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Edited by KaneRobot

I miss Insane Warrior.

I think Karate Champ was the second arcade game I ever saw (actually it was Vs. Karate Champ, but pretty much the same thing aside from better voice samples), a grocery store here had one. Karate Champ is still fucking awesome and fun as hell to play.

As a stupid little kid I'd run around saying "STOP. JUDGE." for no reason because of that game.

Edited by dahlis

Old ass videogames!

Posted by TanookiSuit

Fuck yeah Karate Champ!

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Posted by AMyggen

The music in this second game is something else.

Posted by HammondofTexas

Yeah I really like the music!

Posted by Steadying

NOW, YOU HAVE DRIVEN ALL THE HIGHWAY.

Edited by tamriilin

Guilty Gear does indeed call them "rounds," but whenever a new round begins it says "LET'S ROCK" and whenever you win in Accent Core it says "SLASH."

Posted by forteexe21

NOTHING STOPS THE GAME ROOM.

Posted by Corvak

GORILLA PLATE IS TURNING.

Posted by LarryDavis

Hamster Corp representing!

Posted by MachoFantastico

Always enjoy an history lesson for Mr Gertsmann.

Game Room shall live on... in some form.

Edited by retsub101

Nothing stops the Gameroom Quick Look!

Edited by Cowman

Nothing stops the Gameroom Quick Look!

NOTHING STOPS THE GAME ROOM.

Sunset Ryders 4 Lyfe.

Edited by Lelcar

Arcade Archive, Game Room, Bombastica, etc. Gimme dat Gerstmann retro any day, sonnnnnnn.

Posted by ZironZ

They should give this hamster series an award. That way they can actually call it award winning.

Posted by Undeadpool

@cowman said:
@retsub101 said:

Nothing stops the Gameroom Quick Look!

@forteexe21 said:

NOTHING STOPS THE GAME ROOM.

Sunset Ryders 4 Lyfe.

It's still real to ME, damnit!!

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Posted by sirkibble2

I love older games. Was such a fun era.

Posted by frytup

Good times. I played the sh*t out of coin-op Karate Champ back in the day.

Posted by Ponyexpress

Space docking, huh?

Edited by DarkbeatDK

Little known fact: The driver in City Connection is a female protagonist named Clarice. It was changed to a dude in the American version of the game. Where is the uproar?! Kotaku?! Anita?!! :v

Edited by movac

Torque is a good movie.

Posted by RobbyTurbo

"There's nothing to do in Iowa." Isn't Dan from Kansas? C'mon man, use flyover bros gotta stick together.

Posted by SubwayD

Jeff buying more jank arcade games? Ryan would no approve.

Posted by soupbones

@jeff - In NOVA 2001, one of the buttons allows you to lock your ship angle and strafe. #gamechanger

Edited by hollitz

I wish any of these could be nearly as upsetting as Game Room was :(

Once again, pretty mystified as to what makes an acceptable ancient ass game. City Connection looked boring as fuck and Nova looked at least decent.

Posted by csl316

I'm fine with all these things.

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Posted by notnert427

I don't know about you guys, but I got a lot of fun and thrill.

Posted by PoorTommy
@hollitz said:

I wish any of these could be nearly as upsetting as Game Room was :(

Once again, pretty mystified as to what makes an acceptable ancient ass game. City Connection looked boring as fuck and Nova looked at least decent.

A big reason why these games still have attention brought towards them is due to the feeling of mastery after multiple rounds of failure. These games are very hard. Beginning to understand them and progress is one thing, but to claim mastery over these complex games is another. People argue it is a very :"pure" form of what video games are.

The only way to know if these appeal to you is to try them out. It is true that the pacing of older games are very different from the games made in the past 20 years, but I don't think either style invalidates the other. High scores from this era has been replaced, but there is still probably value of the player setting their own ambitions toward end play rather than the game guiding when the experience should end.

Edited by dropkickpikachu

Sorry, no bonus.

Also, it's weird that Dan was disappointed to find that bottle rockets were illegal in California. They're illegal in Minnesota, too. Maybe he just didn't know and lit em off anyway (of course he did).

ALSO also: Moon Cresta looks like it was the inspiration for that vertical shooter that was included in the Game Boy Camera software.

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Posted by Immortal_Guy

In Guilty Gear they call the rounds "duels" ("Heaven or hell! Duel 1! Let's rock!"), and in BlazBlue it's "rebels" ("The wheel of fate is turning! Rebel 1! Action!"). Arc-system-works games are wierd...

Edited by Soap

The best Fast and Furious film is 5.

The 'best' Fast and Furious film is Tokyo Drift.

Edited by Slaegar

If you want some really good chiptunes here you go.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Moon Cresta is a pretty game, too bad its not so good/doesn't have great music.

Edited by The_Nubster

Man, the hits in that Karate Champ game are pretty fucking brutal. The way the characters just lay on the ground with their mouths agape makes me a bit uncomfortable. Like, those dudes are actually hurting.

Posted by stealydan

My favorite quick look duo at one point was Jeff+Ryan. Then it was Jeff+Vinny. Currently, it might be Jeff+Dan. I'm sensing a pattern here. I really enjoy the virtual company of one Jeff G-man.

Edited by RuthLoose

Is the audio borked for anyone else?

Edited by AlKusanagi

I'm thinking Eternal Champions may have been one of, if not the, first games with mid match fatalities.

Edited by melodiousj

@dan_citi said:

Moon Cresta is a pretty game, too bad its not so good/doesn't have great music.

If you haven't, I recommend checking out the sequel, Terra Cresta, which rips off Xevious pretty blatantly, but cranks up the awesome.

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Posted by melodiousj

There was another Solomon's Key sequel called "Fire and Ice" and it's awesome.

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Posted by JohnTheGamer

City Connection on the NES was DOPE.

Posted by minorinya

The music, you guys say? Courtesy of Tchaikovsky, his first concerto:

Posted by Koobz

The harmonized disgust/incredulity at 10:14 is magical.

Posted by StraightGrizzly

Dan is 1000% right about Pain and Gain. It is a legitimately good movie, made by Michael Bay. I never thought I would be able to say that, but it's true.

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