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Posted on Aug 3rd 2011 at 06:53:08 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Arcade, Street, Fighter, Movie, Bad, Dudes

Alrighty! I am back, and better than ever! To celebrate the first entry of my revamped Blog, Hardcore Old-School, I'm going to talk about Arcade Games!

Arcade Games. For many older gamers, they are a great source of Nostalgia. I'm sure that if you ask any gamer who was between the ages of 10-20 in the 80's/90's about Arcade Games, they'll go on forever about them. Hell, even I'll do that, despite being just a kid in the 90's. I love Arcade Games. However, these games have one major flaw. That flaw is they're punishing difficulty.

I'm not sure exactly why they're so difficult. The only reason I can think of is that Arcade Game Designers really wanted money. In short, they would develop super difficult, but addictive games that would eat away at your hard earned allowance.

One of my particular favorites is Street Fighter The Movie.



Now, before you turn away from this entry in disgust or give me all kinds of crap about how it sucks, acknowledge a few things for me:

1. The game was NOT developed by Capcom.
2. It's fighting engine is based on Aerial Attacks and "juggling" opponents.
3. Jean-Claude Van Damme is pretty cool.

OK, now feel free to quit reading, or just keep reading.

Now, while this game is one of my favorites, it's VERY difficult. Make even one mistake while fighting your opponent, and it's game over for you. By default, the game is set to Medium, which I found out by using the MAME Emulator. It may as well be on the hardest difficulty though, because if I haven't stressed it enough already, this game is hard. Tongue

Another example of difficult Arcade Games is this:



As you may be aware, I reviewed the NES Version of Bad Dudes a while back. While that version is difficult, this version ups that difficulty 3x.

My point is, Arcade Games are tough, and not for the casual gamer. They are certainly good fun though. Smiley

This is ReddMcKnight, signing off!


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To celebrate the first entry of my revamped Blog, Hardcore Old-School

Oh, now you've gone and done it-- you've just given Phoenix1967 and Blcklblskt conniptions.

I hope you're proud of yourself...


One of my particular favorites is Street Fighter The Movie.

Now, before you turn away from this entry in disgust or give me all kinds of crap about how it sucks

Not being big on the fighting game deal anyway, I'm more than willing to take a "don't knock it 'til you try it" attitude toward the whole deal.

Side-scrolling beat-'em-ups, on the other hand...


...I reviewed the NES Version of Bad Dudes a while back.

Now we're talkin'.
 
I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I played a lot of SF:tM on the Saturn way back when.
 
There was a Bad Dudes arcade cabinet in the entrance of the grocery store near my house growing up.  I had a hard time convincing my dad to give me a couple quarters to play it when we already had the NES cart...  But I do remember playing it once or twice.
 
Phoenix1967 having conniptions... seen that LIVE!

Defender was always the hardest arcade game for me. I sucked at that one.

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