Monday Morning MAME Club [6/28/04] - Crossbow
Ok, let's wake up people! A new week means a new game, and this one's a classic. While playing this game on MAME is a little different than in the arcade, I still found it a fun experience. Be sure to enable mouse support (unless you have a light gun on your PC) -- it's much easier this way (although it's still tougher with a mouse than I remember it being with a lightgun!)
Crossbow by Exidy is Sofa King Gud's MAME Club pick of the week!
Download the MAME Club pick HERE
This week's contest: How far can you get?
Download the ROM if you don't already have it, give it a spin, and respond to this topic with your review! Have you played this game before, or is it brand new to you? Do you like the genre? How did it run on your computer? Did you beat it? If so, how long did it take? What was your high score? How far can you get? Did you have any problems emulating the game? When writing your review, post it right here in the sticky topic and include any thoughts you have about the game. Remember, YOU are the reviewer. Let us know anything and everything you think about the game!
Gamereviewgod (ESP Ra.De.)
Wisesalesman (Waku Waku 7)
scooterb23 (I'm Sorry)
ddockery (Penguin-Kun Wars)
AlanD (Dr. Micro)
IntvGene (Strike Force)
jonjandran (Bronze Adventure)
Flack (Rollergames, Yie-Ar Kung-Fu)
zektor (Battle Bakraid, Haunted Castle)
buttasuperb (Blazing Star)
Sotenga (Caliber 50)
Stark (Mighty! Pang)
christianscott27 (Darius Gaiden)
ECWSandmanECW (League Bowling)
TripppsK (Lady Bug)
TheSmirk (Bomb Jack)
Flukkake (Elevator Action)
ManekiNeko (Battle Circuit)
MarioAllStar2600 (City Bomber)
Ze_ro (Pandora's Palace)
slip81 (Biomechanical Toy)
Qbert (Mysterious Stones)
k8track (Go! Go! Mile Smile)
Lady Jaye (Chuka Taisen/Cloud Master)
Sofa King Gud (Crossbow)
Remember, you don't have to be a member of the club to download the game and write up a review, but by joining you get the honor of picking a game to share with the group during your week. If you would like to join, simply send me a PM and I will add you to the list!
Jgenotte will do the honors for next week. For now, load a bolt, protect your friends, and ...
... MAME On!
Ladd Spencer (Level 17)
Crossbow is a game that I can't even touch in an arcade...I'm dead before the quarter hits the box. But on MAME, with the magic of the mouse...I can get through a good portion of the game. Although I'm still not good enough to go all the way yet.
Starman (Level 23)
I remember thinking this game was the proverbial bomb when it came out - my friends and I obsessed over everything about it, the sound, the graphics, etc., everything for a good two or three weeks. I also remember it was one of the last arcade games I was really ga-ga about in the 80s. Good stuff.