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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. So many memories. I seen games I havent seen since I played them on arcade. Like area 51. I remember the old arcades.

  2. In southern California Round One arcades were actually even opening more locations prior to Covid 19. This is a chain from Japan, so some of the games are brand spanking new, not even translated to english. If you ever get a chance, check one of them out.

  3. Police Trainer was AMAZING!! ….part of it may have been it was the only game at my local pizza place but I remember it being the shit!

  4. I wasn't lucky enough to have an arcade near me, but I did have a laundromat with that SNK multicabinet with Metal Slug and Samurai Showdown on it. Later on we also got that hacked Street Fighter 2 where when u pressed the start button it would change the charecter. And maybe it's not popular but I waited forever for a Dreamcast port of CarnEvil that never materialized.

  5. I still play World Heroes today
    And I remember being laughed at by my mates cause I said MK 2 was better than Street Fighter 2

    LOATHE 3D fighting games

  6. We have an Arcade bar here in Denver, a barcade. That is really the future of arcades at this point. Feels just like the 90s but I can drink beer lol.

    Also have you been to Dave and Busters? The light gun is still king of arcades lol.

  7. Austin: The classic American arcade has all but fallen into obscurity in 2019. You can still find the occasional one here and there usually on the side of a highway, ten miles away from downtown, or in the remnants of a Circuit City, but it's a rarity these days.

    You can say that again! 😟

  8. "Mall Goths Swarming The DDR Cabinets Looking Like A Boss Fight From Kingdom Hearts."

    I died of laughter lol! 😂😂😂

  9. Austin: I might have missed the primetime quarter munching heyday of the Pac-Man's, Donkey Kong's, and Jousts due to being dead at the time.

    That's a mood lol! 😂😂😂

  10. "Hey Look, It's Flappy Bird, Sick."

    I could just see people waisting their quarters on that just to get a descent score lol! 😂😂😂

  11. "Now I Wasn't Alive Back Then…"

    I know…neither was I lol! 😂😂😂

  12. "When Street Fighter 2 Popped On At The Scene In 1991, People Were Like "Oh Okay, Now This Is Fighting Games.""

    shows a clip from Star Wars Episode One

    Me: Dead! 😂💀

  13. "Primal Rage"

    "The Dinosaurs In Primal Rage Were Created Using Painstakingly Handmade Stop-Motion Puppets Who Were Then Digitized Frame By Frame."

    The more you know I guess…I actually didn't know that until now, and I'm absolutely fascinated! 😄😁👍

  14. "Video Games That Were 2D Were Old And Crusty No Matter How Pretty They Looked."

    2D games nowadays actually look pretty good, probably because it's 2020 and they can use more pixels! 😆

  15. "Ready Player Two."

    It sounds like a sequel to Ready Player One lol! 😂😂😂

  16. Austin: You can still pay exorbitant amounts of money for those big thick boy cards and shove them in the Neo Geo console the AES…

    That's what she said lol! 😂😂😂

  17. Austin: Can you believe at one point that this was an extremely hot topic of controversy?

    Herbert: It comes with a special piece of hardware, an oversized handgun called the justifier.

    Austin: Ban it, ban it, ban it, ban it, ban it!!

    Me: Dead! 😂💀

  18. "What A Stupid Concept, What A Fun Games."

    It's either a stupid concept or a fun game…now I'm confused lol! 🙃😂

  19. Austin: Streets of Rage 2 is one of the greatest games of all time…that's all.

    Me: Dead! 😂💀

  20. "Everyone One Knows The Simpsons."

    I'd be surprised if no one knew The Simpsons! 😨

  21. Austin: Pennywise is a f*cking b*tch. zooms in on Willy Wonka

    I died of laughter lol! 😂😂😂

  22. I love your videos Austin. "Rocket launcher" aha brings back many memories it dors

  23. Fucking CarnEvil and Revolution X
    Loved those games still have an arcade can for them

  24. Whenever I think of light gun arcade games, I always specifically think about CarnEvil. Probably because it never got any kind of home console release, so I literally ONLY remember it as an arcade title, and it makes me super nostalgic. I love those creepy carnival vibes.

  25. Sad that the US at large never got the imports of the awesome music games that are all the rage in Asian regions.

    Mai Mai, IIDX, Dance Rush Stardom, Soundvoltex, Museca, Nostalgia, Taiko no Tatsujin, Groovecoaster, etc..

    Initial D or Midnight Tunes are also jammers, yo.

    Cover these modern arcades, they deserve more attention!

    … Cuz they are mostly not available in the US or just western countries usually lol

  26. Little fun fact: Dynamite Cop was one of the franchises featured in the first Project X Zone, and the translation team made a lot of Die Hard references regarding Bruno.

  27. The simpsons arcade game (plus Scott pilgrim) are 90% of the reason I keep my ps3 plugged in tbh

  28. I probably could've put a down payment on a house with the amount of change I pumped into these bad boys as a kid.

  29. Why not do one for 80's arcade games, I know it's a little overdone, but I've never seen one in the style of this video.

  30. So glad that D&D: Shadow Over Mystara got a mention. Loved that game.

  31. The arcade my mother managed had the first Virtua Fighter in '93. They had to higher security guards as bouncers to keep the people (who were literally lined up out the door) under control.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

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

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

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

  38. 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.

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

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

  41. 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 😆

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