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Any "old" Arcade Gamers... I need help ;p

By mrafrohead ·
Hey, I have a stupid question and I know this really isn't the place for it, but I have hopes that some of the "geeks" here (like me) will have the answer that I am looking for.

Back in the mid 80's. There was this arcade game that I used to play.

I thought that the game was called:

1999

Here's the thing though, I'm not positive of that anymore as I can't seem to find ANYTHING on it when I google it.

What I am hoping is that someone will know the name of the game that I am talking about and lemme know.

This is what the game was like.

It was a shooter game from a space craft that was in the first thirds of the screen. It was a silver craft that shot out lasers. On the first third of the screen it looked like you were on some kind of land like maybe a moon. I can't remember if the color of the land was grey or brown, but it was one or the other.

Then the other two thirds of the screen is where the aliens would come into the picture (the other two thirds were space) and they would fly down at you, and you had to kill them like any other game.

But before the "mother ship" would come out towards the end of a level, there was a star or moon that would glow brighter than the rest of them, and if you shot at that it was like some kind of cheat before the mother ship showed it's face.

That's about all I can remember, and I need to find this game so I can get it and show my kids what "real" video games were like.

Newho - if anyone can help I would appreciate it.

If this helps also, anyone that may have been in Osterholz, Germany during the 80's right before the wall came down, there was a YMC that had it behind the military commissary next to the new McDonald's at the time...

I know this is a shot in the dark, but with as small as the world really is, I'm hoping to be surprised again...

Mrafrohead

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No prob

by Oz_Media In reply to I'll take you up on the o ...

Need to burn it to DVD when I get a bit of time, and remember, and I'll email ya.

OM

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Console parts?

by gralfus In reply to A MAME discussion!

How did you go about building the consoles?

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MAME site

by Oz_Media In reply to Console parts?

This one's got everything you need. I got the idea for multpile controller types (4-way and 8-way,4 button and 6) from another site but can't find it now.
But this one is the most concise.
http://leafstation.com/

I haven't done the fancy coing op door and graphics though.
Just functional.

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Other classics

by Oz_Media In reply to Any "old" Arcade Gamers.. ...

I have a tonne of ROMS in my consoles but some favs and REAL classics fo me are, Donkey Kong 3, Elevator Action (oh the hours at 7-11), 1942, tetris (have it in cocktail version), bubble bobble, BurgerTime, Cloak and Dagger, (th e galaga, galaxian series), GORF (classic, "SPACE CAPTAIN AT AT AT" ),moon Patrol, TEMPEST (great with trackball) and my favorite game of all time (at least this week) JOUST!

Then there's... and....and...

Ahh the good old days.

I'll never forget the year we moed from England to Cape Breton Island, I met a kid in school who EVERYONE wanted to be friends with, I got to his house to see him playing pog on his TV !!! RIGHT ON TV!!

Being raised around British penny arcades, I never eve knew video games existed, I just about wet myself when my friend pulled out a second paddle and said, wanna play HOCKEY? Hey, I'd never even heard of Hockey, of COURSE I wanted to play!

or my youth, I'd like to thank my parents, my brother and sister for doing stuff with me even though they were older than me and it wasn't cool, and last but far from least RADIO SHACK!!

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Oh yeah...

by gralfus In reply to Other classics

Tempest would always leave me trembling from the adrenaline rush after half an hour or so. Man that was fun! Battlezone was my other favorite, just because I like tanks. It was especially fun when the arcade owner cranked the sound so the 1812 Overture boom-boom would rock the house.

Joust is one of my favs also. It seems like such an original concept, and with such great game play.

I remember the first time I saw a video game. "Pong" on a console down at the market. It was 25 cents per game and my mom thought it was simply a waste of money. But I was fascinated - a TV that I could control! Black and white with simple lines and dots, but it was wonderful.

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ELEVATOR ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!

by jkaras In reply to Other classics

THat was my all time favorite game as a kid. It was one of the games that I could pop in a quarter and play for an hour to 2 hours off a single quarter. Do you have it for the pc? If so let me know where to get it, I've been thinking about that game recently like I wanted to buy the old game from an arcade or outlet but never could find it. Shooting the lights out onto the bad guys head or doing the super jump when stepping off the elevator killing 4 guys at once was the greatest.
Sinistar was another favorite, I audio while playing of "I HUNGER" always made the game so fun with the anticipation of the confrontation. Galaga, Gyrus, Badlands, Cobra Command(the anime version only) Ghouls an Ghosts, Moon Patrol were games that I just could walk past without playing. If the building was on fire I would have checked my watch to see estimate how far I could get in the game before the power would go or possible dying for real. Still Dragonslayer was the most impressive leap from the ordinary to the amazing. Oh speaking of leaping, the most fun game but horrible graphics was bump n jump, a suped up car that knocked other cars to crash and leap far distances to destroy others and avoid wrecks while trying to finish the race, man that was a fun game too bad Atari's version was to bad.

