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Old 20 May 2006, 23:56   #1
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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 .....
Old 21 May 2006, 00:29   #2
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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.
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Old 25 May 2006, 19:41   #3
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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.
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Old 26 May 2006, 00:06   #4
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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.
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turricans? shadow of the beasts?
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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...
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Old 27 May 2006, 00:23   #7
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Samurai Showdown I - II - III - IV
King of Fighters '96 - '97 - '98 - '99 - '00 - '01
Last Blade 1 & 2
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Old 27 May 2006, 01:04   #8
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Battle Squadron
Super Frog

and a whole lot more.
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Old 27 May 2006, 15:23   #9
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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.
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I totally agree with you Garth, Neo-Geo are the best

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
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Old 28 May 2006, 00:37   #11
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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]

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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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