View Poll Results: Top Ten Budget Arcade Games

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  • Asteroids

    0 0%
  • Super Street Fighter 2

    0 0%
  • Zaxxon

    0 0%
  • Space Invaders

    1 16.67%
  • Area 51

    1 16.67%
  • Virtua Striker 2

    0 0%
  • Sega Touring Car

    0 0%
  • Frogger

    1 16.67%
  • Connect 4 Fruit Machine

    0 0%
  • Galaxian

    0 0%
  • Scramble

    3 50.00%
  • Mortal Kombat

    0 0%
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Thread: 2016.09 Top Ten Budget Arcade Games

  1. #1
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    Default 2016.09 Top Ten Budget Arcade Games

    Take your pick of the top ten arcade games that are easy on the pocket.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Petersburg, IN


    I know there is NO WAY it's number one, but I really like Area 51. This is coming from a Space Invaders cab owner though, although mine was a stripped down cab I rebuilt using a Pi 1 and a cheap CRT monitor.

  3. #3
    Jammajup Guest


    For me it was between SI,Scramble and Frogger.
    Went with Frogger

  4. #4


    Scramble for me. That one hits the sweet spot of playability and challenge just right.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Hampton Roads area



    Street Figher 2 (whichever version) vs. Mortal Kombat.

    In the context of the "budget arcade", I would choose a SF2 machine over Mortal Kombat or MK2 or MK3 (MK4 doesn't even rate). If you have more than a couple games, and you are going to have people over, you should have a fighter cab. Even though the price has been going up on all fighters over the last decade, they are worth it. If you get a MK1/MK2/MK3, you are pretty much locked into those games because of the button arrangement (extra button needed for MK3). With a SF2 cab, it isn't hard to swap in any of the 6, 4, 3, 2 button fighting games. With an adapter, you can even put in a single slot NeoGeo board. Will also support any horizontal JAMMA standard games like Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, etc.... So, for the money (remember this is budget based), you end up with a much more flexible machine.
    Last edited by RobMcRaf; 03-10-16 at 10:11.


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