obvious, IIRC it was so close to the coin-op that you had to press a key to insert coins before starting? Simulcra... Paradroid 90... Rally Cross Challenge...

...And don't forget Nebulus and Bubble Bobble! Or Aunt Arctic Adventure? Giana Sisters... :)

Garth 27 May 2006 00:23

Samurai Showdown I - II - III - IV
King of Fighters '96 - '97 - '98 - '99 - '00 - '01
Last Blade 1 & 2

SilentBob 27 May 2006 01:04


Battle Squadron
Super Frog

and a whole lot more. ;)

Garth 27 May 2006 15:23

Well, I don't want to offend people here, I think you should primarily look towards Neo Geo games.
There were, and are, the best Arcade games in my opinion.

DamienD 27 May 2006 18:22

I totally agree with you Garth, Neo-Geo are the best :great

However in regards to this thread, I think unclet is trying to work out what Amiga games would be best to run through his cab ;)

spiff 28 May 2006 00:37

Just check the CD32200 (and some of the other CD32 clollections ) All those games can be run with out keyboard.

I've been poking arond trying to fix a good collection of games that would work on my neo-geo candy cab. All arcade conversion are out, since you've got the PCBs or mame.. that just leaves amiga "only" games, preferebly the CD32WHD versions.
(This is just a dir dump, so some of the games/names aren't 100% checked (logical still needs keyboard for no reason), and some games req trackball)

Addams Family, The (1992)(Ocean)(M3)[0419] (Genesis version instead?)
Agony (1992)(Psygnosis)[0960]
Alfred Chicken (1993)(Mindscape)(AGA)[0623]
Alien Breed - Special Edition 92 (1992)(Team 17)[0615]
Alien Breed - Tower Assault (1994)(Team 17)(OCS-AGA)[0279]
Alien Breed II - The Horror Continues (1993)(Team 17)(AGA)[0044]
All New World of Lemmings (1995)(Psygnosis)(AGA)[0625]
Amnios (1991)(Psygnosis)[0423]
Another World (1991)(U.S. Gold)[0425]
Apache (1993)(Team 17)[incl. Overdrive demo][0426]
Apidya (1992)(Kaiko - Play Byte)[no save][0764]
Apocalypse (1994)(Virgin)[1813]
Arcade Pool (1994)(Team 17)(OCS-AGA)[0298]
Assassin v1 (1992)(Team 17)[1214]
Atomino (1991)(Psygnosis)(M3)[0632]
Battle Squadron - The Destruction of the Barrax Empire! (1989)(Innerprise)[0941]
Black Crypt (1992)(Electronic Arts)[0281]
Cadaver v0.01 (1990-09-12)(Image Works)(M3)[0103]
Cannon Fodder (1993)(Virgin)[0860]
Chaos Engine, The (1994)(Renegade)(AGA)[1324]
Cruise for a Corpse (1991)(U.S. Gold)[compilation Delphine Classic Collection][1884]
D-Generation v1.0 (1993-09-27)(Mindscape)(AGA)[0457]
Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf (1993)(Electronic Arts)[0112]
Dune (1992)(Virgin)[1156]
Dune II - The Battle for Arrakis v1.0 (1993)(Virgin)(M3)[1548]
Dungeon Master II - The Legend of Skullkeep v1.0 (1995)(Interplay)(M3)[68020][HD][0899]
E-Motion (1990)(U.S. Gold)[0475]
Elf (1991)(Ocean)(M3)[0473]
Eye of the Beholder (1991)(SSI)[0116]
Eye of the Beholder II - The Legend of Darkmoon (1992)(SSI)[0834]
Fire & Ice - The Daring Adventures of Cool Coyote (1992)(Renegade)[0502]
First Samurai (1991)(Image Works)[1182]
Flashback (1993)(U.S. Gold)[compilation Delphine Classic Collection][1885]
Gravity Power
Heimdall (1991)(Core)[0234]
Hired Guns v1.08.39.25 (1993)(Psygnosis)(M5)[1114]
Hudson Hawk (1991)(Ocean)[1035]
IK+ (1991)(Hit Squad, The)[budget][2063]
James Pond 2 - Codename RoboCod (1993)(Millennium)(AGA)[1354]
Katakis (1988)(Rainbow Arts)[compilation Highlights][1273]
Klax (1990)(Domark)[0878]
Last Ninja 3 (1991)(System 3)[0495]
Last Ninja 3 Cd32
Leander (1991)(Psygnosis)[0496]
Lemmings (1991)(Psygnosis)[compilation Award Winners - Platium Edition][2089]
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (1991)(Gremlin)[0497]
Pang (1990)(Ocean)[0929]
Parasol Stars - Rainbow Islands 2 (1992)(Ocean)[0139]
Pinball Dreams (1992)(21st Century)[0377]
Pinball Fantasies (1993)(21st Century)(AGA)[0047]
Pinball Illusions (1995)(21st Century)(AGA)[0710]
Pinball Mania (1995)(21st Century)(AGA)[compilation Amiga Magic][0804]
Populous II - Trials of the Olympian Gods (1991)(Bullfrog)[0079]
Premiere (1992)(Core)[1553]
Prince of Persia (1991)(Domark)[1823]
Project-X v2 (1992)(Team 17)[0289]
Puffy's Saga (1989)(Ubi Soft)[compilation Winning 5][1651]
Risky Woods (1992)(Electronic Arts)[0571]
Ruff 'n' Tumble (1994)(Renegade)[0199]
Second Samurai (1994)(Psygnosis)(AGA)[1624]
Sensible World of Soccer '96-'97 (1996)(Renegade)[0842]
Shadow of the Beast (1989)(Psygnosis)[1357]
Shadow of the Beast III (1992)(Psygnosis)[0016]
Silkworm (1989)(Virgin)[0388]
Super Cars II (1991)(Gremlin)[0224]
Super SkidMarks v2.2 (1995)(Acid)(OCS-AGA)[1797]
Super Space Invaders (1991)(Domark)[0585]
Superfrog (1993)(Team 17)[0035]
SWIV v1.0 (1991-02-28)(Storm)[0038]
The Lost Vikings (CloneCD)
Titus the Fox - To Marrakech and Back (1992)(Titus)[0226]
Turrican II - The Final Fight (1991)(Rainbow Arts)[0029]
Ultima V - Warriors of Destiny (1989)(Mindscape)[0785]
Ultima VI - The False Prophet (1992)(Mindscape)[0294]
Walker v3.0 (1993)(Psygnosis)[0159]
Worms - The Director's Cut (1998)(Team 17)(AGA)[0605]
Xenon 2 - Megablast (1989)(Image Works)[0297]
Zeewolf 2 - Wild Justice (1995)(Pinnacle)[0608]

gary 28 May 2006 04:15

I have both an Amiga in an arcade cabinet and a PC in a cabinet running emulators (mostly MAME). The games on the amiga cabinet we play the most are:

Deluxe Galaga (Warblade on the PC cabinet)
Battle Squadron
SkidMarks (can't remember which version, maybe Super)
International Karate + (My favourite beat'em'up)
Lotus 1/2/3
Stuntcar Racer
Rainbow Islands
Bubble Bobble
Supercars 2

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