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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #71

    The three random numbers for this week are: 1888 1217 2071

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #71?

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

    Game Name: Tactician (set 1)
    Company: [Konami] (Sega license)
    Year: 1982
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Nunchackun
    Company: Taito
    Year: 1985
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Violence Fight (World)
    Company: Taito Corporation Japan
    Year: 1989
    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.

    3. Feel free to post your hi-score (or any content about the game) anytime you want on the previous rounds topics (link below).

    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

  • This week's winner is Tactician

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  • @obsidianspider Extreme amount of pew pew this week! :-)

  • Sorry didn't get much time this week.

    However, considering I had no clue what I was doing, I'm relatively proud of my 980 score!


  • ... And then I worked out there were TWO fire buttons!


    Seems to be a sort of Galaxian where you get to set up mines at the start.


    Still don't really understand it though.

  • Didn't really get it either, but that's a good score!

  • MAME ROW #72 is now live!

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    @gtbfilms said in MAME ROW #71 - Tactician:

    Seems to be a sort of Galaxian where you get to set up mines at the start.

    I really didn't have any interest in this game until you mentioned that part. It does indeed play like 'Galaxian' with the added barrier elements of 'Space Invaders'. The ability to paint them yourself and having them be combustible is a nice addition. The basic firing mechanic and wildly erratic enemy behavior keeps it from being great, but I can definitely see myself playing this again sometime.


  • Please excuse my sloppy not bothering with screenshot as I’d have to take the card out to transfer it mode, if I can get it to embed that is: Quite enjoyed this game, pew pew factor is right up there for me and my boys, after watching the intro for tips managed to get a half decent score as well;
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    Blast, never can get to grips with embedding on the phone, 9880 if you were wondering.
    20th edit; thanks to the upload feature;))

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    @fruitybit said in MAME ROW #71 - Tactician:

    after watching the intro for tips managed to get a half decent score as well

    You're too modest. With all the frenzied action and relatively low points per kill, it's a great score.

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