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GameGavel
23-12-11, 08:59
We had a suggestion from listener and forum member chalksalad to add a special thread to discuss the games covered in the It Came From Mame segment. Please feel free to also make recommendations for good & obscure games you would like to see covered in It Came from MAME.

Chris
24-12-11, 04:54
Is there a listing where we can see all the games covered thus far (aside from digging through the show notes)?

miner2049er
24-12-11, 01:02
There isn't one on the site, no.

Leathco
24-12-11, 02:30
My recommendation?

Ninja Baseball Batman. Great game that is never talked about. Very limited us release, but I think it was popular overseas.

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chalksalad
24-12-11, 03:35
My recommendation?

Ninja Baseball Batman. Great game that is never talked about. Very limited us release, but I think it was popular overseas.

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OMG. The name alone deserves some kind of award!

dominoid
30-12-11, 11:23
Has "Trog!" been done yet? That's one of my favourite arcade games, really unique visuals for the time (I'm not sure if it was first to have claymation, but it definitely one of the first and the earliest example of it that I've found) they have an original cab over in Exeter at the Arcade bard and I played on it there at Hiscore and fell in love.

random_dave
11-01-12, 05:43
a few shows back on my catchup there was ann egg related game (which i've forgotten about already) and it reminded me of a fun game i used to play on my bosses mame box a few years ago when i was on late shifts

the game is Chicken Shift (http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7326)

It starts off fairly simple, and similar to the train junction switching type games, trying to drop eggs into a safe basket. Once enough are collected it will switch to a second screen with chicks marching automatically through the barn, and you have to activate flippers to throw them over dangerous obstacles so that they can fly to freedom through the window.
After all the chicks are saved it returns to the first screen, but with more junctions and faster eggs and repeats this getting harder and faster.

It's not a game that would inspire anyone to try and marathon, but it's a great little pick up and play game, and get's really tricky when you've had sleep depravation or a few beers

GameGavel
11-01-12, 05:47
Hell ya, Chicken Shift is a very fun game.


a few shows back on my catchup there was ann egg related game (which i've forgotten about already) and it reminded me of a fun game i used to play on my bosses mame box a few years ago when i was on late shifts

the game is Chicken Shift (http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7326)

It starts off fairly simple, and similar to the train junction switching type games, trying to drop eggs into a safe basket. Once enough are collected it will switch to a second screen with chicks marching automatically through the barn, and you have to activate flippers to throw them over dangerous obstacles so that they can fly to freedom through the window.
After all the chicks are saved it returns to the first screen, but with more junctions and faster eggs and repeats this getting harder and faster.

It's not a game that would inspire anyone to try and marathon, but it's a great little pick up and play game, and get's really tricky when you've had sleep depravation or a few beers

Cynicaster
11-01-12, 08:31
My recommendation?

Ninja Baseball Batman. Great game that is never talked about. Very limited us release, but I think it was popular overseas.

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Haha, coincidentally, I just played this game for the first time very recently, after it was featured as Game of the Day on a MAME blog I read (http://mamezach.blogspot.com/). I’d really recommend this blog to anybody who enjoys MAME, because in essence, it’s an “It Came From Mame” type of thing in blog form, and is updated just about every day with a new title.

Gameplay-wise, Ninja Baseball Batman is a beat-em-up in the TMNT/Simpsons vein, which isn’t really my thing. But the story, graphics, animations, and characters (especially the enemies) in this game are so freakin’ ludicrous, it had me laughing out loud at times. Definitely one of the biggest “WTF” games I’ve played in ages, and I’d choose it over TMNT any day of the week.

Chris
27-01-12, 06:30
Here are all the games ever covered on It Came From Mame.....

Cosmic Guerilla
Blasted
City Connection
Go Go Mile Smile
Toggle
Snacks n Jaxson
Dead Eye
Dazzler
Challenger
Two Tigers
Strike Force
ZZYZZYX
Brix
Baluba Louk No Densetsu
The Pit Centauri
Libble Rabble
Eggs
The Amazing Adventures of Mr. F Lea
Hopper Robo
Freeze
Frisky Tom
Fast Lane
Flash Gal
Gemini Wings
Wild Fang 1 & 2
Terra Cresta
19xx-The War Against Destiny
Minefield
Son of Phoenix
Space Demon
Navalone
Orbitron
Capt. Tamady
D-Day 1982
Screw Loose
Thunder Jaws
Return of the Invaders
Nun Chakun

MrFrumble
01-02-12, 05:00
Thanks for the list Chris!

Chewchilla
07-03-12, 06:27
Here's one for It Came From MAME:

GONBEE NO I'M SORRY (http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/gonbee-no-im-sorry-arcade.html)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-UpxF-Pw0c&feature=youtu.be

GameGavel
27-03-12, 01:07
Oddly enough I don't have this one in my Mame Cab? Strange?


