M.A.M.E. - Arcade Emulation - Do you remember
the last time you saw an Asteroids coin-op arcade game? Or
when did you last drop a quarter into a Defender machine and hear
that cool analog start-up buzz it makes? Thought you never
have the chance to experience the primitive coolness of the early
games again? Check out this site and learn about arcade emulation
on the PC and other platforms. Some really smart guys have
designed programs that can read the ROM images taken from the
original arcade boards, thus preserving these otherwise
fading pieces of history. You'll soon be playing literally
hundreds of the actual games from back in the days, boyeee! This
site is updated regularly.
Kasch instructions for about 17 games in PDF format. Zip
file is 3.5Mb. If you have some Kurz Kasch cards, but can't identify
them, check here.
I'm on the hunt for 171C or 287C cards. Let me know if you have
either of these cards. In fact, let me know if you have any
cards you'd like to sell. -->Email
Story about Space Invaders - What can I say? We bought
our first game - An original Space Invaders. Read all about
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Midway's Space Invaders II These are the roms for
a Space Invaders II game which is different from the normal
Deluxe version. The roms are A,B,E,F,G rather than D,E,F,G.
The cool thing is, you can play head to head! I haven't tested
these on a Normal Space Invaders Deluxe board to see if they
work. But if you need the roms, just click on the link. The
difference between the Midway Space Invaders Deluxe and the
Space Invaders Part II is the small daughter card attached
to the audio logic board. This game also has a built in Rom/Ram
test (not just pulling out the H prom). For the manual, go here.
Videotopia - A classic video game museum!
- Lots of good tech information on restoring video games.
Get your Roms here - Please remember that you're entitled
to use these roms legally if you own the actual machine. -
And definitely don't distribute these roms and the emulator
Atari Source - Dedicated to Atari 8-bit Collectors
Multi-platform Atari 2600 Emulator - This site has an
emulator of the Atari 2600 (which brings back fond memories) and
hundreds of the original games. Remember how much those cartridges
cost back in the early eighties? Combat! Yar's Revenge! Pitfall! WOO-HAH!!
Official Intellivision Website - We never owned an Intellivision,
but our friends Sean and Steve Sherman did. In fact, we recently
learned of another honorable mention - Dan Robinson - who confessed
to having had one as a youth. This site allows you to download
an emulator for the game. Although only a few games are available
for download, there will be a CD Rom available soon that will
contain pretty much all of the Intellivision games.
The History of Video Games Website - Everything you wanted
to know about the home systems of yesteryear, including Odessey
2, Colecovision, Atari 5200, and such. Not sure about the graphic
with Grover on the toilet though.
Atari Age - Great info on just about anything regarding Atari Home Consoles
Super Missile Attack -You may have heard of Missile Command,
but you won't run across the enhanced version very often. Matt
bought this game for $100 as a fixer upper, not realizing that
there was a Super Missile Attack Board inside. He wound up getting
a Free Star Castle just for the Board!"
Game Status Page - This page has a list of games that
I'm currently working on and what types of things I'm doing to
fix them. Hopefully it will be interesting reading for you.
Randy Fromm's Technical Department
- Very useful information on video game repair.