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Title: GW Favorites
Post by: srarcade on July 29, 2013, 10:59:02 AM
Great show this year, great mix of games. I found at the end of the show even after walking around for a few days I managed to not play a whole bunch of stuff somehow that I wish I could have. Thats when you know it was big enough!

What were everyones favorites?

personal favorites:
Miami Vice Pinball - I like this game! Cool license, wish the left flipper had a little more bump to make that ramp shot easier.
Wizard of Oz - Such a quality product, best new pin I've played in a long time.
Food Fight - my gf's personal favorite, we enjoyed many games on it
Venture - never played one before, was great
Time Pilot - Never played one with an official stick, was awesome, made my personal best on one game!
TOTAN
The Shadow - so awesome!

Games I haven't seen in at least 20+ years:
Earthshaker
Mousin Around
Road Runner

Thanks to all who helped!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: mikeatsparkys on July 29, 2013, 11:20:03 AM
Miami Vice Pinball - I like this game! Cool license, wish the left flipper had a little more bump to make that ramp shot easier.

HA!  That's my Hollywood Heat with my custom translite that I did for the show.  I'm glad you liked it.  I have new coils for the flippers but I just cant' bring myself to put them in yet.  I like the challenge of that ramp shot.  But I did get this feedback a couple of times during the show, so I may have to put in the new coils.

There were a few games that I have never played before.  Here's what I really liked:
- Banzai Run - holy shit that was rad.  Who's was this and can I buy it?  Haha
- Bad Cats - again, I would like to buy that.
- Class of 1812

Such a good show.  I can't wait until the next one.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Redfox on July 29, 2013, 11:42:45 AM
I loved a ton of the games there this year, though my personal favorite was a tie between Jackbot and Trident (most underrated game ever)!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Robertm on July 29, 2013, 01:32:15 PM
I enjoyed a few. Played everything , But played these choices alot.... Thanks to all that brought.

1. Totan
2.WOZ
3. Roadrunner(played like 20 games)
4. Food fight
5. Pepper 2 (nice job brian)
6. Metallica
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 29, 2013, 01:40:56 PM
I really enjoyed Cactus Jacks, Bride of Pinbot, totan, Earthshaker and super mario.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: flashburn on July 29, 2013, 01:44:37 PM

Lots of great games, and fun times.

For me it was probably:


1. Whirlwind
2. The Shadow
3. Grand Lizard
4. Tommy
5. Earthshaker
6. Sorcerer
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: micksimmonds on July 29, 2013, 01:46:42 PM
fav had to be Billy Mitchells Phone calls to audience members wife's on the TG Panel, shows another side to this great guy (yeah I know its not a game, but other than playing WOZ with my daughter before the show opened, cant comment on the other games  :P
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: SmarmyJerkface on July 29, 2013, 04:05:40 PM
Who owns the Swords of Fury table? I want it.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: mikeatsparkys on July 29, 2013, 04:20:50 PM
Who owns the Swords of Fury table? I want it.

that was rad.  I would have liked to have spent some more time on that thing.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: mcluvin on July 29, 2013, 04:33:08 PM
Who owns the Swords of Fury table? I want it.

Was that the one with Lion Man?  Love the sound effects and call outs on that pin.  Wasn't able to play it as it just got too crowded by the time I had to leave.  My favorite was Banzai Run.  Wife's fave was WH20 and both kids loved Dr. Who.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered and brought games. 

Chris
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: MIKE96 on July 29, 2013, 05:20:05 PM
Great show this year, great mix of games. I found at the end of the show even after walking around for a few days I managed to not play a whole bunch of stuff somehow that I wish I could have. Thats when you know it was big enough!

What were everyones favorites?

personal favorites:
Miami Vice Pinball - I like this game! Cool license, wish the left flipper had a little more bump to make that ramp shot easier.
Wizard of Oz - Such a quality product, best new pin I've played in a long time.
Food Fight - my gf's personal favorite, we enjoyed many games on it
Venture - never played one before, was great
Time Pilot - Never played one with an official stick, was awesome, made my personal best on one game!
TOTAN
The Shadow - so awesome!

Games I haven't seen in at least 20+ years:
Earthshaker
Mousin Around
Road Runner

Thanks to all who helped!


