Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Arcade Games For The Fighter In Us

The arcade, a recluse from society with no one to judge you and only a few other desperate souls around you that you could impress. Today I want to discuss the fighters for I left a good amount out of yesterdays discussion. There are a ridiculous amount of arcade games so I am just going to skim the surface on ones that make me nostalgia hard. I know I am going to miss some that you loved so please feel free to add ones in the comments that I missed. I love arcade and wish there were a bigger market for them today. So I'll stop my rambling and start talking fighters.

Moral Kombat, test your might. This franchise is still around today but the arcade was my introduction to it and left an impression on me and opened my eyes to fighters. It was revolutionary at its time and even looked down upon for its gore but it was a staple for my arcade visits.

While Mortal Kombat left an impression Street Fighter is a game that I still love today and will play if I come across it. The second one was also available on the SNES but when I was on vacation I would play this in the arcade and never bought the cartridge version.

Tekken 3 had graphics that made me fall back in my chair at the time and between Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag I spent a lifetime of quarters on these two. I would always fight my brother and there isn't a character in this franchise I don't enjoy playing.

Soul Calibur was a game that revitalized the fighter at a time it seemed to be slumping. I loved this franchise and hope to see more of it. I loved the weapons that this game used and the way that this was new to fighters also the graphics were stunning for anything of its time.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, what a beautiful game and elegant way of putting two different worlds together. The amount of characters to choose from was monumental and left you pleased no matter what box you were going to land on. I loved the third one that came out recently but it wasn't quite on the level that this one was. This game took the most of my life by far and I still love playing this fighter.


Honorable Mention: Virtual Fighter, Super Smash Melee (I think of this as mainly GCube), and X-Men Vs. Street Fighter

Also, hit 250 subscribers so thank you all for reading this and here's a present for you, last time I gave you a plain old cake so here's an ice cream cake. THANK YOU ALL :D

39 comments:

  1. I've been playing a bunch of MK9 and I like it, but I just can't get good at fighting games no matter what I do. It's a real shame arcades are pretty much non-existent in the states these days, because I'd love to be a part of that crowd.

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  2. Mortal Kombat besttt (Y) 100%

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  3. ICE CREAM CAKE? IM LACTOSE INTOLERANT :(

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  4. i love mortal kombat haha best game evar
    comgratz on the 250!

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  5. Me and a friend of mine like to play fighting game but we have a problem, he is too good at street fighter and I'm too good at Mortal Kombat so we always end up playing Smash bros.

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  6. i miss arcade games. It seems the scene died a lot. These used to be at every pizza joint

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  7. I remember a summer like 7 years ago when my family and I went to Crete. My little brother would always play the old Tekken 3 machine that stood inside the hotel ^^

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  8. I played every single of those arcade and only one bad thing about them was 'please insert coin' message.

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  9. I never knew how to properly play fighting games. Never the less I still played them.

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  10. This post inspired me to get out my old Genesis and play some Street Fighter games. Sadly, both my controllers are broken :(

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  11. I miss playing button mashers at my local arcade.

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  12. I remember these things. I'm having nostalgia right meow.

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  13. I have Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II original cartridges on SNES, love them both.

    LOL @ the poster for Mortal Kombat :P

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  14. Long live the days of arcade games.

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  15. Imo, the old streetfighters are still the best.

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  16. I am always looking for a cheap arcade machine someone would be willing to give away.

    It would be awesome to have one.

    ignoranceistruth.blogspot.com

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  17. SFII was the best fighter on Genesis, so many memories of beating the crap out of friends back in the day!

    Also, what the hell is that mascot? D;

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  18. Tell you what, haven't played a proper arcade game on absoloutley ages!

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  19. these oldschool beatemups are simply legendary.

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  20. I remember wasting all my quaters every Saturday at A&K playing these games... Oh the nostalgia!

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  21. the mortal kombat ad just makes me laugh. but I don't remember it being that lame when i was young and playing the game. but backwards hats and hyper-color shorts were cool? wait...

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  22. Man i would fraking love to have the SF2 one >.>

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  23. I actually have tekken 3 in my basement. It's broken, but I'm sure we could get it repaired.

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  24. Not sure what arcades you went to but i distinctly remember a lot of judgment specifically in fighting games over whether you knew combos or just mashed buttons as many people tended to (not me though =P)

    Congrats on the 250!

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  25. Mortal Kombat all the way!

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  26. I love the classic MK. I have played almost every MK game :P

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  27. Ahhh man... That is so nice...! I wish I had every arcade machine you know? I would really love to have at least one mortal kombat arcade machine. That is so awesome!

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  28. I seriously need to buy myself a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet. I wonder how much it costs.

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  29. I would love a mortal kombat arcade cabinet

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  30. I wish I had a Street Fighter II arcade at home, would be so epic.

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  31. Man, I really wish they would start making games like the new MK9, MvC3, SSFIV, and SCV in true arcade style settings. I really miss those days. It was so much damn fun.

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  32. I miss the old arcade games.

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  33. Arcade memories...ahh those teenage years.

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