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12-19-2020 at 07:43 AM
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My arcade cabinet.

I’ve been wanting to get in on the donkey king action. I just bought this for next to nothing. It needs repaired but hopefully I’ll figure out how to get it going and will start chasing a kill screen soon.

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    Sorry. I am trying to post from my phone and it is fighting me. Donkey Kong, not king lol

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    Looks like an original Atari Centipede cabinet that has seen many lives, most recently as a two player conversion - I think the CPO says Multicade. Looks like you could get some great Double Dragon action there, too.

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    I’ll have to figure out what category records on this would fit in.

  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by JWillard

    I’ll have to figure out what category records on this would fit in.


    I'm confused by your statement here. Are you under the impressoin the cabinet has any effect on how games are classified? the cabinet is irrelevant all that matters is the board. if you get a real dk board working in this, then its dk.

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    Good point, but I believe a 4-way restrictor plate is required. I haven't delved into the DK rules recently, unlike most arcade they were pretty narrow on the use of original hardware like the control panel.

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    thats a fair point. i know dk used to have insane rules making it almost impossible to submit. i'm not sure what they are now. for the example you bring up, if someone didnt have the restrictor, but also never chose to use the diagnol to their advantage i'm not sure what the ruling would be. I know adjudicators dont usually explicilty check for control panel, so unless something in gameplay gave it away you'd likely be fine. but granted i'm no dk expert.

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    My thought is, I don't have the stand alone board. I have the 60-1 Multicade Board. Does that change things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWillard

    My thought is, I don't have the stand alone board. I have the 60-1 Multicade Board. Does that change things?


    Yes. It has to be one of the original board sets for DK to have scores submitted to the DK Arcade track. There is a separate track for games done on a multicade-style board.


    EDIT: Donkey Kong Forum would accept any score done on this type of board as they track everything together on their high score list. It would be annotated as a "Multi" performance and not as an "Arcade" performance. So you can still mix in with the DK action but here at TG the classifications are channeled into different tracks instead of being all held together on a single track.

    Updated 12-29-2020 at 05:16 AM by bensweeneyonbass
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    FYI I have a 60-in-1 as well and they play great. The sound emulation is ghastly though but that's neither here nor there when it comes to gameplay.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/xxx-1-multi-pcb/arcade/donkey-kong-high-score-challenge-3-lives-to-start-hammer-allowed/page/1?ref=fbshare

    Here's the track here at TG for the multicade DK scores. There's only one on there now - it's a recent endeavor to track the multicade games here - but you gotta start somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bensweeneyonbass

    FYI I have a 60-in-1 as well and they play great. The sound emulation is ghastly though but that's neither here nor there when it comes to gameplay.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/xxx-1-multi-pcb/arcade/donkey-kong-high-score-challenge-3-lives-to-start-hammer-allowed/page/1?ref=fbshare

    Here's the track here at TG for the multicade DK scores. There's only one on there now - it's a recent endeavor to track the multicade games here - but you gotta start somewhere.



    Thanks! I am a long ways away from submitting scores. This game has a massive ;earning curve. I did finally cross the 50,000 point threshold which puts me at 10% of the current leader lol

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