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(I-Mockery)   The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was just an arcade game from the 80s   (i-mockery.com) divider line 52
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2012-10-02 12:28:03 PM  
That was one *hell* of a game for sure. Nice cabinet with the Tron-style stick.
 
2012-10-02 12:52:07 PM  
I thought the worst trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he was the son of God.
 
2012-10-02 01:13:21 PM  
That was a badass game back in it's day...
 
2012-10-02 01:23:42 PM  
Dangit, link blocked at work.
 
2012-10-02 01:23:50 PM  

bdub77: I thought the worst trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he was the son of God.


He also built a little empire out of some crazy garbage called the blood of the exploited working class.
 
2012-10-02 01:26:22 PM  
And then in the 90s he changed his name to cash in on the whole 'latin lover' thing.

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2012-10-02 01:30:56 PM  
Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.
 
2012-10-02 01:44:02 PM  

sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.


This... I loved sinistar
 
2012-10-02 01:53:56 PM  
I hated Satan's Hollow. If your allowance is half a roll of quarters, and you feel like the quarter is wasted, the game sucked.
 
2012-10-02 01:58:23 PM  

labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar


Hell to the yes

Run Coward!
 
2012-10-02 01:59:40 PM  

KingPsyz: labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar

Hell to the yes

Run Coward!


Count me in one of the "I Love Sinistar" crowd.

"I HUNGER"
 
2012-10-02 02:00:45 PM  
"I LIVE!!!"
 
2012-10-02 02:04:14 PM  

bdub77: I thought the worst trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he was the son of God.


Ever see him do his "I can pull my thumb off trick"? It will freak you out...
 
2012-10-02 02:10:11 PM  
That whole farking article was written by someone who obviously just discovered 80's video games and thinks his banter is new and innovative. He can relax in the thought that he can just search and replace "Satan's Hollow" with any video game from that era and his whole article still enjoys the same wit and wisdom.

Wait till he discovers Space Invaders..
 
2012-10-02 02:25:21 PM  
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2012-10-02 02:26:48 PM  
He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.
 
2012-10-02 02:29:14 PM  
I played this for the first time about a year ago at Barcade in Brooklyn. I don't know if it was the game or the alcohol, but the game was quite difficult as I remember.
 
2012-10-02 03:06:26 PM  

TheDukeSilverTrio: I played this for the first time about a year ago at Barcade in Brooklyn. I don't know if it was the game or the alcohol, but the game was quite difficult as I remember.


Probably both. I remember this being a fairly hard game. Also, I seem to remember this game being featured prominently in some crappy 80s movie I watched one time on USA Up All Night.
 
2012-10-02 03:07:14 PM  
Sure Satan's Hollow, but he clogged my toilet to do it.
 
2012-10-02 03:17:09 PM  
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2012-10-02 03:19:32 PM  
We really need an edit button here. Found the crappy 80's movie. It's called Joysticks and features a young Uncle Rico/Lazlow as king Vidiot. I just went down a weird rabbit hole.
 
2012-10-02 03:29:33 PM  
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And it goes a little something like this! 

HELLFIRE!!!
 
2012-10-02 03:39:41 PM  

labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar


Those. I thought the headline was about Sinistar when I clicked on the link.
 
2012-10-02 03:59:09 PM  

Ed Finnerty: labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar

Those. I thought the headline was about Sinistar when I clicked on the link.


I have both games on my 'Midway Arcade Classics' home video game cabinet. I like them both but I like Sinistar more. Best Craigslist buy ever, $100.00!
 
2012-10-02 04:02:50 PM  

exparrot: "I LIVE!!!"


WhippingBoy: KingPsyz: labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar

Hell to the yes

Run Coward!

Count me in one of the "I Love Sinistar" crowd.

"I HUNGER"


AROOOO! [roar that sounds suspiciously like a basso profundo Mutoid Man]
 
2012-10-02 04:08:16 PM  
Holy crap I just played this game for the first time at an arcade museum in McLean, IL. It was pretty cool, but I spent most of my time playing arcade SMB and a couple star wars games. I'll have to check it out again if I go back there again.
 
2012-10-02 04:38:15 PM  

stupiddream: Ed Finnerty: labman: sidgoop: Sinistar was much better - as far as demon-themed arcade games go.

This... I loved sinistar

Those. I thought the headline was about Sinistar when I clicked on the link.

I have both games on my 'Midway Arcade Classics' home video game cabinet. I like them both but I like Sinistar more. Best Craigslist buy ever, $100.00!


lucky
 
2012-10-02 04:58:40 PM  
Meh... I thought the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was the Republican party.
 
2012-10-02 05:00:51 PM  
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Because why not
 
2012-10-02 05:17:36 PM  

donnyd: TheDukeSilverTrio: Also, I seem to remember this game being featured prominently in some crappy 80s movie I watched one time on USA Up All Night.


I saw it there too

/you're welcome
//maybe not
 
2012-10-02 05:33:05 PM  
I remember that game being too hard for my 13 y.o. self. Sinistar was hard too, but you could get places
 
2012-10-02 05:36:20 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Meh... I thought the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was the Republican party.


Little known fact: Newt Gingrich ran up that $500,000 tab at Tiffany's because Sinisite crystals ain't cheap

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I HUNGER! 
 
2012-10-02 05:45:02 PM  

donnyd: We really need an edit button here. Found the crappy 80's movie. It's called Joysticks and features a young Uncle Rico/Lazlow as king Vidiot. I just went down a weird rabbit hole.


Insert the blue token, and when your game is over, you walk out of the arcade thinking whatever you like. Insert the red token, and Jeri Ellsworth shows you just how deep Satan's Hollow goes: Here's Jeri and Dorfus interviewed together at California Extreme 2010, and here's Jeri discussing the replica of the giant custom joystick that she built as her tribute to the film. Long live Dorfus!
 
