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theguy73
414 Posts
13 years, 9 months ago
Remember the table top arcade games you would sit down and play? There were games like PAC MAN, GALAGA, and some others I can't think of. Anyway you would sit at it like a table and some one else could sit at the other end and play against you, when it was your turn the screen would flip over to your side. You would normally see these at pizza joints but I haven't seen one in years.
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    System
    79987 Posts
    13 years, 9 months ago
    The only one I've played is "Ms. Pac-Man".
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      RadRacer56
      371 Posts
      13 years, 9 months ago
      I played only Acranoid on those


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        System
        79987 Posts
        13 years, 9 months ago
        "Arkanoid" WOULD be fun to play on a sit-down table! :D
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          RadRacer56
          371 Posts
          13 years, 9 months ago
          Trust me Sonic64, that little knob in the machine is frustating.
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            System
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            13 years, 9 months ago
            RadRacer56
            Trust me Sonic64, that little knob in the machine is frustating.


            Are you sure? :?
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              RadRacer56
              371 Posts
              13 years, 9 months ago
              Well for me that is
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                the-micro-man
                3492 Posts
                13 years, 9 months ago
                I own a machine like this.
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                  13 years, 9 months ago
                  i remember these type of games....
                  The paperboy thinks he's a pro.
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                    rirotostichi
                    1841 Posts
                    13 years, 9 months ago
                    I have before played Ms Pac Man on one of those.
                    I've also played a Space Invaders-esque submarine game on one, too.
                    I've also played Popeye and Pac Land on some as well.
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                      chrisno51
                      1574 Posts
                      13 years, 9 months ago
                      Yes I certainly remember these, they are commonly referred to as cocktail tables. I remember playing these at our former A&W many years back. They also have one at the Seaside, Oregon arcade. I played Galaga on it last year, I think it was.

                      Actually I already made a thread on this a while back, here it is:

                      http://www.retrojunk.com/forums/index.php?view=posts&fid=10&tid=18793
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                        Bomberman
                        3299 Posts
                        13 years, 9 months ago
                        Only played Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga on these.
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                          jango52577
                          2805 Posts
                          13 years, 9 months ago
                          I never saw a tabletop machine in real life but I always thought they looked cool.
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                            MRCSL1
                            504 Posts
                            13 years, 9 months ago
                            I'd like to own a cocktail table and play rounds of Batsugun with it's original PCB, so Bomberman and TurboDuo won't beat my ass because I'm using an emulator.

                            I'd rather have the original PCB boards of the arcade games as well, but changing them to a different game would be frustrating or actually in disguise easy.

                            Lastly, with the PCB Batsugun, I'll have no buggy graphics, no missing sounds as well, and music available. To bad Grind Stormer is rare because I want to hear the original arcade music.
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                              Videogamenerd
                              1202 Posts
                              13 years, 9 months ago
                              I play Mrs.Pacman for the sit down arcade it was both a ralxing and fun experience.
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                                Drakon
                                3703 Posts
                                13 years, 9 months ago
                                I never liked those sort of cabinets....messes up your neck
                                  System
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                                  13 years, 9 months ago
                                  Drakon
                                  I never liked those sort of cabinets....messes up your neck


                                  Like how?
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                                    Drakon
                                    3703 Posts
                                    13 years, 9 months ago
                                    sonic64
                                    Drakon
                                    I never liked those sort of cabinets....messes up your neck


                                    Like how?


                                    ....because you're looking downward instead of holding your head upright in the natural position. It's not ergonomic.
                                      System
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                                      13 years, 9 months ago
                                      Drakon
                                      sonic64
                                      Drakon
                                      I never liked those sort of cabinets....messes up your neck


                                      Like how?


                                      ....because you're looking downward instead of holding your head upright in the natural position. It's not ergonomic.


                                      I see. :/
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