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What Are Your Top 10 MAME Arcade Game Recommendations:


By sataneatscheese

25 days ago



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#1 25 days ago

I’d love to hear some recommendations for top 10 games that could be played with a Streetfighter 6 button layout. I’m picking up one with something like thousands of games on mine, and will be curating it down to something a little more manageable per others advice. My top 10 right now are:

1. Galaga
2. NBA Jam
3. Rampart
4. Rampage
5. 1941
6. Street Fighter 2
7. NFL Blitz
8. Gauntlet Legends
9. Dungeons and Dragons
10. Dig Dug

What are some of your favorites?

#2 25 days ago

Peeps at my house usually gravitate to a version of Golden Tee

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#3 25 days ago

I am partial to Robotron 2084 (assuming you have two joysticks) - that game likes to kick my butt...

#4 25 days ago

If you have two 8-way joysticks, Robotron 2084 is a great adrenaline-pumping game!
If you can display Vector graphics properly, Black Widow is also great and has the same controls as Robotron.
Many SHMUPS (Raiden II, Do Don Pachi etc...)
Lots of fighting games...
The only other decent 8-way joystick game that I can think of is...Bubbles...

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#5 25 days ago

Couple we played the other day...
Shuuz. Horseshoe game
Atari 2600: Combat, Indiana Jones, Adventure, Freeway,
Hat Trick. Simple but fun 2player hockey
Kaboom
Castlevania

#6 25 days ago

TMNT arcade game is always fun with friends

#7 25 days ago

Mr. Do
Joust

#8 25 days ago

Galaga
Joust
Ms Pac
Qix
D&D Tower of Doom / Shadows Over Mystara
Willow
Battletoads
Robotron
Peter Packrat
Defender

Some of our favorites.

#9 25 days ago

Bomb Jack!

#10 25 days ago

Willow
GI Joe
Metal Slug Series
Windjammers
Shock Troopers
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
Spinmaster
Sunset Riders
Bubble Bobble
Asterix

#11 25 days ago

Most of the top 100 games should make the cut if possible.

https://www.arcade-museum.com/TOP100.php

#12 25 days ago

R Type series is pretty fun.

#13 25 days ago

How did I forget Joust?

Contra
Ghosts N Gobblins

#14 25 days ago

Black Tiger
Robotron 2084
Buster Bros.
Quiz & Dragons
Willow
D&D - Tower/mysteria
Burger Time
Street Fighter Alpha 2
MK2

... Sure I'm missing a couple

EDIT: Thanks RatShack for reminding me of Magic Sword. Which opens the classic question of Lizard Man or Knight?

#15 25 days ago

Some great classics here - brings back a lot of good memories! I'd add:

Wizard of Wor

Definitely best as a two player game though...

#16 25 days ago

Track and Field is always a blast with a friend! I've never played one with a 6 button layout though, but I'm sure you could map it to the upper or lower left/right buttons and it would work ok.

#17 25 days ago

Super pac man
Sinistar
Timber
Tapper
Qix

#18 25 days ago

Dino Rex
Trio The Punch
Golden Axe
Space Harrier
The Simpsons
Time Killers
Berzerk
Die Hard Arcade
Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja
Jungle King / Jungle Hunt

and of course...

Chicken Farm

#19 25 days ago
Quoted from RatShack:

Dino Rex
...Berzerk...

coin detected in pocket!!

loved walking by that machine and hearing that. LOL

#20 25 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Track and Field is always a blast with a friend! I've never played one with a 6 button layout though...

Nowhere near as good sadly. better with Hyper Sports but still not ideal.

#21 25 days ago

wreck it ralph!

#22 25 days ago

Black Tiger
Joust
Pacman
Donkey Kong
Ghosts and Goblins
Dig dug
Contra
Double Dragon
Robotron 2084
Sinistar
Rampage
Paperboy
R-Type
Galaga
Xybots

#23 25 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Nowhere near as good sadly. better with Hyper Sports but still not ideal.

Bummer. One of my favorite games, but I don't know that I would make space for a dedicated T&F cabinet.

#24 25 days ago

What isn't good with track and field? I play it on my mame. Seems fine.

#25 25 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Bummer. One of my favorite games, but I don't know that I would make space for a dedicated T&F cabinet.

Had a dedicated Hyper Sports for years, loved it but yeah that much space for 1 game is too much for me.

Quoted from gliebig:

What isn't good with track and field? I play it on my mame. Seems fine.

Button config is too diff'rent from dedicated in the movement events. Things like Hammer & Skeet Shooting aren't horrible though.

#26 25 days ago

Don't you just mash buttons as fast as you can?

#27 25 days ago

Bosconian is a good one as well. Robotron is of course the best one.

#28 25 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Don't you just mash buttons as fast as you can?

