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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #137

    The three random numbers for this week are: 189 820 771

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #137?

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

    Game Name: Bomb Jack (set 1)
    Company: Tehkan
    Year: 1984
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Vs. Ninja Jajamaru Kun (Japan)
    Company: Jaleco
    Year: 1985
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Hustle
    Company: Gremlin
    Year: 1977
    ROM file name:
    Sample: blockade

    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

  • @obsidianspider BOMB-Jack - I'm so LUCY

     - The only difference between 'bombjack' and 'bombjack2' is that 'bombjack'
        fixes the message when you get a 'S' for extra credit (text at 0xd24a) :
          * 'bombjack' : "YOU ARE LUCKY"
          * 'bombjack2' : "YOU ARE LUCY"

  • Mighty Bomb Jack on the NES is a fond memory. Hustle looks very simple and addicting.

  • @obsidianspider said in MAME ROW #137:


    I know it's a bit to early but this is the score of my first gameplay ;) - 36920pts

  • Did they ever consider the fact that maybe the player wanted to be Lucy?

  • I enjoyed Hustle, even though mine didn't have any audio (or maybe because mine didn't have audio :-) It's a simple and addicting game, but I enjoyed Bomber Jack more. I like its neat twist on Pac-man. Really fun to play.

  • @Double_J Pac-Man? Really? I think it's just as similar to Mr. Do or I'm Sorry.

  • Hustle is... snake. The very one I used to kill time with on my very first brick-style cell-phone. Not all video game memories are fond. I'm glad BombJack is the runaway favorite.

  • I'm calling @meleu to take part at this MAME RoW ;)

  • @cyperghost alright then! Let's collect some bombs! 💣

  • @meleu Psst... you are not a terrorist ;) There are no ... bombs ... There are ... hmm.. apples ;) You are collecting sparkling apples ;)

    Game Hints:

    • Bonus gives you 1000pts,
    • Collect sparkling bombs (200pts with bonus 2x,4x...) and if the level ends you will get an extra bonus on top
    • If you eat the enemies (after the E-coin??? XTC pill)... and they respawn again they are getting really fast!
    • To jump from bottom to top, press jump and up
    • press jump in the air rapidly to hover

    I played this games a lot on a CPC... the Arcade version is much faster and with better sound+graphics. A jewel game indeed.

    So let's collect some bombs ;)

  • This week's winner is Bomb Jack

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  • So my next contribution score is 111630
    This is beatable at low level ;)

  • I was surprised to see that Bomb Jack was a single-screen arcade game and Vs Mighty Bomb Jack was much the same, but a side-scrolling arcade game this time around. I believe there's a two-player-simultaneous single-screen arcade version out there as well.

  • Here is my first try. There is more to the controls than I thought initially. From the look, I always think of Baloon Fight with a different goal.
    @cyperghost Nice score. I made it to stage 6, and you still have more than double of my points. Edit: Ah yes, forgot to upload image.

    Score: 50'420


  • @thelostsoul collect bombs on fire this will give you a massive score. Sadly I am on a business trip now

  • I have another busy week ahead so I've posted MAME ROW#138 early this week.

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