Open Discussion: May 14th, 2017

Welcome to May 14th, 2017, edition of OAG Open Discussion series that takes a look at games and other mediums. This series ranges from past, present and future related topics mainly about video games, however you are more than welcome to share other interesting information unrelated to the subject.

This week’s topic is about what is your favorite arcade game. Preferably found at some arcade place, parlor, or maybe on your home console. My favorite arcade game would have to be Terminator 2 the Arcade Game. I remember encountering the game twice and having a blast.

The first encounter was at some ice rink place where the arcade of T2 was near a lunch area while the second encounter was at my cousin’s birthday party. This place was pretty big and had a lot of activities for kids to do stuff, and I remember the arcade machine was in some dark room tucked in the back of the place.

If you don’t know how the arcade machine looked, TNT Amusements Inc. has a video that covers the old arcade machine and how it functions — video starts around 0:31.

I also owned the Sega version of T-2 the Arcade Game, too. If you want you can watch a long play that World of Longplays posted up of the Sega Genesis version.

That was back in the day where if you were too short you just couldn’t play the game, unless you dragged a stool over so that you could pop a coin in and take control of whatever arcade game was available.

With that said, though, I do wish that there was a more recent Terminator game made today that focused around Judgement Day. It would be pretty cool to play as a resistance rebel against ridicules enemies — A.K.A. Terminators — with laser weapons. And let’s not count that abomination known as Terminator Salvation: The Game, which was more than miserable. I would love to play a game with the atmosphere of Kyle Reese’s dream or nightmare in T-1.

I like the setup, the desolation, the despair of the scene and the constant moving between cover to cover; making the Human Killer Tank and Human Killer Aerials seem much more dangerous in that being spotted by them will only lead to death. I would just love to see a game with today’s tech explore something like the above.

Anyway, what is your favorite arcade game? Remember you do not have to stay on topic if you have something pressing or random that you wish to share in the comments.


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