I purchased tons of games back in the day like this. Pac-Man, Mrs. Pac-Man, Frogger, Dig-Dug... you name it. But what I realized over the years of playing them and not doing very well, is how the input lag negatively affects your ability to play it to the best of your abilities. My favorite game from that era, and the one I'm best at, is Galaga. I owned it on 360 and played the FUCK out of it. I thought I had a really respectable score. Then, I went to Disney World, saw a real Galada cabinet, put ONE quarter in and doubled my score.
Hmm. I'm usually quite sensitive to such things, yet never noticed it in the Namco Collection on PS3, nor on the 360, where I had all the Namco hits individually purchased as well as Frogger, which I didn't repurchase on the PS3. As for not doing well, the top 100 was fairly routine for me. It's all relative though. We're all playing in the same lag filled nightmare.
- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."