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    Default Anyone wanna revive the MAME Club? Game picked: Avenging Spirit

    Since the arcade forum is up here with the other main forums now, maybe we could get a good group going again?

    I'm on board if you guys are.

    For those who weren't around last time it was active, we used to assign a game to try out every Monday and then post our thoughts about it.
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    I'm in. Why don't you start us off Cryo?
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    Ditto. I've been playing a lot of games lately via MAME.

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    Count me in. I play the same 20-30 MAME roms over and over, so I need some new games to play in a bad way.

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    Hmm, I'll have to pick something out for tomorrow then. I'll think of something. Should I make a new thread like we used to, or just add it in here?

    In the mean time, I've gone through the old picks and made a custom mame folder for it, download it here: http://kevlargibs.net/cryomancer/Custom.ini

    Let me know if there are wrong versions / missing games, etc. Basically it's the custom.ini that was in my MameUI install, with the Mame Club picks added to it. If you would like it another way, just copy the stuff at the end of the ini, from [Mame Club] on, and do with it what you will.

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    OK, sorry for the double post and all, but here's a game for us since it's Monday morning.

    My suggestion is Avenging Spirit. Romname is avspirit. 1991 game by Jaleco.


    http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=6980

    When i load this up in my copy of MameUI (32 bit ver .0126 with recentely-updated romset), I get some missing rom errors, but it plays fine regardless. Not sure if there's an issue with it or not.

    So yeah, check it out guys. Here's the rom:
    http://kevlargibs.net/cryomancer/avspirit.zip
    and the JPN version in case it needs that too:
    http://kevlargibs.net/cryomancer/phantasm.zip

    For those new to the idea of the MAME Club, all you need to do is download and try the game out, then tell us what you think.

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    Hell yes! This is something I dearly missed. Lets do it.


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    Not many responses there guys. Play it and tell us what you think! If no one else replies, then I suppose that Icarus Moonsight gets to choose the next game.

    It's saturday now...so if no one else gets any comments in by Sunday night, go ahead and PM me your choice,

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    Alright, I gave it a play. At first, I wasn't impressed. Felt like any other early 90's arcade action platformer I've ever played. Jump around, kill enemies, get to the exit.

    Then I died and realized that I could you could float around as a ghost and inhabit the bodies of your enemies. Thought it was a pretty original concept and I warmed up to the game after that. And every enemy has their own signature attack. Some I liked (the ninjas) and some I hated (the snowball lady).

    I thought the level layouts were above average too. Instead of plowing forward to the exits, you can poke around and look for hidden power-ups (kinda reminded me of Sonic). And some places can only be reached by certain characters, so there's some backtracking involved but it wasn't annoying.

    I only made it to Level 6 with one of the special keys found (I had to leave and forgot how to save in MAME OSX). I don't know if I'd play thru it again but I thought it was a decent game with a unique gameplay gimmick.

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    Hey Cryomancer, make a new topic for next week's entry. Drop me a PM after it's posted and I'll sticky it for the week. Once that's done I'll make an announcement in the Classic forum announcing it's revival. Hopefully we'll get a few more participants that way.

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    Huzzah, always liked the MAME club, glad to see it coming back.

    Just played my first ever game of Avenging Spirit. I do like the idea of the ghost infiltrating the bodies of enemies. That's a neat touch, although the rest of the game I find to be rather pedestrian.

    In my first ever game, I made it to, but did not beat, the second level boss.
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    Sorry.

    I can't because I sold my Wii.

    Being a smart-ass is such fun... Isn't is scooterb23?

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    Well we're already late Monday without anyone picking a game again so I guess we should just wait until the next week for now? Feel free to make suggestions guys.

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    How about Golgo 13?:

    http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=gol...=detail&id=986

    Plays like Silent Scope except you get only 1 shot in each stage (in boss stages you get several). Strangely there's no info on it at KLOV for some reason. The ROM is easy to find though.

    Only problem is that it's kind of a newer game (1999), so some computers might have problems running it. Works fine on my 2.16GHz, 2gb core duo 2 iMac though with just some minor sound issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy View Post
    Sorry.

    I can't because I sold my Wii.

    Being a smart-ass is such fun... Isn't is scooterb23?
    You know what, I'm rather enjoying it. Although, this isn't a Wii topic...so I'm not sure why you felt the need to bring it up here.

    And to be faithful to the thread...Golgo 13 seems to have issues on my setup, I do have an older set up though. The game loads, but once I get into a level, nothing happens.
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    Hey I'm definitely up for this! I think maybe we should post some diamonds in the rough every week instead of the more known popular games. I say this because I never played Avenging Spirit until this thread and I really liked it, it was a little easy and for some reason 2 player didn't work? But other then that I really enjoyed this game. Did anyone defeat this with all 3 keys? I only found 1.

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    Sorry for the double post but I just had an idea. Maybe we should get a list together of everybody who wants to participate, so each week the next person on the list can choose the game so we don't get 10 people posting different games every week. I think it would also save people from getting upset cause their game didn't get chosen, it would rotate evenly.

    Or maybe even some sort of voting system.
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    That's actually the way we did it last time we had the MAME Club.

    Didn't see this thread about the revival of the MAME Club... YAY!!! Anyways, count me in!

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    I finally got a chance to play Avenging Spirit last night. I went to download Cryo's copy and discovered I already had the ROM. Isn't it amazing how many classic games we have and don't even know it?

    I'm a sucker for a good 2D platformer and I thought Avenging Spirit was pretty fun. I liked the idea of being able to "possess" other characters, although I was confused as to when I got to do that and when I was simply dead. My favorite characters to play were the little green ghost guys that shot "light balls," and the army looking guys that shot heet-seeking rockets.

    Maybe it's because I was playing on a keyboard or maybe it's because my reflexes are getting slower but if this were in a real arcade it would have cost me a fortune. I think I used ten or so credits on each of the bosses (the snake shooting smoke, and the snake that popped up from the ground). I put 10 credits in when I started and another 10 at some point and after that I gave up. It's a good looking and fun platformer, but I'll need to play it some more if I plan to get anywhere in it.

    I also noticed it's from the era that doesn't reset your high score when you continue, which really encourages people to keep playing to try and beat the high score. That doesn't give a true reflection of skill, but rather, how deep your pockets are!

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