The MAME Machine at the Office

One of the interesting things about having a MAME machine at the office is I get to see what games my coworkers like to play. (The machine is around the corner from my office, so I actually hear what they are playing.) 

With a list of choices in the thousands these are the current favorites, in order of time played:

1- Joust
2- Asteroids
3- Gauntlet

We have an older crowd at the machine, so tend to stay with games from the early 1980s.  One younger guy does play Street Fighter once in a while, but not nearly as often as those three.

We are in the process of consolidating our offices with another division, so I will have to see if the games of choice change with the demographics.

Of course, the MAME cabinet was one of the first things up and running after the move.  We have priorities!

4 thoughts on “The MAME Machine at the Office

  1. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Heh, and you are nearly the same age as the guy who plays Street Fighter. There must be an algorithm to determine how old a game has to be relative to a person to be viewed with nostalgia.

    Despite the fact that I know how old Street Fighter is, it still seems like a “new” game to me. It came about after my arcade days.

    Elevator Action is my game of choice on the MAME setup at work. That was the last arcade game I spent a lot of quarters playing. After that I decided to save my quarters for Apple ][ games.


  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    I see it in the listing of games supported by the current MAME release. It isn’t on our system, but I just got a set of DVDs to update it, so I’ll check again once we get to it. (Our current set is a few years old.)


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