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02-24-2019 at 06:43 AM
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Rootbeer tapper

so while the tapper skills are still fresh i'ld like to get all the records. for mames i just gotta teach my muscle memory to use my thumbs for butons instead of hand/arm for taps. shouldnt take long at all. in fact can already marathon mame, just cant do well enough for 5-life/ 1-life yet

however i'm not sure i can play a rootbeer tapper. I'm from ohio, i'm also often near the galloping ghost. Anyone know of an ohio, illinois, or indiana arcade with rootbeer tapper? the score would take about 3:20 for me to get so i would of course need an arcade owner cool with me filming that long as well as willing to let me video board

Thanks for any leads.

  1. datagod's Avatar
    if you're going to play mame I strongly suggest you get yourself tankstick or a Homebrew arcade joystick and arcade buttons controller. you can find them on Craigslist or Kijiji or whatever you guys use to sell and buy used things. they are well worth it. playing an arcade game with a USB controller that looks like an Xbox 360 or something is just really doing a disservice to the game. You're already emulating the machine which is almost blasphemy but then to use the Sega Genesis controller? come on man
  2. Snowflake's Avatar

    once its emulated its already emulated. theres no such thing as authentic emulation. besides with tapper, nothing you recomment simluates taps does it?

    i'm not "going to play mame" what i'm going to go is get the tapper scores on while the skills are fresh. probably something i should do evertyime i get an arcade record. thats not "playing mame", thats playing arcade and then pick up some sweet mame esi.

    remember the "general esi" or "overall esi" might as well just be called mame esi, mame is where all the esi is. which whne you think about it, probably should make mame more prestigious cause you're up against more players and therefore more competition. even still, i'm more interested in arcade and will just be using mame for easy esi points after i get an arcade score

  3. datagod's Avatar

    I have a dual tankstick with trackball controller. Two joysticks can be used, one for player movement, one for "tapping". Pretty darn close.

    I am not suggesting this for "purity" but for memory muscle and increased performance. If you feel more comfortable using a sega genesis controller, sure by all means.

    I want to see you crush the scores though.

  4. datagod's Avatar

    I bought this bad boy for my birthday instead of a Wii. It cost me over $200. I love it. I then bought a Wii years later for $99.

    Image result for dual tankstick controller

  5. datagod's Avatar

    The only bad part is it is HUGE and tends to slide around on the desk. I had to put sticky substances on the bottom to keep in from sliding around while playing robotron. Now that I have my own arcade, this bad boy collects dust.

  6. Snowflake's Avatar

    That sticky substance will invalidate your score ;)

  7. datagod's Avatar

    Only if RTM travels to my house and spends time in my garage. I have a large deep freeze, so it is not recommended.

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