Which Game Room launch titles should I get?

#1 Posted by Kratch (386 posts) -

If you could only get four or five Game Room launch titles, what would you suggest?  I haven't really played a lot of games from the 70s or early 80s, but would like to pick up a couple that are fun.  Any suggestions?

#2 Posted by Rayfield (2274 posts) -

Super Cobra's pretty sweet.
#3 Posted by NintenDood (377 posts) -

Centipede is still great =D 
And oddly enough, non-sarcastically, Jungler is pretty good. 

#4 Posted by popcorn (23 posts) -

If you can get around the controls, Crystal Castles is excellent for screaming profanities at your television (it is also actually really fun!). 

#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Super cobra's cool, Lunar Lander always a classic, Tempest is also always fun... and ya can't go wrong with Asteroids for 3$.

#6 Posted by Disengage (441 posts) -

Road Fighter is pretty good. River Raid would be but I guess it's not a launch title anymore.

#7 Posted by Smullster (14 posts) -
I purchased Asteroids, Gravitar, and Centipede.  I really wanted to like Tempest, but the controls were too odd for me.  I was way to used to using the spinner / dial from the old arcade cabinet version.  I think if I purchase just one more title out of the initial releases, I'd either get Lunar Lander or Red Baron.  Both seemed true to the original arcade experience. 
OK, I'm old.  I had an Atari 2600, and an Intellivision.  I don't think I'd spend any money on those offerings seeing as I owned the most of the originals and kind of played them to death. 
How about what you'd like to see in future releases?  For me... Gorf, Tron, Xevious, Joust I and II, and Sinistar.  There was also one called Crystal Castle that I wasted a whole bunch of quarters on that I'd like to see ported. 
#8 Posted by coaxmetal (1742 posts) -

Obviously Jungler

#9 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

I'm loving Shao-Lin's Road. Never heard of it before but I've got gold medals for the points and survivor.

#10 Edited by Trace (3683 posts) -

I'll second Road Fighter -- that game is surprisingly interesting. Still not sure I'll pick it up, but I enjoyed it so far.
Out of the Intellivision stuff, the only game I can recommend without hesitation is Astrosmash. It's a classic, although once you're any bit decent at it, you're going to end up investing almost an hour into a single game before it ramps up to a level too insane to handle.
The rest of the Intellivision launch titles are either good only in local two-player, hampered with the clunkiness of having to pull up a virtual keypad, just not that good outside of the old game nostalgia (Space Hawk), or missing good leaderboard/medal support (Sub Hunt). A shame, really.

#11 Posted by Ashwyn (205 posts) -

For some strange reason i got outlaw for the 2600.
I don't even like that game.
But yeah: 
@MysteriousBob said:

" I'm loving Shao-Lin's Road. Never heard of it before but I've got gold medals for the points and survivor. "
#12 Posted by JJOR64 (19568 posts) -

None?  $3 is to much for me unless they release something that I really want.

#13 Posted by calidan777 (916 posts) -

none. They all suck, I was completely disappointed by what they have to offer so far. Hopefully it gets better.

#14 Posted by Driadon (3085 posts) -

Honestly, I ate up a good hour today on that game along.

#15 Posted by Redbullet685 (6217 posts) -

i thought that jungler, crystal castles, lunar lander, and super cobra are pretty cool

#16 Posted by elfbot (37 posts) -

shao-lins road rules so hard

#17 Posted by Metroid545 (1839 posts) -

none, over priced i say

#18 Posted by alexrubens (238 posts) -

Does anyone have a list of what comes in Game Pack 001 and 002?

#19 Edited by thwak (116 posts) -

The only games I really enjoyed out of the launch titles were the konami games. I'd go for most of those since they were all really good and something you normally don't see re-released a billion times like the atari games, and the intellivision games just have emulation issues. Although Astrosmash is still good through the weird intellivision emulation..
But narrowing down the konami titles, the ones I would get would be shao-lin's road, scramble, finalizer, jungler, and battlantis. Scramble's the same game as Super Cobra so those games are really more about which one you prefer, I just prefer scramble.

#20 Edited by Egge (522 posts) -

If you're only going to buy one game, make it Tempest. I've never actually played it before but it has aged fantastically well. The gameplay is fast, intuitive and challenging while the pseudo-3D perspective still looks really slick after all these years. On a side note, games like Tempest and Red Baron reminds you of just how eager the early game developers were to add 3D effects to their titles, many years before it was practical (or even possible) from a technological standpoint...

#21 Posted by Angularbanjo (175 posts) -

Finalizer is my favorite so far, with Shao-Lin's Road and Road Fighter close behind it. Also really enjoying the cabinet display mode.

#22 Posted by DefaultGen (176 posts) -

Jungler is actually pretty good.  I'm also enjoying Crystal Castles quite a bit.

#23 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -

for me the only one i got at the moment is asteroids,  but I'm considering finalizer
Addictive, but only one problem. ARROWS OF DEATHHHH!

#24 Posted by JammyJesus (772 posts) -

I got myself a bit lunar lander.
#25 Posted by Weesh (59 posts) -

Got some JUNGLER of course and Super Cobra and Shao-Lin's Road is pretty awesome too.

#26 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Okay okay, Red Baron's the shit, as well. 
But yesterday I ended up buying Finalizer, Jungler, Lunar Lander and Tempest. All of which I'll heartily recommend as 3$ well spent. Those are some pretty cool games.

#27 Posted by Dustpan (1781 posts) -

Astrosmash kicks ass.

#28 Posted by BlastProcessing (947 posts) -

Asteroids, Centipede, Crystal Castles, and Jungler.

#29 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3521 posts) -

We need some reviews, pronto. So far I can say that I do not like Crystal Castles or Super Cobra at all, and Jungler is actually kind of fun.

#30 Posted by Chokobo (1247 posts) -

You really need a fight stick or something to really do well at Road Fighter.  A for accelerate and B for shift is just screwed on a regular controller.

#31 Posted by Sin4profit (3196 posts) -
@Chokobo: You can shift in Road Fighter? no wonder i sucked at it.  Did it not come with any other control layouts in the options? The button controls in game room seem backasswards in Gravitar too.
I bought Gravitar, highly recommended but check my review in the game room forums. It's an especially good game for setting challenges with friends but be warned, not many people seem to be buying it and they can't enter a challenge if they don't own it...madness i say.

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