Top 5 Arcade Shooters!
There is nothing more thrilling than stepping into an arcade, chucking some money into a shooter and then grabbing hold of a replica machine gun, ready to shoot some zombies! Whether it is the fast paced action that keeps you on your toes, the intense story or just the fact that you get to hold a gun, you really can’t go wrong with a good arcade rail shooter! Of course not all of them are worthy of your time or money which is why I have come up with a list of the top 5 arcade shooters to look out for on your travels;
House of the Dead 2
Zombies with half a head charging at you with a chainsaw in each hand, what’s not to love?! The story is lacking, but that is definitely made up by the endless amounts of gore, action and detailed environments. One minute you’re kicking doors down and putting a bullet in the head of a zombie, the next minute you’re in a speedboat taking out your targets that are flying right at you! With so much adrenaline fueled action and hundreds of different monsters, it’s easy to see why Sega’s prize shooter makes it onto the list!
Silent Scope 2
It is a completely different take on the usual arcade shooter we are all used to. You are basically a sniper taking out targets from far away. So instead of rushing through a game in five minutes, you are instead forced to have patience and accuracy which in the end makes for a better shooter. It is relatively a tough game, yet its addictiveness will have you replaying it over and over again just to try and take the top score.
Being in control of huge heavy duty rifles to blast through the merciless cyborgs that roam the post apocalyptic Earth John Connor warned us about, is perhaps the most fun you will have in any arcade! Loading clip after clip into T-600’s and heart pounding cut-scenes makes it a game which if played co-operatively can be extremely fun. Unfortunately it just so happens to be one of the more expensive games to play in an arcade, but with it being one of the best you really shouldn’t miss out!
Silent Hill: The Arcade
Those of you familiar with the Silent Hill franchise will no doubt be shocked that a Silent Hill rail shooter even exists! The usual third person exploring of an abandoned town filled with demons and a suspenseful atmosphere has been banished and instead you are thrown into a fast paced shooter with alternate endings and huge monsters which you have to blow the heads off. Throughout the game you pick up different weapons including shotguns, rifles and handguns and you will also be faced with making decisions that ultimately affect the outcome of the game. It’s one of those arcade games that begs to be played more than once. Silent Hill fan or not, you need to play this game!
Forget your sparkly vampires, this game shows them for what they really are! You will be faced with hoards of vampires, werewolves and pretty much every mutated beast there ever was. Shooting them is the easy part, the hard bit is not knowing when a boss will appear. You will also have to save vampire victims before they turn into one and attack you. It’s bloodthirsty and fun but it’s hard to come by these days. If you ever find this game in arcade then take the opportunity to play it! I assure you that you won’t regret it.
This is a guest post written by Stuart Kerr. Stuart is an arcade machine fanatic and writes for Liberty Games’s games room blog.