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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2005, 08:41:58 AM »

Now that I'm thinking about it, I remember reading a while back that Narc is getting remade into a PS2 "GTA" style third person game.

If I recall correctly, you are an undercover cop that can use herion or other drugs to get extra strength throughout the game.  I think it eventually leads to drug addiciton though.

No I'm not joking.  Bad idea.

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2005, 08:45:28 AM »

yeah marvel vs capcom is one of the newer arcade games but I loved that game more so I liked the second one. noone could beat me with rogue sakura and psylocke.(I picked women cause it was element of surpirse to the other played. mans old notion of women cant fight apparently extends to games also.)

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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2005, 08:49:51 AM »

yeah I heard about the Skaboi. You could be a good cop and give in the drugs as evidence or take yourself and get a extra boost but brings down your cop rating. Last thing I heard it was in limbo cause of the content. It sounded kind of stupid to me.

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2005, 08:53:11 AM »

Another good game I just remembered was streets of rage. I dont remember if it was in the arcade but I had it for sega genesis.

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2005, 09:21:38 AM »

There are quite a few good sites. Seems a lot of people who build these things take the time to document the project in some detail.

Probably the best starting point is www.arcadecontrols.com

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2005, 09:45:49 AM »

I remember my uncle was pretty damn wealth and his basement had all this Acarde crap in it. Mostly Pinball machines that were great (funhouse, Elvira, indiana jones) but the best was the Aliens Acarde game. He had a jar of quarters next to that game I remember spending like an entire day down there just popping coins in playing it like mad  until I finally beat it. What a great movie based video game.

I also recall shovelling out alot of coinage at chucky cheese on the Simpsons arcade game and at least one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (i really need to fix my original NES)

I know this is past 92 but I used to rock the Area 51 game because my friend showed me the trick of if you shot only the humans in the first level you turn into an alien.
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2005, 10:56:39 AM »

That's the beauty of building your own controls. You can have the proper controls for each game. Some of the panels are pretty amazing, with eight-way joysticks for some games, four-way joysticks for others, a trackball, a spinner, a flight stick, light guns, and up to eight buttons per player, all on one machine.

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2005, 11:17:45 AM »

The last time I walked into an arcade I was frightened. I saw these kids standing on this platform dancing to this really bad Japanese Techno while these little pink fluffy cartoons went by on the screen. I guess it's what's popular now. Back in my day that'd be a good way to get your ass kicked.

My game of choice was Rastan. To this day I still have that friggin background music ringing in my head. Especially that cheezy chourus, hoo HOOOO!!!.

And I poured a small fortune into Galaga. Hell I'm still addicted to Galaga.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2005, 11:29:26 AM »

Just found a ROM file for Tempest, out of curiosity. Amazing! MAME duplicates the old vector graphics perfectly. Wasn't sure how that would work on my monitor. That means Battlezone and Asteroids should look pretty good too.

The only drawback seems to be that games made for a vertical monitor look pretty small on a horizontal one. I'll probably have to put at least a 21-inch monitor in this machine, or use a 25-inch TV.



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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2005, 11:53:12 AM »

Andy,

I'd go with a 21 inch monitor.  It all depends on how you would hook it up to a TV.  I've hooked my computer to my TV on numerous occasions using S-video and standard RCA cables, and neither do a great job.  The picture is usually a bit grainy and the color is usually off.

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2005, 12:34:50 PM »

That was actually one reason why I was considering it. A PC monitor is quite a bit sharper than the old arcade machines. I was thinking that a TV might look more authentic with these lower-resolution games.

I'm leaning toward the monitor anyway, since it would likely be easier to set up with the computer. And it looks good on a monitor. I doubt the TV would make much difference for the better.

I just have to find a cheap used one. I know a guy who sells off-lease equipment. I might see if he's got a monitor with a banged up or discoloured case. Nobody will see it.

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2005, 01:41:59 PM »

There is a magazine published in England called Retro Gamer that can usually be found at larger bookstores that carry import magazines (Barnes & Noble, Hasings, Books-A-Million, etc.). Each issue covers arcade games, old systems (Commodore, Sinclair, etc.), emulators, etc. and comes with a CD of retro games and emulators for the PC. I have included the link to the website.


Retro Gamer Magazine

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2005, 02:46:44 PM »

I was sorta addicted to one that I can't recall the name of now. But you were a cop chasing the bad guys and you had to stop them by ramming your car into the rear of theirs until it was disabled.

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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2005, 02:53:00 PM »

Cool. I've heard of that, and I think I've seen it in one of the stores around here.

I've also located what could be a very helpful book, and my local Chapters store apparently has three copies in stock, so I'm going to check it out later. I bet they also carry Retro Gamer.

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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2005, 03:27:51 PM »

Bosconian
Gorf
Tron
NARC
Dragon's Lair
Berzerk
Tempest

I loved all of these.
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