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90s Arcade Games – Austin Eruption

Austin Eruption
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The Simpsons, Street Fighter 2, Virtual On… Primal Rage? Video Game Arcades in the 1990s were a bit of a Silver Age, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a ton of awesome games! While some might get ported to the PS4s and Nintendo Switches, not all of em do. However, here’s a brief history/super biased look at games I played as a kid!

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  1. theyre sorta still around here in bowling alleys and amusement places. like no matter how shitty a little amusement place in northern ireland is, you can be confident itll have ddr and a time crisis cabinet in it somewhere.

  2. I miss arcades so much, when I went to japan and walked into the sega arcade in Tokyo I could have died and been happy.

  3. Omg thank you so much for the ending "GAME OVER YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!"

  4. This is the first video I've seen of yours, and it was pretty excellent. Subbed.

  5. As a former goth-who-hung-out-at-ddr-cabinets I felt personally attacked and yet somehow happy that we are remembered.

  6. I wonder how many teenagers went insane because of the Daytona cabinet constantly screaming its title

  7. DDR, Street Fighter, and Area 51 are unforgettable, but when you hit that Daaaaaytonaaaaaa a memory unlocked. I remember hearing that as the backdrop at my favorite skating rink. Like yeah I would hear the Cha Cha Slide or Ice Ice Baby, but like a hot knife through butter that Dayyytooonaaaaa would just pierce your ears.

  8. Mad Respect to you bro for using the Most Popular Arcade Hangout in the Philippines, TIMEZONE 0:39

  9. I remembered this as if it was yesterday. Thanks for the video!

  10. The comment about the kids who preferred MK over Street Fighter smelling funny…. 😂🤣😂 100% accurate. When you said that it awakened an observation my brain picked up on all those years ago that I was subconsciously aware of but never verbalized 😆

  11. Thank you, Austin, for showing me where all the Puzzle Bobble fans were because I thought my ass was ALONE

  12. Great video mate but IMO you could've done this better, you really didn't give NBA JAM enough credit even though it was EASILY the best Arcade sports game of the 90's! Also games like Raiden, Sunset Riders, Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder, Armored Warriors, The Punisher, Street Fighter Alpha series, The Capcom Marvel VS series, Crypt Killer, Tokyo Wars, Virtual On, MANX TT Superbike, Virtua Cop, Sega Rally, would love to see you do an updated video of this topic with a bit more research done! 🙂

  13. "Arcades are a rare thing these days…" Unless you live in Los Angeles like I do. If you're ever out here in the 323, hit up Family Arcade on Vermont & Bates across the street from LA City College, this barcade they have downtown on Alameda & 4th in Little Tokyo, or the one at the Santa Monica Pier (RIP to the Sassony Arcade that used to be on 7th & Broadway). But if you're in my neck of the woods (South Central LA), then you'll mostly find the arcade machines at the laundromats and local swapmeets, along with a few liquor stores, donut shops, burger stands and pizza joints. Los Angeles is pretty much an arcade gold mine in the country 😊

  14. Still waiting for a house of the dead port…


  16. I don't think this guy likes arcade games, he continuously says he never spend a lot of time in the arcades, he never play this ir that game, he seems very critical, this is an analysis of something he doesn't understand, almost comes off as a hater

  17. in retrospect I would've preferred your version of ready player two

  18. Very nice video
    Keep the good work!

    One little detail though is that Killer Instinct was first released on arcade and then one year later was ported to the snes!

  19. Where’s my nwa light gun shooter and with tang clan beat em up 🤔

  20. Its a simple thing, but I love seeing that flashing, 'Insert Coin!'

  21. street fighter mortal kombat and tekken was the shit till marvel vs capcom came out forget about it i couldnt play anything else then 2 came out and till this day to me the best game ever

  22. i remember when i use to play at my local pizzeria and the dude who use to come and empty out the quarters from the arcade use to give me alot of credits before he closed it up and told me “knock yourself out kid” man he was the real mvp

  23. Dude I loved hydro thunder. I've forgotten how you unlocked the space ship though.

  24. This guy has the typical over the top YouTube personality

  25. All shoot'em up and beat em ups from the 90s are still my favorites

  26. I finally got to play that Simpsons beaten up on my tablet BUT…I can only play as Marge Cuz when u insert coin it auto selects her and no one wants her! I have played this game since 1991 and I get push faced like that is just OUCH!

  27. 16:13, My Dear Friend Rally, as used by Videogamedunkey in his videos as his closing credits song. God how I loved Sega Rally and Daytona back in the day.

  28. Thx too Mame emulator I downloaded 140 arcade games in my phone due mobile games nowadays are kinda meh now

  29. God these poor kids now a days , my kids , all they know how to do I turn on their console or PC and choose the game they want to play / download . Back then you ahead so much anticipation and excitement in the arcades … miss these days , we still have one arcade here in our city and we go about twice a year .

  30. Killer instinct was everything for me especially that loud music and the dude saying Killer Instinct shit I’m ready to play now

  31. What an awesome trip down memory lane.

  32. I live in a desolate area so mostly second town over movie theaters had some very decent arcade jams crazy taxi mvc2 carnival and this one cute light gun game about 2 human children being turned into animals and shooting through a haunted house to turn themselves back and i can never remember the name. XD

  33. In the 90s, not everyone was about that 3d. I remember specifically wanting an arcade perfect home port of Xmen vs Street Fighter for the ps1. I wanted my games to look like a well-drawn cartoon back then.

    Also: lethal enforcers was my jam on snes lol.

    Also also: I see a ton of videos with people saying "I wasn't allowed to play that one." Was I the only latchkey kid going to the arcade by myself? My mom bought my brother and I MK2 on launch day.

  34. Now i miss my arcade. Well, probably gonna go to a nearest mall and play some Initial D, House Of The Dead, Tekken and Wangan Midnight.

  35. See, I love me some emulation. Like, I'm mildly obsessed with it. I have full rom sets for so many different consoles, along with countless rom hacks and homebrew. One of my favorite things to emulate though, are arcade games. Only downsides really is that you're kinda forced to limit yourself on credits, since you can load in an infinite number of quarters. Otherwise it gets super easy and pointless. And that saving hi-scores is kind of a pain in the ass, so you're kinda left manually writing 'em down if you wanna save them.

    I have so many arcade (and neogeo) games on my Xbox via Retroarch emulation. I just wish I could afford a fight stick. A fight stick is my next major purchase if I ever get some money saved up (along with an EZFlash Jr. for my GBA).

  36. yeah, fightin spirit for the amiga @ 03:10
    what a suprise to see such an obscue game in an american video:)

  37. Is it still like that?
    *sniffs armpit cheese

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