Midway Arcade Treasures is out...

Jay Mitchosky

Producer
Joined
Sep 6, 1998
Messages
3,729
Reaction score
0
Points
0
That is absolutely amazing!
 

Tony Whalen

Producer
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Messages
3,150
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
Tony Whalen
Oh good.. because I needed to waste MORE time at work.
 

Matt Butler

Screenwriter
Joined
Jun 23, 2001
Messages
1,915
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Real Name
Matt Butler
What is that link? Its firewalled at work.


Ps Im picking up Midway this week.
 

Greg_S_H

Executive Producer
Joined
May 9, 2001
Messages
15,844
Reaction score
612
Points
9,110
Location
North Texas
Real Name
Greg
It's a link to Shockwave versions of:

Bubbles
Defender
Defender II (Stargate)
Joust
Rampage
Robotron 1984
Satan's Hollow
Sinistar
Spy Hunter
Root Beer Tapper

The emulation is very good, and you can even use a gamepad (the option's there; I haven't used one).

Playing a little bit of Defender, I like it a lot better now than when I was a kid. I used to be really stupid and try to just fly full-tilt across the game map. If you use a little strategy and the ship's hover capabilities, it's not as hard as I remembered.
 

Carlo Medina

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 31, 1997
Messages
11,907
Reaction score
1,874
Points
9,110
Holy smoke! This has just become my most-anticipated videogame purchase of the holiday season! No joke. Those games were awesome.

I remember in the eighth grade I did summer classes at local CSU for advanced math & physics, and I was stunned that they had an on-campus arcade (hey I was like 12)! Furthermore, the guy who worked there befriended those youngsters who were taking these courses and would often put like 50 credits on the Gauntlet machine for us.

I would pay $20 for Gauntlet alone, let alone all those other games! Woo-hoo!
 

DaveGTP

Cinematographer
Joined
Jul 24, 2002
Messages
2,096
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I still have Gauntlet II for NES, and a couple more of these, but the flash link is awesome - a bunch of us at work are enjoying. Thanks!
 

Greg_S_H

Executive Producer
Joined
May 9, 2001
Messages
15,844
Reaction score
612
Points
9,110
Location
North Texas
Real Name
Greg
I'm glad you guys could use it. I'm guessing I got the link from Blue's News a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure now. Fun stuff!
 

Robert Standefer

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Sep 14, 1999
Messages
85
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Regarding Stargate vs. Defender II, from a post on USENET:

"When Eugene Jarvis created Defender some people loved the
game because of the challenge; other people hated the game
because of the "over" abundance of buttons on the control panel.

The next game in "the Defender family" was first given the name
Stargate Defender by Eugene Jarvis and the crew at Williams.

Since there was a movie studio that had a script titled Stargate
about a device that transports people across time, space &
dimensions; Williams chose not to cause further confusion.

Williams had started marketing the game with a title change
from Stargate Defender to Defender II."

HTH.

-Rob
 

Tony Whalen

Producer
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Messages
3,150
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
Tony Whalen
Interesting stuff Robert.

Still, doesn't explain why I clearly remember playing on machines titled "Stargate" (not "Stargate Defender") and never even HEARD of "Defender II" until recently. Maybe that's how it was marketed in my area...

Not that it's important.
 

JohnS

Producer
Joined
Jan 17, 2001
Messages
4,957
Reaction score
222
Points
4,110
Age
47
Location
Las Vegas
Real Name
John Steffens
This is a great game or games I guess
, to own.

How many levels are in Gauntlet??

and are there enough games to do a Midway 2 edition?

and after doing my homework, I kind of answered my own question

go here for a cool listing of games.
www.klov.com/
 

Tony Whalen

Producer
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Messages
3,150
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
Tony Whalen
Got it for my birthday!

Man, what a blast!


Every review I read said it was bad because of the controls.
I dunno about that. I've found that the more difficult-to-control games (Vindicator, Toobin) just take getting used to. Failing that, you can use your D-pad, rather than both sticks (Vindicator) or all the buttons (Toobin).

Spy Hunter is pretty tough though... and Marble Madness is fun, but tough without being able to finely control your marbles. I lose my marbles all the time.


Great package! And I *still* have my pocket full of quarters!


Side note: I had never, ever seen "Joust 2". I can see why. It bites compared to the original.
 

Alanna

Second Unit
Joined
Dec 8, 2003
Messages
487
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Joust 2 is really weird and really hard. I find it to be a real "quarter muncher". The bat levels piss me off. They are too damn little to kill properly and there's too many of them. They start you in the middle so you can't just turn into a pegasus and drop on their little red heads. UGH! I love being able to turn into a pegasus and just squash the living crap out of the buzzards but then again I hate the level design (too cluttered) and the fact that when eggs sink into lava they turn into super speed demon mutant buzzards instead of just sinking like in the original.

Devil's Hollow is probably my favorite...well that and Paperboy.
 

Alanna

Second Unit
Joined
Dec 8, 2003
Messages
487
Reaction score
0
Points
0
doh its not Devil's Hollow. I meant SATAN's HOLLOW. Of course.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,759
Messages
4,689,055
Members
141,029
Latest member
Montelereplay