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A Trip to the Arcades


So, i been thinking a lot lately about the dissapearance of the good'ol arcades. In my city, there are just two or three... since the 2005 or so and with the wider availability of online playing, the incentive to go to the arcades to bicker against other dudes in fighting games was lost. Now only old men like me go there, last time i saw just one kid there, nor a bunch of students sneaking in, like it was in the late 90's

But anyway, i went to my local arcade and take a bunch of pictures, just to show you guys and gals how lovely it is to go to spend some cash there and try a gaming experience you probably couldn't get anywhere else.

(Sorry guys for the quality of some of these pictures, and for the small frame of them... the C-Blogs shrunk them at a more appropriate size. All the pictures were taken by me in Santiago, Chile)

First, some racing arcades, my first arcade love back when i was a kid.

from left ro right: H2O Overdrive - Dirty Drivin - Batman - SnoCross

Daytona USA - Mario Kart GP Arcade - Fast & Furious Supercars

Now, some light gun games:

After Dark - Rambo - House of the Dead 2

House of the Dead 4 - Guitar Hero - Ghost Squad - House of the Dead 2 - Silent Scope X

Some Pinball Machines

The Twilight Zone - Elvis - ACDC - Transformers - Godzilla - The Rolling Stones - The Sopranos

Rhythm? games and one that defies clasification. PS: The DDR crew didn't let me take pictures of their antics...

DJ MAX Technica 3 - Beatmania II DX - Alpine Racer 3

And the most represented genre on the arcades: FIGHTING GAMES!

Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat 2 - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition - Street Fighter 3 Third Strike - Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

Tekken Tag Tournament - Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion - Soul Calibur III Arcade Edition

King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Edition - King of Fighters 2002 - King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match

Capcom VS SNK - Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter - Blazblue Continuum Shift

Tatsunoko vs Capcom - Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse - Melty Blood Actress Again

And to finish, some good oldies. Some of these were the ones i grow up with...

Super Speed Race - MS. Pacman - Space Invaders

New Rally X - Pacman Arcade Party - Rygar

Also, I didn't take pictures of every game, some people didnt like the idea of a random guys taking pictures of them while playing... And that's all folks! i hope you enjoyed my small tribute to a soon-to-be-lost place of video game history.

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About Punished Nietzsche one of us since 8:46 PM on 12.03.2013

Hello! Im an ex-accountant, right now back to studying to hopefully finish my career... to start studying what i REALLY want.

I am a big fan of arcade games, fighting games, SEGA consoles and some other random stuff, like chess, books, neckties and religion. Also, have patience with me if sometimes my english is off, im still learning it and i hope to keep improving.

im currently being held hostage by gacha games, mainly Fate Grand Order and the top tier waifus it included. But Azur Lane is making a point too!!

Nier Automata is my favorite game of 2017. A game that surely will be on the list of my favorites ever from now on.

PS: Credits to my friend Gnomodelbosque at deviantart for the header pic! <3