DIY: Bartop Arcade Cabinet - Part 1

DIY: Bartop Arcade Cabinet - Part 1
I finally did it. After months of hesitation, of wondering if I had the space for it, or the time for it, or the skill for it, I decided to build my own arcade cabinet. The first choice is probably the easiest: what kind of cabinet do I want? The  […]

Beat'em up weirdness

Beat'em up weirdness
I love beat'em ups. They're probably my favorite kind of arcade game. I find them strangely relaxing, as they help me unwind after a hard day's work. Hitting people could do that for you. So, every now end then I start on a mission to discover some new beat'em up  […]

New retrogaming horizons: Final Fight bootleg PCB

New retrogaming horizons: Final Fight bootleg PCB
Arcade cabinets always fascinated me. They were objects of beauty as a whole, not just because of the game they hosted. The bezels, the artworks were all part of that beauty. When I was a child, arcade cabinets fascinated me because they where mysterious magic boxes offering a game experience  […]

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Capcom, 1993)

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Capcom, 1993)
I've been told that the crazy idea to mix giant lizards and equally giant american cars comes from the Mark Schultz late-eighties Xenozoic Tales comic book. I'm not a big comic fan so I can't judge on that, but this apparently absurd background works really well for a beat'em up.  […]

Exploring MAME

Exploring MAME
I'm relatively new to advanced MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) usage. I mean, I've been using it casually for more than a decade, but only recently I've began to really realize what an awesome platform it is. By "advanced usage" I mean that I've finally started to tidy up my  […]