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OT Trying to remember the name of an old video arcade game.

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Guest, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    I have no idea what the name was....I loved playing back in college about 22 years ago. You were hitting a ball with a paddle that moved left to right across the bottom of the screen. The ball would go up to the top of the screen and hit blocks that disappeared. You could unlock various mods to your paddle...to make the ball stick to your paddle...or give your paddle guns....or make your paddle extra long.



    Anyone have any idea what that game was called... I just found Galaga in the Xbox market place...and it made me think of this game....they were my two favorite games in school. This was back before most anyone heard of the home PC. Consoles were the Atari and the first Nintendo. We went to video arcades to play games at 25 cents a game...yes..yes and Dinosaurs roamed the earth.



    any help would be appreciated..lol

    TW
     
  2. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    Is this the game you were talking about? Arkanoid?
     
  3. I remember that game, wasn't it called "Break Out"?
     
  4. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    Yeah, Break-out was a spin-off of Arkanoid. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually isnt it the otherway around?

    Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It is based upon Atari's <font color="brown"> Breakout games of the 1970s. </font> The title refers to a doomed "mothership" that the Vaus escapes from.
     
  6. Guest

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    ahhh yes Arkanoid..........thank you
     
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  8. Guest

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    Ah, heck, let's have some fun with this. Identify the following video games from my meagre clues:

    [*]"Beware, coward!" "I hunger!"

    [*]Played Bach as you battled alien ships across the solar system.

    [*]"How high can you get?"

    [*]The first screen was capioned "Siberia" in cyrillic letters.

    [*]The background music was originally composed by Henry Mancini.

    [*]Your character is turned into a baby by the Infanto Ray at the beginning of this game.


    Good luck!

    --Georg
     
  9. Sirach

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    Sinistar, 1982 if I remember the games at the movie theatre corectly.
     
  10. Guest

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    That's one correct. Five more to go.

    --Georg