Here's one for It Came From MAME:

GONBEE NO I'M SORRY (http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/gonbee-no-im-sorry-arcade.html)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-UpxF-Pw0c&feature=youtu.be

alyinsanfran
09-06-12, 05:43
Nice to see Beastie Feastie getting some love this month. I've been playing it since discovering it about 5 years ago. It gets very fast around level 7 or so, but if you get in the zone you can play a lot further. Great game.

RUP
13-06-12, 02:33
616Try this Donkey Kong hack/clone "Big Kong" on your MAME cab! The "Ramps" screen is insanely difficult! Did anyone ever see this in an arcade? Some guy posted a youtube video of one here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7AKjm5HA98

Gordon Bennett
14-06-12, 09:48
Here's my suggestion:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KlJmJgoOrY

I encountered Tube Panic once in an arcade somewhere and from playing a single game developed a very minor lifelong obsession. The hypnotic spinning tube effect was like nothing I had ever seen before. Incredibly impressive for its time.

GameGavel
14-06-12, 02:43
Oh, yeah! That's a good looking game for sure. I will run this one in June. Thanks for the suggestion.


Here's my suggestion:

Tube Panic

I encountered Tube Panic once in an arcade somewhere and from playing a single game developed a very minor lifelong obsession. The hypnotic spinning tube effect was like nothing I had ever seen before. Incredibly impressive for its time.

Gordon Bennett
16-06-12, 08:35
That's great to hear SoCal, I'm absolutely chuffed to have been able to contribute. Between this and the Dreamcast top ten the forthcoming show has me quite excited.

Jammajup
31-10-12, 09:33
If it has not been done already i would have to suggest `Eyes` by Rock-ola which is very unusual,the random chirps that make the game play music and the unusual eye characters drew me to the the game and i have played it ever since seeking it out on Mame.Its a maze game where you are chased by baddies (other Eyes) but not only can shoot the enemies but you have to shoot the items to be collected,as you progress the baddies shoot back when you are in line of sight meaning you have to twist and turn avoiding long corridors.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Vlm-vvUTc

miner2049er
31-10-12, 11:49
Sounds good to me, I've never heard of it.

retroshaun
31-10-12, 03:27
Eyes is awesome... great suggestion.

GameGavel
31-10-12, 04:52
Ya, that is a great game. I will talk about it in November :)

Jammajup
04-12-12, 05:20
Eyes = Yay! :PH
That is the first time i have ever been mentioned in a retro gaming podcast,it has made my day many thanks.

retroshaun
06-12-12, 12:11
Hey SoCal. Dunno if I mentioned this in the past or not but a little known game thats absolutely brilliant is Libble Rabble (a very rare Namco game). Check it out - it would make a great It Came From Mame. I picked up the board years ago and can't believe how it flew under the radar. I think it was a Jap only release tho. Its very hard to describe the gameplay and style of the game but its a nice 2-stick control method and crazy fun.

GameGavel
06-12-12, 06:41
I think I already did that one :) It is a great game!

miner2049er
06-12-12, 09:31
Yeah you did it already.

Jammajup
06-12-12, 10:44
Hey SoCal. Dunno if I mentioned this in the past or not but a little known game thats absolutely brilliant is Libble Rabble (a very rare Namco game). Check it out - it would make a great It Came From Mame. I picked up the board years ago and can't believe how it flew under the radar. I think it was a Jap only release tho. Its very hard to describe the gameplay and style of the game but its a nice 2-stick control method and crazy fun.


I think I already did that one :) It is a great game!


Yeah you did it already.

I am playing catch-up with the RGR podcasts and have heard that mentioned recently so i have just sifted through a few episodes and found Libble Rabble in it came from MAME in RGR No.14

Cynicaster
09-12-12, 09:19
I was playing Libble Rabble a few weeks ago. Fun game, but those controls are a total mindf&@k.

retroshaun
10-12-12, 01:28
Ah - I knew my memory was terrible :)

retroshaun
10-12-12, 01:28
I was playing Libble Rabble a few weeks ago. Fun game, but those controls are a total mindf&@k.

You do get used to them real quick especially on an actual cab.

retroshaun
10-12-12, 01:38
OK heres one I am pretty sure you didn't cover... Wiz Warz. I don't think it was ever released and its maybe a little along the lines of Robotron and Reactor, kinda. Fast, furious, addictive. Enjoy :)

Aidy
21-12-12, 12:46
Had a "crack" at Chicken Shift last night. Great little game but insanely difficult once your beyond the first level.

Aidy
21-12-12, 01:13
Would like to chuck a cheeky recommendation in for Mikie. My most played MAME Machine game. There's nothing quite like it but if there is then let me know.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/21/jygu6u6e.jpg

SepticLemon
21-12-12, 04:45
I'd love to hear Socal review one of the few arcade cabs that I played for the first time.

One is Atari Star Wars, but I'm pretty sure he's reviewed that already.

Then there's Karate Champ!

http://www.fasebonus.net/old/media/kunena/attachments/165/Karate_Champ.jpg

I love playing this as a Kid, and sure there's an iOS version, be I would love to own this as a cab!

retroshaun
21-12-12, 05:35
Would like to chuck a cheeky recommendation in for Mikie. My most played MAME Machine game. There's nothing quite like it but if there is then let me know.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/21/jygu6u6e.jpg

Loved it to death on the C64

GameGavel
21-12-12, 06:47
Thanks for the recommendation. What is the name of this game?


