robulastage posted...But the way things are now, every arcade has very outdated games that people have lost interest in. You can download free games for your phone with better graphics, sound, and gameplay, and no, I'm seriously not trolling. The arcade was once a bubbling social hotspot for co-op and competitive gaming, but with every gaming console having online multiplayer, why drive to an arcade?
I'd love to see arcades make a comeback, but I highly suspect they won't. Many people have decent internet and a game console capable of online play, and for them, that's good enough. Some say online play emulates that "arcade feeling," but it really, truly doesn't.
Gaming in an arcade made everything so personal; your opponent or ally was right there beside you to taunt or encourage and you weren't separted by miles, but by inches. It made every punch, kick, shot, dance, lap, crash, and everything in between something much more intimate. You didn't have anonymity. The second you stepped up to game with someone, you were getting to know them. Rivalries, partnerships, or friendships were all instant.
About the only thing online gaming does to emulate arcade gaming is the actual gaming side of it. It is a social experience, but not nearly in the same way as arcade gaming. With online gaming you'll almost never be in the same room as the other players. You won't be able to walk into a phsycial place meant for one basic activity; you won't be able to feel that fun energy. You won't see their faces or notice any of their bodily reactions. You won't be able to shake their hand after a proper throttling at any game. You'll never impress someone enough for them to offer to buy your next game. Perhaps most importantly, you'll never be able to look the other player(s) in the eyes and tell them "Good game!"
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It still has the sam elevels with 100 additional ones.
That's like saying that Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a port of Mario Bros. The level is the same, but the game is completely different.
I thought most arcades shifted to the tickets to win prizes method like Dave and Busters
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Arcades were really cool back in the day for the reasons mentioned. Back when I was a 12 year old kid, I used to beat some of the older kids in the arcades, but the trash talking was more tasteful and respectful back then because of the fun atmosphere and face to face interaction. Strangers became friends as they chatted and waited patiently on lines for their turn to play. You were in public with other locals who enjoyed your hobby, and thus there was genuine etiquette.
Also, there were no online leaderboards, and people did not rage quit in the middle of the match. Everybody was paying for their turn turn to play, win or lose, and everyone played through until the end of the match without throwing a temper-tantrum.
Online gaming will never be as good.
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ukokira1 posted...It still has the sam elevels with 100 additional ones.
Except for the fact the levels are not the same...
Look at you, soaring through the air like an bird... Piloting a blimp.
FredSavage27 posted...ukokira1 posted...It still has the sam elevels with 100 additional ones.
This is just as much of a Mario Bros. port as backflipping to the top of a few levels before moving on to the real game is a port of the arcade Donkey Kong.
DDR and Pump it Up are some of the best arcade experiences ever, especially when two
people of equal skill played and sweat was flying every where, with crowds of people
gathered around looking in awe. ahh the good days.
MrFwibbles posted...LunarRoar posted...Mario Bros has never been ported
Yeah, I was the one who said that Mario Bros has never been ported, not Lunar. I meant that the arcade version has never been ported. I think it's pretty obvious that's what I meant since it's the topic of this thread!
The original 1983 arcade version has never been ported. Again: I'm a purist.
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