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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 02:29:50 PM »
I would have to say Satan’s Hollow, Gorf for me would be the top of my list. Which I’ve owned and now Russ has them.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 02:49:32 PM »
Computer Space was pretty damn cool looking too.

For that matter so was the original Night Driver with that same fiber glass looking cabinet.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 03:03:27 PM »
Millipede is one of my favorite games art-wise and I didn't see it mentioned.

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AfterBurner cockpit
Just about every cabaret

Good call on the AfterBurner cockpit.  Those things definitely have a cool look to them.  I'm curious about your inclusion of cabarets though as most of them are horribly generic IMO.  I mean, who really wants a woodgrain sided Tron vid ;)


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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 04:27:57 PM »
I don't know arcade abbreviations, what is EDOT?


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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 05:00:17 PM »
Millipede is one of my favorite games art-wise and I didn't see it mentioned.

Good call on the AfterBurner cockpit.  Those things definitely have a cool look to them.  I'm curious about your inclusion of cabarets though as most of them are horribly generic IMO.  I mean, who really wants a woodgrain sided Tron vid ;) ?

Well, think about it for a sec. All cabarets may have a generic "look" but there are no other cabs like them. In fact, nearly 90% of all cabarets are not alike. Midway only re-used one cab for two games. The remaining titles all had unique cabinets. Across the rest of the manufacturer spectrum, only a handful of titles actually shared the same cabinets. Even Nintendo had some insanely diverse cabarets if you include the Japan-only Nintendo Systems cabs.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 07:37:09 PM »
cabarets rule...

the cabaret Williams games are some of the cooler looking games there are.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2018, 01:14:09 AM »
Gunblade NYC
Thunderblade
Galaxy Force 2
Space Harrier
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And always had a soft spot for Gyruss.

Then I have to agree with the people who posted Afterburner, Stun Runner, and Discs of Tron.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2018, 01:21:41 AM »
Gunblade NYC
Thunderblade
Galaxy Force 2
Space Harrier
Xenophobe
And always had a soft spot for Gyruss.

Then I have to agree with the people who posted Afterburner, Stun Runner, and Discs of Tron.

Gyruss is a cool cabinet.  It was the combination of the game sounds and look of that cabinet that always fascinated me.
I was never good at it though.

How about the Defender cabinet with the cool two tone Red and yellow stenciled space man and space theme against the stark black on the sides and front?
I think a winner.


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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:07 PM »
i'd rather reply on the ugliest  :)

they were all beautiful and cool looking from the late 70s, right up thru photoshop. :(
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2018, 06:39:48 PM »
i'd rather reply on the ugliest  :)

they were all beautiful and cool looking from the late 70s, right up thru photoshop. :(

Chris give us some of your takes please.  I know you love Dig Dug and think it's a pure beauty but give us some others please!   :)

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2018, 08:29:56 PM »
Atari's always had the coolest vid artwork.  If i had a Crystal Castles or Xevious they would definitely be on the end-cap.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2018, 08:45:13 PM »
Here's a rare one, Griffon. 
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2018, 10:13:06 PM »
Marcel show a picture please.   :D
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:09 PM »
Gyruss is a cool cabinet.  It was the combination of the game sounds and look of that cabinet that always fascinated me.

same here. and with the twin stereo speakers firing downward to the control panel and the sounds bouncing up. I know the attract mode music drove arcade ops cray cray but it sure worked to attract

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2018, 10:21:11 PM »
i opt for dig dug and food fight, for obvious reasons. :) include every atari in between...kangaroo, arabian, quantum, gravitar, space duel, etc, etc...

i also love every universal cabinet, even though i've never owned one. but art wise and overall design, i think they dropped the mic.

720 was a masterpiece. :) crystal castles had a cool design, but others before and after shared that style...

i have to say, for being the 1st, computer space kicked 98% of every other design to current day...

but again...what was an ugly cabinet? zaxxon? :o


all this gyruss talk...going to see if an op still has a dedicated one...that title never interested me, but now... :)
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