Roadrunner was mine, I had installed a NOS hall effect joystick in it for reliability for the show. Nice to see people enjoying and playing it. Thanks to Luis (lcamayd) for bringing it to the show & Mick getting it sold for me. Sad to see it go but need room for other games. It was an awesome show this year.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: pindan3 on July 29, 2013, 06:01:00 PM
I could only make it over on Fri, Got some Vid time in......even got to play WOZ,,,Bad cats was cool!   Arabian nights,, Oh my girlfried liked the one with the banana handle on it!!! haha
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: bit_slicer on July 29, 2013, 06:44:30 PM
Tin Star was my sleeper favorite.  Both my daughter and I played the heck out of Galaxian too.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Tbone1 on July 29, 2013, 07:34:32 PM
I enjoyed getting my ass kicked on ICB by a little girl.  :P
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: mcjeremy42 on July 29, 2013, 07:38:45 PM
Pepper II
Food Fight
Phoenix
Spiders
Screw Loose
WOZ
Fix-It Felix, Jr (feel free to add that one for me on that project, Mick  :D)
Pauline Kong
Satan's Hollow

And especially Pac-Land! 
(Yeah, I'm weird....used to play it at the bowling alley when I was young)

All of which I've played emulated, (well except WOZ and Screw Loose!), but so nice to play the dedicated machines!  Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: mattitude81 on July 29, 2013, 07:59:29 PM
Screw Loose and Ice Cold Beer were my favs.
Good times!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Mike McCarthy on July 29, 2013, 08:50:22 PM
My personal fav's:

Mettalica
WOZ
Street fighter 2 turbo
Time pilot
Space riders
Doozie
Old chicago
Hercules
Donkey kong 2(in mick's kong off cab)
1812
Party zone....
Despite there being so many games I kept coming back to those and playing them repeatedly. My brother and I had a hell of a time playing ferrari f355 challenge. He was obsessed with it. He seemed to play it even better once he ran out of weed  ;D
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Baiter on July 29, 2013, 09:36:44 PM
Really impressive lineup this year, too many good games to list, but I liked being able to play these uncommon vids.

Pepper II
Spiders
Screw Loose
Satan's Hollow
The EM sub game was awesome too!
Swords of Fury
WOZ was MUCH more fun than it was in November... really feels like a complete game now.

And wow, I didn't even see some like Sorcerer and Shadow... I couldn't even get on TOTAN, WH20, SM, CV, even BH was busy the whole weekend, all I managed to do was finish off someone's game ;)

Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: bjones on July 29, 2013, 10:03:16 PM
Lots of cool games made it to the show this year, especially on the video side!

Personally, my notables to play were IRobot, Satan's Hollow, Wizard of Wor and Spectrum.   It's so hard to pick just a few though with such an insane number of titles to choose from.

It makes me really feel good that so many of you have a couple of the games I brought on your lists, I have always collected off the wall stuff and it's really neat to see people appreciate those titles!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: jmsvero on July 29, 2013, 10:23:13 PM
Sorry my list is only 3 games
1. Jungle Princess
2. Doozie and
3. Old Chicago

Sadly they were the only EM's there. Great game d&d. Let me know when you want to sell it.
Jeff (not Jim) in Vero
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Tbone1 on July 29, 2013, 10:52:28 PM
forgot to mention Prok's restored Venture.

A game I played hundreds of times on the console (Colecovision I think?) but had never even seen a real one in person nevermind played one.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Turboderf on July 29, 2013, 11:23:30 PM
fav had to be Billy Mitchells Phone calls to audience members wife's on the TG Panel, shows another side to this great guy (yeah I know its not a game, but other than playing WOZ with my daughter before the show opened, cant comment on the other games  :P

I ran into Billy in the hall with RussG very cool guy to talk too

Mettalica
WOZ
Both cool games
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: TheBatman on July 29, 2013, 11:43:19 PM
My favorites were:

Roadrunner vid (of course...it says Atari on it, doesn't it?  Thanks Mike for having it there!  It was nice to play the original upright version)

All of Brian/ Prok's vids I really enjoyed, especially Mouse Trap!  The others were Pepper II and Vanguard...and no surprise I always enjoy Hercules (it says Atari on it also!)

