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8.1 Arcade Games (Terminator computer/video games)




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This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann kloepel@connect.ab.ca with numerous contributions by others.

8.1 Arcade Games (Terminator computer/video games)

Look for these games in your local arcade. Unless you're rich, in which case
you can go out and buy them.

8.1.1 T2: The Arcade Game
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From Williams/Midway/Sente. One or two players wield guns and play
"converted"
T-800s who shoot through a variety of scenes from the movie--fight with the
humans against the Terminators, raid Skynet's time-travelling complex, shoot
the cops while the Connors blow up Cyberdyne, freeze the T-1000, and blow it
away. Very hard, but lovely graphics and sound.

8.1.2 T2 Pinball
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From MTM 'Matt the Mentat' Walsh <mtmr@walsh.dme.battelle.org>:
I worked at Williams/Bally/Midway - the official licensee of T2 - when the
games were being developed.

T2 Pinball Trivia:
Note that the T-1000 only appears in one corner of the game's playfield
artwork, and he appears as the normal, Mr. Patrick mode. This is not
because Williams didn't know the script (we got to read it) it was because
the game was supposed to come out before the movie and they insisted we
did not give away the surprise that Arnold was the good Terminator and
there was a liquid guy who was the bad one.

There is a special game ROM chip for the pinball. If you put it in, an
interesting thing happens if you have the game set for free play. If you
get into the Database mode, the game lists 10 'Possible Choices' of things
you receive, from 'Extra Ball' to '10,000 pts' to 'ZILCH'. This is
supposed to be just like the scene in T1 where Arnold picks from 'possible
responses' in the hotel. If you have the special chip, instead of 'Zilch'
the game has 'F*** You A** Hole' and if chosen the words get big on the
screen and Arnold says the phrase out loud. Only a handful of collectors
got these chips and have sworn to never release these to general game
operators.

 

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