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#1 ROCKSTAR6000

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:05 AM

You win a contest and are able to have an actual arcade built onto your house with your choice of 10 coin op games to put into it which would you pick...

Mine would be...

1. Spy Hunter
2. Super Mario Brothers
3. Shinobi
4. Raiden
5. Pac-man
6. Q-bert
7. Mario Brothers
8. Golden Axe
9. Rampage
10. Dragon's Lair

I went retro and picked ones I played as a kid using lots of my parents quarters, but you can pick whatever you want from what ever era as long as it's a coin op game!! :) :)

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:44 AM

I would pick
Double Dragon
Final Fight
Rastan
Ms Pacman
Street Fighter 3, 3rd Impact

That would be enough to keep me busy.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:16 AM

Mine *_*
-Guitar Freak
-Drummania
-DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
-street fighter 4
-House of the Dead 4
-Mario Kart Arcade GP
-Super Street Fighter 2
-Tekken 3
-Metal Slug
-Samurai showdow

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

Mine would be...

1. Donkey Kong
2. Donkey Kong Jr
3. Front Line
4. Tron
5. Q-bert
6. Star Wars sit-down
7. Pang
8. Ms Pac-man
9. Golden Tee (latest greatest)
10. marvel vs capcom 2

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:57 PM

Rampage and Golden Axe would be on my list.

They weren't necessarily the greatest games but for nostalgic purposes I would have to include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Simpsons.

There would also have to be a few of the Metal Slug games represented.

My retro section would include Donkey Kong and PacMan

I would have Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 5 (and the rumors of Tekken 6 sound promising)

Cruising USA and Cruising World would be in my arcade.

There was a game I used to play all the time in the arcade in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. I have no idea what it was called but it was a shooter and you controlled a tank with two joysticks. One of the coolest features was that when you pulled the two joysticks away from each other the tank would rear up and shoot a big bomb. Does anyone know what that was called? I would have that game.

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Just an update... I found the name of the game! It's called "Assault" and it was released in '88. It was probably a few years old when I played it. I think I will try downloading it for MAME, though I don't know if it will be fun without the arcade controls. We'll see.

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Lastly, I don't know if anyone on the forums ever did any gaming at a place called "Virtual World" back in the mid to late 90's. They had franchises in a few places around the US. Anyway, you sat in this really cool pod with cool controls and could either play Mech deathmatch or race hovering vehicles in narrow martian canals. The racing was so cool that I never actually tried the Mech battle game. I would have the two versions of the Virtual World setup (version 2.0 and "Tesla") with 8 pods for each.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

Well right now my arcade has the following games:


Super Mario Bros. (in a Pacman Cabinet)
Contra
Hang-On (x2)
and a MAME Machine

But I would like to add someday:

DDR
Simpsons
Street Fighter 2
Panic Park (look it up its crazy japanese fun)
Star Wars

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:05 PM

I am currently building an arcade machine from scratch.

I have based the design on the old Taito Trimline cabinet ....

http://www.arcadefly...m...030&image=1

.... but instead of the 12" tube I have adjusted the size to incorporate a vertically oriented 19" LCD PC monitor. To get the monitor to synch to the 15khtz output of the JAMMA harness I have a RGBS to VGA convertor. I have Raiden Fighters and Contra PCB's and the output is stunning on the LCD. This will make the cabinet a lot lighter and easier to move around while avoiding the color issues associated with tubes and also removing 25,000volts out of the cabinet.

I will probably build a second unit for horizontal games if this one works out well as I have created MDF templates, making it easy to replicate.

Other games I am interested in?

Gauntlet .... fab fun with a couple of mates around
UN Squadron or Carrier Air Wing
Top Gunner .... my favorite game
Frogger ... soo simple
Gyruss
Bombjack
Qix
Jungle King .... this was cool in the local arcade until Taito withdrew it due to a lawsuit over the Tarzan resemblance

Geez .... there are so many more I like. Maybe I should just MAME the arcade machine with a J-Pac?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

1. Super Mario Brothers
2. Pacman
3. Cruisin Usa
4. X-Men
5. Mortal Kombat II
6. NBA Jam
7. The Simpsons
8. Tekken 3
9. Galaga
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:25 AM

Mine are...

10. Super Sprint
9. Marble Madness
8. Enduro Racer
7. Tekken 3
6. Super Hang-On
5. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
4. Star Wars
3. Outrun
2. Gauntlet
1. Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:28 PM

Ooo I like this topic. I'm a classic gamer so here is what I would have and sorry no peticular order.

