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Re: Left In The Arcade
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 00:21:07 AM »
Pretty cool videos.  I can see why some of these games didn't make it to home systems.  Some weren't popular enough and others were too much for home systems of the time to handle.  Just some comments:

- GI Joe looks like it was a cool game.  I never played that in the arcade. 
- Superman - I though this game had been ported to a home system.  Maybe I just saw something similar.
- Macross - I like this one but that's because I like the mechas in it.  :)
- Willow looks cool!  Never played that either.
- R-Type Leo also looks great.  Would have loved to see this ported to the Jaguar!  I know they mentioned the Dreamcast as a console they would have liked to see it ported to.
- Aliens looks like the programmer had some color blindness!  Pink aliens?
- I think I'll stick with the Jaguar's Aliens vs Predator.  That arcade game seems rather generic.
- Moonwalker is an interesting title.  I wonder why the arcade game wasn't ported directly and a different version was made for the home systems.
- Bat-man.  Nothing else needs to be said.  Just watch the video!  LOL
- That Cowboys game looks fun but I never did watch the TV show.  So, no clue about the story behind it.
- That Battletoads arcade game looks awesome!  I wonder why it wasn't ported?!?!?
-  Boogie Wings is another cool one.  It even has a Christmas phase!  LOL

After watching this I see a number of titles that would have been cool to see on the Jaguar.  The console should have been able to handle them, I'm sure. 
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Re: Left In The Arcade
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 14:58:35 PM »
Interesting games in those videos.

I would have preferred the arcade version of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs to the Sega CD version.
Tecmo Knight looks very similar to Golden Axe. Although different enough to make you want to play.

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Re: Left In The Arcade
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 19:42:48 PM »
Keep forgetting to post my thoughts . . .

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Gang Busters - Looks like a good game actually despite what they say, reminds me of Mercs, which is no bad thing.

Psycho-Nics Oscar - Have played this recently after finding out about it in the hidden gems thread we have. Hard but good.

Devastators - Never knew about this but I love scaler games and this looks ace, need to give it a play.

G.I. Joe - My brother and I are really big fans of this game, it's a real MAME favourite of ours. Would love to have seen a Lynx port.

Superman - Big fan of this game, played it loads in the arcades when I was younger. Would have made a perfect Mega Drive game.

Tecmo Knight - This looks right up my street! I wish Tecmo had ported this game to the Lynx. Need to play this.

Macross Plus - Looks really sweet, I am honestly surprised that this game never came out for the Saturn.

Cadillacs & Dinosaurs - Played this game tons over the years, definitely one of my favourite arcade beat 'em ups.

Gate Of Doom - Never heard of this before but it looks really original for an arcade game, another I want to check out.

Spiderman - Really surprised that I didn't know about this given its a big license, looks pretty good too.

Willow - Played this back in the day, it was never really my kind of game.

Metamorphic Force - Given how much I love scrolling beat 'em ups, this is another game for the play list.

R-Type Leo - Played this before and agree that it's a great addition to the series. Should have got a Saturn port.

Revenge Of Death Adder - Another one that I have played previously and agree that its a great game and also should have got a Saturn port.

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Re: Left In The Arcade
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 17:44:16 PM »
GameSack has published a fourth video of games left int he arcade.  Here it is for your enjoyment...

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Re: Left In The Arcade
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 19:59:06 PM »
Here are three more videos looking at games that were never ported.  Two are from GameSack and one is from Classic Gamer 74...

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