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Android Tic Tac Toe [on hold]

Is there any Android Tic Tac Toe app that you can play with people without internet on cross-platform of Android and Windows Phone 8 with Bluetooth or LAN.
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Can I go for an infinite high score at Donkey Kong?

Is it possible to keep jumping barrels indefinitely on level 1 of Donkey Kong to rack up a high score? Top players say that the limit of points they could theoretically get is around 1.2 million, but ...
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MAME shows 'the selected game is missing one or more required rom or chd image' error message

I now have a problem with MAME playing some old arcade titles. I tried to search for the issue on google first but I still haven't got a viable answer. My problem is this: I've downloaded MAME by ...
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Does Satan's Hollow have an ending?

Satan's Hollow is a 1982 shooter arcade game from Bally Midway. The player uses a moveable gun at the bottom of the screen to shoot gargoyles flying around the top of the screen. The gun is also ...
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Illustrated list of differences between the arcade and NES versions of Super Mario Bros

In 1986, Nintendo released Vs. Super Mario Bros., an arcade version of its popular Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The two versions are largely identical, the biggest ...
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How can I automatically restart mGalaxy (MAME) if it crashes?

I fixed up an old arcade cabinet my office has and everything is working just trying to out the finishing touches on it. The cabinet is hooked up to a Windows 7 machine running MAME. I am using ...
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Do the Mewkies in Mappy have names?

In Mappy, the 1983 arcade game, you have our main character, Mappy, the boss Nyamco (or sometimes Goro), and Nyamco's henchmen, the Mewkies. However, there are three very distinct designs for the ...
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Hyperspin with Retroarch black screen on all but the most recently loaded emulator

So I know this is specific, but it seems some other articles/posts run into a somewhat similar issue. I have Retroarch, and from the RocketLauncherUI I am able to successfully load all of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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?