A look at the Xbox Live Arcade line-up

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No doubt about it, Microsoft's Xbox live Arcade has been a smash hit: not only for Microsoft, but for gamers.  Who here hasn't spent hundreds of hours playing Frogger, while reminding yourself that you used to be so good when it was on the Atari.  How many of us have played Texas Hold 'em until the wee hours while dreaming about quiting your day job and joining the Poker circuit?  Don't get me started on Galaga and Uno either.  Well, after doing a bit of research it looks like there may be a few other games coming down the pike.  We have no release dates yet, but we do have titles. 

Band of Bugs:  Strategy Game
Eets:  Chowdown:  Port of the PC game
Luxor 2:  Action Puzzler
Paperboy:  The classic from Midway
Root Beer Tapper:  Keep your patrons happy

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    Erik Porter

    Paperboy, FTW!!!1

    If all of you reading this could port a classic game or build a new one for Xbox Live Arcade, what would it be?

    Personally, I'd go for some Sonic the Hedgehog (the classic Sega stuff).  I believe that was announced at E3, but haven't seen anything about it.

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    Human​Compiler

    Paperboy, FTW!!!1

    If all of you reading this could port a classic game or build a new one for Xbox Live Arcade, what would it be?

    Personally, I'd go for some Sonic the Hedgehog (the classic Sega stuff).  I believe that was announced at E3, but haven't seen anything about it.

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    Ted Bracewell

    I've definitely played my share of the Uno and Geometry Wars. I got Doom, Street Fighter 2, and the wonderfuly weird Cloning Clyde as well. I think the next game I'm most looking forward to is Double Dragon. That was one of the first games that I obsessed over as a kid, and at the roller skating rink when all the other kids were, well, skating, I was at the DD machine!

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    Ted Bracewell

    I've definitely played my share of the Uno and Geometry Wars. I got Doom, Street Fighter 2, and the wonderfuly weird Cloning Clyde as well. I think the next game I'm most looking forward to is Double Dragon. That was one of the first games that I obsessed over as a kid, and at the roller skating rink when all the other kids were, well, skating, I was at the DD machine!

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    Ted Bracewell

    As I stated about Double Dragon is a game I'm excited about seeing ported. Other classic arcade games I'd like to see are Killer Instinct, maybe Mortal Kombat 2, P.O.W., Final Fight from Capcom. Those are just off the top of my head.

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    Ted Bracewell

    As I stated about Double Dragon is a game I'm excited about seeing ported. Other classic arcade games I'd like to see are Killer Instinct, maybe Mortal Kombat 2, P.O.W., Final Fight from Capcom. Those are just off the top of my head.

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    Matthew Mushall

    I played Frogger for a bit, but it didn't hold me.

    However,  I've been addicted to Pac-Man, Defender, Galaga, Marble Blast, and Doom since they came out.  I've also really enjoyed Cloning Clyde, Assualt Heroes, and Totem Ball every now and again.  Indeed Xbox Live Arcade is great.

    The current line-up looks okay with Paperboy really standing out.  I know Sonic is coming somewhere down the pipe, but I've already been playing that on my Wii virtual console.  Paperboy will probably grace the virtual console too.

    What I really want to know is where all all the timeless Atari and Arcade titles?  I'm talking about Yar's Revenge and Cubit here!  That, and could you imagine a new Tron arcade game?  That is the future of Xbox Live Arcade!

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    Matthew Mushall

    I played Frogger for a bit, but it didn't hold me.

    However,  I've been addicted to Pac-Man, Defender, Galaga, Marble Blast, and Doom since they came out.  I've also really enjoyed Cloning Clyde, Assualt Heroes, and Totem Ball every now and again.  Indeed Xbox Live Arcade is great.

    The current line-up looks okay with Paperboy really standing out.  I know Sonic is coming somewhere down the pipe, but I've already been playing that on my Wii virtual console.  Paperboy will probably grace the virtual console too.

    What I really want to know is where all all the timeless Atari and Arcade titles?  I'm talking about Yar's Revenge and Cubit here!  That, and could you imagine a new Tron arcade game?  That is the future of Xbox Live Arcade!

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    Matthew Mushall

    Sonic is already available on the Wii Virtual Console.  I suspect Paperboy will probably end up there too.

    I want to see more classic Atari Titles.  I'm talking about Yar's Revenge and Cubit!  I wouldn't mind a few updated Commodore 64 games either like Dragon's Lair and Zaxxon.

    What I think would totally own is a new Tron game designed from the ground up for Xbox live Arcade.  That would be totally sweet.  End of line.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Sonic is already available on the Wii Virtual Console.  I suspect Paperboy will probably end up there too.

    I want to see more classic Atari Titles.  I'm talking about Yar's Revenge and Cubit!  I wouldn't mind a few updated Commodore 64 games either like Dragon's Lair and Zaxxon.

    What I think would totally own is a new Tron game designed from the ground up for Xbox live Arcade.  That would be totally sweet.  End of line.