Would like to chuck a cheeky recommendation in for Mikie. My most played MAME Machine game. There's nothing quite like it but if there is then let me know.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/21/jygu6u6e.jpg

Aidy
21-12-12, 07:20
It's actually called Mikie :-)

There's two versions and the one where you can head butt people is better. You use you joystick to tap people out of their chairs in order to collect the hearts.

But every time you stand up the teacher goes nuts and starts chasing you about. When you've got all the hearts you can open the door and get out into the hall and onto the next room.

Bit tricky to get past the first classroom but well worth persevering with.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/22/te6ujara.jpg

GameGavel
21-12-12, 09:31
Thanks for the recommendations :) Listen for them in this month's It Came From Mame - Damn, Mikie is hard as hell :) And I forgot how great Karate Champ was/is.

Retroshaun - I didn't have Wiz Warz in my Mame cab? Was it also called something else, perhaps?

Aidy
01-01-13, 12:45
Just listened, pissing myself listening to you play Mikie.

To bump them out the seats you tap the joystick towards them. So if you're to the right of a student keep tapping left to knock them off their seat.

Once you've got all the hearts you can open the door. The button that isn't head butt is the one that'll open it when you're standing next to it.

ebrake
02-01-13, 04:14
Hey SoCal
If you never tried Aurail (Sega/Westone) give it a try. Basically you play a walker that can only shoot when standing still (think slower Jackal) with the occasion first person tunnel sections. You also have an 'option' (like Gradius) to help out once you have collected enough energy. Played this a lot in the arcade and hoped against hope that Sega would have brought this to the Genesis.


http://youtu.be/upG8TejbUjc


ebrake

GameGavel
02-01-13, 07:04
Good suggestion. If it's in my Mame Cab I will review it for the January show :) Thanks,


Hey SoCal
If you never tried Aurail (Sega/Westone) give it a try. Basically you play a walker that can only shoot when standing still (think slower Jackal) with the occasion first person tunnel sections. You also have an 'option' (like Gradius) to help out once you have collected enough energy. Played this a lot in the arcade and hoped against hope that Sega would have brought this to the Genesis.


http://youtu.be/upG8TejbUjc


ebrake

Cynicaster
15-01-13, 02:53
Some interesting games I've stumbled upon recently:

Magical Crystals - kind of hard to describe. An overhead run n' gun with a wizard theme, with platforming elements, and boss battles that play like shmups.

If you want to give Pac-Man a rest, here are some maze type games:

Mr. TNT - interesting play mechanic that doesn't allow you to tread the same path twice.

Mustache Boy - run around space stations collecting balloons and killing baddies with power ups. Not sure who thinks of this shit, but it's fun.

I'm Sorry - you're some big-headed Japanese guy running around a maze, avoiding and punching enemies that include Michael Jackson and Carl Lewis. Yeah, I thought it was weird too, but I played it for an hour straight.

retroshaun
15-01-13, 03:08
A couple of interesting ones I have been playing lately:

Agent Super Bond (along the lines of Berzerk/Venture) and running on Super Cobra hardware. Mame warns there are corrupt ROMS and therefore the palette is screwy but the game is a lot of fun regardless.

Alia Baba and the 40 Thieves (a tough game, similar in style to Pacman/Lock n Chase)

retroshaun
15-01-13, 03:09
Thanks for the recommendations :) Listen for them in this month's It Came From Mame - Damn, Mikie is hard as hell :) And I forgot how great Karate Champ was/is.

Retroshaun - I didn't have Wiz Warz in my Mame cab? Was it also called something else, perhaps?

Nope - its a prototype tho. I can "hook you up" if need be?

SepticLemon
15-01-13, 10:53
Hey Socal, did you ever play the arcade version of Pitfall 2 - The Lost Caverns?

I played a lot of this when I used to go to Felixstowe on Summer Holiday, it's theme tune is like my Summer time video game tune!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_GQp7tNaE4

GameGavel
15-01-13, 11:06
Never in the arcades, but yes on Mame. Although, I think the original 2600 version of this looks and sounds even better than this arcade version.


Hey Socal, did you ever play the arcade version of Pitfall 2 - The Lost Caverns?

I played a lot of this when I used to go to Felixstowe on Summer Holiday, it's theme tune is like my Summer time video game tune!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_GQp7tNaE4

Cynicaster
16-01-13, 03:50
Never in the arcades, but yes on Mame. Although, I think the original 2600 version of this looks and sounds even better than this arcade version.

Yeah. I actually played it on MAME before ever playing it on the 2600, but I agree. Personally, I don't think side-scrolling platformers work very well as arcade games in general, but that's just me. They tend to be more about "finishing the game" and I firmly believe the best arcade games are about getting a score.

