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What old computer had the best arcade converions?

Any MS-DOS computer
2 (6.9%)
Atari 800/5200
4 (13.8%)
Atari ST
3 (10.3%)
Commadore 64 (sorry if i dont spell it correctly..)
6 (20.7%)
Amiga
8 (27.6%)
Apple ][
0 (0%)
Apple Macintosh
0 (0%)
Apple ][ GS
0 (0%)
PCE
0 (0%)
Sharp X68000
3 (10.3%)
Colecovision
3 (10.3%)
Atari 2600
0 (0%)

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What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« on: September 09, 2011, 11:06:13 PM »
What do you think had the best ports of an arcade game
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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 11:21:01 PM »
Too easy  ;D ;D

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 11:34:29 PM »
I would say the C64 or Atari but even though the PC had limited hardware it had a great port of Frogger (Sierra On-Line!!!!)
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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 11:43:45 PM »
I would say the C64 or Atari but even though the PC had limited hardware it had a great port of Frogger (Sierra On-Line!!!!)
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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 11:46:34 PM »
Alright it bites but relly i like the c64 or the atari port (both by sierra!). Speaking of c64 do you think dragons lair for the c64 had a great tape loading system ( the next level would load while you play a level)
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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 11:58:08 PM »
On this list? the Amiga does, with the C64 close in seconf place.

But the ├╝berbest conversions were of course on the PCE, not listed though.  :'(

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 12:13:35 AM »
I added pce as an optin
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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 12:37:18 AM »
This poll can hardly be fair because the people voting have probably never seen a lot of the ports for the A8 system. Because the C64 was more popular ( because the guy next door had one too) it may win, but I am positive that of the golden age arcade games the best of them were not on that system....

Also it's unfair to judge a '86 arcade game ported to a '79 hardware, or the other way around...

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 12:57:01 AM »
No Sharp X68000?  ;D

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 10:46:31 AM »
Most machines are pretty new. I would say the Colecovision had the best arcade conversions of early arcade games converted within 1-2 years after appearing on the arcade. Machines like the PC, Atari, Mac and Amiga were offering a total new game genre: the slow game that did not need quarters, but slow and steady progress to a goal that could be achieved in 50-100 hours of playing. An arcade port to such a system was kind of weird.

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 11:20:56 AM »
I added pce as an optin

Hm, can I please chance my vote from Amiga to PCE?

Adding systems in a later phase makes the poll ... useless.

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 11:27:14 PM »
I would say the Colecovision had the best arcade conversions of early arcade games converted within 1-2 years after appearing on the arcade.

I second that. Donkey Kong (Jr) on the CV comes very close to it's original arcade brother, far better than any other console or computer imho. If you wanted good quality arcade games in your house in 1983, then the ColecoVision was the console you needed.
No arcade cab(s) yet, but happy owner of 2 Colecovisions, 2 Amigas and a pc running Mame.

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2011, 12:07:43 AM »
McVenco, did you ever play DK on the A8 ? It's FAR better thane the CV. Plus it has all screens.

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 10:41:45 AM »
Good one. Guess I did not think of the Atari 800, as I never saw that one here in the NL. I checked in on Youtube, and it looks very nice. The C64 is also funny, the sound is already "next gen" on that one. The Apple II has a very funny jump of Mario.

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Re: What old computer had the best arcade converions?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011, 11:12:26 AM »
McVenco, did you ever play DK on the A8 ? It's FAR better thane the CV. Plus it has all screens.

Gotta take you up on that one, I checked it on youtube as well and it sure looks the part. I do prefer the colors of the CV version though, it looks more.... happy I guess.

Also, I've never been into 8-bit computers much so I don't know all about them. I'm a 16-bit generation kid, and Amiga still is my main passion. I just happen to know the Colecovision very well. Plus, Atari was the enemy of course  ;)


Bah, this Donkey Kong talk makes me desperately want to have a DK cab even more. One day it'll be mine, one day............  :)
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