Thread: Classic Arcade Game Never Released For Home Consoles

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    • 3 years 6 months ago
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    Does anyone remember a classic arcade game from the early 1980's called "Gorf"? It was a space shooter that was played in stages, where the first stage was nearly identical to Space Invaders, then the next stage the enemy ships shot lasers at your ship, then you had a stage that was nearly identical to Galaxian, then I think you had at least one other stage before you encountered the mothership or "boss" stage. It was a very unique game and I could not figure out why it was never released for home systems...at least I've never seen it on any of the Nintendo, Sega or PlayStation systems. Many classic arcade compilations were released on both the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 and I'm surprised Gorf was never included!
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      • 3 years 6 months ago
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      I believe I played Gorf on Colecovision before, maybe it just wasn't released on the more common consoles of that era (Atari, Commodore 64) my friend definitely had it for his colecovision
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        I've play GORf before...
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          I've never heard of the game before, but it looks like it was released for most of the old atari systems (2600, 5200, 8-bit), as well as c64, colecovision, and vic-20: http://www.mobygames.com/game/gorf
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            Did they ever release that cool X-Men arcade game on consoles.
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              Which one? There are at least 3.

              ...Although it's kind of a moot point, since all 3 have been released on consoles.
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                • 3 years 6 months ago
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                I've read about Gorf, but I don't think I've played it. Think I heard about it when reading about Twin Galaxies championships.

                As to the X-Men game ActionBastard mentions, probably this one, which has been ported to XBLA, PSN, iOS, and Android, but never to physical format for any console

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                  • 3 years 4 months ago
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                  Quote by ActionBastard
                  Did they ever release that cool X-Men arcade game on consoles.

                  Yeah. Xmen Children of the Atom was ported to Sega Saturn and ps1, the Saturn version is far superior.
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                    • 3 years 4 months ago
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                    The Simpsons arcade game never made it to console either that I know of.

                    I can think of twice as many crappy adaptations myself.....
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