You also use a 3rd button for jumping/breathing

#29 25 days ago

Mr driller!

#30 25 days ago

For you - Satan's Hollow. Toobin is pretty good too...

#31 25 days ago

Alien vs Predator
Wizard of Wor
Galaga
Joust
NBA Maximum Hangtime
Mortal Kombat
Burger Time
Dungeons & Dragons
Marvel vs Capcom
WWF Wrestlefest

#32 25 days ago

TMNT
TMNT Turtles in Time
The Simpsons
X-Men
NBA Jam TE
The Punisher
Mortal Kombat II
Bucky O’Hare

#33 25 days ago

I love beat em ups and run n guns.

Shinobi
Golden Axe
Ghouls N Ghosts
The Punisher
Final Fight

#34 25 days ago

Discs of Tron

#35 24 days ago

Ms. PAC MAN
1943
Mappy
Rolling Thunder
BurgerTime
Galaga 88’
Blades of Steel
Spy hunter
Moon Patrol

#36 24 days ago

1942
Bombjack
Pengo
Galaga
Lode Runner IV

#37 24 days ago

Solomon’s Key
Ghouls n Ghosts
Mortal Kombat 2
Buster Bros
Final Fight
Metal Slug
R-Type
Golden Axe
X-Men
Tiger Road

#38 24 days ago

Blitz 2000

#39 24 days ago

Shout out to underrated classic Zookeeper. It's fun when you first start to play it, then it gets cheesy, then it gets fun again once you learn the advanced strategies.

#40 24 days ago

TMNT/TMNT2/X-Men/Simpsons

And none of this "give yourself 99 lives and blow through the game" crap. Give yourself a single dollar where 1 quarter equals 3 lives, and see how far you can get. Anyone can just give themselves unlimited quarters, but it takes true skill and learning the computer's patterns to get through these games on limited lives.

#41 24 days ago

WARLORDS.
Hard as hell Definitely has the one more game effect.

#42 24 days ago

Some great ones already listed. I will add Time Pilot, and an addictive sleeper is Funny Bubble. Check it out if you haven't already! Nudie pic if you beat the level, but that's not what makes the game great, it's just a bonus!

#43 24 days ago

Mr. Do and Joust.

#44 24 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I’d love to hear some recommendations for top 10 games that could be played with a Streetfighter 6 button layout. I’m picking up one with something like thousands of games on mine, and will be curating it down to something a little more manageable per others advice. My top 10 right now are:
What are some of your favorites?

Try some great games that you probably never heard of before, or at least not tried before...

The Glob (and/or Super Glob)
Bongo
Beezer (really hard game)
Q*bert's Qubes (it's better than Q*bert once you figure out what you're doing)
Popper (if you like Q*bert you might like Popper even better) Note: not the Hard Head bootleg.
Agent X (or Cloak & Dagger, same game different title screen), great intermission between levels screens.
Black Widow (if you like Robotron, you'll like Black Widow)
Canyon Bomber (very simple and great simultaneous two player game)
Turkey Shoot, awesome game, but MAME doesn't do it justice. Need to play the real game, so skip it I guess. Or come play it at my house.
Rampart (need at least 2 players and even better with 3)
Cube Quest (best attract mode sequence EVER, even if you don't play the game, at least watch/listen to that)
Akka Arrhh
Journey
Wacko
Food Fight
I, Robot
Quantum
Major Havoc
Kram
Electric Yo-Yo

Ok, I'll stop now. So many other great obscure games out there.

Joe (joemagiera at Ameritech dot net)
joemagiera@ameritech.net

#45 24 days ago

If I could only keep ten games, these would be my picks.

Track and Field
Joust
Ms. Pacman
Tapper
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
The Simpsons
Dodonpichi
Progear
Windjammers
NBA jam TE

#46 24 days ago

Total Carnage
NARC
Tekken Tag
Blitz
Rastan
Ghosts n Goblins
Virtua Fighter 2
Commando
Golden Axe
Rampage

#47 24 days ago

Double Dragon
Gauntlet
Skate or Die
TMNT
Paperboy
Ms Pac Man
Donkey Kong 3
Asteroids
Dig Dug
Joust
Tutankham

#48 24 days ago

Ok. What is the best web site to download ROMS?

#49 24 days ago

Hat trick = best sports game ever. Ok slight exaggeration but I really love that game. Best Senete game for sure.

Marble madness

Reactor Gottlieb

Cliff Hanger

Elevator Action returns

And all the normal classics

Trog - fun 3 player game

Outrun

Battle zone.

#50 24 days ago
Quoted from oldbaby:

Shout out to underrated classic Zookeeper. It's fun when you first start to play it, then it gets cheesy, then it gets fun again once you learn the advanced strategies.

I was waiting to see who said Zookeeper. This is a must play!

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