Aussie Arcade
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    rusty_dagger

    Anthonys Houseball 3rd November 2018 New Beith

    You are on the list now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    rusty_dagger 38 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    telonio

    Daytona USA conversion, issue with Ramjet VR V0.9

    For the last weeks everything was working fine without problems. Suddenly vr views panel lights stopped flashing without a reason. Apac only lights up

    telonio 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    bwodie

    Bill and his BIG ASS VAN

    yeah we tried Grant, we missed him by a few days. Ultra unlucky

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    Can you elaborate on that

    bwodie 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
    RaoulJuke

    System 11 - single flipper stuck up

    Man, I just ****ing love this website and community - you guys were 100% correct. The 2nd EOS on the left button had gotten stuck together. A little re-adjusting

    RaoulJuke 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
    JoeSoap

    Anthonys Houseball 3rd November 2018 New Beith

    yeah it's been a while hit me up in netherworld or come to one of the pincadia events

    JoeSoap 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
    4_amusement_only

    Are we heading back towards the Cliff?

    The best year for pinball containers to Australia would have to be 2009-2011. We really cleaned up then. Plentiful supply, fair pricing and a wide variety

    4_amusement_only 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Jed

    Stern Pinball Arcade - Oculus Rift

    that looks amazing! all-in-one wireless everything and inside-out motion tracking with no external sensors.... wow. screen resolution better than anything

    Jed 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Noob-A-Tron

    Are we heading back towards the Cliff?

    So bargains did not show up just production runs slowed.

    Noob-A-Tron 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Ballypinball

    Rare Games at Flipout

    We have later games Like Mafia and Magic Girl and all the newer games
    has anyone got some old school rare games they can bring to Flipout, people

    Ballypinball 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Ballypinball

    Are we heading back towards the Cliff?

    all the patents have expired, and I can arrange a license to build it if someone bank rolls it

    Ballypinball 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
  • Current Polls

    Favourite Arcade game from the early 80's 79-85 (Votes: 392)

    1. Dig Dug (Votes: 8)

    2. Galaga (Votes: 73)

    3. Galaxian (Votes: 14)

    4. Moon Patrol (Votes: 14)

    5. Bomb Jack (Votes: 12)

    6. Moon Cresta (Votes: 12)

    7. Scramble (Votes: 14)

    8. Track n Field (Votes: 7)

    9. Paper boy (Votes: 4)

    10. Frogger (Votes: 5)

    11. Dragon Buster (Votes: 1)

    12. Kung Fu Master (Votes: 7)

    13. Espial (Votes: 1)

    14. Gyruss (Votes: 33)

    15. Pooyan (Votes: 1)

    16. Ms Pacman (Votes: 4)

    17. Pac Land (Votes: 2)

    18. Crush Roller (Votes: 0)

    19. Star Wars (Votes: 5)

    20. Pacman (Votes: 10)

    21. Donkey Kong (Votes: 16)

    22. Donkey Kong Jr (Votes: 1)

    23. Space Invaders (Votes: 14)

    24. Crazy Climber (Votes: 1)

    25. Mr Do (Votes: 8)

    26. Ghosts n Goblins (Votes: 45)

    27. Marble Madness (Votes: 2)

    28. Dragon's Lair (Votes: 17)

    29. Disc's of Tron (Votes: 4)

    30. Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Votes: 3)

    31. Traverse USA (Zippy Race) (Votes: 0)

    32. Space War 4 (Spacies clone with add ons) (Votes: 0)

    33. Buck Rogers (Votes: 0)

    34. Pengo (Votes: 6)

    35. Xevious (Votes: 6)

    36. Bezerk (Votes: 4)

    37. Asteroids (Votes: 8)

    38. Hyper Olympic (Votes: 8)

    39. Lady Bug (Votes: 1)

    40. Super Pacman (Votes: 1)

    41. Juno First (Votes: 4)

    42. Nemesis (Votes: 3)

    43. Time pilot (Votes: 12)

    44. Crazy Baloon (Votes: 1)

  • I've just released a Retro-Arcade game on Steam for PC :)

    Hey AA,

    TLDR: (too long, didn't read) skip to end of the post for the Steam store and launch trailer, there's a manual on the store with more in-depth info about the game and features, more trailers, etc.

