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Failed to find an existing thread on this (and literally never start threads) so....

 

I often aimlessly browse Mame and always come back to the same old favourites. It'd be great to find some new (old) things to play for a change without having to play Arcade Russian Roulette.


What are folks recommendations for obscure, lesser known arcade games (from any era) which are worth a play? This could be because they are great games or just more of an interesting curiosity?

 

This is very much inspired by a recent retro gamer article which led me to Uncle Poo, a very entertaining little game where you use the power of farts to defeat bad guys.

 

https://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/arcade/uncle-poo

 

And a game called Juno First which got a mention here: 

 

Juno First seems brilliant! It's like a mash-up of defender, Galaxians, Robotron and Tempest. I'll definitely be dipping into it again.

 

https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8261

 

 

 

 

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This was slightly obscure back in the day as I only ever saw it in one arcade (and I went in a lot of arcades).

 

It was brought into the spotlight by being part of a Capcom arcade collection.

A fantastic side scrolling shooter.

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, watusi said:

Not sure how obscure this one really is but Osman - unofficial sequel to Strider released in 1996. Hard as nails.

 

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/osman/

 

 

 

If there's one forgotten arcade game that needed a home port this would be it! Seems there was talk of doing just that in 2014, but unfortunately nothing ever came from it. Mitchell were such an underappreciated developer, and PopCap will be forever cunts for ripping off Puzz Loop.

 

But then again they stole the idea for Pang! from Hudson Soft. Swings and roundabouts maybe.

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14 hours ago, spanky debrest said:

1990 Konami did a Shinobi in space which I enjoyed, Surprise Attack.

 

 

I really like this, especially once you get past the first boss and it changes things up.

 

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10 hours ago, Keyboard Koala said:

 

If there's one forgotten arcade game that needed a home port this would be it! Seems there was talk of doing just that in 2014, but unfortunately nothing ever came from it. Mitchell were such an underappreciated developer, and PopCap will be forever cunts for ripping off Puzz Loop.

 

But then again they stole the idea for Pang! from Hudson Soft. Swings and roundabouts maybe.

Googled this, hadn't heard about it. Did they ever try to sue?

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