GenesisDoes
22-01-13, 01:34
Yeah, the sound sounds like it lags on here, and the way the graphics are reprogrammed are probably the reason this version was never remembered. But the theme is one of the 10 best songs in gaming, no doubt.

You should do Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl. I already posted this on facebook, so I won't go on about it here. But it's a game that I cherish on my Genesis.

Aidy
22-01-13, 02:49
I'd like to chuck in a cheeky recommendation for B Rap Boys.
:-)

Davester
22-01-13, 11:41
Another vote for Tube Panic... that game makes me freakin' dizzy.

Davester.

GameGavel
22-01-13, 11:44
Thanks for the requests everyone! I will get them worked into future shows. I think Tubequest was mentioned before and for some reason that one is missing on my Mame cab?

retroshaun
23-01-13, 03:59
You need a new rom set Socal :)

itsreallykevin
23-01-13, 05:42
There was a game I loved playing when I was growing up in New York City in the mid-80's. Arcades were different in the city; you didn't go into an arcade to play the latest and greatest, instead you went to local bodegas (The 7-11's of the city), or laundromats. Anways, there was this one delicatessen that had Black Tiger. THis game was amazing, it was a combination of an adventure rpg with platform game elements. You would hack and slash through a numberof levels collecting enough zenny to upgrade your weapons and armor. At the end, you fight a dragon and save the kingdom. It's also found on the PSP game Capcom Classic collection remix. I'd love to get your thoughts on this; I've spent many hours and quarters trying to hack my way through all the levels. It's still my goto game!

Also, if you have a chance, Tiger Road was another one I remember - I could never get past the second level without geting pissed!

GenesisDoes
20-02-13, 05:06
BIG MIKE! I would absolutely LOVE to see a review of Pigskin 621 A.D., which apparently is what was ported to the Genesis as Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl, an absolute GEM of a game that not many gamers know about. It's always a hit when I have people over and I have never seen this one in the wild. Would be perfect for a review!

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9012

GameGavel
20-02-13, 06:33
Well, I shall do it this month :) Thanks for the suggestion. Hopefully, it's in my Mame cab. And welcome to the forums!



BIG MIKE! I would absolutely LOVE to see a review of Pigskin 621 A.D., which apparently is what was ported to the Genesis as Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl, an absolute GEM of a game that not many gamers know about. It's always a hit when I have people over and I have never seen this one in the wild. Would be perfect for a review!

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9012

itsreallykevin
12-03-13, 01:54
Another great game was Mighty Bomb Jack, I always enjoyed the soundtrack

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Diagamblic
04-04-13, 03:42
Socal, you need to check out Wall Street by Century Electronics (http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuf_detail.php?manuf_id=1317&orig_game_id=8156)

If you look on their page, it doesn't show up, but when you load it up in MAME it says by that company, and it sure sounds like a game by them. Anyways, what makes this so special is just how freaking bizarre it is. The first stage is set up exactly like the game and watch game Fire! but instead of catching people from a burning building, you're catching suicidal stock brokers(!) from leaping to their deaths. The more stockbrokers you transfer to the ambulance, a bar at the bottom of the screen representing the Dow Jones Index fills up. The second stage has you playing a stock broker (I'm assuming) robbing a bank....and escaping from tanks! You also have the ability to shoot lighting from your hands. Truly bizarre. I think it was only released in Europe. I can't say it's a particularly good game, but definitely worth a play at least once!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuyMmB0wyeo

From what I can tell, Century was mostly a ripoff company who did clones of games like Moon Patrol (Super Bike) and Track and field (Hunchback Olympics).

And holy cow - here's a UK guy from the company by the name of Peter Robinson on youtube admitting that his company ripped off other games. Looks like he was a programmer for the company: This guy should definitely be interviewed on the RGR show.
http://www.youtube.com/user/borgcontact1

LovelyWong
10-04-13, 03:44
Hi Socal

I have a suggestion for It came from MAME.
The game is called Ordyne. It is a Japanese shooter from 1988 from Namco. I saw this game once on location back then and have played it on Namco Museum's Volume 4 on PS one. I like the graphics and the challenging game play that the weapons you buy from the store wear out after a given amount of time. Yes you do face an end of level boss in this game.

GenesisDoes
10-04-13, 02:55
How about Hit the Ice? I have always played it on Genesis or Super Nintendo, have never seen it in the wild.

Also, really liked Capcom Bowling, but there's not really much to talk about that game. It's bowling. But, I like it because it's before there were any bells and whistles.

GameGavel
10-04-13, 04:12
Good suggestions guys! Keep'em coming!

Cynicaster
16-04-13, 07:30
The other night, I randomly picked a game called “Horizon” on my cabinet and it is fantastic! It’s a 1985 game by Irem (of R-Type fame).