2012-10-02 06:21:45 PM  
I vaguely remember that game , doubt I ever played it , was too busy feeding my quarters into the Guantlet machine.
 
2012-10-02 06:45:16 PM  
I remember playing this a couple months before I got into Satanism. Now I have 666 tatooed on my forehead
 
2012-10-02 07:25:44 PM  
CSB time...

Back in the early 80's I was in college in the Atlanta area. As gameroom games go, I was really good at foosball and pinball, meh at video games, and I stunk (and still do) at pool. One night, being broke as usual, some of the guys brought over some newly acquired weed, and we decided to burn a bit and go to the gameroom. Turns out the weed was *really* good (for the early 80's anyhow) and we kinda smoked a lot of it before heading out. Along the way I realized that I had lost my sense of depth perception and all power of speech. Worse yet, it was kind of a redneck place and the locals didn't cotton to it when I got repeatedly tangled up with the pool tables that were obviously leaping in front of me. So my friend gives me $1 worth of quarters and sits me in front of the only open, working video game in the place: Hell's Hollow. Which I had never even heard of before. So I pop in the quarter, line the other 3 on the machine, and commenced to killing devils. Keep in mind, I was average at video games at best. Next thing I knew, the whole damn place was standing around watching me, there were still 3 quarters on the table, and I had been playing so long I had cramps in my hands and my eyes looked like bloodshot poached eggs. I had apparently played for quite some time on that one quarter and set some kind of house record. Like, by a vast margin. How? I have no idea, other than the intensity of the weed had me utterly fixated on that game to the exclusion of all else. Hell, the Dixie Limited could have torn through the place and I bet I wouldn't have noticed.

To this day I've never come even close to matching that run. I just chalked it up to the fact it must have been set on "easy" mode or something. But...I dunno. I may have a future job come the end times.
 
2012-10-02 08:02:01 PM  

thisiszombocom: [img2-3.timeinc.net image 300x225]


I can see my work here is done.
 
2012-10-02 09:57:47 PM  
Total quarter eater back in the day. Like some others here I got the Midway Classics that included it, but skipped playing; 'insanity/different result' and all that. Nice coverage of a vintage game tho.
 
2012-10-02 10:08:49 PM  
I LOVED this game on the C64!
 
2012-10-02 10:11:12 PM  
 
2012-10-02 11:17:16 PM  
I can play Satan's Hollow and Sinistar endlessly until I get bored. Well Sinistar anyway. Satan's Hollow eventually gets me but I can kill Sinistars all day long.
 
2012-10-03 12:06:53 AM  
Since we're mixing our memories here, I loved Sinistar. (The game, that is. Get your minds outa the gutter.)

www.angryflower.com

Did anybody ever manage to kill that damn thing more than three times in a single game? Two was all I could do; the warrior zone never failed to finish me off. If I could have made it past that, I could probably hack it in the planetoid zone, but I never got close to killing it the third time. Either I never had the reaction time to dodge the warriors' bullets, or I never learned how to properly deal with the octagonal bastards.
 
2012-10-03 12:30:04 AM  

Twilight Farkle: Since we're mixing our memories here, I loved Sinistar. (The game, that is. Get your minds outa the gutter.)

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Did anybody ever manage to kill that damn thing more than three times in a single game? Two was all I could do; the warrior zone never failed to finish me off. If I could have made it past that, I could probably hack it in the planetoid zone, but I never got close to killing it the third time. Either I never had the reaction time to dodge the warriors' bullets, or I never learned how to properly deal with the octagonal bastards.


I've killed at least seven Sinistars on one life before I got bored. The game is super easy once you figure out a couple quick manuevers.
 
2012-10-03 02:26:28 PM  
Do tell - I've got no trouble mining crystals, but staying in place for too long is suicide. Getting into looping/turning battles with warriors seem to trip me up; in principle, it should work, as your ship can turn on a dime, and they take a few seconds to re-aim as they circle you. In practice, it doesn't work out that way - turning on a dime to aim at them is the same as staying in one place.

/off to the YouTubes...
 
2012-10-03 09:37:07 PM  

Twilight Farkle: Do tell - I've got no trouble mining crystals, but staying in place for too long is suicide. Getting into looping/turning battles with warriors seem to trip me up; in principle, it should work, as your ship can turn on a dime, and they take a few seconds to re-aim as they circle you. In practice, it doesn't work out that way - turning on a dime to aim at them is the same as staying in one place.

/off to the YouTubes...


well you can never stay in place. Moving is key. Those little shooty bastards' bullets aren't as fast as you.
 
2012-10-03 09:37:45 PM  
Looping will kill you though. Ignore them and keep going.
 
2012-10-04 12:00:08 AM  
If I read you correctly - mine a few crystals, move a few seconds' distance away, lather, rinse, repeat?

After having survived the presidential debate, I'm in no condition to try tonight, but I'll give that a shot. It's also never really occurred to me that the warriors come out to play when you spend too much time taking potshots at the workers. I'm prone to doing that even though the workers aren't a threat, and despite knowing that they actually help me by building Sinistar quickly. The sooner Sinistar's assembled, the sooner I can blow it up, or at least wound it while mining for more crystals.
 
2012-10-04 12:15:08 AM  

Twilight Farkle: If I read you correctly - mine a few crystals, move a few seconds' distance away, lather, rinse, repeat?


Exactly. The game never gets much harder after about the 3rd level. Just move all the time, snag crystals when it's convenient, never bother to fight the shooty guys, and you will never ever die.
 
2012-10-04 12:15:57 AM  
Well you will die because the shooty guys get lucky sometimes. But still.
 
2012-10-04 12:21:59 AM  
I'm so proud i learned something in my life.
 
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