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    hotty

    The Beatles by STERN

    Stern is releasing a Beatles pinny based on a Seawitch layout. Love the vinyl record disc.

    hotty 37 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    ajfclark

    Arcade 1Up Cabinets

    Today $299USD is $421.83AUD. Add GST and it's $464. Add $35 shipping and you get $499.

    If the AUD drops to 0.65, $299USD is $499AUD inc GST.

    ajfclark 39 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    hotty

    Are we heading back towards the Cliff?

    And thats being proven right now. Some just have no idea what they are getting theselves into.

    - - - Updated - - -


    hotty 42 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    Pagey

    The Beatles by STERN

    This is a joke right? Looks like something Homepin made!

    Pagey 43 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    ajfclark

    Iron Maiden next from Stern

    Make sure the machine is at the right pitch and level too.

    ajfclark 50 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    poidapoida

    System 11 - single flipper stuck up

    Good to hear that I didn't break it [emoji16]

    Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app

    poidapoida 52 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    Noob-A-Tron

    Iron Maiden next from Stern

    only every now and then. Just adjust it.

    Noob-A-Tron 59 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    onetaste

    Iron Maiden next from Stern

    The auto plunge on our premium fires the ball straight into the end of the upper left flipper (instead of around the loop). Anyone else got this problem?

    onetaste 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    razorsedge

    The Beatles by STERN

    Oh noooooo!

    razorsedge 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    Womble

    Arcade 1Up Cabinets

    Which is crazy as they are $299 in the US.

    Womble 1 Hour 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

    Replay

    The Beatles by STERN

    Thread Starter: Replay

    Last Post By: hotty 37 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    Domarius

    De-case CRT TV to fit inside cabinet? (And gecko protection...)

    Thread Starter: Domarius

    The replacement TV I found for my home made cabinet is a little bigger than the old one - slightly too big due to the speakers on the side. So the plan

    Last Post By: namastepat 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    BIG Trev

    Blast City repairs (Thanks)

    Thread Starter: BIG Trev

    A big thankyou to @dragonlee for helping with the Blast City cabs I was repairing for a customer. I managed to get 5 of the 7 cabs working easily with

    Last Post By: BIG Trev 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    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 12 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: poidapoida 52 Minutes 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: Sartana66 3 Hours Ago Go to last post