Jet-X Posted July 21, 2010 Share Posted July 21, 2010 Everyone's different, but I just don't understand the interest in arcade ports. The 2 kinds of arcade games I like are (1) the flawed, limited, imperfect one I grew up playing so I'm nostalgic about That's largely the reason - you nearly hit it. It's about being taken back 20+ years to the time the 7800 was released, wishing and hoping specific games would get released. Not to mention seeing the hardware being pushed as hard as possible. Yes I can play a perfect version now on MAME, but that's like me saying "I don't need a cartridge version of (insert game), I'll just play the emulated version". Just like the majority of all the 7800 games, should I stop playing Food Fight, Robotron, or any other arcade port because I can play a perfectly emulated version on MAME? No. Playing these games is not only enjoyable (and different) but takes me back to my younger years. It reminds me of a specific time in my life, and all the excitement of getting a new game and playing it. I'm probably alone there, but that's my opinion on the want of arcade ports: what would it have been like, and what would my excitement have been back then. The only problem I see these days is that the programmers doing 7800 games now are better than the guys in the 80s. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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