Whats funny is that after hurricane Charley sitting in a house without power to my multitude of gadgets for three days I got a wake up call on my dependancy for gaming. Once power was restored I played video games till my eyes almost bled and it was magnificent like a junkie finding a ditched bag of drugs, wow i need help I think. I cant imagine running around the yard with a stick and a hoop like it was the greatest toy ever like some of our fore fathers had. Man am I glad for the industrial age, VIVA THE GEEKS, VIVA THE GEEKS baby life would suck without ya!!!!!!

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It's here...

by mrafrohead In reply to ELEVATOR ACTION!!!!!!!!!! ...

I used to love that game too.

Thank you for reminding me. :)

http://www.romnation.net/index.php/roms/mame/e/

There are about five different flavors, so I didn't post an exact link as you may want to tinker with them all until you figure out what you want...

mrafrohead

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Old Machines

by Skidoggeruk In reply to Other classics

Joust was/is a great game. The way you had to control your altitude by controlling the rythem of button slapping....

Elevator Action = classic example of gameplay vs. graphics

Moon patrol showed the potential of videogames, although the graphics were pretty dodgy. That one was always fun!

Galaga was always a blast and GORF was the one you always played with friends! It was so funny!

Hey, I remember when my dad got us a PONG machine for XMas. It was a sort of cream coloured box with fake WOOD sticker background on the top. It had a dial (rheostat?) controller on each side. So you sat on one side and you brother/sister/friend sat on the other. You could always try to cheat by pulling the whole thing towards you! HA

Hey, does anybody have any old consoles? I have some oldies. Gameboy/Game Gear/Megadrive(Genesis to you, maybe)/SNES. I picked thes up from rummage/car boot sales for a pittance. My kids actually plug these in and play some of the oldies when they get bored with the PS2! What does that say?

I have not done MAME in ages. I take it that there is an XP compliant one now. Dug out the CDs I had burnt years ago and MAME wouldn't work on my XP box.

They had a "History of Gaming" kinda show in the Museum in Edinburgh last year and they had a projection screen MAME console running, along with all sorts of consoles and free play cabinets. It was a hands-on kind of exhibition. Think they are doing it again this year.

Who can say "Gettin OLD?"

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Other classics

by Oz_Media In reply to Any "old" Arcade Gamers.. ...

I have a tonne of ROMS in my consoles but some favs and REAL classics fo me are, Donkey Kong 3, Elevator Action (oh the hours at 7-11), 1942, tetris (have it in cocktail version), bubble bobble, BurgerTime, Cloak and Dagger, (th e galaga, galaxian series), GORF (classic, "SPACE CAPTAIN AT AT AT" ),moon Patrol, TEMPEST (great with trackball) and my favorite game of all time (at least this week) JOUST!

Then there's... and....and...

Ahh the good old days.

I'll never forget the year we moed from England to Cape Breton Island, I met a kid in school who EVERYONE wanted to be friends with, I got to his house to see him playing pog on his TV !!! RIGHT ON TV!!

Being raised around British penny arcades, I never eve knew video games existed, I just about wet myself when my friend pulled out a second paddle and said, wanna play HOCKEY? Hey, I'd never even heard of Hockey, of COURSE I wanted to play!

for my youth, I'd like to thank my parents, my brother and sister for doing stuff with me even though they were older than me and it wasn't cool, and last but far from least RADIO SHACK!!

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To All Who Replied

by mrafrohead In reply to Any "old" Arcade Gamers.. ...

I would like to say thank you in trying to help me find this game.

I really do appreciate it.

In all honesty, I am SUPER surprised that it was found. I never thought I'd see it again. ;p

If any of you enjoy the older games, I would recommend giving it a try, as it is a lot of fun. It's a little more advanced than Galaga or those, as you get a shield. ;p

Hehahaha, oh and the usual horrible graffix of the old games, that had content instead of just pretty pictures.

Mrafrohead

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