It borrows quite heavily from Moon Patrol, in that you roll from left to right and when you fire your shots go simultaneously above you and in front of you, taking out flying enemies as well as vehicles and obstacles on the ground. Personally I find Moon Patrol pretty dull, but Horizon kicks the formula up a notch by providing you with 3 different planes to drive on, creating a parallax “2.5 D” type experience. Addictive!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAflywvc1Nk

Diagamblic
16-04-13, 11:53
Horizon looks neat! Reminds me of the same 3 plane parralax effect used much later used in Guardian Heroes on the Saturn (one of my favorite games). I recall being able to switch between 3 planes (more like jumping) to beat up baddies.

ebrake
09-05-13, 02:43
Got another recommendation for you SoCal. One of my favorite early Capcom arcade games, Sidearms. You play as a mech pilot fighting an alien invasion. It plays somewhat like Gradius with collectible power ups and the arcade version has 2 player simultaneous play. You also have the ability to combine with another mech to let loose more firepower.
It suffers somewhat from what I like to call the "Gradius effect" where if you die half way through the level (and lose your power ups) you will be at a serious disadvantage. Even though it can get difficult, its a real fun game.
This game was ported to some computers back in the day which I have never tried. I do recommend trying the Turbo Grafx / PC Engine port of the game. Its a very good port with updated music. The only knock against the TG/PC Engine port is that its only a one player game. The game is also on the Capcom Classics Collection vol. 2 disc for Xbox/PS2.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjFY0QQ8EKE

itsreallykevin
10-05-13, 12:58
Got another recommendation for you SoCal. One of my favorite early Capcom arcade games, Sidearms. You play as a mech pilot fighting an alien invasion. It plays somewhat like Gradius with collectible power ups and the arcade version has 2 player simultaneous play. You also have the ability to combine with another mech to let loose more firepower.
It suffers somewhat from what I like to call the "Gradius effect" where if you die half way through the level (and lose your power ups) you will be at a serious disadvantage. Even though it can get difficult, its a real fun game.
This game was ported to some computers back in the day which I have never tried. I do recommend trying the Turbo Grafx / PC Engine port of the game. Its a very good port with updated music. The only knock against the TG/PC Engine port is that its only a one player game. The game is also on the Capcom Classics Collection vol. 2 disc for Xbox/PS2.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjFY0QQ8EKE

Great choice, I remember for me, it was a toss up between this game and Forgotten Worlds, the same candy store in NY had both of these games right next to each other.

retroshaun
10-05-13, 05:43
Sidearms is an awesome game - used to play the crap outta it in our University Student Union. I also enjoyed the Amiga conversion.

retroshaun
10-05-13, 10:15
Oh - I was just listening to the show and spotted the theme tune from C64 game "Loco" and it reminded me - as much as Loco was one of my favorite C64 games, you should try the original "Super Locomotive" by Sega in It Came From Mame. Such a fun game.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx8UQY0E9zQ

miner2049er
12-05-13, 02:47
It's a great tune that, I love it.

There was a similar game on the Spectrum too, Stop The Express or something like that.

Jinkkai
03-07-13, 10:58
A little late I know, but that tune is a song called Rydeen by YMO. It is a catchy as hell tune.

As a recommendation, some games I've come across that I'd never heard of before were: Bank Panic(1984 Sega),Sanrin San Chan(1984 Sega) and a little less retro is Bang Bead. They've all become instant hits game nights.

GameGavel
03-07-13, 11:49
A little late I know, but that tune is a song called Rydeen by YMO. It is a catchy as hell tune.

As a recommendation, some games I've come across that I'd never heard of before were: Bank Panic(1984 Sega),Sanrin San Chan(1984 Sega) and a little less retro is Bang Bead. They've all become instant hits game nights.

Thanks for the submissions. I will take a look at these for the July podcast :) Welcome again!!

retroshaun
04-07-13, 02:43
A little late I know, but that tune is a song called Rydeen by YMO. It is a catchy as hell tune.

As a recommendation, some games I've come across that I'd never heard of before were: Bank Panic(1984 Sega),Sanrin San Chan(1984 Sega) and a little less retro is Bang Bead. They've all become instant hits game nights.

It is indeed - their back catalog is well worth a listen if you like early electronic music.
Bank Panic is one of my favorite games... been playing it since back in the day and its still addictive as hell! Nice suggestion.

RFWarrior
05-07-13, 09:09
I just picked up a Dangerous Dungeons conversion arcade recently. Give it a try on MAME, it's pretty cool. I didn't know this game existed until a couple weeks back. It's really fun with some cool puzzle elements.

From KLOV: This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Jerky
18-08-13, 09:27
Hey SoCal,

Try "Pandora's Palace" from Konami (1984). It's kind of like the elevator level on original Donkey Kong. Really fun once you realize what you have to do. You may want to play a round before recording. Kind of like what you did for Bank Panic.

I tried to change the graphics on this to make it look like a Mario game but I didn't have any luck.

GameGavel
19-08-13, 01:56
Hey SoCal,

Try "Pandora's Palace" from Konami (1984). It's kind of like the elevator level on original Donkey Kong. Really fun once you realize what you have to do. You may want to play a round before recording. Kind of like what you did for Bank Panic.

I tried to change the graphics on this to make it look like a Mario game but I didn't have any luck.

