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  • This is the MAME Random Of the Week #31

    The three random numbers for this week are: 1366, 1548, 1711.

    Click here to vote which game you choose for MAME ROW #31

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

    Game Name: Pit & Run
    Company: Taito Corporation
    Year: 1984
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Rollergames (US)
    Company: Konami
    Year: 1991
    ROM file name:

    Game Name: Snow Bros. 2 - With New Elves / Otenki Paradise
    Company: [Toaplan] Hanafram
    Year: 1994
    ROM file name:

    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.

    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 result.

    These "rules" are constantly being improved!

    Previous Rounds

  • Pit & Run takes some getting used to, but once you do, it's just, well. Boring.

    Rollergames is really just a bunch of button mashing.

    Snow Bros 2 isn't anything special either. Sort of a Bubble Bobble-esque game. I do like how it says "Hello" when it first boots up.

    My vote goes to Snow Bros 2, but none of the games really drew me in this week.

  • @obsidianspider I was used to play Snow Bros (with the old elves?) in the NES when I was a kid. I like it, but didn't like this version with new elves.

    I remember I played a game named Rollergames in the NES in the old days too. This arcade and the NES versions have the same logo but seems to be different. I wanna give it a try this week, then it got my vote.

  • Wow! I havent been on this forum since 4, cant believe it still going! Hope snow bros win!

  • @Cole_48 welcome back! I would like to see @qix77 here too. He started all this weekly arcade gaming!

  • Snow Bros. 2 is this week's winner!

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  • The select player art is super creepy.


  • @obsidianspider looks like cabbage patch kids

  • Oh my. What an atrocious game - and I concur that that player select screen can cause several levels of trauma and lead to ongoing therapy if you stare at it for long.

    It's amazing how they on one hand repurpose the level layouts of the first game, but lose all the charm and what makes Show Bros 1 so special. It seems this isn't even developed by Toaplan, who made the first one?

    I got 33610 points. I am not sure I'll go back for a retry. It's a low score - level 5 or so I think.
    Unless we're turning this into an endurance test :)

    Let me know how you all go - and do try the first one out of you have the chance. Don't let this one discourage you. Unless it's really a good game underneath and one of you sells me on it :)

    Have a great weekend!

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    The lightning guy seems to work best for me. Being able to pick up the enemy and then fire when you want to is a big help in being able to line up combos. I got as far as the second world boss, but can't get past his nose missiles.


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