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Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:33 pm
by Laika
Tetris.

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:48 pm
by Feud
Joust.

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:54 pm
by Blackbeard
Well I goggled Llamasoft and 80's arcade games, and it came up with: Gridrunner :) .

JOUST

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:08 pm
by Dävid
Joust was brilliant...player it ages on the ATARI in 2 player mode!

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:31 pm
by bert_the_turtle
jelco wrote:
linsareu wrote:Tempest?

Spambot? Consider this a second warning from a second forum official.
Ooh, I had forgotten about him. Both his new threads are copy-pasta, so banned.

Also, Bubble Bobble. 'cause I like it.

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:51 pm
by ynbniar
Clue added to original post...

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:59 pm
by Laika
Frogger ?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:15 pm
by tllotpfkamvpe
Elite?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:27 pm
by Blackbeard
Star Wars (with ze vector graphics) came out in 1983, but maybe even that's a little too "modern"? ...grandpa :P

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:01 pm
by Mas Tnega
Donkey Kong?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:26 pm
by ynbniar
Blackbeard wrote:Star Wars (with ze vector graphics) came out in 1983, but maybe even that's a little too "modern"? ...grandpa :P


Sorry wrong...I still can't pass by one of those without having a go... "Red 5 standing by"...haven't seen one for a couple of years though.

New clue added to original post, big give away I think...

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:39 pm
by Laika
Lunar lander ? My last attempt.

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:57 pm
by Cooper42
There was a heck of a lot of "unusual" mechanics and innovation during development of arcade games of the early 80s. Many mechnaics we may see as standard have their roots in that period.

In anycase, the stand-out arcade game from the early 80s (for being 'different', 'unusual' or otherwise exciting) has to be Dragon's Lair

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:21 pm
by ynbniar
Cooper42 wrote:There was a heck of a lot of "unusual" mechanics and innovation during development of arcade games of the early 80s. Many mechnaics we may see as standard have their roots in that period.

In anycase, the stand-out arcade game from the early 80s (for being 'different', 'unusual' or otherwise exciting) has to be Dragon's Lair


Good thinking but not the one I'm thinking of...I recently got DL on PSN, still fun...I recall depositing way too much of my student loan into DL2.

Anyway the clue refers to an unusual feature rather than the entire premise being unusual....oops, have I said too much :?:

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:50 pm
by GreenRock
After Burner