Thanks, I will give it a try for this months segment :)

Diagamblic
19-08-13, 07:43
Have you every played Osman by Mitchell/Atlus in 1996? That's what it's called in America, but in Japan it was called Cannon Dancer. It's a spiritual successor to Strider (made by ex-Capcom devs, including the director of the original Strider).

From Wikipedia:
"Osman, released in Japan as Cannon-Dancer (キャノンダンサー?), is a side-scrolling action platforming game produced by Mitchell Corp. that was released exclusively as a coin-operated arcade game in 1996. Many ex-Capcom staff including Kouichi Yotsui (credited as Isuke), worked on the original arcade version of Strider and designed Osman as an unofficial sequel to Strider.[1] Yotsui directed both titles.
In contrast to Strider's futuristic Kazakh-Soviet setting, Osman is set in a neon-lit cyberpunk Arabian setting, while Strider Hiryu is replaced by a Middle Eastern protagonist named Kirin who fights without any weapons.[2] 1UP.com included the game in its "Games to Play Before You Die" list.[3] The game's bizarre plot supposedly mocks director Kouichi Yotsui's experience at Capcom after Strider."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_Dancer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKZulh9qpew

RFWarrior
06-09-13, 01:10
Mike - try out a game called Dangerous Dungeons. It's really rare according to KLOV. I just picked up a jamma cab with the PCB inside with the marquee, bezel, etc. The game is a puzzler sort of game, can be played co-op but you can kill each other which is odd, top down but with gravity. It's a weird game. I'm curious what you think.

Compute
07-09-13, 03:08
Have you covered Power Surge yet? Not even the maker is known, but it's a neat game. I think you are a power surge, and you go through a circuit wrecking the parts, something like that. I even learned a thing or two about semiconductors from it.

GenesisDoes
08-11-13, 04:18
Hey SoCal, how about the Wheel of Fortune Arcade game? I've played every other version available, and the best one is the PC version from the late 90s-early 2000s and the worst one is the Sega CD version.

GameGavel
10-11-13, 05:50
Hey SoCal, how about the Wheel of Fortune Arcade game? I've played every other version available, and the best one is the PC version from the late 90s-early 2000s and the worst one is the Sega CD version.

I'll check it out! I used to love playing the Game Boy versions of WOF!

drich255
19-11-13, 07:56
Hey SoCal, how about the Wheel of Fortune Arcade game? I've played every other version available, and the best one is the PC version from the late 90s-early 2000s and the worst one is the Sega CD version.


I'll check it out! I used to love playing the Game Boy versions of WOF!

Reading your posts on Wheel of Fortune made me want to play it. I watched the show a lot, but always dismissed the video games. So I picked up the PS2 version for cheap and gave it a try. It was a lot of fun. Even more so with my family. My daughters are 12 and 13 and this has turned into a big competitive family game. Mario Kart will probably always hold the record, but I hope we continue to play a lot of Wheel of Fortune together.

I want to pick up the Wii version sometime. I think it is the first one to have Pat Sajak in it.

Thanks!

Diagamblic
20-11-13, 07:00
Hey Mike - hoping maybe you have this one in your set. It's called Grand Cross and it's a video pinball game that reminds me of Crush (Alien Crush, Devil Crush, Jakai Crush) series of games by Naxat. It came out in 1994 and I don't believe it was ever seen outside of Japan.

Here's a Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxmk3C_rQd0

And here's the KLOV description:

Grand Cross Pinball Description
http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7995
"A futuristic video pinball game set in space where you use the two flippers to send the ball to many different enemies. Fight a giant robot boss on some levels."

RUP
23-01-14, 02:10
Hey SoCal, I don't think you covered this one before but what about "Chicken Shift" by Sente? I never saw this one back in the day but I stumbled on it one day on my MAME cab. Very fun and has that "just one more game" vibe!

Sleepyeyed
23-01-14, 05:12
Chicken shift was covered on the show on episode 54 and I remember SoCal speaking highly of it, so you've got that going for you which is nice. I found a cool game that I think you might enjoy called Cotton. It was released by Sega in 1991 and is an interesting side scrolling shmup. Gameplay is similar to r-type but has more of an anime/cartoony feel to it. The difficulty level is pretty high, but is fun nonetheless.

cross_bearer_02
24-01-14, 02:32
Hey SoCal,

Haven't really posted in the forums a lot as I've been busy catching up on all the shows for the past several months. I'm on the most recent show now, so I figured it was time to come on and join in on all this fun.

So, I've got a game for you. It's fairly hard to come by around these parts as it was only released in Japan, at least in arcades. It did get a Genesis/Mega Drive port that got localized everywhere else, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I knew an arcade version exists.

Marvel Land from Namco in 1989. The game always struck me as a bit strange, and just a little bit saccharine in its presentation (actually maybe a lot). If you haven't played this one, either arcade or console, the whole game takes place in the titular Marvel Land, a colorfully-adorned amusement park. The game is a platformer in which you guide your character, Prince Paco (in the European Mega Drive localization, Prince Talmit), as you navigate through the game's various stages and enemies on a quest to save Princess Luxy from the evil Mole King. To help you out, there are various powerups that you can pick up, including a set of dragon wings to help you jump higher, shoes to let you run fast, and a unique ability that lets you clone yourself and use your set of clones as a sort of spinning chain whip to kill enemies and pick up items.

