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#1 Posted by TranceQuina (192 posts) -

I feel like at least once every gamer wishes for an arcade cabinet of their own. If you had to pick one *game* (as in not a combo cabinet), what would it be? It's a hard choice; alternates are okay too. I'd personally really love a 1942 cabinet, but would be tempted by a Galaga cocktail cabinet or an Area 51 machine.

BTW, where's a good place to actually get one? Maybe 1942/1943 is just super hard to find, but I feel like I can't find a great source for cabinets...

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#3 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -
There is no other right answer to this question
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#4 Posted by A_Dog (760 posts) -

Smash TV, duh.

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#5 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

The Japan only Half Life 2 cabinet with memory stick slot

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#6 Posted by JudgeDread (640 posts) -

Out Run

Would fit it out so I could sleep in it listening to the music.

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#7 Posted by Naked_Snake (28 posts) -

I'd want the castle crashers cabs they made for pax last year. http://arcadeheaven.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/a-little-bit-of-arcade-fever-pax-2010/

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#8 Posted by solidejake (505 posts) -

Jurassic Park railshooters, or House of the Dead railshooters.

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#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I don't really want one. I have no strong feelings for any arcade game. It also takes up a lot of space for one game.

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#11 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

I wanted a weird top-down shooter where you control a plane and there is that girl whose special is a flower bomb. But since i don't remember the name... I would love a Castle Crashers cabinet.

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#12 Posted by Grimluck343 (1371 posts) -

A Street Fighter II cabinet.

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#13 Edited by JusticeJanitor (537 posts) -

I'd have four Hydro Thunder machines and a Marvel Vs Capcom 2 cabinet.That would make me very happy.

Edit : I meant Hydro Thunder, sorry.

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#14 Posted by Brontes_Muse (208 posts) -

Id like this custom MK9 cabinet

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#15 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

I answered this question in another thread a few days ago. Crazy Taxi or one of the NFL Blitz.

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#16 Posted by LoveSpuds (122 posts) -

Dont even have to think twice, for me it would be


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#17 Edited by foxmulder (1879 posts) -

Hydro Thunder all the way. As a kid I got much satisfaction out of the boost trottle and driving my water craft with one hand! I felt badass!

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#18 Edited by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

Time Traveler, of course.

Or Carnevil.

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#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

@Jack268: Seriously? Phantom Menace shit?

Fuckin' Galaga, dude.

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#20 Posted by MistaSparkle (2285 posts) -

Either Centipede or Dynomite Cop!

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#21 Posted by bartok (3074 posts) -

A Neo Geo arcade cabinet with Samurai Showdown 2, Metal Slug 3, Bust-A-Move, and Street Hoops. Or if it is only for one game then WWF Wrestlefest.

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#22 Edited by Wrect (327 posts) -

In order of preference: Rygar, Black Tiger, Ikari Warriors, Ghosts n Goblins, Return of the Jedi.

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#23 Posted by TobbRobb (6090 posts) -

I want a Pac-Man cabinet. Galaga would be cool as well.

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#24 Posted by gakon (2010 posts) -

Galaga, because I'm 20 and incapable of having memories of arcades. (Note to older folks: there are people who have existed for two decades and yet can't claim to have lived during the glory days of real arcades.) But I like Galaga quite a bit; it tends to be my game of choice when faced with a Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga cabinet.

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#25 Posted by Tesuto (25 posts) -

DDR 4th mix, or maybe DDR Max. So much "dancing" in high school.

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#26 Posted by plainplease (200 posts) -

Even without a combo cabinet I'd still take Ms. Pacman

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#27 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

simpsons arcade game. 
i don't remember a lot of arcades because there weren't a lot where i was. i do have a pinball machine already. 

judge dredd. it's not my picture though.

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#28 Posted by lockwoodx (2531 posts) -

Since this isn't the dream cabinet thread, and I'd have to pick something universal that everyone could enjoy....

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#29 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2043 posts) -

Third Strike, Smash TV, Guilty Gear Accent Core, Galaga...

This is why I want to be successful; the ability to buy stupid shit because I can. The American Dream, right.

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#30 Posted by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

Déjà vu! Anyway the answer is still a Centipede or a Millipede cabinet with trackball, of course.

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#31 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

I've always dreamed of a Mortal Kombat 2 machine as a kid. My more recent pick would be a (not released as of now) Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena machine. That's assuming the cabinet looks kickass.

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#32 Posted by zus (87 posts) -

Virtua Fighter 4,

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#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

The only fond memories I have of arcades are that old T2 Aerosmith light gun game, but if I owned it I would beat it and be tired of it in no time. Would like to have a pinbal machine though. No one in particular.

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#34 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1262 posts) -

Food Fight or Lucky and Wild

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#35 Posted by mmzOne (299 posts) -

I think Sega R360 would be nice to own. It would be cool if you could somehow rig a modern flight sim to it.

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#36 Posted by Bribo (716 posts) -

Stargate (AKA Defender 2) or Smash TV.

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#37 Posted by LiquidSwords (2728 posts) -

Street Fighter II Champion Edition

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#38 Posted by weegieanawrench (1965 posts) -

I have fond memories of a Galaga cocktail cabinet at a restaurant at Queen's Quay in Toronto. I would really like to get my mits on of those.

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#39 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

Third Strike or DOA2

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#40 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

@gakon said:

Galaga, because I'm 20 and incapable of having memories of arcades. (Note to older folks: there are people who have existed for two decades and yet can't claim to have lived during the glory days of real arcades.) But I like Galaga quite a bit; it tends to be my game of choice when faced with a Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga cabinet.

I'd go with Galaga as well, for personal reasons. My dad died when I was 6, and one of my fondest memories of him was watching him play Galaga at our local arcade (which is now a barns & noble). I specifically remember him showing me the double ship trick and stuff... good times.

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#41 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Gotta be this, nostalgia overdrive.

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#43 Posted by President_Barackbar (3610 posts) -

Ms. Pac-Man cocktail cabinet.

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#44 Edited by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

I would get either a Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, because I really like that game, or an original Mortal Kombat

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#45 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

time cop

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#46 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

There was this Spped Racer racing game I saw once that was really cool because it had this entire seated enclosure- in essence a little car- that you sat in and that was super dope, so either that or Lucky and Wild.

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#47 Posted by rentfn (1393 posts) -

Adams Family Pinball or APB

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#48 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

Not technically an arcade machine, but I'd love to have a Star Trek: TNG pinball machine! There was one in the hotel where I had my first job, and I lost hundreds of quarters to that thing!

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#49 Posted by Zurgfrog (159 posts) -

Killer instinct

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#50 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

Asteroids, or Gauntlet.