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Friday, February 25, 2011

Bugs bugging bugs


My uncle has a restored Galaga machine I used to play alot as a kid.  He once showed me this trick that makes all of the bugs stop shooting at you for the entirety of the game(heh).  Of course with the advent of the Internet everyone knows about this so I can't go to arcades and impress chicks with this anymore.  Of course, being an adult now, trying to impress Jr. High school chicks at an arcade in the suburbs is kind of creepy so everything turned out better than expected.  I will say though, that I actually did show a girl this once when I was a kid and she thought I was the coolest guy ever, so the success rate of this pickup move is 100% in my book.  Enjoy your Friday night, fellow bloggers!

57 comments:

  1. Neat trick. But what fun is a game without a challenge? That is why I never cheat.

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  2. A original arcade machine?! That's awesome. I love Galaga. When I was little me and my friend would play this game for endless days. If I knew about this trick I would have beaten the game!

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  3. It's hypnotic. I could watch that all day...

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  4. bugs in space never made sense to me but this was always a fun game, next to mrs pac man

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  5. Very good, the game brought memories.

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  6. I'm jelly that you've got a real arcade machine to play with/pick up chicks with. Unfair!

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  7. waat. i didn't know about this. they still have a sit down galaga machine at my pizza parlor so i can totally try this now while waiting for my food. thanks

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  8. Hello lovely :)!

    thanks so much for your comment :)!

    Wish you a great start in the weekend :)

    with love
    Mariza
    http://mar-iza.blogspot.com

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  9. pretty cool, glad I'm following you.

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  10. Kinda cool :) Brings back some memories :)

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  11. Sweet man, never knew about that truck.

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  12. Very good article, all the old games have some thing ,which causes you want to play , and you don't need any pixel shaders, anti-aliasing to have fun.
    +followed :)

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  13. I really wish I knew this trick when I was a kid

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  14. >I actually did show a girl this once when I was a kid and she thought I was the coolest guy ever

    Why this doesn't work with girls anymore.

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  15. I still play this whenever I get the chance.

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  16. I miss these big arcade games. I grew up with Centipede and Popeye in my house, and miss them a lot.

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  17. only now do i find out about this trick lol

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  18. Oh Galaga, those were the days. i think I played it in an arcade maybe once; I used to have a 63-in-1 game cartridge for me NES and it had Galaga on it - as well as Galaxian. So, there was no more need to play it in the arcade.

    Anyway, if the critters aren't shooting at you, it's little more than a shooting gallery, and with games like that, it gets old fast.

    These days, if you're lucky enough to find an arcade (let alone one with thirty year old games in it), it's probably not the best place to pick up chicks, even if you are a teenager. Unless there's a Twilight game, maybe they'd go for that :p

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  19. Im glad to hear of your massive success.

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  20. Nice. But i couldn't see a girl hanging around for 18 minutes while you dodge one bee...

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  21. I miss the times when games still had cool cheat codes

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  22. play this game on mame. it's fun :)

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  23. cheatin' ain't much fun anyways, especially if it won't impress chicks.

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  24. neat trick, i didn't know that it existed.

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  25. I just learned something new. Seriously :0)

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  26. I never actually knew this. This would have impressed me greatly, though I wouldn't have done any of the things you might have wanted that Jr. High school girl to do to you...

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  27. Wow, I'm not sure that it's worth it, at least not from a gaming perspective, if it helped you pick up chicks then maybe it was! Keep the awesome coming! Followed

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  28. Cool trick. Thats awesome that you used this to pick up, must have been a cool girl!

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  29. far left second row eh? cool, there's an arcade near my house with an old Galaga machine, cant wait to try it

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  30. cool trick. Is it just me or is the galaga ship suppose to be blue and red, it looks white in the video.

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  31. Pretty cool trick, strange that it wasn't exploited more often.

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  32. Never knew this trick, but I don't think I ever played Galaga on an arcade machine. Did play Galaxian a few times though.

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  33. I would think you're cool too! ;)

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  34. I don't think kids these days still go to the arcade anymore. But man, galaga is a fun game. Even today it still holds up.

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  35. Thats a cool trick bud. Kinda takes the fun out of the game but still, it would be fun to show off with.

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  36. That is so cool. Wish I knew that trick back in the day.

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  37. I showed a girl Subzero's fatality in the original MK and she kissed me... this is not a true story...

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  38. Awesome trick, I'm too young to really put this to use tho, somehow I don't think the girls would go for it now days

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  39. lol, creepy as it may be - it's still worth a shot.

    Not serious....

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  40. I used to play this all the time. This is the first time I ever heard of this trick!

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  41. I can't believe your uncle has a Galaga machine, that's sick. I don't really like video games, but retro games are always fun, especially if they're in the machine to enhance the atmosphere.

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  42. I'm a girl and I'm swooning over you right now.

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  43. Buggin like crazy, Followed!
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  44. Man awesome trick! thanks for sharing!

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