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    Default At what arcade games do you play your best?

    We all have arcade games that we love and like to play, but I want to go a different way here. What arcade games do you actually play really well?

    My best are probably Time Soldiers and Black Tiger. I can pretty handily do both on one credit, and often one life. My best score on Time Soldiers is over 1,700,000 without scabbing for points, and my best Black Tiger score is over 900,000. I also do pretty well at Windjammers, which I've done on one credit with a score a little over 500,000, but I'm less consistent there.

    There are others that I love, but suck at playing... like Centipede, where my very best so far is a little over 184,000. So... what do you rule at playing?

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    Today probably darn near none of them. Long term historically though Super Dodgeball and Galaga I could smoke very well, the first I could clear which is very hard to do and the other I could get some really amazing high scores in playing through dozens of waves. At one point back in the early 90s at a summer day camp I'd do the arcade in the afternoon and I got to where I could drop Street Fighter II, MK1, Double Dragon, Altered Beast, and even PitFighter on a quarter or two (SF/MK on a quarter always.)

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    I can play robotron for a pretty long time, the metal slugs are 1 cc's almost everytime, 1 life clear for the first one.
    and house of the dead 1+2 are almost always perfect runs... unless the light gun is trash

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    I was good at most single player arcade games I played BITD. I never continued in arcade games, so any games I ended I did so on a single quarter. Some of the more difficult ones (or at least I'm told are by a lot of people) that I beat almost every time Smash T.V., and NARC.

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    I was good at Rastan Saga once I got hold of the actual board,this was after arcades had pretty much died though so I could not exactly show of my skills to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammajup View Post
    I was good at Rastan Saga once I got hold of the actual board,this was after arcades had pretty much died though so I could not exactly show of my skills to anyone.
    I love Rastan, but am firmly mediocre. I can clear 4 stages on one credit on a good day, but that's as good as it getsfor now.

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    Galaga
    Time Pilot
    Bosconian

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    Galaga
    Space Fury
    Star Castle
    Sinistar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmaerz View Post
    Galaga
    Space Fury
    Star Castle
    Sinistar
    I love Sinistar. I'm... okay at it, not amazing. Awesome game.

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    Marvel super heroes
    Simpsons

    That's it, stuck at most other stand ups

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    I used to be really good at Marvel v Capcom 2 in the arcade.
    Im also pretty good at Tournament Arkanoid, which is the only arcade game I own.
    I can also tear it up on Millipede on MAME using a trackball controller.

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    Mr. Do - For some reason, I am positively amazing at this game.

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    Pole Position....but only the cockpit and not the cabinet/home variant. Something about sitting in the pit gives me the extra mental boost necessarily to narrowly avoid ruining a run

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    I haven't done it in a long time but I used to destroy anyone at Super Dodgeball. Same could be said back when it was new both Street Fighter II and also Mortal Kombat. Played both at an arcade at a summer camp and then practiced at home on the SNES on maximum difficulty. Eventually people just let me be to play the AI and leave not wanting to lose their quarters. In later years same could be said of Samurai Shodown 3 which my college arcade had for a long while. Another comes to mind, not sure how I'd do now, but I used to get into the 6 digits on Galaga.

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    Galaga I am still good at... I tried to straight-nine a machine and messed up, and vowed to try it again.... and I wan't even really serious...

    Punch-Out/Super Punch-Out I still rock.... I can still beat Street Fighter II without too much difficulty, especially Champion Edition... Double Dribble, Mr. Do!, Tempest...
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    And I just straight nined Galaga..
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    FINISH HIM!!!

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