Jump to content
IGNORED

Welcome to the new forum!


Alex
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • 4 weeks later...

Today, for the first time, I played Galaga on an arcade machine. I had had plenty of practice beforehand having owned this on the Game Boy Advance, so I was pumped. It still said 25 cents on the front. Unfortunately, I had to put in another token since it wouldn't accept the first one, so I got screwed out of 25 cents.

 

But once I got it working, I was on a roll!! Of course, there was no line to play the game. I tell you, the arcade version is much better than the Game Boy Advance version. People behind me playing Killer Instinct II gave me a couple of wierd looks. When I reached the ninth level, one eventually said, "Uh, wow, you're pretty good at this. Where'd you practice this game?" I smiled and said the GBA gave me a good jumpstart.

 

The arcade I played at was NOT an old one, by the way. It opened about 2 months ago. The fact that the owner actually bothered to buy the Galaga machine (and the Mrs. Pac-Man on the right) really shows faith in the people of old classics. Imagine, after all these years, it stills says 25 cents. Isn't that great?

 

I left that arcade feeling I got an incredibly great value for 25 (well, okay, 50 with the rip-off) cents. Neato. After I left, I noticed a couple of other people started to take interest in it too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

h.e.r.o... you are now a man.. that is my all time fave arcade game, when you become one with the machine and get in the zone its amazing.. i have a little galaga tribute page its mostly bits and pieces of neat trivia that i have found online, if any of you want to see it it is.. my crappy ISP deleted some of the pictures but I am working on fixing it up, if you wanna see a pi thats not on there just email me and i will send it

 

Galaga

 

and to the one blessed with the galaga machine known as Ben.. you got one great deal.. I would give up my computer tv everything just for a galaga cab... is it a mini or a full cabinent? (or cocktail.. )

 

everyone else, im the 7th to post here so

 

everyone headed to CGE take it easy and have a good trip

 

[ 08-09-2001: Message edited by: liquid_sky ]

 

[ 08-09-2001: Message edited by: liquid_sky ]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thanks, I am planning on adding more ..ala gaplus galaxian, galaga '88 and so on. It sounds like you got one of those once in a lifetime deals, I was going to bid on a mini-cab on ebay for 450.. but i didnt have 450, go figure

 

btw, all of your tellings of your finds makes me wish i didnt live in the middle of nowhere

 

[ 08-10-2001: Message edited by: liquid_sky ]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been seeing a lot of that Galaga/Ms. Pacman hybrid out there lately. Must be someone's way of offering two classics in one unit for everyone. I haven't seen any other machines featuring other games like that (well, more than one I mean) so I assume many were made and shipped out to arcades and bars (I played one in a bar that I played a show at recently).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...