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Do the enemy that appear in arcade game when running out of time have a canonical name?

Basically, several level-based games "back in the day" had a special kind of enemy appearing when playing the same level for too long. Bubble bubble had Baron von Blubba: Snow Brothers had a ...
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Identify Bomberman-like arcade game from memory [closed]

I'm trying to identify a game from memory, which I remember from my childhood. I was on vacation in the West of Ireland between the years 1994 and 1996, at a holiday camp, and there was a gamesroom ...
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MAME OS X - How to activate console mode?

I'd like to be able to change the mode from "Arcade" to "Console" (that enables things like training mode on certain fighting games, etc.). Is there a way to do this on MAME OS X? There's no option ...
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How can I legally purchase games for an arcade cabinet I'm making? [closed]

I'm building a custom arcade cabinet, which I'm thinking of putting in a local bar. I know to do this legally, I need to purchase the arcade games or maybe license them. All of the information I've ...
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Client #2 in Sega Rally 2 locks up at race start in multiplayer

We have an european Sega Rally 2 arcade machine with dual consoles (two racing seats, not the complete car version, named "twin"). Both consoles work as they should in single player, and they both ...
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Pac-Man highscores

Did the original Pac-Man have a highscore list? If so, how many scores could be saved? I could only find an image showing the highscore at the top of the game screen.
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How can I check which model of Neo Geo MVS do I have?

I am trying to buy a Neo Geo MVS PCB but the seller doesn't know if his board model is an MV-1, MV-1A, MV-1F and so on. Where should I tell him to look for this information?
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Why do the high score tables of older arcade games limit your name to three characters? [closed]

I've played many arcade games, and I've noticed that whenever I get to the high score table, it has space names of up to three characters: Why is this limitation in place? Is there a technical ...
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Is Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road the first game to implement paid upgrades? [closed]

I went to the arcade recently and played Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road (long name) for the first time. I noticed you could put tokens in the machine with the purpose of buying upgrades for ...
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How does scoring work in Танкодром (Tank Training)?

In a report by Anjel Van Slyke and Connal Hughes about the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines they've got a video of Танкодром (Tankodrom / Tank Training) which is some kind of open-field magnet-driven ...
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What level does the winner start on?

In the arcade version of Street Fighter II, when a challenger beats the current player who has a game in progress, what level does the challenger start off at? Does the challenger restart or continue ...
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Building a gaming cabinet/machine [closed]

I'm currently setting up a gaming room in my house and was wondering if anyone has set up some sort of MAME machine or other emulating machine. I wanted to build an actually cabinet of sorts to look ...
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Do the characters in the classic X-Men arcade game have different fighting capabilities?

I recently purchased the classic Konami X-Men Arcade Game for the iPhone and have been playing through it. I have noticed that some characters are easier to control and fight with than others. For ...
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Is there any truth to the rumors about arcade games with free game backdoors?

I remember when I was younger, there were rumors of arcade games that if you entered a "secret code", you would be granted a free game. Now I understand that this runs counter to the idea of ...
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MAME “distributions”: which one is better for what thing?

I use MAME almost from the begginning of the project and love it. But today exists so many variations and "distributions" of the original that I can't keep the count. I used the MAME Plus project but ...
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Does Radikal Bikers exists for PS3?

It was a very great arcade involving bikers delivering pizza. Does it exists as a PSN download?
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How to fix a broken screen on Ms. Pacman (Midway) arcade

On my Midway Ms. Pacman arcade machine, when I turn it on, the very left part of the screen is near the center and then every other part of the screen is compressed into one pixel. The part that is ...
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Which games have “Minus/Glitch Worlds”? [closed]

I've heard that several old NES, SNES, and arcade games have minus/glitch worlds, which can only be accessed by exploiting a bug or glitch in the game's code. I have also heard them referred to as ...
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How to play KBounce?

I read this Wikipedia article about it, but what I want to know is how to play it in the first place. How do I draw walls? How do I stop them? How do I control them? thanks!
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Play DemonFront in a emulator?

I have the PCB but my CAB is actually out of service. I saw that there is a dump of the game out there. But when I try it in MAME, there is just a kind of counter that counts to 0 and then nothing ...
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What is the highest score obtainable in Pac-Man?

What is the highest score possible, if you eat all the dots, all the fruit and all the monsters?