1. Tempest
2. Robotron
3. Ms. Pac-Man
4. Donkey Kong
5. Dragon's Lair
6. NES Top 10 (fully loaded)
7. Neo-Geo 4 Slot (fully loaded)
8. Punch Out!
9. Sonic Blast Man
10. Street Fighter 2 World Warriors

I could probably add an additional 30 games off the top of my head but that would have to be my top 10 or... top 22 if you want to include the fully loaded top 10 and Neo cabs. So I cheated a bit ;)
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:40 PM

This is tough. It's a trade off between nostalgia, which games I would play the most now, and which cabinets have artwork and design I love the most.

- Pac-Man
- Defender
- Robotron 2084
- Donkey Kong
- Galaga
- Pole Position (cockpit preferred)
- Star Wars (cockpit preferred)
- Outrun (cockpit preferred)
- After Burner (cockpit preferred)
- R-Type

Those are the ones I would play most, but there are several more I would love: Space Invaders, Berzerk, Phoenix, Moon Patrol, Tron, Marble Madness, Gauntlet, and the cockpit Ridge Racer.

Not being able to choose 10 is why emulator cabinets are so awesome ;)

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

ohhhhh!!! :o

I dont have arcade... :(

In spain, the arcade centers is exterminated...

I love arcade games!!

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:06 PM

Hmm my arcade would include:

-Golden Axe
-X-Men Arcade Game :)
-Marvel vs Capcom
-Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom
-Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
-Star Wars Vector Graphics Arcade Game (sit down version)
-AfterBurner (full movement sit down)
-Blasteroids
-Virtua Racing
-Daytona USA

:lol:

I wish ;)

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:26 PM

1. Street Fighter II Turbo
2. Mortal Kombat
3. Mortal Kombat II
4. Ultimate MK3
5. Super Contra

That's all I want.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:21 PM

This would be a difficult decision for me. I've been without a real arcade for ages. The small ones at the mall food court suck. I gotta go on vacation to find enjoyable ones. So needless to say I missed a lot of stuff over the years. Building a MAME machine helped of course, but still...

I would have to choose games that you simply cannot get at home. Mainly pinball machines (I own a Twilight Zone right now) and a Pump it Up machine as I like that music more than DDR and the home version mats aren't as good as the metal pads. Maybe one of the Time Crisis games on a big screen. Hydro Thunder or a SF Rush machine would also be nice since the feel of the cabinet and controls can't be had at home. Dunno what else. Oh, I'd definitely want to try the arcade versions of Mario Kart and F-Zero.

In the classics area, gimme Galaga, Aero Fighters, R-Type, Life Force/Salamander (any good shoot 'em up really) and Robotron. Emulation is nice yet I only have a 17" monitor on the system.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:26 AM

Hmm... that's a toughie. Most of what I play in arcades more than anything else are light gun games, shmups, and the occasional fighting game. So, I'm going to go with...

  • Raiden
  • Gauntlet
  • Time Crisis 4
  • Street Fighter 3
  • Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
  • House of the Dead 4
  • Guilty Gear XX Reload (was there an arcade release of this game?)
  • Macross Plus (the one that was sort of a 19xx-alike - that one - I thought it was fun.)
  • 1942 (sharing the love amongst the franchise).
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:05 PM

I am currently building an arcade machine from scratch.

I have based the design on the old Taito Trimline cabinet ....

http://www.arcadefly...m...030&image=1

.... but instead of the 12" tube I have adjusted the size to incorporate a vertically oriented 19" LCD PC monitor. To get the monitor to synch to the 15khtz output of the JAMMA harness I have a RGBS to VGA convertor. I have Raiden Fighters and Contra PCB's and the output is stunning on the LCD. This will make the cabinet a lot lighter and easier to move around while avoiding the color issues associated with tubes and also removing 25,000volts out of the cabinet.

I will probably build a second unit for horizontal games if this one works out well as I have created MDF templates, making it easy to replicate.


Geez .... there are so many more I like. Maybe I should just MAME the arcade machine with a J-Pac?


It isn't the 25k volts I would worry about if I were you...those old tubes put out like 15 amps. That is enough to make every internal organ boil in like 3 tenths of a second. Be careful with the RGBS to VGA convertor. I had a couple of them blow up on me. There really is no other way if you are using JAMMA though. If you ever see the screen brightness change more then once a play cycle then you want to replace the convertor.

