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MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:37 am
by Lord_Santa
playing Metal Slug this morning, got me thinking

when playing MAME games, I try to limit myself to 9 Credits

why 9?

mainly because most Arcade games have a limit of 9 Credits
and even-though I don't like to lose, it still feels as if though there should be some kind of limitation to my continues

I realize that 9 Credits for some games (such as Metal Slug series) is a lot
but keep in mind that I'm no Arcade freak; I play them mainly because I enjoy the style

so, how many Credits do you guys use when playing MAME?
do you have a limitation, or do you just keep pumping virtual quarters in the machine?

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:11 am
by benderx
Donkey kong needs your quaters to do his laundry.

look at him he is crazy.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:02 am
by RCBH928
i don't care, i get unlimited credit
i just imagine if i was rich in real life and i am back between the 80's and mid 90's :D

truth is, after playing couple of mame games(shadow dancer, Toki) I found out that those games were made and designed in a way that it is almost impossible to complete. Levels start easy to lure you in , but later on they extremely difficult, as in the only way to win is to keep loading quarters in there and use the method of "trial and error" until one of many tries will make you succeed to the next level and so on.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:35 am
by Hateshinai
I limit myself to 3 credits. Except in 1-on-1 fighters, where I have no limits.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:27 am
by daskrabs
In the case of Metal Slug, or many Neo games, you could simply set the dip switches to AES mode, yielding set numbers of credits.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:56 am
by Hatta
Depends on what I'm playing. If I'm just killing time, then as many credits as I need. If I'm playing for challenge, then one credit. Maybe two so I can get a little peek at what's next. In general though, there's no point in practicing level 5 if you can't beat level 2 on one credit.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:59 pm
by Jayson
I don't limit myself at all and since I have P1 coin/P1 start & P2 coin/P2 start both mapped to the start buttons on my Saturn pads, I have infinite credits :)

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:06 pm
I love pumping the quarters in those quarter snatchers, revenge after all the real investment in my youth. I think I might ow stock in Williams Robotron and Defender. Well, there is one game I use just one virtual quarter. Reactor, just to get the opening and closing demo with the base guitar kicking in. :mrgreen:


Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:35 am
by Hatta
Of course, this question doesn't really apply to games like Robotron or Defender. You can pump as many quarters into them as you like, you're starting over at the beginning when you die. I wonder what the first arcade game that allowed you to continue after game over was.

BTW, Reactor is not one I'm familiar with. Funny, I thought I went through most of the trackball games when I got my X-arcade. I must have missed that one though. Thanks for pointing that out.

Re: MAME - Credits

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:18 pm
by Octopod
Just one credit and then I restart the game if I want to play more.