I also really like that Tin Star vid...I gravitate to things I don't see ever or often.  I also enjoyed Whacko vid.  I didn't get to jump onto Lunar lander, but that also looked nice, and the Swords of Fury pin was fun.  there's a ton more I'm sure I'm forgetting, but those were my top favorites.

Others I played that were in great shape were Phoenix, Frenzy, Shadow, and Black Hole....but I have those in my collection so they are favorites by default! :)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: johndestef on July 30, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
HUGE thanks to all who put in time to make that show happen!  Your effort is greatly appreciated.

I brought 3 rugrats up from Ft Myers and did my best to introduce them to the old school way of playing games.  They really latched onto Tatio ICB (http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/images/smilies/ber.gif)and the vintage console games.

I enjoyed the $hit out of Track and Field, Robotron and Crazy Climber.  They're just as fun and frustrating as ever!

Thank you again!  Next time the kids stay home and it's a guy's only trip.  (http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/images/smilies/biggthumpup.gif)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Old Pin Guy on July 30, 2013, 10:11:23 AM
I only had a little time to play, but Swords of Fury got me going!
(It belongs to Marcel)

What a game in terms of pure point driven insanity!

Great Pin!
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: DarrenF on July 30, 2013, 08:08:44 PM
I'm biased toward those that I hade some connection to (like having repaired the board, or created the freeplay/highscore save mod):
-Space Invaders (board repair... twice)
-After Burner (board repair)
-OutRun (was running the "Enhanced" ROMs)
-Ikari Warriors (prototype freeplay/highscore save ROMs)
-Lunar Lander (board repair... twice)

Aside from those...
-I, Robot.  I'd only every played it in MAME.  Very cool game, and impressive early 80s 3D technology.
-Major Havoc.  Hadn't played this (outside of MAME) since BITD.  Another very cool Atari game.
-OutRun 2.  Never seen it before, but it's a very nice update to the original.
-All EMs.  The pins, and that Invaders from Outer Space.  I really have a soft spot for EM stuff, even though it's from a bit before my time.
-SubRoc 3D.  No easy way to properly play this w/o a real cabinet.  Was good for nostalgia, but this one isn't as fun now as it was BITD (IMHO).
-Wizard of Oz.  Only stood in line to play it once.  But it was fun to play.  I'm glad to see a game that bucks the "score inflation" trend.  I don't need hundreds-of-millions-of-points to enjoy a game...
Title: GW Favorites
Post by: Hamster on July 30, 2013, 09:43:18 PM
my favorites was just watching 300+ people play the games I try to keep working when poeple have problems.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: VictorC on July 31, 2013, 12:45:10 AM
Defender
Centipede
Earthshaker
Missile Command
Ice Cold Beer
Class of 1812
ID4
Avatar
DigDug
Robotron
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: MilitiaMan on August 01, 2013, 08:49:36 AM
Pepper II was, by far, my favorite piece in the show this year. Partially, because I had some hand in "saving" it but also because it is just such a damn cool game. Very difficult, yet beatable after figuring out how to play it. What a treat! Thank you for all of your hard work Brian.

And ... dibbs.

Also loved WOZ - I have been waiting for more than year to play this game (as I just missed it at SPF) and I must say it was worth the wait. What a gorgeous, solid, fun machine. Jersey jack hit it out of the park with WOZ!

Honorable Mentions!

Lunar Lander - you just don't see these every day!
Food Fight - never gets old!
Pac Land - reminds me of the laundromat near my high school. Tough game!
Road Runner - finally played this with the correct joystick. It is fun!

Steve
MM
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Todd on August 01, 2013, 09:08:07 AM
My all out favorite was Food Fight. I feel my collection is now incomplete without that title.

I know I say I am a vid guy but.....

Twilight Zone, Spiderman, Wizard of Oz and Cv were a blast for me to play. I mist resist the darkside!

