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MAME ROW #148 - Cloak & Dagger

  • Tough and fun game!

  • @GtBFilms

    Interesting, I'd never heard of the movie mentioned on the poster, but after this write-up, I think I'm going to have to check it out!

    I had seen the Cloak & Dagger movie many times when I was a kid and never realized all the messed up things about it but now looking back, I can see a lot of them! Thanks for the article.

    I wasn't aware there was an arcade game with the same name.

  • Remapped controls for dual arcade sticks - 14,986.

  • Slowly moving up...35,310.

  • In the MAME menu there is a difficulty setting. Maybe I cranked mine. There are A-B-C-D levels. I think B is default. . . . Now that I say this I can't find that setting again. I'm looking in MAME menu and in Retroarch menus. Maybe I just had a waking dream. "Mother, the sleeper has awakened!" OK, that's enough references to a certain novel written by Frank Herbert for today. :)

  • @IanDaemon Found the setting in the MAME menu. I still don't know which way is easy and which way is hard. I just went with the default "B".

  • 35,405 Moving up in the world! XD I get to the caves and sooner or later the robots shoot me before I can shoot them.


  • I'm really enjoying Cloak & Dagger now that I have the controls mapped well.

  • Had a go on this on my PC, using two joysticks rather than the joystick and buttons on my cab. Although it makes the diagonal shots a lot easier, I'm not sure it actually makes the game easier.

    I managed to ignite all the bombs on the first seven levels, but that eight level I just run out of time while trying to shoot my way though walls.

    I improved a bit - 73382


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    @GtBFilms said in MAME ROW #148 - Cloak & Dagger:

    Interesting, I'd never heard of the movie mentioned on the poster, but after this write-up, I think I'm going to have to check it out!

    It's definitely worth a watch. I would always rent this as a kid when nothing new had been released. The kid (Henry Thomas from 'E.T.') can be seen playing the game throughout the movie on his Atari 5200. Since the home ports were in development at the time (and ultimately scrapped), they hooked an arcade board up to the various TVs in the film.

    The only major downside is that the annoying little girl from the 'Terror at 20,000 feet' segment of 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' has more screen time than should've been allowed. Every time she whines the name "Daay-veeey" is like nails on a chalk board. Below is a pretty cool scene set in a vintage game store of the time. If you look closely, you'll even see an ad for 'E.T.' on Atari, which I'm sure had to be an intentional jab, given that Henry Thomas was the star.

  • Cloak & Dagger is such a hidden gem with twin arcade sticks. I love the way it feels.

  • MAME ROW #149 is live. We'll close voting on Thursday this week.

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