@obsidianspider Of course, please. Hope all is well!
I'm fine whichever way you choose, really. I'm fine with skipping as this week will be a bit short with the current timeline, but I'll go with the majority vote.
For retro music, I usually listen to VideoGames Live albums, though what I really enjoy are some of the work by FamilyJules or other people who cover retro music in rock/metal.
This is a favourite of mine.
"The Megas" are also a fun Mega Man cover band.
I've actually been more into post-2000s punk rock these days, but I'll look into New Retro Wave.
Huh. Just noted that Shinobi doesn't have BGM for me at the moment, at least on AdvMame. On lr-mame2003 it works as intended.
What are you guys using to run it?
Have a good weekend.
EDIT: a nice Google search helped me. Go to Audio settings in AdvMame and lower the absurd amplifier setting to zero.
That first level boss always gets one life out of me at least. I try to reduce its health to about 4, then get close to him and use the special power which usually takes 4 hits off the boss. But it's tricky.
I don't think there's any real pattern to the fireballs unfortunately :( If you hit him before he shoots he'll restart the shooting pattern. Also, I once say a YouTube video of someone who just kicked the guy to death.
I was never able to do it so effectively, but it might help others. Kicking is very time-sensitive, so it's hard to pull off. But it seems it's easier to jump over the fireballs at close range with the right timing.
My score for today was around 33130, but I seem to have a high score of 55160 with a single coin from previous attempts (always lost in some stage on level 2), so I'll go with that.
I'm fairly sure that in Portugal you need to be either 16 or 18 to play in arcades/amusement centers.
Shinobi is a great choice, I'll gladly send over my scores! I personally find it runs great on AdvMame, is that what you're using for it?
@jca2112 I have used ApplePi-Baker with success in the past, though the most recent attempt did fail. Did you per chance choose to backup to a zip file? If so, the way I got it to restore was to unzip the image, rename the file extension (it'll be named "-", so I named it "-.img") and then restore from the unzipped image.
That worked for me at least. See if it helps.
Certainly a lot for the past 2 years, but surprisingly (or maybe not) more on tinkering and developing than playing, which feels kind of backwards :)