Emulating Arcade.. Keeping it Fun

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Purple_Shyguy, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Purple_Shyguy

    Purple_Shyguy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 8, 2008
    Republic of Ireland
    When emulating Arcade machines you sort of lose the challenge or thrill considering you have infinite continues and you aren't sinking coins into a real cabinet.

    Limiting the no. of continues you can use?

    I have been putting some money aside for every continue I use then when I beat the game I donate the money to charity.

    Anyone have any other ways of keeping arcade emulation fun/challenging?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Hmm, I had never actually considered money as a kind of positive. Always viewed it as more of a negative/hamstring.

    Challenging... I have been known to hack games to make them more challenging, to not do certain moves and generally say if I die ? times then I quit.
  3. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

    Jul 10, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Bewdley, UK
    I don't use any continues ever when on Mame. Because it pretty much saves high scores these days for everything I play to beat the score instead. It usually works that if you beat the top score you've gotten a little further. Make it so that you have to remember patterns to progress rather than mashing buttons and continuing when you die. You'll get much more out of them that way.
  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Infinite continues are only fair when the game is designed to "steal your quarters", not to be "challenging but fair". For all intents and purposes the amount of continues you have in real life is only limited by your wealth, so it's entirely artificial as far as in-game concepts are concerned. Emulation removes the wealth-related restrictions, so the only challenge you're facing is the game proper.
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