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    "Lethal G3cko"

    As for which classic games I'd like to see on XBL Arcade:

    2/1/07 -UPDATED Wish List

    1. Killer Instinct

    2. Killer Instinct 2

    3. Super Battletoads

    4. Alien vs Predator (Capcom Arcade side-scroller)

    5. TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade version)

    6. Final Fight

    7. The Simpsons (Arcade version by Konami)

    8. Marvel vs Capcom 2

    9. X-Men (Arcade game by Konami)

    10. Samurai Shodown 2

    11. Strider

    12.  Ghouls N' Ghosts, or Ghosts N' Goblins

    13. Bionic Commando

    14. Marble Madness

    15. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

    16. Lemmings

    17. R-Type

    18. Gradius

    19. Ninja Gaiden (Arcade version)

    20. Powerstone 2

    21. NBA JAM

    22. Guardian Heroes

    23. Road Rash

    24. Ikaruga

    25. Darkstalkers

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    "Lethal G3cko"

    As for which classic games I'd like to see on XBL Arcade:

    2/1/07 -UPDATED Wish List

    1. Killer Instinct

    2. Killer Instinct 2

    3. Super Battletoads

    4. Alien vs Predator (Capcom Arcade side-scroller)

    5. TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade version)

    6. Final Fight

    7. The Simpsons (Arcade version by Konami)

    8. Marvel vs Capcom 2

    9. X-Men (Arcade game by Konami)

    10. Samurai Shodown 2

    11. Strider

    12.  Ghouls N' Ghosts, or Ghosts N' Goblins

    13. Bionic Commando

    14. Marble Madness

    15. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

    16. Lemmings

    17. R-Type

    18. Gradius

    19. Ninja Gaiden (Arcade version)

    20. Powerstone 2

    21. NBA JAM

    22. Guardian Heroes

    23. Road Rash

    24. Ikaruga

    25. Darkstalkers

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    tina10

    PITFALL!!!

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    Mark Picker

    It would have to be Wonderboy.

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    Mark Picker

    It would have to be Wonderboy.

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    "Lethal G3cko"

    E.T. : The Extraterrestrial  ..............wait, no.

    If I made an Atari 2600 list, I'd certainly put Pitfall at #1.

    2. Pole Position.

    3. Space Invaders

    4. Yar's Revenge

     

    There are a lot of other classic games I could mention, but surprisingly, I think a lot of them are going to be re-released through the Wii's Virtual Console =)

     

     

     

     

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    "Lethal G3cko"

    E.T. : The Extraterrestrial  ..............wait, no.

    If I made an Atari 2600 list, I'd certainly put Pitfall at #1.

    2. Pole Position.

    3. Space Invaders

    4. Yar's Revenge

     

    There are a lot of other classic games I could mention, but surprisingly, I think a lot of them are going to be re-released through the Wii's Virtual Console =)

     

     

     

     

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    Matthew Mushall

    Ah...damn!  How could I have forgotten about Pitfall?  I must be out of my mind!  I love pitfall...and I just played it a few days ago.  It's an arcade challenge in Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  3D super heroes in the good ol' 4-bit 2D game - classic.

    Pitfall is just screaming for Xbox Live Arcade!  It needs to be delux like Time Pilot.  The original unaltered game and a snazzy HD makeover version -  instant arcade classic!

    Good call, my goddess.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Ah...damn!  How could I have forgotten about Pitfall?  I must be out of my mind!  I love pitfall...and I just played it a few days ago.  It's an arcade challenge in Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  3D super heroes in the good ol' 4-bit 2D game - classic.

    Pitfall is just screaming for Xbox Live Arcade!  It needs to be delux like Time Pilot.  The original unaltered game and a snazzy HD makeover version -  instant arcade classic!

    Good call, my goddess.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Ah...damn!  How could I have forgotten about Pitfall?  I must be out of my mind!  I love pitfall...and I just played it a few days ago.  It's an arcade challenge in Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  3D super heroes in the good ol' 4-bit 2D game - classic.

    Pitfall is just screaming for Xbox Live Arcade!  It needs to be delux like Time Pilot.  The original unaltered game and a snazzy HD makeover version -  instant arcade classic!

    Good call, my goddess.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Ah...damn!  How could I have forgotten about Pitfall?  I must be out of my mind!  I love pitfall...and I just played it a few days ago.  It's an arcade challenge in Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  3D super heroes in the good ol' 4-bit 2D game - classic.

    Pitfall is just screaming for Xbox Live Arcade!  It needs to be delux like Time Pilot.  The original unaltered game and a snazzy HD makeover version -  instant arcade classic!

    Good call, my goddess.

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    Nemarus

    My dream XBLA game would be X-Wing or TIE Fighter, updated to be playable with a 360 controller.  If that happened, I would need to sit in the bathtub in order to contain my tears of joy.

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    Nemarus

    My dream XBLA game would be X-Wing or TIE Fighter, updated to be playable with a 360 controller.  If that happened, I would need to sit in the bathtub in order to contain my tears of joy.

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