Tin Star was awesome. What a cool game. Road Runner was neat. I have a dead one that needs restore. Now that I have played it it has moved up on the projects list. I liked fix it felix but personally hate lcd's! Sorry English, no offense meant, the game was beautiful! ;) The mini Exidy row was very sweet indeed. :'(
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: micksimmonds on August 01, 2013, 09:10:34 AM
none taken Todd, but trying to get the number of machines I brought to the show ready, vs the number of monitors, parts, I did actually have a different monitor in FiF, but had to swap it at the last minute due to needing it in another machine, the number of people that said they don't remember that game from BITD  ???
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Todd on August 01, 2013, 09:32:17 AM
none taken Todd, but trying to get the number of machines I brought to the show ready, vs the number of monitors, parts, I did actually have a different monitor in FiF, but had to swap it at the last minute due to needing it in another machine, the number of people that said they don't remember that game from BITD  ???

Lol, bitd. I understand the time issue. Before I knew I was going to just be bringing one game I was trying to get ten ready to go. What a pain in the ass while trying to work a day job. I can't imagine the hell you went through. If I had the cash though that fix it and purple dk would be mine. ;)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: TimothyC on August 01, 2013, 02:25:54 PM
Cool thread; not sure how I'm just now seeing it  :o.  Anyway... 

My favorites were games I had never seen or played:

1) Major Havoc -- I have no room or money for another game once a few projects are done, but after playing this game for nearly a full hour on Sunday all I could think about that night and Monday was "what on earth could I sell" to buy that machine.

2) Tin Star -- I played it repeatedly all weekend as I was determined to break 10,000 (didn't happen :P).  I have no idea why that game was so much fun, but it was.  I even took multiple pictures of it figuring I would never see it again. 

3) Venture -- It was a blast to finally play Venture in arcade form for the first time.  I wish I had seen the project originally, but regardless I'm glad I bought it and left it at Brian's for "storage" as in the end it was enjoyed by many :).  I even played several games as the yellow square vs the red squares once the sprite issue popped up 8).

4) Spiders --  Fun game in great shape that was quite addicting.  I don't know who owns it, but hopefully they are able to bring it back next year. 

5) Time Pilot -- I hadn't played it since BITD and I had forgotten how much fun it was.  Great game!

Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: MIKE96 on August 01, 2013, 03:28:00 PM
I didn't know where to post this but who had a Return of the Jedi arcade laying uncovered in the back of a truck? When I left GW on Sunday I saw it and when I left and was down the street it started raining. I hope it didn't get wet!  :(
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: HFK on August 01, 2013, 03:33:31 PM
Jedi got a little water but is fine, no damage at all.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: MIKE96 on August 01, 2013, 03:41:57 PM
That's good to hear, did the game still work? My heart would of dropped if it happened to me.
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: TimothyC on August 02, 2013, 08:44:44 AM
Forgot to mention Wizard of Wor and Satan's Hollow.  I played both quite a bit and had a blast playing 2player Wizard of Wor with a friend Friday night.  You just have to love games where you can play cooperatively through a level, but when least expected you can shot your buddy in the back  :P 8)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: deadlander on August 03, 2013, 08:20:53 PM
Wizard of War is hell son....
Al

Forgot to mention Wizard of Wor and Satan's Hollow.  I played both quite a bit and had a blast playing 2player Wizard of Wor with a friend Friday night.  You just have to love games where you can play cooperatively through a level, but when least expected you can shot your buddy in the back  :P 8)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: namco_polygonizer on August 04, 2013, 12:57:14 AM
Food Fight, Major Havoc, and Lunar Lander were all awesome games!  Honestly everything at the show was awesome and worked great. The effort to bring and keep the games up and running was greatly appreciated! :)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: wolowizard on August 04, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
  gamewarp was awesome,,,Friday was nice ,,less crowded,,,,,since im a newly transformed pinball guy ,,,,former arcade guy,,  I must say the Woz , metallica , the newer sterns were all great  twilight zone was great....the arcades ..I loved tron , space duel ,lunar lander , crazy climber , phoenix , wacko , satans hollow, all killer games , and a lot ive havnt seen in a long while
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: HighProtein on August 08, 2013, 08:56:13 PM
Pins - Shadow, SM, BSD

Vids - SF2 ubber edition lowboy (bought it)
Title: Re: GW Favorites
Post by: Naf on August 18, 2013, 05:57:40 PM
TIN STAR! Probably my favorite TAITO...Beauty!