Top 12 of the mythical arcade games, the ones that cost us money

Yes, today we could play it again on emulators. Yes, now you can play beautiful games online. Yes, video games are no longer considered a subculture for teenagers, but have become respected as an art. All this is true, and it’s worth living for 2014. But almost 30 years ago, when you put a franc in the machine, and you sweated like an ox at the thought of losing your coin. We had the real experience of video games. Let’s try to pick 12 above the rest.

  1. Street Fighter 2 The world warrior
    At the time you thought your cousin who made shoryuken and furies was a magician, and you dreamed of marrying Chun-Li. Today, only one of them remained true.
  2. Pac Man
    The kids today still know he is. That’s how much this little thing has made its mark on pop culture. If you have passed more than 10 paintings you are our god.
  3. Turtles In Time
    Before it appeared on Super Nintendo, this beat them all (one of the best of the all time kind) was only available in the gym and we could play it for four people. A“revolution” at the time.
  4. Metal Slug 2
    At five francs a credit, making a game as hard as this is really, really bastard. We forgive the creators because he was perfectly perfect.
  5. NBA Jam
    “Boomshakalaka.” All the people who grew up with it can’t help but be a little disappointed when they watch real basketball…
  6. Outrun
    Before Outrun, arcade games were boring, and they still are. But when we had Outrun between our legs we had the real feeling of being in Miami in a Ferrari with a hen by our side. We sometimes think about it with our Clio on the outskirts….
  7. Final Fight
    The must of the best fighting game. That he was hard… minimum 200 bullets in pieces to finish it…
  8. 1941
    When we thought we were fighter pilots… Game that was available on NES soon after but which made sense in an arcade.
  9. Toki
    Released in 1989 this arcade game already had all the codes and graphics of the best 16-bit games of its kind. A true pioneer who slapped all the kids of the time with a good slap.
  10. Pang
    A simple but addictive gameplay, the ancestor of all the games we constantly play on our laptops…
  11. Virtua Striker 2
    A real football game, not a “realistic simulation” or whatever. Giant players, three buttons and no realism, and yet, what fun it was!
  12. Cadillac and dinosaurs
    Congratulations to the guys who found this concept:“We need a beat them all, you know, but instead of hitting jerks, guys should hit bigger stuff, like dinosaurs, you know, but we should do it in a fancy car, Cadillac type.”

The classic arcade game Q*Bert returns to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

Want to play one of the best-known and best-selling games in the VIDEO GAME HISTORY? Q*Bert returns to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.

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And again, the full original version of Q*Bert is only half of what you’ll get. Gonzo Games, Sideline Amusements, Games Production Company and LOOT Entertainment offer us a completely reinvented version of Q*Bert on PlayStation entitled : Q*Bert Rebooted.

To summarize: this Q*Bert game contains two (on each of the 3 PlayStation systems) for the price of one. But how to approach the concept of a (almost) perfect game to modernize it?

Well, instead of cubes, Q*Bert Rebooted offers hexagons! It may not seem revolutionary, but it is, according to Jason Sorensen of LOOT Entertainment: “This small difference offers great possibilities for level design, especially as you progress in the game. »

In addition, new features such as time and score challenges, new enemies with unique behaviour, new playable characters, bonuses, traps and gems to pick up, Q*Bert Rebooted is the equivalent of an old garden shed that Valérie Damidot would redecorate: still full of nostalgia, but improved as if by magic.

“Everything that was great has remained great,” Jason says to me again. Q*Bert remains a strong game because, like all the concepts of that time, it is an easy game to tackle and remember, but which represents a timeless challenge. Whether you played it yesterday or 30 years ago, Q*Bert remains as pleasant as it was on the first day. This is the classic arcade version of the title. Q*Bert Rebooted will ask you for even more attention as you try to understand his complex cards, while the game will send a whole host of enemies after you.

“Q*Bert is DIFFICULT. Not in a brutal and unfair way “to inflate the life of the game”, but just what it takes to offer a pleasant challenge to casual players and to give pride to any player who would like to get seriously involved. Remember the days of the arcades when you had to improve the way you played because each failure cost you money… Sometimes the most “casual” games are also the most difficult to master. »

Q*Bert Rebooted is coming to PlayStation, and the most famous long-nosed creature of the 80’s brings a whole bunch of @!#?@! with her.