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  1. Camel

    The Arcade Ten

    My local youth club in Battersea had at various times: Asteroids, Defender, Pac-Man, Star Wars and probably some others I've forgotten. I can't remember whether this pre-dates a friend getting a 2600. Man, I was obsessed with that Atari until we got our own. Also various chip shops and cab offices had arcade machines. Later on, I would regularly visit a video shop in Tootimg after school which had about six cabs. Karate Champ, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, and Kung-Fu Master were some of the wonders found there (although I had encountered Yie Ar previously during a school trip on a ferry to France). Also my Great Aunt ran a pub and when we visited, got to play the arcade games for free after closing time, although I can only really remember playing Mr Do. At the time of SF2, a video shop round the corner from my house opened and as well as renting out import games, they had three cabs in, one of which was always SF2. The owner would always challenge me on free play whenever I went in which was a great way to get some free games. I think he saw me as some SF2 guru. Looking back, I was shit really, but knew all the moves and could finish single player with all characters. As well as the above, living in London meant access to the arcades of the West End. And then there were the seaside trips to Margate. Great times.
  2. You could describe Final Fight in the same way though. And I enjoyed the counter, evade, combo combat in AA. I returned to Bayonetta recently funnily enough, as I'd like to get the hang of it. It's still a bit overwhelming at the moment, but I'll plug away at it when I can.
  3. Only one I've played is Arkham Asylum and though I haven't played it in a long time, I'm 100% certain that's not how the combat works.
  4. Camel

    The Arcade Ten

    Man, I LOVE Bank Panic. And West Bank.
  5. Camel

    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Ghost Squad is brilliant.
  6. Camel

    The Arcade Ten

    Much too difficult so I'll just throw out lists of games I adore. Coin-ops (NB: not necessarily coin-guzzlers) Bomb Jack Street Fighter II/IV Mr Do's Castle Juno First Shao-lin's Road Flicky Galaga Robotron Pac-Man Pac-Land Other: Beamrider - 2600 River Raid - 2600 Turmoil - Spectrum Thrust - C64 TxK - Vita Gunstar Heroes - Mega Drive Ginga Force - 360 SD The Great Battle IV - SNES Wild Guns - SNES Soukyugerentai - Saturn
  7. Really enjoyed the first two episodes of this but have found this thread so confusing with its YouTube Red this and episode-purchasing that. Looks as though the only way to watch the other episodes is to sign up to something called YouTube Premium. Don't know if that's because of something YouTube have changed. Anyway, the good news is that you can get a free month's trial, which is what I've just done so I can watch the rest of the series.
  8. Camel

    This is Hip-Hop.

    Really like that Supreme track.
  9. Camel

    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Way off topic but I recently stayed with someone via Airbnb to attend a wedding in Leamington and that someone turned out to be the level designer for Rollcage. He's working on a successor called Grip. And his house is amazing; an old toll house on a canal with wild ponies in a forest beyond the back garden. And he offers boat handling courses
  10. Camel

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    Withering putdowns become far less effective when you've totally invalidated any opinions you might have on a subject, sadly. Sorry
  11. Camel

    American Horror Story

    Eh? I loved Asylum, loved the first series, eventually loved Coven after being unsure about the first few episodes. But the two series after that lost me about halfway through.
  12. Camel

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    I mean, seriously, who would listen to this nonsense ...

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