222 posts tagged arcade
Classic Ads: Commando
Commando, originally released as Senjō no Ōkami (Wolf of the Battlefield), is a run and gun, vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up arcade game released in 1985. Its influence can be seen in various later games in the genre, including Gun.Smoke, Ikari Warriors, Jackal, Heavy Barrel, and others. [Wiki]
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Nestled away in the Dundee Township Historic district sits, though not as old as the buildings that surround it, a reminder of the glory days of seemingly distant past. An arcade. A real arcade.
We thought the Galloping Ghost was fantastic and apparently the fine folks at Underground Retrocade felt the same way – citing them with the inspiration and a similar business model. It was on this quiet night the lights of the machines help guide us through the two large aisles of cabinets. Here you would see each nook and cranny having been lovingly maintained and cleaned. Some of which I was surprised on how well kept the machines were even after several decades of use.
It’s something that is beautiful in its enthusiasm and simplicity. It tries to be a true arcade of yester-year, and it does it in a really great way.
Arcades at Akihabara
Image by Mike Matz
Classic Ads: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is a 1984 Atari arcade game which uses raster graphics. The player controls an on-screen ship in one of three different stages — Speeder Bikes, the Millenium Falcon and an AT-ST walker — in a third-person perspective, shooting enemies and avoiding obstacles to reach the end of each stage. [Arcade Museum]
Also check out the original Star Wars Arcade cabinets