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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #95

    The three random numbers for this week are: 1202 1419 853

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #95?

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

    Game Name: Night Driver
    Company: Atari
    Year: 1976
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: PuLiRuLa (World)
    Company: Taito Corporation Japan
    Year: 1991
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: The Karate Tournament
    Company: Mitchell
    Year: 1992
    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

  • I just want to praise the dedicated work you do @obsidianspider

    Even though the last MAME ROW didn't get as many visits, and this one could end the same way, I must say that every monday I look forward to checking the MAME ROW - hopefully we'll get an epic battle in here again as we did with Chopper I, R-Type, Time Pilot, Joust and Bubble Bobble, just to mention a few from my memory.

    Keep up the excellent job! :)

  • @obsidianspider @AndersHP +1 from me.

    It's been harder to have time to play these recently, with school breaks meaning that when outside of work it's mostly taking care of the kids, and little time for anything else.

    Still, thank you for keeping at it. I do visit the topic almost every week, even if for nostalgia's sake and thinking "ah, wouldn't it be nice to be able to play these" :D

    Thank you.

    I'll vote for PuLiRuLa this week, as it's the only game I actually have. It works well on AdvMame.

  • Similarly here with an excuse, this time I'm traveling for a few months and have no CRT around so no gaming for me. Mind you, I'm actually close to sourcing one anyway so might come back sooner than I expected...

    Also voting PuliRula.

  • This week's winner is PuLiRuLa

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  • What the heck is going on at the beginning of level 3?!

  • @obsidianspider haha! Only today did I get to play it and find out what you meant. :)

    I got to the end of that level and died at the boss. 24750 I believe was my score.

    I'll upload the screenshot tomorrow at my PC. Unsure if I'll manage to play more, but that's my contribution for now. Certainly a... Peculiar game.

  • @obsidianspider Level 3? It's just a dream ... ;)

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    This game...all I can say, thank god for Japan :D
    That clown enemy which stirs itself with the straw he's holding has to be one of my favourites of all time.
    Also, the idea that you have to catch your own points...marvelous.

  • @youxia Well, I hadn't noticed that I picked up my own points - will try it again!

    For those of you curious about the game, this might be a fun read:

    Edit: 31-something k is my final score this week, it seems. I'm no match for you, great score:)

  • Hard game... with lots of fun ;)

    My score is just 38430 pts...

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    We've had some weird games in the MAMEROW, but I think this is the strangest one yet!

    Entertainingly peculiar!

    35720 is the best I can do, the level 3 boss always destroys me!

  • MAME ROW #96 is live

  • @youxia @GtBFilms Wow... I've just a few points more than you. I was also not able to kill the red beard guy and so I was stuck to level 3, too ;)

    But this is a hidden gem game imho!

    Next round! ;)

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    I had a little time to try this out today and it's definitely a trip. I always thought it would be difficult to find a stranger retro title than 'Ninja Baseball Batman', but 'Pu·Li·Ru·La ' makes it look like a baseball simulator by comparison.

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    Couldn't resist one more go :)
    I actually killed the 3rd boss but he did get me too. So I could not see what further madness occurs in level 4. Will definitely try later.

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