Yesterday I headed to the local arcade on a mission. Usually when I go, I’m only able to get 1 or 2 wins spread thoughout the night. My goal was to get at least 5 wins yesterday.
There were a few people there, each playing various characters and switching them up as they lost.
I played as Guile.
To start things off, I was getting my ass handled, the arcade stick felt way different than my home stick. None of my moves were coming out, no SB’s, FK’s, and kept fucking up c.mp, FK when ever they whiffed a DP. I kept losing but stuck with Guile.
As I got used to the stick and the feel of the buttons, my Guile started to bloom like a flower during spring. It all started with a mirror match, and I always have trouble against another Guile. I got my 1st win. I went on to get my 2nd win…3rd…4th…I was on a roll.
Some people there were giving me props cuz, quote - “man, Guile is hard to use” - I did a bazooka knee, SB, b.hk, SB, FADC, target combo, and as I went for the sweep the other guy blocked it, so I FADC, followed up with f.mp, j.lk, c.lk, c.lp, FK…and it all came out smooth! As I hear the cheer from the crowd, some guy says - “wow, that was nice, bro.”
I went on to get a 9 fight win streak (previous streak was 6), not much to some, but a hurdle I coulndn’t get over before. I’m heading there tonight again, I’m sticking with Guile again, I’m gonna Flash Kick some asses again.
Post your arcade story, I want to read how it is around your local arcade. Whether it be a cheap 9 fight win streak, or if you went on a 20 fight rampage (local arcade cuts you off at 20).
Back in '94 I went to the local laundromat to get some SF2 CE fights. There was a ‘gangster’, an older dude and some other teens playing the game. Everyone was having a good time, playing eachother, losing, winning…but the ‘gangster’ was getting upset cuz he kept getting caught by the sweep. This dude got so pissed off that after he lost all of his quarters, he sucker punched the older dude right in the jaw!
As the older guy turns to face him, the ‘gangster’ takes out a blade and starts yelling something like - ‘is that all you can do mother-effer, you bitch, I’ll stab you right now!.’
After things calmed down, the older dude left, the ‘ganster’ stayed, and he just happened to not lose a game the rest of the time I was there. lol…from the people that were there, no one wanted to get stabbed, obviously, but they - we, also wanted to keep playing the game! lol…so we kept playing but only to the point where the ‘gangster’ wouldn’t lose the game. lol…good times.