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Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:45 pm
by Commander Jameson
So I really enjoy 'The Unconverted' section in the mag, and every month I fire up MAME to check out less popular arcade games, good or bad!

So it got me to thinking-what MAME games are your favourites that don't get a lot of attention, weren't converted to every platform going, that you think others should know about? I aim to play every one suggested, as I'm having a MAME session right now. Post high scores if you wanna brag and give me a challenge too!

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:49 pm
by felgekarp
Maybe not less well known but certainly weren't converted, Dangun Feveron and Xexex.

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:51 pm
by The Beans
Nitro Ball.

It's sort of Outzone/Commando meets pinball/obstacle course kind of thing.

And Libble Rabble. The surround-baddies-using-string-and-pegs-em-up. Works best if you configure controls for dual analogue sticks.

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:59 pm
by koopa42
Jungle King
Super Pocket Gal
Poker Ladies
Super Thunder Hoop (if you can find it)

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:40 pm
by nokgod
Magmax.

We used to have the cab in our chippie. Took me an age to remember the name of the game.

Tip: Always stay on the surface level if you can, if you drop underground, its much trickier.

Can't remember my high score but i could cycle it 4 or 5 times. Doubt i could do that now though :lol:

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:13 pm
by Shinobi
Ninja Baseball Bat Man
Night Slashers Hammer Horror themed scrolling fighter
Fantasy like Bubble Bobble with Cat Girls
Warzard/Red Earth capcom street fighter clone
Suprise Attack Konami kind of like Shinobi in space
Funky Jet
Super don Quoxite
Outfoxies (very wierd)

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:23 pm
by The Beans
Four games in my favourites folder that don't seem to get mentioned that often:

Shocking (lots of vartiety in the gameplay)
Magic Crystals (isometric wizardy shooty game)
Steel Force (I like this because it's a bit like Alien Breed)
Action Hollywood (top down maze sort of game)

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:45 pm
by AmigaJay
Cannon dancer
Charlie ninja

Couple I'm playing at the moment,don't think they had home conversions, mainly because mid 90s and everything was going 3d instead of sprite based.

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:58 pm
by gman72
There's a cool Namco game called Motos that I like. You have to bump baddies off the playing area and it's very addictive and playable. It got a Spectrum conversion back in the day but i'm not so sure about the other 8bit machines, the 128 version had nice music too. :D

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:12 am
by Commander Jameson
felgekarp wrote:Maybe not less well known but certainly weren't converted, Dangun Feveron and Xexex.

Dangun was already on my MAME faves list - must have been in the mag at some point? Regardless, fired it up again and it IS awesome!
Couldn't get on with Xexex, felt a bit stiff and sluggish tbh?

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:13 am
by Commander Jameson
The Beans wrote:Nitro Ball.

It's sort of Outzone/Commando meets pinball/obstacle course kind of thing.

And Libble Rabble. The surround-baddies-using-string-and-pegs-em-up. Works best if you configure controls for dual analogue sticks.

LOVING Nitro Ball! Need to get the twin sticks sorted as this would be great played SmashTV style! Libble Rabble - woa 1983! Nice game but I was absolutely dire at it :)

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:51 pm
by Antiriad2097
Shinobi wrote:Funky Jet
That's a top game, well worth spending some time with.

Re: Less well-known MAME recommendations?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:31 pm
by felgekarp
Commander Jameson wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Maybe not less well known but certainly weren't converted, Dangun Feveron and Xexex.

Dangun was already on my MAME faves list - must have been in the mag at some point? Regardless, fired it up again and it IS awesome!
Couldn't get on with Xexex, felt a bit stiff and sluggish tbh?
Ah, maybe try the jap version of Xexex, you get a different set of weapons, I think it plays better, that's if you've not tried that one already.