Since I grew up in the late 1970s-1980s, I've long had a love of Coin Op Arcade games.
Mainly I've been into video games, but in the last 10 years or so I've also developed
a love of pinball as well. Now collecting arcade games is an expensive hobby, and
when you're on a budget sometimes you have to make due with what you can get your hands
In the last few years the field of Arcade Emulation has really exploded. With
some time and effort you can run real coin-op arcade games on your home PC, all without
inserting coins into the computer of course. ^_^
I'm interested in emulation and anything arcade specific you can put coins in.
Except for crane machines. I hate those dang things.
My Arcade Collection - As much fun as console games may be, there's just something so satisfying about
dropping a quarter into your very own arcade game. Only have 5 minutes to play a game? Drop in a
quarter. I'd like to see you play a full game on the Playstation or Xbox in only 5 minutes before you have to go to work. ^_^
My Video Pinball Cabinet Project - and the complimentary program, PinMAME allows you to play pinball
on your PC. What's so cool about that? Well, the fact that there's a few VERY talented individuals
who use the Visual Pinball toolset to recreate classic arcade pinball machines that when combined
with PinMAME allows you to play as close to the real arcade game as you can get without spending
thousands of dollars on a real machine. If it looks like a coin-op pinball machine, runs the software
of a coin-op pinball machine and plays like one...
MAME - is perhaps the best thing since sliced cheese. Well, when it comes to classic
arcade games that are no longer available.