The arcades of our life

A part of us was orphaned when arcades began to close their doors in the early 21st century. At present we can find some loopholes from that time, mainly in the form of batches of games from various companies for all platforms or thanks to the well-known emulators.

However, for much of the eighties and nineties, going to these places meant discovering and trying the latest in video games. It was an exciting ritual and over the years its memory is magnified, evoking itself as a magical moment from another era, already far away. Many of us were fortunate enough to experience that unique moment: the entrance to the room, the dark furniture of the machines lined up, us moving through the crowd while we perceived the infinity of audiovisual claims. And suddenly we found that special recreational, we would scratch our pockets to get a coin and slide it through the slot in the cabinet.

At that moment we merged with that smoke-saturated environment through a screen. In this post we make a brief selection of little machines that we remember with special affection.

Belmont

  • Ghouls' n Ghosts
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom
  • Black tiger
  • Street fighter 2
  • Sunset Riders
  • Ninja spirit

Ruryk

  • Toki
  • Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
  • Out run
  • Bobble Puzzle
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Maverick

  • Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
  • Golden Ax
  • Time Crisis
  • Metal slug
  • Ferrari f355
  • Eighteen Wheeler

Anubis

  • Captain Commando
  • Joe & Mac
  • Daytona USA
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Sunset Riders

blond

  • The punisher
  • Super off road
  • Pong
  • 1942
  • Willow
  • Silent Scope

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  1. cease #! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200p5631#31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200p-10Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 am31am-31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200p10Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 02005210525amTuesday = 104#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5#25 May, 2021 at 10: 52#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200p5631# / 31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200p-10Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:56 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5# Reply

    There are a few that are from my generation but many catch me out of date, those of the 70's have more catalog of the beginnings of arcade machines but good article, yes sir

  2. Toni #! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200p5031#31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200p-11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 am31am-31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200p11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 02001711175amTuesday = 104#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5#25 May, 2021 at 11: 17#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200p5031# / 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200p-11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:50 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5# Reply

    Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja (1988)
    Vigilante (1988)
    Sunset Riders (1991)
    Art of Fighting (1993)
    Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (1995)
    The King of Fighters 95 (1995)

  3. malevolus #! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200p1731#31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200p-11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 am31am-31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200p11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 02004511455amTuesday = 104#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5#25 May, 2021 at 11: 45#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200p1731# / 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200p-11Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 11:45:17 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5# Reply

    Final Figth
    House of the Dead (the first)
    Snow Bros
    Tetris
    After burner
    The King of Fighters 94

  4. Voyevodus #! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200p0331#31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200p-6Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 25 pm31pm-31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200p6Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200076075pmTuesday = 104#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5#25 May, 2021 at 18: 07#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200p0331# / 31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200p-6Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Tue, 25 May 2021 18:07:03 + 0200pEurope / Madrid5# Reply

    - Golden Ax
    - Street Fighter 2
    - Final Fight
    - Willow
    - The King Of Fighters 98
    - Cadillacs & Dinosaurs

  5. Ruryk Z #! 30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200p3030#30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200p-7Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 03 pm30pm-30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200p7Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx302021T 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200287286pmThursday = 104#! 30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200pEurope / Madrid6#3 June, 2021 at 19: 28#! 30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200p3030# / 30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200p-7Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:28:30 + 0200pEurope / Madrid6# Reply

    I have also had unforgettable memories more in the arcade of the bar in my town than in a lounge 😀
    With 25 pesetas you took care of lives to the maximum, with a lot of glances behind you, wishing you would fall off the cliff or be eliminated by one of the monkeys with rugby helmets in Toki hahaha.
    Although scuttling the Tekken with almost strangers is something that is not comparable today. Not for much that they say of the online game.

  6. AlejandroMT #!30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200p2030#30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200p-9Europe/Madrid3030Europe/Madridx30 12am30am-30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200p9Europe/Madrid3030Europe/Madridx302021Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200449446amSaturday=104#!30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200pEurope/Madrid6#12 June, 2021 at 09:44#!30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200p2030#/30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200p-9Europe/Madrid3030Europe/Madridx30#!30Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:44:20 +0200pEurope/Madrid6# Reply

    Que tiempos aquellos donde era emocionate jugar especificamente en las recreativas, moy pocos tenian consolas propias y eso era aburrido ya que eran partidas solitarias, cerca de cole habia una sala que cada dia se llenaba por juegos como KOF o Street Fighter, La categoria de juegos de pelea era muy demandada, tristemente un dia aquellos lugares donde pasamos de las mejores etapas de la vida cerraron con nuestra niñez dentro 🙁

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