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MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle



  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #139

    The three random numbers for this week are: 451 1807 875

    Click here to vote! Which game do you choose for MAME ROW #139?

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

    451
    Game Name: Dottori Kun (new version)
    Company: Sega
    Year: 1990
    ROM file name: dotrikun.zip

    1807
    Game Name: Super Speed Race Junior (Japan)
    Company: Taito Corporation
    Year: 1985
    ROM file name: ssrj.zip

    875
    Game Name: Kitten Kaboodle
    Company: Konami
    Year: 1988
    ROM file name: kittenk.zip

    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!

    Notes:

    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



  • Kitten Kaboodle ("Nyan Nyan Panic") for me!
    Saw this game on a exhibition in 1988 and love the style and gameplay,

    Extra cute: the sample that is played when you finish a level.
    Something like "Nayg-ee-yang" :D



  • @sirhenrythe5th Then take your seat and fasten your gamepad and make your game ;)



  • This week's winner is Kitten Kaboodle

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  • @obsidianspider Goal in this game is to get 4 keys to go to next level. If you bring the 3 items of each (crown, dynamite, flame) together then you get a special. Three crown make you unvincable for a short time and you can bounce your enemies away. Flame make 1/3 of the screen going off in flames ... and expect what happens to the enemies if they stay in.
    And Dynamite makes the screen clear off all enemies ...
    Collect coins the raise your score

    And now the strange thing! Sometimes you enter a store where you can buy items (lifes, bombs...) and sometimes you enter a gambling hall where you can push some money in a one-armed-bandit-slot-mashine.

    That's all ... this is a decent copy of Pengo with some special events..

    Uh... my score:
    15000 AAA ;)



  • Hey guys what's going on. No more contributors?



  • @cyperghost I am currently not really playing as I have projects. It takes too much time. :-( Also lately most of the games aren't installed on my system and I mostly play only games if I have them on it. Kitten Kaboodle looks interesting enough, well, I might try it, but need to transfer it first.



  • I got a high score of 28,500 after a couple of games. I took a screenshot, but my computer can't read the file. It seemed to me that stage 4 is very hard compared to stages 1-3.
    Link to my topic on screenshots in Help & Support if anyone wants to help ;-)



  • @cyperghost I take screenshots, but I'm mostly just trying to get the games to run well and set-up. Most of my "free time" is tied up with that. By the time I get one or two games in and take a screenshot it's (almost) never good enough to post. I use this list mostly for finding odd and cool games to add to my cabinet. The MAME RoW is a worthwhile endeavor to be sure; I'm just admittedly often not using it as its creator intended.



  • You're all welcome ;)
    Even if time is short it's always worth a quick gameplay ;)
    Maybe we can extend to 2 weeks term to play - I know it's sometimes a bit difficult to find some time. But like @IanDaemon said, the MAME RoW is cool for finding some arcade nuggets.



  • @cyperghost Yeah, Monday to Wednesday is tough when there's so much "life" happening. Well, I guess the time limit is OK since it's only for voting. We can always post screenshots at any time...in any thread. (It's not like the threads are locked, thank goodness.)



  • @IanDaemon I actually saw this like a weekly event, a season pass. :D There are some games I am interested in to play and share, maybe we should look around whats available. Especially for those who missed the older one.



  • @thelostsoul Having this being a weekly thing is cool too. I guess then people shouldn't be surprised with low involvement on a week-to-week basis throughout the year.



  • Well I've already made the collection of the MAME ROWs available.



  • @cyperghost Yeah, that list is just the "winners" though. I'm just curious to check out all the titles. I guess I could just go through the 2003 romset, but this is more fun.



  • Sorry guys, totally missed this week. Does anyone else want to take over posting these? It seems like interest in MAME ROW has died down a lot lately.



  • @obsidianspider

    Sorry guys, totally missed this week.

    That is not a problem.

    Does anyone else want to take over posting these?

    I just can speak for myself and I would try to change the rules.
    And to extend to 2 weeks. Maybe this would help to keep some more people to take part. It's not a big thing to vote for a game, but I have only some time for a quick game during the WEs. So it might help to extend this period.

    I think the choice of 1 out of 3 is okay, maybe 1 out of 5 would be better.

    It seems like interest in MAME ROW has died down a lot lately.

    Yes seems so but I don't know the reason. There are still some votes made but sadly no contribution is done. It's a bit irtating indeed.

    I think it's your turn alone to say ... "it was a fine time thanks and goodbye" or to take over again and keep this thing alive - maybe with some slight changes in rules. Use the force @obsidianspider ;)



  • @cyperghost said in MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle:

    I think the choice of 1 out of 3 is okay, maybe 1 out of 5 would be better.

    Wouldn't that lead to a lot of ties?

    Yes seems so but I don't know the reason. There are still some votes made but sadly no contribution is done. It's a bit irtating indeed.

    Maybe the downturn in activity is due to the nicer weather and outdoor activities? Why would it be irritating?



  • @IanDaemon said in MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle:

    Why would it be irritating?

    Mainly because it's a matter of "why am I doing this if no one is bothering to participate?"

    I'll try to remember for next week. Thanks guys. Let's at least get to 150. :)



  • @obsidianspider I would be a bit unhappy if this stops, I can understand you, why would you "host" this, if no one is using it. On my personal side, its only a phase. Also I look every week for the games and lately games not installed on my "system" are "chosen". I mostly participate on games I already have in my collection, with exceptions.



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