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MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by shwisha Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:42 am

I was born in 83 so the late 80s early 90s where my taste of the arcade. When it came to emulation my focus was always on consoles... what recommendations would you make or even articles/links do you think I should review for someone like me?

When I think arcade games that I played during my childhood these are what come to mind...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Simpsons Arcade Game
NBA Jam
Rampage
Street Fighter Series
Mortal Kombat Series
Tekken Series
Outrun
After Bruner
1942
X-Men
Virtua Cop
Virtua Fighter Series
Area 51
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by Nyukki Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:58 am

Find out whether any of your favourite console games aren't in fact ports of arcade games.

I used to not be able to tell the difference between arcade and SNES SF2, now I don't have the patience for any console ports of pretty much anything pre Dreamcast era.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:21 pm

I would go for games that never received a good, accurate console port:

Alien vs. Predator;
Battletoads;
Double Dragon II;
Double Dragon III;
Moonwalker;
The Ninja Warriors;
The Simpsons;
Spider Man;
Viper Phase 1;
X-Men; etc.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by CRTGAMER Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:04 pm

shwisha wrote:I was born in 83 so the late 80s early 90s where my taste of the arcade. When it came to emulation my focus was always on consoles... what recommendations would you make or even articles/links do you think I should review for someone like me?

Mame can list the games out by year. You can easily try them out yourself, maybe discover games you have not played before in the process.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by ninjainspandex Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:22 pm

Forget NBA Jam, NBA Hangtime is a much better game and yet everyone has forgot it.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by shwisha Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:19 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:Forget NBA Jam, NBA Hangtime is a much better game and yet everyone has forgot it.


That's actually a sequel to the NBA Jam series if I'm correct. I'll check it out.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by ninjainspandex Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:41 pm

No love for Metal Slug?
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by Nyukki Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:56 pm

Cave stuff and other shmups. See the Racketboy guides on the front page.
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Re: MAME Recommendations for an 80s Child?

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:44 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:No love for Metal Slug?


Real retro gamers have the AES version.
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