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Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 9:28 am
by aerobert
So I have recently taken my arcade hobby to the next level. I.e. it's full in that part of the house where I can keep them lol. I want to get my better half a bit more interested in arcade games. I have a couple of pinball machines but she was never very into them. I want to ask you what games would be nice to play together? I have several two player cabinets for both vertical and horizontal games.

Tetris is a classic and we have started playing the Atari version together, but what other two-player games would you recommend? Competitive is always fun. I think we can rule out shmups and platformers for the most part but I would still like to hear your thoughts.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 10:54 am
by markedkiller78
Hide the sausage?

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
by Dache
Puzzle games work well. Puzzle Bobble, Puzzle Fighter, etc. But there's loads more on MAME.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 11:40 am
by aerobert
markedkiller78 wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 10:54 am
Hide the sausage?
I'm gonna jamma sausage into your heart.

Hmm, I will try Puzzle Bobble on the MVS. Haven't played those games in 15 years or so.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 11:46 am
by Sunder
Beat em ups are always really cool with your significant other. Im not even trying to make a joke here.
Golden Axe, Final Fight, that sort of thing. Especially Golden Axe to start with.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 12:07 pm
by DaveyD
Me and my wife like playing Track & Field. We end up in stitches laughing at the faces each other pulls while mashing away at the buttons :D :hinthint: :whoa:

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 12:09 pm
by aerobert
I'm a huge Hyper sports fan, but don't have that cab. I mostly have candys.

I'm not a fan of beat 'em ups anymore. I used to be, but I'll try with Turtles 1 and see what she thinks. Or perhaps Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, I recently picked up a cheap boot of that.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by STK
My ex-girlfriend liked Columns, Zero Gunner 2 and Ketsui. :D

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 1:33 pm
by aerobert
Hmm, I just remembered I have Bubble Bobble laying around. Maybe I'll give that a try if it's playable on a 8 way stick.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 5:32 pm
by SuperPang
markedkiller78 wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 10:54 am
Hide the sausage?
:hinthint:
Image

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 7:10 pm
by cocoron
My wife loves Tetris and any of the Puzzle Bobble games, but I remember she was enjoying Pacman and Space-Invaders for at least a while. Maybe Bombjack is worth a try...

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 8:11 pm
by emphatic
+1 for Puzzle Bubble on the MVS.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm
by aerobert
Ok, will have to pick up Puzzle Bobble.

First one seem to both look and sound nicer than PB2.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 12:36 pm
by Dache
aerobert wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 12:32 MP
Ok, will have to pick up Puzzle Bobble.

First one seem to both look and sound nicer than PB2.
It is but PB2 has better 1p modes.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 4:16 pm
by Sunder
aerobert wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 12:32 MP
Ok, will have to pick up Puzzle Bobble.

First one seem to both look and sound nicer than PB2.

They're also cheaper than a sandwich in Stockholm.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 19th, 2019, 12:01 pm
by sven666
Most guys seem to play "the price is right" with their spouses...

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 19th, 2019, 3:20 pm
by nem
Super Puzzle Bobble on the G-NET has a co-op mode.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm
by arcadista
Usually cute themed games like puzzles, shooting or even fighting games works great.

Other genre that are sometimes forgotten is gun games and rail shooters.

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 20th, 2019, 5:47 pm
by Awbacon
Bubble Bobble / Symphony / Memories. Great 2P games

Also TMNT the Arcade. Wife loves it

Re: Games to play with your spouse?

Posted: September 20th, 2019, 8:50 pm
by pulstar
My wife likes stuff like Money Puzzle Enchanger, Puzzle Bobble etc, like said above. Two player Bubble Symphony is a winner in our house as well.