By Atlas 6 Comments
So you've won the lottery! It's a though we've all had I'm sure. You go and get your stonking great cheque, and wonder what's the first thing I'm gonna do with my new found millions. Well I decided yesterday that what I would do is set aside a substantial portion of it to developing and maintaining my dream video game arcade. It wouldn't matter to me if it ran at a loss; just the fact that me and my fellow game enthusiasts would have the perfect place to hang out and play great arcade games would be enough for me.
So then I got thinking. What machines would I include in my dream video game arcade? I decided to limit myself to 12 to start off with. That doesn't mean 12 machines, just 12 varieties of games. I also decided that I didn't need to limit myself to games that came out in arcades; some games I would want in my dream arcade even though they're not proper arcade games, and if need be I would create a version myself with my millions.
So here is my list, and I do hope to read all of yours as well.
Fighting Games Corner:
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Pac-Man Championship Edition
F14-Tomcat (apparently, at least according to Jeff, the greatest pinball game ever made)
Space Cadet 3D (I'm no pinball expert, but I played this game a ton as a kid, and would love to see an actual machine made for it)
The Ultimate Arcade Driving Experience:
Burnout Paradise (rows of machines with headsets to allow for chat; multiplayer challenges enabled)