I have a bunch of old Jamma boards laying around. Most require specialized harnesses (Like Ghouls and Ghosts), but if you have a list of what you are looking for I might have it. (I quit making arcade cabinets a long time ago).

I think making a MAME cabinet is always a lot of fun. Problem there is finding a front end program (the one that lists the games and lets you choose them.) All of the places I look ask for like $500.00 to make one for you. If you can find a good front end program for cheap MAME is awesome.

P.S. No, you can NOT have my Street Fighter 2 BlackBelt addition where you can play as Sheng Long. (It was a hacked board that appeared at the height of SFII madness and encorporated the long hilarious EGM April Fools joke. Not only can you play as Sheng Long (Ryu mentions him in his post battle victory screen of "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance." but you can also do most moves in mid air as well as several other wierd effects.))

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:27 AM

It isn't the 25k volts I would worry about if I were you...those old tubes put out like 15 amps. That is enough to make every internal organ boil in like 3 tenths of a second. Be careful with the RGBS to VGA convertor. I had a couple of them blow up on me. There really is no other way if you are using JAMMA though. If you ever see the screen brightness change more then once a play cycle then you want to replace the convertor.

I have a bunch of old Jamma boards laying around. Most require specialized harnesses (Like Ghouls and Ghosts), but if you have a list of what you are looking for I might have it. (I quit making arcade cabinets a long time ago).


Street Fighter games never, ever entered my mind as far as games I want go .... apart from Soul Edge/Calibur I can't stand them. Sorry ... hehe ... couldn't stand them on the Dreamcast either.

I did obtain a few weeks ago some non-Jamma PCB's cheaply. The working ones are quite esoteric ... Donkey Kong Jr, Car Action, Zippy Race, Battles[Xevious clone], Kungfu Master to name a few. I have got the cabinet being cut at the present time off the templates for the Taito trimline I created. Ad yep ... Donkey Kong Jr looks fabulous colorwise on the LCD monitor :-)

Also got a U.N Squadron JAMMA to go with my Raiden Fighters which is working perfectly so I'm pretty happy with that one too. But the Donkey Kong Jr is going into the first cabinet. I have wired it so I can use any PCB in the cabinet using identically wired plugs so it isn't an issue as long as I know the correct pinout on the PCB.

Thanks for the offer on some JAMMA pcb's but I'm guessing even the postage costs alone to New Zealand would be horrendous on top of what you might want for a PCB considering the way the NZ $ is looking against the US $ currently. Sucks badly living on the edge of the world .... Sigh!!!

If the convertor blows I'll get a different model and if that craps out too I'll probably MAME it. Not going back to tube monitors again ... too scary ... or I might look at one of those expensive arcade LCD's that do 15khtz natively.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:20 AM

At the moment these are the games I have in my Arcade Cabinets

Super Street Fighter 2
Neo Geo MVS 4-Slot w/ King of Fighters 2003, Bust A Move, Metal Slug X, Fatal Fury: REAL BOUT 2
Neo Geo MVS 6-Slot w/ King of Fighters 95, King of the Monsters, Samurai Showdown, Metal Slug 2, a bowling game, and a golf game (not turf masters)
Soul Edge

The games that I have Jamma Boards for are. . .

Marvel Vs. Capcom
Time Killers
Super High Impact Football
Silkworm
Gangwars
WWF Superstars
Sega Titan VS-1 board w/ Die Hard Arcade and some winter sports game.

The Games I have MVS Cartridges for are
Kof 94,95,98,03
World Heroes
Samurai Showdown 1, 2
3 Count Bout
Fatal Fury 3
Art of Fighting 3

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:49 PM

A lot of these were yoinked from others, but I thought they were great choices! No particular order of importance.

DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
Street Fighter 4
Metal Slug(collection if possible)
Crime Busters
TMNT 4 Player
Star Wars w. cockpit
720
Mortal Kombat II
Terminator 2
House of the Dead 4

Speaking of dram arcades, if you don't know how to go about putting together your own, I used to live with a family in CA who owned a business called SuperAuctions and they would auction off all kinds of arcade machines for cheap! They had all kinds, rare, common, vintage, new. Check them out sometime if you're interested, they have shows all over the US and possibly the world now! They do great business and you can get arcade machines for cheap!!

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