    About this project - Dogstar

    I've had an Arcade game in my head for years I wanted to make - originally, it was to be a multiplayer gravity/inertia shooter like the 1977 vector landmark SPACE WARS but with updated game mechanics, powerups, and a campaign, mission-based linear level progrssion mode. Last year in June I started to learn about game design and started learning how to code for games. Fast forward 18 months later, and i'm stoked to say that Dogstar is released on Steam for PC. The game changed and evolved along the way and got Campaign modes for 1P and 2P, a local 2P deathmatch mode, a high score board like the games of old but globally connected so you can compete against players scores from all over the world, and heaps more.

    Dogstar is a hybrid of some of my favourite 'Golden Age' Arcade games - Space Wars, Gyruss, Asteroids Deluxe, Gravitar, with some Galaga-esque bonus stages, a sprinkle of Ebonstar (Amiga) and my own ideas and game mechanics like mass destruction elements, hidden features, powerups, crafting, combo kills, and so on. It's a budget title ($4.99) and a simple game, with simple goals: kill the enemies, rescue your comrades, and escape the level and continue along to your goal. Fight to the enemy base of venus, where the Alien Horde awaits you, Boss fights, and a final Planet-busting showdown. A steady difficulty curve all the way to the finish, 2 skill levels, and 2 mission levels. The game is able to be marathoned, the AI gets tougher/faster/smarter and adds new abilities the deeper you get into it, just to keep you on your toes. I wanted it to feel faithful to the Arcade games of old - a challenge at first, but patience and practice reaps rewards.... but, anyone with Arcade skills in this Genre should adapt pretty quickly to what you have to do, and things start off pretty slow and easy down Jupiter way.

    I'd like to thank a few AA'ers for their input to my project during the last 18 months:

    @OOO - AA's MGL gamemaster, who provided very useful advice and reccomendations when testing an early prototype. OOO's advice helped make the game much friendlier for noobs, the initial versions were brutally difficult for pretty much everyone.

    @Fairground - way back responded to my request for a graphic designer to do a title screen for the game, and her daughter did an amazing job, exactly what I wanted, a tribute to Blake's 7.

    @Barra - Arcade gamer elite - provided some advice when I asked him about Galaga's challenging stages - which ones he liked best, and why he liked them. His thoughts helped when i was designing wave patterns for the Dogstar bonus stages. Barra, you'll see a hint of Galaga in those wave patterns... mine are a bit different with two different perfects for wave kills and 100% comrade saves (that one is tough...) plus they can be played 1 or two player simultaneous, with each player getting their own mirror-wave.

    Thanks for reading, and game on The steam store contains more info, a link for the game manual for more detail about game elements, and more trailers. Dogstar is retailing for $4.99 (US) with 15% off in the first 30 days launch discount.


    Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/739890/Dogstar/


    Youtube trailer:

    https://youtu.be/HHQRBbIfiQ0
    This article was originally published in forum thread: I've just released a Retro-Arcade game on Steam for PC :) started by Jed View original post
  • Latest Threads

    Ballypinball

    Rare Games at Flipout

    Thread Starter: Ballypinball

    We have later games Like Mafia and Magic Girl and all the newer games
    has anyone got some old school rare games they can bring to Flipout, people

    Last Post By: Ballypinball 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
    RaoulJuke

    System 11 - single flipper stuck up

    Thread Starter: RaoulJuke

    Got an Issue with my GL machine where the top left flipper on the mini play field is stuck in the up position. When the machine is off, its down. When

    Last Post By: RaoulJuke 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
    kimbleseven

    Maresa EM copy gottlieb EM?

    Thread Starter: kimbleseven

    Saw a maresa centigrade 37 on the net. Noticed it had an extra scorereel. Anyone know if these are badged gottliebs or spanish copies? How do they compare

    Last Post By: kimbleseven 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
    bwodie

    Bill and his BIG ASS VAN

    Thread Starter: bwodie

    Hi all,

    Looking to move Turbo's TZ from SA to Newcastle. Has anyone used Bill and his BIG ASS VAN before?
    https://www.facebook.com/pinballmovers/

    Last Post By: bwodie 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
    OOO

    MGLXXXVII - Game 8 ~ Amidar (closes 11-Nov)

    Thread Starter: OOO

    Pigs and savages

    MGLXXXVII Game 8 ~ Amidar

    Nominated by gamers: John73 and RMacauley

    ROMSet: 0.106-0.142:

    Last Post By: RMacauley 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
    sab70

    Wurlitzer 3100 Tonearm not returning

    Thread Starter: sab70

    I have a 1966 Wurlitzer Americana 3100. The tonearm after hitting the runout groove does not return, so the reject cycle does not happen. The record just

    Last Post By: sab70 16 Hours Ago Go to last post