• 1 year 5 months ago
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    Which did you prefer back in the day during 8 bit and 16 bit era. Both have advantages.

    Arcades had better graphics, were easier sometimes but ate up a lot of money,

    Console games were expensive, but sometimes had more challenging and intricate gameplay and you could keep the game. A lot of the times the graphics or games were weren't compared to the arcade games.
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      • 1 year 5 months ago
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      I realize that you like making threads, but please take the time to post in others, especially your own.
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      One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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        • 1 year 5 months ago
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        i missed the sega
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          • 1 year 5 months ago
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          Arcades. But then I had to dance in the go-go bar for change.
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            • 1 year 5 months ago
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            I would have to say Arcade. It was just cause you got to hang out with kids at school and that you got to have a chance to get prizes as well.
            Thats right I ran over the Taco Bell dog...... I got banned from Taco Bell for life.
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              • 1 year 4 months ago
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              Can't beat NES and Super Nintendo! Zelda was my shizzz!
              signature Zelda's my shit and 90's my time!
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                • 11 months 21 days ago
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                Arcades were great back then because you couldn't get the type of experience at home with the graphics. The Dreamcast made having the arcade experience at home affordable and it's a shame the system didn't last longer. I always had more fun in the arcades than I did on home consoles growing up in the 90s.
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                  • 11 months 21 days ago
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                  RomanBlade86 wrote:
                  Arcades were great back then because you couldn't get the type of experience at home with the graphics. The Dreamcast made having the arcade experience at home affordable and it's a shame the system didn't last longer. I always had more fun in the arcades than I did on home consoles growing up in the 90s.


                  I can remember spending half of my allowance money on going to the arcade.
                  Thats right I ran over the Taco Bell dog...... I got banned from Taco Bell for life.
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                    • 11 months 20 days ago
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                    During the 8-bit era arcades were slightly better. The arcades had more 16-bit like graphics at the time. Once the SNES came out though, home consoles had graphics which were at least equal to, sometimes superior to the arcade ones. Console games were also cheaper overall because for the same money with which you could play an arcade game for 10~20 minutes you could rent a console game & play it for a couple days. Add to that the fact that consoles had way more variety & the fact that most of their games had infinitely greater depth of play, and arcades just couldn't hold a candle.
                    The only "advantage" arcades had at that point were 3d graphics, but those looked like dancing donkey diarrhea (virtua fighter being a prime example), atari 2600 graphics looked better than that early 3d junk.
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                      • 11 months 20 days ago
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                      Drahken wrote:
                      During the 8-bit era arcades were slightly better. The arcades had more 16-bit like graphics at the time. Once the SNES came out though, home consoles had graphics which were at least equal to, sometimes superior to the arcade ones. Console games were also cheaper overall because for the same money with which you could play an arcade game for 10~20 minutes you could rent a console game & play it for a couple days. Add to that the fact that consoles had way more variety & the fact that most of their games had infinitely greater depth of play, and arcades just couldn't hold a candle.
                      The only "advantage" arcades had at that point were 3d graphics, but those looked like dancing donkey diarrhea (virtua fighter being a prime example), atari 2600 graphics looked better than that early 3d junk.


                      Actually, arcades had better graphics than consoles in most cases until Dreamcast came out which had arcade quality graphics. Just look at Street Fighter 2 for SNES and compare it to the arcade version and you'll see it's a big difference. The SNES had really good graphics but arcades at the time had way superior graphics, especially 2-D games. I agree that early 3D games looked bad but developers were just getting the hang of it all since 2-D fighters were the rage back then. There's a reason why arcades were so popular in the 90s and that was because the graphics were so much more superior than what you could get on the mainstream systems. It was until I saw the Dreamcast in action that I was blown away that you could get these arcade quality graphics in a home console. The Dreamcast sold well at first but it couldn't maintain the steam because the PS2 was on the horizon and that killed off much of the momentum from the Dreamcast and also I would imagine more people started pirating games by burning them rather than buying them at the store.
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                        • 11 months 4 days ago
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                        the arcade stand ups .... remember playing them at the mall(s) at where they were placed thru out the place ( and it wasnt in a store or room kinda atmosphere ) and at when ppl would walk looking intoo store windows to see the displays they would like glance over and say, I got winner ...

                        but nowadays just playin the NES n SNES ... zelda of course =)
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