(Thanks for the tip igo)
I’m not a big fan of Top X lists because for me my favorite games aren’t set in stone but sometimes it’s fun to chat about some of the best games in a particular category. If you were horrified by the video in our last post of the cabinets being thrown off a building then this is something more light-hearted for the day. With this list by The Game Heroes (not us, the Arcade Heroes) they give a rundown on their top 5 light-gun arcade games. I’m not sure if they’ve played anything recent (they do show a Terminator Salvation in the background towards the beginning) as something like Deadstorm Pirates or Let’s Go Island/Jungle might take the cake over Jurassic Park but they make some nice points. Except with Revolution X, I’m with the guy on the left in the video. There are so many superior games to RX that it’s a shame they had to waste the time talking about that here. For me, that would be in my bottom five, if I had to list them.
So what are your top 5 light-gun games, if you had to decide?
UPDATE: If you typed a comment in and it didn’t show up I apologize, all entries have to be approved by hand, but it’s up now. Some of the comments remind me of when I had a “score war” with some others at an arcade I first worked at. Several of us employees had our battles on a number of games: Star Wars Trilogy Arcade, SF Rush 2049, and Crisis Zone were the particular games I focused on and it was a ton of fun. I became good enough at Crisis Zone that I managed to beat it in about 12 minutes without taking a hit and I ended up dominating that game. I got very close on Star Wars but never managed to knock the top score off (it’s sort of a light-gun shooter, without the light-gun :D). Good times.
Also one day I would love to get my hands on a 2Spicy. I know it didn’t do well but I like the mechanics of a one-on-one battle as they are in the game.