Episode 85: Our Top 13 Desert Island Arcade Ports

by Dan
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On this episode of the show, against all odds, the boys managed to get themselves stranded on a desert island. For the fourth time. Luckily, they brought some arcade ports along with them!

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Our Picks (Alphabetical Order):

  1. 1943: The Battle of Midway (NES)
  2. Arkanoid (NES)
  3. Bubble Bobble (NES)
  4. Contra (NES)
  5. Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
  6. Dance Dance Revolution (PS1)
  7. House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast)
  8. Knights of the Round (SNES)
  9. NFL Blitz (N64/PS1)
  10. Rampart (NES/Famicom)
  11. Sunset Riders (SNES)
  12. Tekken 3 (PS1)
  13. TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Captain America and the Avengers (GEN)
  • Galaga: Demons of Death (NES)
  • NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC (PS1/Dreamcast)
  • Rampage 2: Universal Tour (We didn’t realize until AFTER we recorded that this WASN’T an arcade port. Sorry!)
  • TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)


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