Overall, the game reminds me a bit of the Super Mario titles from the time. Most enemies can be defeated by hopping on top of them or by using your clone attack, and a boss awaits at the end of each of the game's four levels that changes the game mechanic entirely into something like a minigame.

Among the more gimmicky things you'll find in this game are roller coaster levels, in which you have to jump around obstacles while riding on top of roller coaster cars through auto-scrolling levels. The roller coasters, and many of the other rides featured in the game, are adorned with various Namco mascots, including Pookas from Dig Dug, the Solvalou from Xevious, Mappy, and yes, Pac-Man himself (As a side note, being a Namco game, there are no Space Invader dudes to be found in "Marvel Land").

I found the arcade version is quite difficult on its default settings, and very stingy with the time clock. Reaching the end of a level often leaves mere seconds left on the clock, even if you're racing straight through. The home console port is much easier by comparison, but doesn't have quite the same shine that the arcade version has. The arcade version's definitely worth a play if you've never tried it before!

GameGavel
24-01-14, 02:37
Hey SoCal, I don't think you covered this one before but what about "Chicken Shift" by Sente? I never saw this one back in the day but I stumbled on it one day on my MAME cab. Very fun and has that "just one more game" vibe!

Yes, as Sleepy mentioned, yes, I've covered Chicken Shift. I really like that game :)

GameGavel
24-01-14, 02:38
Hey SoCal,

Haven't really posted in the forums a lot as I've been busy catching up on all the shows for the past several months. I'm on the most recent show now, so I figured it was time to come on and join in on all this fun.

So, I've got a game for you. It's fairly hard to come by around these parts as it was only released in Japan, at least in arcades. It did get a Genesis/Mega Drive port that got localized everywhere else, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I knew an arcade version exists.

Marvel Land from Namco in 1989. The game always struck me as a bit strange, and just a little bit saccharine in its presentation (actually maybe a lot). If you haven't played this one, either arcade or console, the whole game takes place in the titular Marvel Land, a colorfully-adorned amusement park. The game is a platformer in which you guide your character, Prince Paco (in the European Mega Drive localization, Prince Talmit), as you navigate through the game's various stages and enemies on a quest to save Princess Luxy from the evil Mole King. To help you out, there are various powerups that you can pick up, including a set of dragon wings to help you jump higher, shoes to let you run fast, and a unique ability that lets you clone yourself and use your set of clones as a sort of spinning chain whip to kill enemies and pick up items.

Overall, the game reminds me a bit of the Super Mario titles from the time. Most enemies can be defeated by hopping on top of them or by using your clone attack, and a boss awaits at the end of each of the game's four levels that changes the game mechanic entirely into something like a minigame.

Among the more gimmicky things you'll find in this game are roller coaster levels, in which you have to jump around obstacles while riding on top of roller coaster cars through auto-scrolling levels. The roller coasters, and many of the other rides featured in the game, are adorned with various Namco mascots, including Pookas from Dig Dug, the Solvalou from Xevious, Mappy, and yes, Pac-Man himself (As a side note, being a Namco game, there are no Space Invader dudes to be found in "Marvel Land").

I found the arcade version is quite difficult on its default settings, and very stingy with the time clock. Reaching the end of a level often leaves mere seconds left on the clock, even if you're racing straight through. The home console port is much easier by comparison, but doesn't have quite the same shine that the arcade version has. The arcade version's definitely worth a play if you've never tried it before!

Great suggestion. If I have it in my MAME cab I will run it in this month's show. Thanks for posting and hope you stick around the forums :)

RUP
24-01-14, 06:09
Yes, as Sleepy mentioned, yes, I've covered Chicken Shift. I really like that game :)

Oops Sorry guys! I don't know how I missed that...I'm sure I listened to that episode too!

Spin
24-01-14, 08:21
It came from Mame, submission:
There are so many games that are only Japan releases etc.
I submit the game Rompers.
This game is very simple maze type game.
Nice cut screens are throughout the game to keep you entertained.
The levels grow increasingly difficult as time goes on.
The levels though simple are mentally challenging
Each level is set up in a way that keys become traps and make the last key difficult to achieve.
The game has a story line where you're girl is taken by a vampire like character and you must save her.
The main character looks like a farm boy hat and overalls.
You must walk over all the keys in the maze to complete the level. Your only defense is pushing over walls that regenerate. The enemies change with each level some are armadillos that roll, spiders that leave webs that trap you, dragons with fire and creatures that freeze you just to mention a few. The sound is enjoyable and all levels are time based. When the time runs out the vampire floats in to kill you not unlike Evil Otto from Bezerk. Once he shows up you must get to the last key or your dead.
So respectively submitted for your enjoyment Rompers released by Namco in 1989.
This game is fun and I have been playing for a long time and have never finished the quest.
Try it you might just like it.
I did a quick search and found out this has been released on virtual console but I have only played this VIA MAME.

