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Old 04-05-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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To cut a long story short, a friend has got a small arcade with various games... now, here in the office we've got a more-or-less functional 486 DX4/80 which the boss has agreed to donate for that arcade.

What games would you suggest to set up on that computer?
Note: the kids don't pay anything for playing on those machines - apparently, the buiness is partially being funded by some donations from the city and partially by income from selling snacks and soft drinks to the visitors.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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Cyberdogs 1&2 and Liero
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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Keyboard, joystick or gamepad?

Tyrian is a good one. There are a few good pinball games.

Joe and Mac is a lot of fun and so is Cool Spot. Cool Spot might help them sell soft drinks.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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i'd say test the waters with cps1 and older games first. that way you have a solid idea of what works before you go onto testing the cps2/neogeo games on there.
a couple of cps1 games to try first:
Final Fight
Megaman: The Power Battle.
if you want to try cps2 games go for:
Marvel Super Heroes
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Puzzle Fighter 2
NeoGeo:
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle 001
Shock Troopers 2
Garou: Mark of the wolves.

this is from my experience of testing so i know what my computer is capable of.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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Keyboard, joystick or gamepad?[/b]
Keyboard. Joystick is an option.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:49 PM   #6
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"Street Hoop"
"Metal Slug" - everything that you can find
"Cadilacs & Dinosaurs"
"Final Fight"
"Shadow Dancer"

you will not be dissapointed of these games

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Try X-Men: Children of the Atom, and Marvel vs. Capcom, or even Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom.
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Alien vs Predator (really similar to Cadillac & Dinosaurs)
Metal Slug
Dungeoun & Dragons
Mortal Kombat II

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i'd recommend against any of the metal slugs after 2 since they are 60-80mb big plus their a little harder on your system than the first 2. and MKII for the same reason. the main concern with some of the suggested roms is the filesize since i don't know how much HD space this old machine has. for example my roms folder is about 1.34GB.
just a little snippet of my rom folder:
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26/04/2007 17:42 13,168,115 mslug.zip (metal slug)
26/04/2007 17:41 17,512,812 mslug2.zip (metal slug 2)
26/04/2007 18:32 80,617,739 mslug3.zip (metal slug 3)
26/04/2007 18:08 63,395,174 mslug4.zip (metal slug 4)
26/04/2007 19:41 81,070,649 mslug5.zip (metal slug 5)
26/04/2007 20:12 28,562,505 mslugx.zip (metal slug X)
26/04/2007 13:30 22,695,484 mvsc.zip (Marvel Vs Capcom)[/b]
just a word of warning
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:13 PM   #10
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For some reason, you think this machine is going to run MAME or some other console emulator.

Nope. Just good old PC games for it. :P
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