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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #127

    The three random numbers for this week are: 1418 1290 390

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #127?

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

    Game Name: Puckman Pockimon
    Company: Genie
    Year: 2000
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: PlayChoice-10: Captain Sky Hawk
    Company: Rare (Nintendo of America license)
    Year: 1989
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Dragon Breed
    Company: Irem
    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

  • Aww man, I used to slay Captain Skyhawk on the NES, great shooter

  • Puckman Pockimon looks to be a welcome diversion from the standard "Pac-Man" gameplay. I think it's right up there with Pac-Man Arrangement as far as not lulling me to sleep in yet another clone.

  • This week's winner is Dragon Breed

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  • Hey, that Dragon Breed game looks very similar to the gameplay of the Elemental Skylands area in The Messenger, an excellent action platformer from last year. Guess Ninja Gaiden wasn't their only reference point.

  • Love Dragon Breed, I like the fact that the dragon is indestructible, but you are not...

  • I played a few levels of Puckman Pockimon after which I was rewarded with a headshot of a Japanese girl every time. Does anyone know if it stays family-friendly?

  • @VictimRLSH said in MAME ROW #127 - Dragon Breed:

    Love Dragon Breed, I like the fact that the dragon is indestructible, but you are not...

    Yes it's the opposite of R-Type. In R-Type the "big" ship is destroyable, the little "wingman" not ;)

  • MAME ROW #128 is live!

  • Puckman Pockimon is still a fun game. Still right up there with Pac-Man Arrangement as far as being more fun than the original. (And I'm Sorry is also fun for high score chasing.)

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