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Flare
07-10-09, 03:31
Most arcades in my city in Mexico these days are home made cabs with MAME or an Xbox inside. I'll post pictures of my findings here.

Flare
07-10-09, 03:33
I saw these cabs at a Kids' Party place over the weekend.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3585/crapmameinmexico1.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3912/crapmameinmexico2.jpg

Flare
07-10-09, 03:38
I took these pics some time ago. I was at another kids' party (though this one was in a more ghetto part of the city) and got to see the following monstrosities.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/Crapmame01.jpg
Loved the fact that you really don't get to play with the joysticks, but with the attached gamepad instead.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/Crapmame02.jpg
Damn... I wish they would've used a bezel... in order to hide that 1980's TV the decided to put in there!

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/Crapmame03.jpg
LOL at Channel 4! Eventually, some dudes decided to change the channel to watch the soccer match. XD

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/Crapmame04.jpg
Who needs a freakin' cab? Just use that crate we have on the back, drill some holes on it. We're set!

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/Crapmame06.jpg
My favorite of the bunch. Little kids also get a chance to play Famicom clones in this mini cab. Just don't forget your jello spoon in there!

Flare
07-10-09, 03:39
Who am I kidding? I had a blast!

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/CrapmameGametime01.jpg
Playing some sort of Solitaire...

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z145/fernando_garcia_aleman/CrapmameGametime02.jpg
Dream Gear is the beez kneez!

miner2049er
07-10-09, 05:49
I'm tempted to say "only in Mexico" but I suspect many other cheap ass countries have similar "cabs"

:PTE:

andyuk
07-10-09, 06:48
I'm tempted to say "only in Mexico" but I suspect many other cheap ass countries have similar "cabs"

:PTE:

Yeah like the old broken down arcade cabs you always find buried away in some backstreet arcade in Blackpool. At least the colours on screen are right in these and the edges of the joystick area are'nt burned away with fag ends. Though I suspect the ambient smell our versions of these backstreet arcades contain ( bacon/eggs/chips and brown sludge 'in-a-mug' for a quid ) wouldn't translate in the same way?


At least there IS a use for all those old CRT telly's somewhere along the line.

SubaruBrat
07-10-09, 06:55
I posted this a while back in the news segment, best crapcade ever is in North Korea.

http://kotaku.com/5054514/the-peoples-arcade-inside-a-north-korean-game-center

Most of the pics seem to be missing, that link had them all in the past. Here is another link but still missing a few pics.

http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2008/09/inside-north-korean-arcade.html

Flare
12-10-09, 03:41
The 9 button control panel...

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2460/crapmame9buttons.jpg


http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/7907/crapmame9buttonscloseup.jpg

miner2049er
12-10-09, 05:19
Hit the yellow one.

Jerky
13-10-09, 12:19
I posted this a while back in the news segment, best crapcade ever is in North Korea.

Your exact description was classic--The North Korean Sh!tcade. There should be a website that showcases sh!tcades. Sh!tcade.com

miner2049er
13-10-09, 12:30
Your exact description was classic--The North Korean Sh!tcade. There should be a website that showcases sh!tcades. Sh!tcade.com


Thanks for the softball

http://www.jamesonline.net/arcade/crapmame/index.html

Flare
09-07-12, 12:30
There's no CrapMAME thread so maybe I'll post it here...

I was listening to Live News and heard about this aberration... I had to stop the show and see it for myself...

http://images.craigslist.org/5N95Ga5F53G23H33lfc5uebca799a4ffa13e5.jpg

Just... wow.

Flare
04-01-16, 04:25
Saw a crapmame in Monterrey Mexico during my last trip a few weeks ago. Check it out here: http://imgur.com/a/lIkeZ

I initially thought it was one of those Japanese rhythm games with all the buttons, but I think it was in fact some sort of piss-poor whack-a-mole clone.

Doesn't it remind you of that North Korea arcade?

TripHamer
04-01-16, 04:54
If you look at the tree behind the crapmame, the guy sitting at the tree looks somewhat like Bill Loguidice. :)