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post #1 of 23 Old 12-03-2012, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a classic Arcade game

Just finished up my mancave & am looking for a particular arcade game I use to play when I was a kid. Maybe California something...IDK.
Anyway, the game came out sometime in the late 80's & the view is from behind a Ferrari Convertible - A guy & girl are in the car. It's a sit down game, although I do know they made a standing unit. Any help would be great.
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That's it! Thanks!

Now the quest to find one near by at a decent price.
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Yep, I contacted the guy about that one, but I'm sort of holding out on a sit down unit. That one looks pretty nice to pass up though.
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The only arcade game that I would ever buy is the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game that I used to play as a Kid...but then again, I have a copy of it on my Xbox, so I can play that any time that I want to...
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When I built my man cave i put in a MAME Game Table. It has over 3,000 of the Original Games in one unit. the games are not copy's they are the original code. My table is the cocktail style table and does have OutRun, as well as at least 100 other driving games including PolePosition. If your going to spend the money, mind as well get all of the classic games, just my 2 cents.

search for MAME Arcade in Ebay and you will see what I mean.
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The only problem with MAME cabinets is that you can't really do a lot of specialty games (racing, flight sim, etc.) properly without going all-out and doing the shifter, pedals and steering assemblies which gave those cabinets some charm. I'd love a stand-up shooter like T2 or Area 51.
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I've considered MAME & they are great. To me, there's something I really like about the old game setups. Being a kid in the 80's, I spent a lot of time in the arcades & like seeing the boxes with logos.
In the past I've had an NBA Jam 4 person game & more recently a Super Mario Brothers 3 Pinball.
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There's a place up in New Hampshire called Funspot that has a huge collection of classic arcade games; they might even claim to be the biggest. Check out their wesite and maybe get in touch. They used to sell games from time to time but it's been years since I've been there.

http://www.classicarcademuseum.org/

http://www.funspotnh.com/

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If I got an arcade game from my youth it would have to be Donkey Kong. The original. I spent WAY too many hours riding my bike to the local 7-11, buying Canonball Run cup Big Gulps and Twix bars and playing DK... Good times.

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If I got an arcade game from my youth it would have to be Donkey Kong. The original. I spent WAY too many hours riding my bike to the local 7-11, buying Canonball Run cup Big Gulps and Twix bars and playing DK... Good times.
You can probably find one that isn't too expensive. A lot of stand up games are decent priced. Pinball games are what can catch a pretty penny.
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Damn, this got me thinking about how awesome it would be to have a stand up version of Street Fighter II or Samurai Showdown.

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Damn, this got me thinking about how awesome it would be to have a stand up version of Street Fighter II or Samurai Showdown.
They're pretty fun when you & some competitive buddys have been drinking a few. When I had four player NBA Jam, we use to have some pretty nasty competitions.
One thing that's fun is as the owner, you'll end up very very good at the game. After your friends have had a few, they'll tend to forget you've had a lot of expirence playing & some will get pretty pissed when you're kicking their @ss all over the place.
If they're not good friends, then always place a bet.
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I traded a hot tub for a full working Galaxian game. The only thing I had to buy extra was the actual coin mechanisms but they were $15 shipping included on ebay.
The oldies are the best. Something about the standing up dropping quarters into the slot to waste a few minutes of youth....or daydream you are back there doing it....no bills, no kids, no job, NO WORRIES!!
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