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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #50

    The three random numbers for this week are: 256, 515, 419

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #50?

    The result of the poll is posted on Wednesday, so we have Monday and Tuesday for experimentation.

    Game Name: Crazy Climber 2 (Japan)
    Company: Nichibutsu
    Year: 1988
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Exzisus (Japan)
    Company: Taito Corporation
    Year: 1987
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Dangun Feveron (Japan)
    Company: Cave (Nihon System license)
    Year: 1998
    ROM file name:

    What is the MAME ROW?

    MAME ROW stands for MAME Random Of the Week. We randomly select an arcade game from the 0.78 MAME Reference Set to play on the week. The idea is to play games we've never played before, interact with other forum members, post hi-scores, share game strategies, fun facts, and (the most important) HAVE FUN!


    1. We usually post hi-scores screenshots after playing with only one credit. If you used more than one credit, please mention it on your post.

    2. There's no need to use RetroPie to join the MAME ROW! You can play it on any platform you want.

    Every Monday we create a topic at the "General Discussion and Gaming > MAME Random Of the Week" forum section with the 3 random games to be voted. And on Wednesday we check the result.

    These "rules" are constantly being improved!

    Previous Rounds

  • Crazy Climber had the most bizarre controls I've come across. Could not get the hang of it!!
    Leaves quite a tough choice with the last two, but Exzisus gets the unanimous vote from this household. Loved Dangun Feveron too, but my eyes hurt after playing itπŸ€“ But it's good 2up which you can't do in Exzisus.

    However it's Exzisus by a long shot this week.

  • Voting ends in 9 hours!

  • Dangun Feveron got my vote! Not sure if I'll be able to post some score until next week though...

  • Had a quick try of all three of these this week -

    I liked the look of Crazy Climber 2, but didn't really get to grips with how to control it. I wondered if it was maybe a trackball game, but the photos I found of the original Crazy Climber seems to suggest joystick.

    Edit: Ah! I just noticed, it's twin joysticks - one for each hand - ah, that makes some sort of sense then, I was trying to climb a building with one hand! I'll maybe try this one out on my Bartop, which has two joysticks.


    Anyway, it looks excellent, but I didn't get anywhere with it.

    Exzisus I quite liked, nice old-school horizontal shooter. It's no R-Type, but I liked the ship transformation thing.

    Dangun Feveron looks awesome, as a lot of these later bullet-hell vertical shooters do. It's probably a sign of old-age, but I often feel that I survive/die in these games through random luck, rather than any element of skill on my part - there's too much happening on screen for my brain to compute!

    So for old-school classic gameplay, this week I'm voting for Exzisus!

  • This week's winner is Dangun Feveron

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  • Fun fact: there's also an English variant of Dangun Feveron named Fever SOS. It's not part of the MAME 0.78 set as MAME 2003 can't handle it, but FB Alpha plays it wonderfully on a Pi 3.


  • Next round I'm in ;)

  • MAME ROW #51 is live!

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