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November 18th, 2005

Home Arcade Machine

I don’t know about you, but I think I would have killed (ants!) to get something like the home arcade machine when I was a kid. Oh sure, it’s $500 – an amount I have trouble coughing up for it now – but when you’re a kid, money is meaningless.

Although it doesn’t have Mr.Do! or Ms. Pac-Man – two strikes – it does have Root Beer Tapper, the kiddie version of Tapper.

The whole thing is smaller than a standard arcade machine and, if you trust the review on the page at, is really just one of those “all-in-one” joystick TV games with a 13-inch TV. Real? No, of course not. Real enough? For most people, I think so.

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FROM: Aanen
DATE: Friday November 18, 2005 -- 1:13:53 pm
I think namco did galaga and ms.pacman a nd pacman.

FROM: Aanen
DATE: Friday November 18, 2005 -- 1:15:35 pm
A friend of mine sent me a game called Betty's Beer Bar, which is similiar to tapper

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday November 18, 2005 -- 3:49:15 pm
By the way, allegedly this one is way better. But it costs, uh, $2500.

FROM: Greg
DATE: Friday November 18, 2005 -- 4:54:48 pm
Give me Rampage and I will be happy punching and destroying buildings for hours at a time.

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday November 19, 2005 -- 12:28:37 am
I miss Asteroids.

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday November 19, 2005 -- 3:18:59 pm
Or, erm, you could just get MAME and download some ROMs.

The ROMs are a bit illegal (unless you own the cartridges or machines). But the price is great.

Twelve games? Pfeh. I have hundreds. 12 games at $500 each means about $42 apiece. That's a lot of money.

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