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  1. luth714

    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 69: Barbarian

    My mate chose Lost Patrol with his sub...fond memories of that too
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    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 69: Barbarian

    Yes - Ikari Warriors, Victory Road and Guerrilla War all used the rotational joysticks. As for Mame I’ve always wondered the same thing - my mate and I loved the rotational joystick SNK games - our particular favourite was S.A.R (Search and Rescue) which was basically top down scrolling shooting inspired by Aliens with infected crew members, malfunctioning mechs, collapsing ruined spaceship - but unfortunately I think the control system was beyond the ability of most of the urchins in the arcade room at the back of the video shop preferring the WWF games so swiftly moved on from the room leaving us pining for it... Sadly never been able to figure out if Mame controls can be mapped for twin sticks - on my old Xbox the triggers rotated clockwise and anti-clockwise but there was no precision. My mate and I also had a soft spot for the Imagine conversion of Victory Road on his Amatrad despite no rotational attempt
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    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 69: Barbarian

    Dunno, think the conversions on all formats were well received, especially Jim Bagley’s chunky Spectrum take on it ( though I massively struggled with the flick screen nature of that version)
  4. luth714

    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 69: Barbarian

    I loved MR in the arcade...got the Amiga version with my subscription to Zero. Remember waiting anxiously for the postie everyday to deliver it. Cracking conversion, just took no time at all to finish with not much replay value apart from whizzing through it just for the hell of it. ”PICK A WEAPON!”
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    "Restoring" a cocktail table

    My mate is mates with him and he’s the one who figured out what it was originally
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    "Restoring" a cocktail table

    My mate did some detective work and it’s an old Super Breakout bootleg - has old rotary Japanese controllers but everything else is removed apart from a battered speaker. Doubt the controllers are salvageable which is a shame as they look cute and would have been cool to have it dedicated on a pi to rotary games like Arkanoid and Tempest (though only has 1 fire button) I’d post photos but they’re too big to post.
  7. Not sure if this belongs more here or ask the forum, but I figured I'd whack it here first... So hopefully tomorrow I'm picking up a shell of a cocktail arcade machine - it's purely just the woodwork and legs - all the electronics, coin mech, speaker etc have long gone... So it's a kinda empty canvas with a bit of a long term as and when "restoration" - well, there's not really anything to restore. Need to try and do this as cheap as possible, so initial thought was a Pi and some 13" lcd monitor (perhaps even if it's something people freecycle or sell off cheap these days) but I've no idea if a standard monitor (lcd) is okay with being laid flat for a length of time or if you need a specific type? Joysticks and all that I have no idea - not sure how feasible it would be to get some controller with a small trackball, or rotary wheel to play things like Arkanoid or Tempest, as well as joystick and 3 buttons? Speaker - again, no idea! Planning on it really being only vertical orientated games... And then get some artwork or something for the top and see if I can get a piece of perspex or glass to go on top? No idea about power supply and all that - is it ridiculous to suggest putting a multiplug adaptor in it so there's just one cable coming out of the machine? Happy for any advice, pointers, people saying I'm a naive cretin and all that - all new to this. My mate has tried to build his own arcade cab, went down the pi route but got flummoxed by the joysticks which he could never get to work with the PI (yet happily works with Xbox controllers)
  8. Wow, and thanks too! (High praise from the man who made the great ‘muk involving sci fi short!)
  9. luth714

    Wii Shop Channel shuts down in 2019

    I blew my last batch on Muscle March, that 3 games in one (Mako arcade or something?) and Me, You and the Cubes or whatever it’s called as it’s that D/D2 chap’s last game. Quite fancied the remastered Konami games and the other art style games...oh well. i tried to start a thing on Twitter for publishers to make their games free on the last day but I can’t see it taking off #finalThursdayfriiware
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    The Wii Appreciation Thread

    Oh, that’s odd - didn’t know there were any that didn’t work on the Wii U...well, guess that’s why then!
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    The Wii Appreciation Thread

    Whats the Skyward Sword patch? I have the game but never booted it up...
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    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 69: Barbarian

    Was always disappointed with the Amiga Robocop after loving the arcade and Spectrum versions. Thought it looked ugly and bland and that horrible box frame around the action....gah
  13. (Commander Jamieson suggested I post this here too as already posted in Creative folder...) Ayup Mukkers, Always love how supportive everyone is here of my films and I always seem to get a good response. After 6 months of submitting my Italian horror/ giallo/ Argento/ Fulci/ Bava (with a bit of Hausu) inspired short film Knock Knock Knock Knock to film festivals I'm now releasing it to the wider public...to a certain degree... So rather than just viewing online and having it on a plate, if you are interested send me an email titled 4KANDLES to fasterproductions@yahoo.co.uk and I'll send you a link to download the film. The trailer to it is here... https://vimeo.com/275432878 There's a 'mukker link to in that I first discovered Umberto's music via the All Hail The Synth thread in the music folder...and lo and behold several years later I get him to soundtrack one of my films! If you do watch it, any help in spreading the word with the trailer (and @spsychopath and @fastermovies are tags you can find me on Twitter, just @fastermovies on Instagram) would be bloody marvelous! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks in advance for any support, Luth PS Film was originally called Knock Knock but Eli Roth cranked his film out while I was making this...my films always take far too long
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    Rare/collectable Spectrum Games

    I always thought the graphics on Shinobi on the Speccy seemed a bit...odd and off...wonder if they were transferred from another version like this was then? Another Probe Conversion..
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