View Full Version : MAME & Classic arcade games

27-05-2008, 12:15:46
I'm running out of ideas for new things to play. Anyone have any favorites they'd like to recommend me? Particularly vertical scrolling shooters, top down racing games, and fun Bomber Man/Puzzle Bobble type games. Or anything else good.

C.G.B. Spender
27-05-2008, 13:12:18
Consoles or PC?

27-05-2008, 13:21:38
Old arcade games. Mid-late 90s epsecially.

C.G.B. Spender
27-05-2008, 13:26:19
I bought Lego StarWars for the kids and kind liked it myself. Co-op mode is cool too. It's kinda jump and runnish, but fun.

We also got a collection of arcade games for the GBA, and I like DigDug.
You might get this as abandonware, along together with 1.000 other retro games using a C64 emulator, IIRC it's c64.net or .org.

Resource Consumer
28-05-2008, 15:45:22
Sim Golf?

28-05-2008, 15:47:49
Originally posted by Debaser
top down racing games


28-05-2008, 15:52:11
Like micro-machines, original Grand Theft Auto etc. not driving convertibles.

Nills Lagerbaak
28-05-2008, 16:05:01
Spy hunter? Always a classic!

What's wrong with horizontal scrollers? x-out is a great shooter..

28-05-2008, 18:47:05
Originally posted by Funko
Like micro-machines, original Grand Theft Auto etc. not driving convertibles.


28-05-2008, 19:06:16
I used to like a scrolling shooter called Xenon.

Walrus Feeder
28-05-2008, 23:08:00
Do you remember when the Amiga was launched around 1990? It came with about 12 games such as Escape from the planet of the robot monsters, Barbarian ("Prepare to die!" ha ha.) and a vertical scroller called Insanity Fight, when after fighting scores of small ships a hugh mother flew over taking up the whole screen?

29-05-2008, 10:42:13
There was an isometric scroller called Uridium I used to play long long ago... similar to Zaxxon

29-05-2008, 23:37:34
Yeah, I've played most of those games, especially the Amiga ones. Wasn't it the Atari ST that came with that 12 game pack though? Certainly Barbarian came with the ST. The Amiga 500 came with the mighty Interceptor, Batman, and The New Zealand Story in it's most popular deal, though other options were available. I remember there was a very cool Shadow of the Beast deal for a while, including a memory upgrade and flashy 'Bug' joystick.

I was looking for suggestions of actual classic coin-op arcade machines for my MAME emulator. Recently I've been playing Final Fight, Ikari Warriors and Paper Boy, as well as the awesome DoDonPachi and Batsugun top down shooters (as recommended by KG in that other thread ages ago). I want more ideas for stuff like that really. The problem with MAME stuff is that most games have dated really badly. It's rare to find one that is actually as good as you remember it first time around.

And the top-down racer thing was because at my local leisure centre there used to be a Badlands machine (a sequel to the pioneering Super Sprint in all but name). At the time it was probably my favorite game (very underrated) and it's still pretty cool. I want games like that.


30-05-2008, 00:24:40
That was an awesome game - that screenshot brings back many good memories.

30-05-2008, 08:38:49
'ivan ironman stewart's [something or other]' was a similar super sprint/badlands style arcade game that me and the hefferans used to play via an amiga conversion. i remember it being pretty fun.

30-05-2008, 08:39:25
Ivan Ironman stewart's super off road. That was great fun yeah.

C.G.B. Spender
30-05-2008, 09:04:07
What is a hefferan?

30-05-2008, 09:05:27
Like an arsehole but bigger.

30-05-2008, 09:16:18
I think it was a minor character in the prequel stories for SMAC.

IIRC he died horribly maimed by a Spartan gunboat shortly after his appearance

30-05-2008, 13:49:52
For SMACX you mean.

30-05-2008, 14:30:07
you might be right

30-05-2008, 14:32:04

30-05-2008, 14:46:02
Own goal.

30-05-2008, 14:51:23
No, I genuinely don't know if they are joking or serious.

30-05-2008, 15:15:05
Wow, you are really getting old if you don't remember that :(

There were entire threads on that which you replied too. Just a quick google search (http://www.megagames.com/megacheats/files/aliencrossfirestory.txt)

Have a look at Ep 4 part 3 :D

30-05-2008, 15:25:05
No, I totally don't remember that. I'd given up on SMAC way before SMACX came out. I certainly never played it. Was that actually in the manual?

30-05-2008, 15:29:46
I just found the manual in PDF, answer, no.

30-05-2008, 15:40:54
No, it was in the story chapters published on one of the sites (prolly firaxis rather than owo)

30-05-2008, 15:47:39
"There is not an ounce of moonlight," said Hefferan. "Bad luck that both suns are on the far side."

geez, didn't he know about Gegenschein???

02-06-2008, 11:48:16
16gb of mame roms grabbed this weekend. should be some good ones in there somwhere.

02-06-2008, 11:52:41

That's a lot of games!

I played through the original Ghosts and Ghouls last night. Great game, but tough as fuck.

02-06-2008, 12:02:10
I find a lot of old games I get on emulators are much harder than I remember them being.

02-06-2008, 13:54:45
well the computer versions are normally dumbed down because of course the arcade versions were specifically designed to eat money.

that said, ghouls and ghosts is often cited as being one of the hardest games ever.

02-06-2008, 14:06:54
Yeah, I'm mainly downloading the C64 or Amiga versions though.

I think a large part of the problem is not having a good old style joystick.

02-06-2008, 14:12:09
I found it difficult to get to grips with some of my old Atari games without a joystick, it's just not the same pressing keyboard arrows.

02-06-2008, 16:41:49
I find that difficult to believe. The grips never stayed on the old Atari joystick.

03-06-2008, 08:06:34
debaser, you've probably played the metal slug series before but if not then that's a big recommendation. side scrolling shooter, brilliant design, humour and graphical style. i seem to have all of them (1-5?) in this rom pack

i now seem to have every mame rom ever, in fact

03-06-2008, 08:16:09
Yeah, Metal Slug ran on those Neo-Geo based systems if I remember correctly. I'll get downloading now.

EDIT: Blazing Star is another good Neo-Geo game. R-Type style.