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  1. cjvitek's Avatar
    Anyone help?

    I recall a classic arcade game, in the late 80's or early 90's, with a scrolling screen moving upwards. It was a two player cooperative game, where you would shoot oncoming enemies, fighting occasional bosses. I seem to recall long "worms" with segments that you had to destroy from the back forwards (I think). You would also get various power ups and stuff, if I recall correctly. I think it may have had some sci-fi/fantasy motif.

    I know it isn't much to go on. I remember spending many quarters on it with a friend or two, trying to reach the end.


    12-22-2011 04:09 PM
  2. AlanG4s's Avatar
    Sounds like Galaxian. I spent a fortune in quarters on that, Centipede, Galaga, and Donkey Kong.

    Galaxian, by the way, had swooping attacks and bosses
    Last edited by AlanG4s; 12-22-2011 at 04:28 PM.
    12-22-2011 04:23 PM
  3. cjvitek's Avatar
    No, it was "later" than Galaxian, Centipede, all those.

    You could move around the whole screen, not just the bottom.

    In addition, the screen moved top to bottom, to make it seem like you were moving through a maze/tunnel, or something like that.

    12-22-2011 04:51 PM
  4. AlanG4s's Avatar
    Are we talking controlling a space ship moving around the screen?
    Are you moving a person around the screen?
    Were you using a gun, laser, sword?
    Were you being attacked by ships or people?
    Was it an actual arcade game or are you talking a video game console at home playing an arcade style game?

    It's all in the details.

    Here's a list of arcade games List of arcade games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now I'm curious myself and I hope someone answers this
    Last edited by AlanG4s; 12-22-2011 at 05:16 PM.
    12-22-2011 05:09 PM
  5. cjvitek's Avatar
    Not a space ship, I think it was individual people moving around.

    Some sort of laser/projection weapon.

    I think you were being attacked by...things. Not space ships, but some sort of alien/fantastic things.

    It was an arcade game.
    12-22-2011 09:07 PM
  6. FendrGuitPlayr's Avatar
    I recall one called Cosmic Avenger - not sure if that's it or not?

    Cosmic Avenger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    12-23-2011 09:10 AM
  7. AlanG4s's Avatar
    FendrGuitPlayr - I enjoyed your music! Mustang Santa, Jamaican Rum... good stuff !

    Hows life back East?! I was born in Boston, grew up in Framingham, living in and loving Michigan but I miss the East coast.
    12-23-2011 10:27 AM