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  • This is the 3rd MAME Random Of the Week

    As discussed in the previous thread this week we will vote between 3 random games.

    UPDATED: The most voted was Lizard Wizard

    The three random numbers obtained for this week voting: 842, 1904, and 945.

    842
    Game Name: Far East of Eden - Kabuki Klash / Tengai Makyou - Shin Den
    Company: Hudson
    Year: 1995
    ROM file name: kabukikl.zip
    BIOS: neogeo.zip

    1904
    Game Name: TouchDown Fever
    Company: SNK
    Year: 1987
    ROM file name: tdfever.zip
    BIOS: -

    945
    Game Name: Lizard Wizard
    Company: Techstar
    Year: 1985
    ROM file name: lizwiz.zip
    BIOS: -

    Please vote: http://www.strawpoll.me/11402243

    We will check the most voted game on Wednesday. So we have Monday and Tuesday for experimentations.

    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 ROMset 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!

    Every Monday we create a topic at the "General Discussion and Gaming" forum section with the 3 random games to be voted. And on Wednesday we check the results.

    These "rules" are constantly being improved!

    Explaining the randomness of the process for future reference

    I took the 0.78 compatibility list and applied the following filters (in this order):

    1. Parent: (empty)
    2. Rpi 3 Status: (empty), OK, Untested
    3. Rpi 2 Status: OK, Untested
    4. Rpi 1 Status: Untested
    5. Manufacturer: clear the "bootleg" checkbox

    Saved a new spreadsheet with only the results of those filters here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13Q7QEqV5lUo662nvAC3zS_AvQvsjspEcGHVhaHcyzbI/edit?usp=sharing

    And then went to www.random.org and generated a random number between 2 and 2185 (ignoring 1 because of the column headers).

    History

    The @qix77 started calling the forum members for a MAME competition on weekends. And then @dankcushions proposed that the game choice was random. We noticed that the randomness can bring some not very enjoyable games and @cyperghost proposed a voting between some randomly chosen games.

    Links to the previous "rounds"

    1. Phoenix (not randomly chosen)
    2. New Rally-X (not randomly chosen)
    3. Bosconian
    4. Blue's Journey / Raguy

  • I vote we go with an older more simpler title like the first few. After trying last weeks game I did not like it so I did no even compete. The simpler concept the better(pong era games don't count)


  • Very well done with the choices this week. I had a heck of a time getting Bosconian to work a few weeks ago (had to figure out why it wouldn't boot, thankfully mame4all (non-libretro) showed an error and I was able to find that I was missing bosco.spr) but this week's games worked out of the box and are all very different.


  • I watched a Kabuki Klash gameplay. It seems to be a mediocre copy of Samurai Shodown.


  • i voted lizard wizard for the exact reason i stated above

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    i'd take a samurai shodown clone over most things! it's actually a pretty good one, having now played it. always nice to learn a new proper fighting game.

    lizard wizard seems to be totally meritless. the controls are horrible.


  • Wikipedia suggests that Touchdown Fever used the rotating joysticks previously used in Ikari Warriors, which sadly my setup doesn't support, so for that reason I'm torn between Kabuki Klash and Lizard Wizard.

    I'll give them both a quick try before committing myself!


  • I tried out all three of the games last night. Kabuki Klash and Lizard Wizard worked for me in both lr-fba-next & lr-mame2003. Touchdown Fever would play in both as well but the lr-fba-next version was rotated sideways and I'm not sure how to fix that.

    I couldn't quite figure out how to play Touchdown Fever and when I finally was able to throw the ball to one of my team mates, it showed an arrow asking me to run the wrong direction and when I ran the direction that I thought was correct, my guy ran extremely slow.


  • Video Screens

    Far East of Eden - Kabuki Klash / Tengai Makyou - Shin Den

    TouchDown Fever

    Lizard Wizard


    Hard choice? Isn't it?


  • I'm actually really impressed with Touchdown Fever. I mean, that was released in 1987. Quite a lot going on with that game for something 30 years old.


  • Lizard Wizard is the winner. Here is the result:

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  • Lizard Wizard.

    Lizard Wizard.

    LIZARD WIZARD!

    Whoa, sorry about that. Sounded like some sort of crazy cult chant. :)

    This should be another fun one. I'm really enjoying this series as it's not only gotten me to figure out how MAME works, but it's also exposing me to games that I've never even heard of.


  • @meleu

    If anyone claims to get past those cheating spiders on level 7 on a single credit, I won't believe them!


  • @GtBFilms LOL! It's really hard, but I get past after a few attempts.
    How can I prove it?! I think I'll use the @RetroResolution method here. :-)

    It's a pitty that the score remains after using more coins to continue...


  • A starting point hi-score: 93800

    Played on RetroPie using only one coin.

    A tip to get a nice score: the rocks worth 2000 points, but when they are burning worth 2500. The problems are (1) the green dragons like to eat the burning rocks (it means no points for that eaten rock); (2) if you wait too much the blue dragon comes, and it's fast and angry! :-)

    Screenshot:

    0_1476299253775_RetroArch-1011-180114.png


  • This is probably a dumb question, but when is the deadline to post high scores? Is it still by the end of Saturday?


  • @obsidianspider said in MAME ROW #3: Lizard Wizard:

    when is the deadline to post high scores?

    I think that the original @qix77 idea was a weekend tournament. Starting on friday and ending on sunday night. Later we decided to get the random game on monday and play all the week (ending on sunday night). This week we started this voting process, then we dedicate monday tuesday for experimentations and start the real gaming on wednesday (ending sunday night).

    BUT I think we realized that it's all just for fun... The current week's game thread is just where there are more people interacting/talking about the game(s). My opinion is: post your hi-score anytime you want on the respective game topic. That's one of the reasons I put the links for the previous rounds. ;-)

    BTW: I wanna beat the @lilbud hi-score on Phoenix some day...


  • @meleu said in MAME ROW #3: Lizard Wizard:

    BUT I think we realized that it's all just for fun... The current week's game thread is just where there are more people interacting/talking about the game(s). My opinion is: post your hi-score anytime you want on the respective game topic. That's one of the reasons I put the links for the previous rounds. ;-)

    I agree. I'm having a lot of fun with this :) Thanks again for organizing.


  • This round will result in no tournament entry for me :(
    Sadly I'm on journey :/


  • I got nowhere near @meleu's high score. This game was tough, and wow, those blue dragons are fast.

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