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by davyK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.

A refurbed cabinet by a reputable dealer will replace all components that wear out with time (e.g. capacitors). They will also reflow and clean chip mountings , rebuild other parts of the cabinet such as power supplies and display boards. They will also replace any screen that has burn in. Then if i...
by davyK
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: JAMMAplus co uk website offline
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: JAMMAplus co uk website offline

cheers
by davyK
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: JAMMAplus co uk website offline
Replies: 3
Views: 158

JAMMAplus co uk website offline

Just noticed this. It's a really nice community for arcade machine owners. Big UK presence too.

Anyone know what happened to it? Think it has happened within the last week or two.

Facebook page gone as well...
by davyK
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.

Arcade driving games just don't have longevity no matter how good they are. They aren't a good candidate for single cabinet.
by davyK
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.

A MAME cabinet is still something I'd like. If I could get one into my man cave I would. That's still a possibility as there are some good self assembly cabinets for that. I work in IT so fiddling with a PC and software wouldn't be a problem. I'd probably also be happy with an LCD monitor. The contr...
by davyK
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.

Yeah £5,000 + for a decent modern game.

All those moving parts too......yikes!
by davyK
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Experience of importing a classic arcade machine to the UK.

I’m in my early fifties now. I also collect and regularly play video games. I find them relaxing while simultaneously challenging and rewarding. I enjoy the aesthetic of them - particularly their look. I’m not and have never been attracted to those games that are borne of an obsession with the creat...
by davyK
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 985

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

I was never a fan of Tetris. A review of Tetris Attack in Nintendo Official Magazine convinced me it was different enough from Tetris, and Tetris Attack became my favourite puzzler of all-time. It's especially fun (and tense) playing multiplayer with my brother - building up massive chains and drop...
by davyK
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 985

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

Tetris is a work of inspiration. Of course it isn't a true puzzle - but it kick started a genre. It feels like it was discovered instead of invented. People will be playing Tetris 1000 years from now. Puyo Puyo is a better game though. It's a deeper game but the price it pays is that is isn't as acc...
by davyK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games would you like to see remastered?
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: What games would you like to see remastered?

N64 games: Pilotwings, Waverace, 1080 and Excitebike.

Come on!
by davyK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 1845

Re: Change one thing?

Constantly replacing the batteries in the Saturn and Dreamcast is/were really annoying. I suppose there weren't many other options back then though. It's a shame the DC didn't have internal memory too like the Saturn as I always thought VMUs, while a cool design, were really annoying and impractica...
by davyK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24029
Views: 469773

Re: What are you currently playing?

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by davyK
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 1845

Re: Change one thing?

RGB SCART on N64. Dreamcast - battery the same as Saturn. I recently tried my N64 out on my flatscreen through composite and it was virtually unplayable (Wave Race was an absolute travesty). It really came as a surprise that a console from the mid-late 90s could be as CRT-dependant as an Atari 2600...
by davyK
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 2782

Re: games where the original was best

Super Monkey Ball on Gamecube.

2 was good but the purity of the original's levels is better. Also the original's mini games are better.

Subsequent games have added jumping and sullied its purity.
by davyK
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

1. Asteroids Deluxe (arcade - in my view the perfect video game) the rest in no particular order: Thrust (BBC probably the best - but check out the EXCELLENT 2600 home-brew) Chuckie Egg (BBC again - but I enjoyed the CPC version) Jet Set Willy (Final Fronter version on CPC) Boulderdash (the NES vers...