Hi.

Arcade machines play one single game and in England cost betwene ten pence and fifty pence a time (that's about 6 cents to 30 I think).


For fighting games and games like packman you usually get a number of game lives for your money, ---- usually 1 or 3 depending upon the difficulty of the game.

There used to be a lot of arcade games around when I was younger, some of my favourites included the original versions of Streetfighter 2 and mortal combat, not to mention Double dragon and the Ninja turtles game.

At the time arcades could produce better graphics and sound than home versions, ---- pluss arcade versions came out earlier, thus playing a game like streetfighter 2 or Killer instinct in an arcade was very different from playing it at home.

Today from what I've seen sadly, those days are going out rather, and while there are stil games around like Streetfighter 3 and the tekken series, you won't find them in usual arcades (they're all fruite machines and such now), but have to go to a specialist gaming arcade for them.

It's a bit sad really the way arcade games are going out of fashion, ---- though I do suppose it saves money.


Hope this answers your question.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Nicol" <nicoljaco...@telkomsa.net>
To: "gamers" <Gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:35 PM
Subject: [Audyssey] game arcades in shopping malls and cafes


Hi all
Those of you who were sighted before you became blind,  I've got another
question for you.
I'm very curious.
How did the arcade machines in shops work like?
What games could you play on such an arcade machine?
Could you play pack man?
How many money did you have to throw into such a machine to play and then
for how long could you then play?
I have asked my mom, when she was a kid if they had arcade machines  in
their days.
My mom says in her child days they didn't had such things, they played
outside, making their own toys.
When I went  with my parents to buy groceries when I was a kid, we walked
past game machines but I do not know wich games they offered.
Do you still get these arcade machines in American shops today?


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