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The Internet Archive, one of (the?) most important resources on the internet is in the midst of a huge upgrade to its free arcade;
https://archive.org/details/internetarcade

there are now close to 3000 arcade machines to play. While many of the new machines are not in English, there are plenty of classics as well as should've-been-classics.
(Looking at you, Ninja Baseball Batman! [archive.org])

https://archive.org/details/internetarcade
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If you haven't played Ninja Baseball Batman with friends/family, you need to. Get ready for the not-classic that would have soaked more quarters than TMNT if it hit arcades at scale.

I still regret not buying an Ironman Stewart setup at a civic garage sale 10 years ago.
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sweet.. gauntlet!
hopefully this is the full arcade version.

(last web version i played years ago only went up to level 30 Frown )
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Quote from Pi.314 :
sweet.. gauntlet!
hopefully this is the full version.

(last web version i played years ago only went up to level 30 Frown )
They are the full arcade roms. Gauntlet I and II [archive.org].
They're also working on Gauntlet Legends/Dark Legacy (but I'm not sure those newer ones are playable yet.)
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They are the full arcade roms. Gauntlet I and II [archive.org].
They're also working on Gauntlet Legends/Dark Legacy (but I'm not sure those newer ones are playable yet.)
hm.. there are 2 Gauntlet I games from your link.
one of them was added 2 days ago EEK!
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There's no way this is legit. I thought emulators were OK, but the ROMs were tied to some copyright legal issues. How are they openly distributing ROMs?
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There's no way this is legit. I thought emulators were OK, but the ROMs were tied to some copyright legal issues. How are they openly distributing ROMs?
Archival purposes.
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I still regret not buying an Ironman Stewart setup at a civic garage sale 10 years ago.
I've heard the dedicated cabinets on those are a PITA to work in. But it's also one of those games that's really ruined by freeplay, unfortunately. Frown A lovely game if you've got to put in coins though (although nickles would be nice!)
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Looks like it got taken down.
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Looks like it got taken down.
What's "it"?
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There's no way this is legit. I thought emulators were OK, but the ROMs were tied to some copyright legal issues. How are they openly distributing ROMs?
I thought this would be clean cut and dry on the internet archive if I looked for it. Nope, I feel silly right now thinking that lol. After much searching and just bouncing from forum argument to forum argument I came across this https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/can-a-digital-lending-library-solve-classic-gamings-piracy-problem/

Basically they are able to use their power as a recognized Library and are more comfortable pushing the boundaries in the name of preserving history. The platforms they have up available for emulation are defunct, or do not wish to pursue legal actions. Same for the copyright owners. For the ones around still this quote sums things up nicely "Most game companies have an understanding that their titles are part of the fabric of culture, and it's a sign they've played an important part in people's lives."

The people downvoting you are just like wishcyclers, they really want this to be truly legal because they wish it was probably so they don't have to feel bad. Don't get me wrong I think it's bananas but it's hard to argue when Nintendo keeps releasing these games as virtual console classics and people keep paying for them. They proved there is a monetary demand, and they even use that virtual console money to pay their legal fees. If there was absolutely no demand for vintage Nintendo games then Nintendo would probably make the smart move and just not pursue legal action on abandoned properties, but I bet they would still go after Mario, Kirby, Zelda, etc. Luckily for the other platforms the companies are not vindictive even if what's going on is technically illegal.
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Getting the following error when clicking the link on this page:

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which prevents us from displaying this page.

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Quote from Tozmo :
If you haven't played Ninja Baseball Batman with friends/family, you need to. Get ready for the not-classic that would have soaked more quarters than TMNT if it hit arcades at scale.

I still regret not buying an Ironman Stewart setup at a civic garage sale 10 years ago.
Reminds me of when an old friend of mine saw a Neo-Geo cabinet on the side of the road for bulk pickup. He called a friend with a truck, they loaded it up, plugged it in when he got home and it worked! I was and still am so jealous.
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Reminds me of when an old friend of mine saw a Neo-Geo cabinet on the side of the road for bulk pickup. He called a friend with a truck, they loaded it up, plugged it in when he got home and it worked! I was and still am so jealous.
Heh. It wasn't a Neo Geo, but my current "daily driver" NES is one I found in a gutter while out for a run in 1997. I replaced the 72-pin connector ten or twelve years later and it's still going strong.
I got a great deal on my four-slot Neo Geo, but not quite that good.
If your friends haven't removed the rechargeable battery from the lower PCB he should get on that quick! It can leak battery acid and damage nearby traces.
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I must be an old fuddy-duddy, can't even figure out where the coin goes...

No, seriously, what key do you hit?
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