Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Arcade Games!

Power up Players for today’s Rankings Post! Each Tuesday I will ranks games, shows, series, etc and list my favorites in the genre from 5th place to 1st place. After my post I will open up the comments for everyone to rank their favorites and the following week I will post the “Community Rankings” from the previous week’s Rankings post.

Community Rankings from Our Favorite Game of Thrones Characters:

  1. Daenerys Targaryen
  2. Tyrion Lannister
  3. Arya Stark
  4. Brienne of Tarth
  5. Jon Snow

This week we will be ranking: Our Favorite Arcade Games!

#5 Big Buck Hunter –

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You can’t go to an arcade without playing some sort of shooter right? My go to shooter will always be the Bick Buck Hunter game. You remember it right? The one with the giant orange hunting rifle sticking out the side lol. I would get this game and go to the hunting fields. My brother Kenny and I would take turns trying to shoot the most deer and I have so many fond memories.

#4 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucking –

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A driving game where I can play as a semi truck and run over anything in my tracks, yes please! Any time I would see the giant machine that was shaped like a truck empty. I would hop in put in my coins and get to driving. My favorite features are the giant steering wheels and gas pedals (because who needs brakes when you are literally a Transformer!!).

#3 Tekken –

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Tekken was definitely a staple in arcade games growing up. Each week we spent a few hours at the laundromat while my grandmother washed our comforters and she would get extra quarters so that Kenny and I could play the arcade games. Tekken was always at my laundromat (it’s still there actually) and we would verse each other often. My go to character is King and my brothers is Eddie Gordo. I was never a great Tekken player, but my brother couldn’t touch me in Street Fighter with Chun-Li!

 

#2 Snocross –

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Snocross is a racing game where you get to ride on the back of a snowmobile. This game is fantastic because you have to lean on the snowmobile left and right to assist in turning your vehicle. I loved hitting tricks, getting boosters and bumping into other racers, whatever I could do to become first in the circuit. I like Snocross more than the other motorcycle racing games because the vehicles were easier to control and who wants to race on a road or highway when you can jump off mountains?

 

#1 Galaga –

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Galaga was another arcade game in the laundromat on Saturdays. There’s something about the old shoot the spaceships and dodge objects game that has always drew me in. You have to have coordination to bob and weave and shoot all of the objects in your way. I’m not sure why Galaga is my favorite arcade game because it’s not a hard or unique concept. All I can say is that my eyes still light up when I see the game in the corner.

Those are my rankings for favorite arcade games (I’ve left out the more interactive games like Dance Dance Revolution and Skee Ball for another week) and I want to know your top 5! Think back to physically going into an arcade, which games caught your eye? Let’s talk arcade games! Don’t forget, tomorrow the winner of the GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition will be announced!

 

-Luna 🙂

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3 replies

  1. Spent many a-dollar and many an-hour on Galaga! Awesome game! Of course I was 12 years old since I’ve seen one of those games in real life with one exception…

    I passed through Atlanta couple years ago by bus. In the bus station lobby, brand new Galaga game sat prominently in the entrance. Brand new like the holy grail of video entertainment! 😀

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    • It was destiny!!! I hope you played lol. There’s a gamer bar here called player 1 and they have all the old school arcade games. It’s sad I’ve never seen galaga there but they have galaxian which is the same thing basically lol. Also played ninja turtles and the root beer delivery game. Some many memories haha

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      • Hell yeah I played! lol…. It was a four hour layover…plus, it was Galaga! lol 😀 …It was Fate, Destiny, and Serendipity all rolled into one! lol

        AND it was Atlanta…I almost got something else that you could roll, in the parking lot. But I was coming back from a drug rehab facility so I thought that may be a bad idea at the time lol.

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