MAME ROW #142 - Vs. Excitebike
obsidianspider last edited by obsidianspider
This is the MAME Random Of the Week #142
The three random numbers for this week are: 1187 391 1385 1830 506
The result of the poll this week will be posted on Thursday.
Game Name: Net Wars
Company: Orca (Esco Trading Co license)
ROM file name: netwars.zip
Game Name: Dragonball Z
ROM file name: dbz.zip
Game Name: Poly-Play
Company: VEB Polytechnik Karl-Marx-Stadt
ROM file name: polyplay.zip
Game Name: Strike Gunner S.T.G
Company: Athena / Tecmo
ROM file name: stg.zip
Game Name: Vs. Excitebike
ROM file name: excitebk.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!
We're still working things out with the new MAME ROW structure. We will play the winner all next week.
sirhenrythe5th last edited by
"Polyplay" is very unique, it is the only Arcade-Cabinet that was built and used in the former DDR / socialistic East-Germany till the tear down of the Wall in 1990.
It is of course not a good game!, but has got a mentionable history.
Vs. Excitebike gets my vote, I absolutely love this iconic piece of gaming history :)
@AndersHP Yep. My feelings exactly. I have a great love of this game.
obsidianspider last edited by
This week's winner is Vs. Excitebike
@obsidianspider Very nice, one of my favorite games on the NES. I just forgot to vote, but it won anyways. This is practically the NES version without editor. I'm curious how it plays as a highscore game.
@AndersHP There is a score on the bottom right. Will test it out today.
My first try, so it should be fairly easy to beat it. There is a highscore mechanic, a good place in each race gives bonus points, but other than that, I don't know how to get more points.
- Score: 034890
I'm going to have to bone up too, but I remember that selection of jumps is important, but so is when to and when NOT to wipe out enemy bikes. If you keep some close to you at certain times, they won't be showing up later where you don't want them in the way. I can remember going over a huge jump only to plow into a bike I shouldn't have wiped out earlier...
AndersHP last edited by AndersHP
Here's my first contribution, starting from track # 1 (beginner). 64.455
Also, I challenge anyone to beat my 1:00:06 time on race # 1 - that was a pretty good race! :)
There's a start-bonus if starting from:
- track # 2 (intermediate) = 30.000 points
- track # 3 (advanced) = 60.000 points.
But since I think the first tracks are hard enough, I started from track # 1. Getting through track 3 is too much hair-pulling for me at the moment :D
cyperghost last edited by
@AndersHP Hope I find time to play this game ;)
obsidianspider last edited by
MAME ROW #143 is live!
No challengers? That's a shame :(
b3k last edited by
@AndersHP I couldn't get past the 2nd track! Those CPU bikes keep getting in the way.
Another way to avoid CPU bikes getting in the way is to hang out at the top of the track when possible before wiping them out, they have to walk all the way to the bottom to retrieve their bike which means it is longer before they return.
I'd also like to ask why does every DBZ fighting game suck monkey nuts?!? You would think it was the easiest genre to make a fighting game out of but it just tries to get too gimmicky and wind up feeling awkward.