Save the Arcades

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  1. GhostToast
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    So in my hometown of DeKalb, IL, there is a vintage arcade maintained by who I would refer to as a genius. The fact that he can fix up these machines himself is the only reason he's still in business, and it is my assumption that having the machines available to the public is really more for fun and less for profit, as he makes his real money by buying up extra machines, fixing them, and reselling them.

    Anyway, Stride gum is doing this promo where they'll give $25,000 to one of 4 arcades and lo-and-behold MY little arcade is one of them. The winner is determined by who has the most points, which are generated by playing a (admittedly terrible) arcade game hosted on the Stride website.

    If you guys would be so kind as to help support my local arcade, I'd really appreciate it. It really is a dying art.

    http://www.starworldsarcade.com/savethearcades.php

    Make sure to support Star Worlds Arcade if you play the game on the Stride website. Thanks, and feel free to post your high scores here.

    P.S. the winning arcade has been knowingly cheating, (and Stride doesn't care about it) which is why I'm trying to get more supporters here. Thanks.
     
  2. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    As much as I would love to help the Arcade scene out (really, it died several years ago), this kinda feels like a corporate advertisement for a terrible gum product, so I will have to pass. Good luck to your arcade-master friend though!

    Anyone who hasn't yet seen the movies Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade or King of Kong should go out and rent/buy them right now!
     
  3. greenwatch200

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    I got 23000. [​IMG]

    How can we beat cheaters? [​IMG]

    In other news, this game is really bad. x_x I am sorry.
     
  4. GhostToast
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    i know. its simply dreadful, the gameplay.

    not sure how to beat cheaters. by cheating i guess? and i'm not sure how to do that except maybe if you had like an auto-fire script so that you didnt have to tap spacebar to attack.