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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2018, 10:22:57 PM »
I had the absolute privilege (and luck) to play three absolutely amazing looking cabs at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston (SC):
Namco's Solvalou , Drivers' Eyes, and Operation Starblade.
Back in early 90s.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2018, 11:09:36 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... :)



Atari had some great artwork.

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Computer Space is just a beautiful cabinet in any color. Another great was Maneater in the fiberglass cab.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2018, 07:53:29 AM »
Big fan of Tempest.  The angular cabinet with its' explosive graphics on the side , paired with its polarizing colored vector graphics...Wow !  Its brings me in everytime.   Glad to see some love going towards the arcades.  I bet it makes the pinheads squirm....bwaahhaa
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2018, 10:52:55 AM »
It's just great to talk about them and share experiences and opinions.
I remember the first time I laid eyes on a Tail Gunner and was able to sit inside one. It was a thrill especially for a young kid.
Cab not especially beautiful but just a cool experience.

All the games and explanations everyone gave here are just special and it's a great conversation.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2018, 11:59:05 AM »
Nothing else looks like Tron or Tempest, and I think that's what makes them great. I can't play either one for crap, but at least they are fun to look at!

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2018, 03:45:15 PM »
pics, or it never happened...

a simple cocktail table with that attract mode can be beautiful as well. :)
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2018, 04:10:46 PM »
That cocktail table is downright ugly, doesn't fit in with your other beauties.  Next time I'm down that way, I'll pick it up and dispose of it for you.

PS- I'll grab the Tempest as well, since you have it sitting outside in the weather.  I love that game! 
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2018, 06:36:43 PM »
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


Great points, plus the monitor orientation puts your face right up against the screen.


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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2018, 07:51:15 PM »
some pics from the collection of some mentions here since Chris said no pics and it never happened.  Ha!   ;D












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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2018, 08:41:04 PM »
universal did hit it out of the park with all of those funky blacklight reactive cabinets. mr do! is a kick ass standalone game as well, and i've never seen a dedicated one live, just cabinet swaps here and there.
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2018, 09:05:46 PM »
 Star Trek Captain's Chair...a thing of beauty.
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2018, 09:33:56 PM »
Star Trek Captain's Chair...a thing of beauty.

That's an excellent one!  Thanks for mentioning, totally forgot about that one.  Miss mine, had both types.  Probably never see another except maybe at a show.
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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2018, 01:57:51 AM »
That's an excellent one!  Thanks for mentioning, totally forgot about that one.  Miss mine, had both types.  Probably never see another except maybe at a show.

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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2018, 02:06:01 AM »
universal did hit it out of the park with all of those funky blacklight reactive cabinets. mr do! is a kick ass standalone game as well, and i've never seen a dedicated one live, just cabinet swaps here and there.

Well come play Mr. Do! then Chris.
It's a beaut.  That's not even a black light but an extensive blue SMD (and other colors) light strip highlighting the games there. It really makes them even more stunning in that environment.

And how's that Space Fury? Another nice looking machine with art work extending up the control panel through the monitor bezel; and that bad azz marquee!
Even for a Gremlin cabinet. Ha.
Of course the color vector monitor is easy on the eyes too.  :roll:


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Re: Most beatiful or cool looking Classic Arcade games
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2018, 08:43:48 AM »
Well come play Mr. Do! then Chris.
It's a beaut.  That's not even a black light but an extensive blue SMD (and other colors) light strip highlighting the games there. It really makes them even more stunning in that environment.

And how's that Space Fury? Another nice looking machine with art work extending up the control panel through the monitor bezel; and that bad azz marquee!
Even for a Gremlin cabinet. Ha.
Of course the color vector monitor is easy on the eyes too.  :roll:

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