141814191420

focusrs
31-01-14, 12:45
I saw a interesting arcade game in the Barcade in Jersey City NJ this week. it was called Lasso by SNK. very interesting gameplay, you play a sheep farmer and you try to protect your sheep from wolves with your gun while at the same time you try to Lasso the sheep for points. Give it a try Socal!

Arcadecrazy
11-06-14, 09:33
Try out exertion a Jaleco game from 1993 tuff to get used to the controls but very fun once you get the hang of it
Also you should review twinkle star sprites by ADK for Neogeo Mvs just an amazing two player shooter battle game and very uncommon

Sleepyeyed
09-07-14, 11:19
Just found a really cool horizontal shmup called Cosmic Cop. Give ot a try, it's a fun one.

GenesisDoes
10-07-14, 03:05
I have been craving some more info and opinions on Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory if you can dig that one out of your dusty arcade basement.

Jerky
13-07-14, 02:15
Hey SoCal--In case you're interested in some old shit...

I remembered that you own/owned a Super Moon Cresta. Ever play Nichibutsu's Moon Quasar? It's basically Moon Cresta, but you also have to refuel your ships with the mothership from "Close Encounters". I found that on MAME years ago, and just played it now. I loved Moon Cresta, and it was a kick to find all those variants in MAME.

cross_bearer_02
19-07-14, 03:34
Hey SoCal! Just getting a chance to listen to this month's podcast and wanted to say thanks for the shoutout and inclusion of Marvel Land.

Since I made my post, I have found out that there are actually two ROM sets, and it appears that the US ROM set is more of a prototype than the Japanese version. The Japanese version has a lot of bug fixes, and overall the sounds are much better as well, so if you haven't had an opportunity to try out the Japanese ROM set for the game, I'd encourage that, as the Japanese version includes not only a difficulty select (EASY or NORMAL mode), but also has almost double the amount of time on the clock so you don't have to rush through the stages and can take your time.

But that's just an aside. Thought I would drop another title for you to check out if you haven't already, and isn't quite as obscure but it's one I've rarely seen in arcades, even back in the day, but one I really enjoy. It's a NeoGeo title called Last Resort, and it came out in 1992 from SNK. If you haven't had the opportunity to play it, it's basically a rip-off of R-Type, but with some truly amazing graphics and music for the time. It's also a pretty frantic shooter, and it's very evident the game was designed to be very efficient at separating the player from his or her hard-earned quarters.

But do give the Japanese ROM set for Marvel Land a go as well. I think you'll find it's superior to the US ROM set and overall a much more polished version of the game.

Cheers!!

- Mississippi Mike

Jerky
18-08-14, 02:18
Another shmup to try out is Taito's "Tokio" or "Scramble Formation" from 1986. It gets kind of repetitive but the background music is cool and it's got some neat effects.

GameGavel
29-08-14, 06:51
Thanks MissMike :) I'll check it out.


Hey SoCal! Just getting a chance to listen to this month's podcast and wanted to say thanks for the shoutout and inclusion of Marvel Land.

Since I made my post, I have found out that there are actually two ROM sets, and it appears that the US ROM set is more of a prototype than the Japanese version. The Japanese version has a lot of bug fixes, and overall the sounds are much better as well, so if you haven't had an opportunity to try out the Japanese ROM set for the game, I'd encourage that, as the Japanese version includes not only a difficulty select (EASY or NORMAL mode), but also has almost double the amount of time on the clock so you don't have to rush through the stages and can take your time.

But that's just an aside. Thought I would drop another title for you to check out if you haven't already, and isn't quite as obscure but it's one I've rarely seen in arcades, even back in the day, but one I really enjoy. It's a NeoGeo title called Last Resort, and it came out in 1992 from SNK. If you haven't had the opportunity to play it, it's basically a rip-off of R-Type, but with some truly amazing graphics and music for the time. It's also a pretty frantic shooter, and it's very evident the game was designed to be very efficient at separating the player from his or her hard-earned quarters.

But do give the Japanese ROM set for Marvel Land a go as well. I think you'll find it's superior to the US ROM set and overall a much more polished version of the game.

Cheers!!

- Mississippi Mike

Spin
03-09-14, 03:51
I would like to submit
Attax by Leland 1990
This is a simple board game like Othello
You put blobs on the screen and they change the colors of the surrounding squares / blobs
The arcade unit I played had a track ball and was a lot of fun.
The game is very simple and hard, best is the monsters that are challenging you.
It can also be played 2 player but best to battle the creatures.
Great looking and awesome sound

Spin
03-09-14, 03:54
In a similar mention I would also like to recommend a non mame game
Yes I know it is cheating but...
There was a remake of Cosmic invaders that the programmer use Mr Do theme and characters and sound.
Really a great game, check it out if you like Cosmic invaders and Mr Do.
http://www.mrdo.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cosmicdo.htm
Sorry to deviate but it really is fantastic.