@grant2258 We only have two days of voting every week. You can still play Kid Niki, no one is stopping you :)
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RE: Retro game stuff talk
I never had a NES as a kid. We went right from my parents' Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo. When I was in college I got a NES in trade from a guy for fixing his computer. I played it a while and then the red light would blink constantly and games wouldn't load. I tried fixing the connector by re-bending the pins, but it didn't work. Then it sat in a box for a number of years.
This past Fall I got the NES autographed by James Rolfe but it was still inoperable.
Today on my lunch break I finally got around to replacing the 72-pin connector, and thankfully that was all it needed. I've heard that on some the NES10 lockout chip fails and you have to bypass it.
Some games with a slightly thicker PCB (Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt) are really difficult to remove, but all play correctly, and most of the time I'll probably be using my Famicom anyway.
RE: MAME ROW #78 - Insector X
Kid Niki - hit detection on his sword attack seems wonky. Sometimes it hits an enemy, sometimes not, ending in death.
Tank Busters - Steering is weird and the game is pretty boring. I'm not totally sure what the goal is to complete a level.
Insector X - Typical Taito. A fun horizontal "cute 'em up", but challenging in a fun way.
RE: Super Mario Bros (NES) Must Press Start with Player 2?
@mediamogul Yeah, I have to wonder if something in a kernel update caused things to get funky.
For what it's worth, while adding this week's MAME ROW games to my system I updated to 4.3.15 (07d9f95) and it didn't resolve the issue. I'm hoping either reverting to a really old version of RetroPie and then just not doing any updates, ever, or updating to the new Stretch version will resolve the problem. I haven't made the time yet to disassemble everything and put a different card in to try that route.
MAME ROW #78 - Insector X
This is the MAME Random Of the Week #78
The three random numbers for this week are: 867 1892 802
The result of the poll is posted on Wednesday, so we have Monday and Tuesday for experimentation.
Game Name: Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (US)
Company: Irem (Data East USA license)
ROM file name: kidniki.zip
Game Name: Tank Busters
Company: Valadon Automation
ROM file name: tankbust.zip
Game Name: Insector X (World)
Company: Taito Corporation Japan
ROM file name: insectx.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 usually post hi-scores screenshots after playing with only one credit. If you used more than one credit, please mention it on your post.
There's no need to use RetroPie to join the MAME ROW! You can play it on any platform you want.
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!