Stratco Console Table

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  1. MUTMAN

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    Weird that Stratco sell them. It's hard to tell, but I'm fairly certain I've seen those on eBay and AliExpress. But honestly, all those knock off cabinets look the same.

    If I was a betting man, I'd say it ran off either a X-in-1 board (can't add games), or a Pandora (can add games).

    See if you can get him to send you a photo of its innards.
     
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    Man I can't play on a cocktail cab for more than half an hour before getting a sore neck and shoulders. Getting old.
     
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    Stratco would sell pet food if they thought there was a dollar in it.
    I'll see him next week and get some pix
    Thanks

    I get arthritis from control pads. The playstation ones are killer...
     
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    We’re all getting old, which is probably why we’re in this forum :)
     
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    What a strange product for stratco to sell but i guess its perfect for a outdoor patio/deck area
     
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    When your primary audience are old dudes who build sheds and patios to escape the noise of life, it makes sense.

    (Not criticising, because that's me).
     
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    That sums up the guy at work nicely :thumbup:
    Late 40s, not into computers, wants to sit in his shed/man cave with a couple of mates and drink a few coldies and stuff around.
    A few hundred on a retro arcade machine and a dart board are prime. (He'd love a pinball, but cant justify the costs)
     
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    I'll ask him next week and grab some pics.
    He was saying "it has lots of the same game loaded. It has three versions of donkey kong" so i was thinking it was a mame like box loaded up with standard roms
     
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    Sounds like it. Never understood why people want every game on their machine or 3 different versions of donkey kong though - I personally just want the best or most nostalgic on there.
     
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    as a kid i remember there was two versions of donkey kong. today thanks to mame i know they were the usa and japan versions
    12 year old me didnt know such things existed, i just died a lot as i wasnt expecting the last level as the second level :)
    So I'm happy to have the multiple versions :thumbup:
     
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    Im good with multiple versions for a particular reason - but 6 identical copies?
     
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    ah the side effect of goodsets/preservation is a bunch of versions that you either don't give a crap about or confuse you.

    at least it's easy when you see a region and/or version number that tells you which is the most latest official revision of the game in your language. Beyond that even in the interest of preservation who REALLY wants those other versions.
     
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    I dont understand the dislike. You can just ignore them or not include them on the machine you use ?
    Its like seeing people on torrent sites complaining about the number of releases of the same show, and they think the version they want is the version everyone else should just use...
     
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    Like i said it's a "side effect" of archival preservation.
    For the purpose of a retail device (licensed or otherwise) where the intent is actual game play, simplicity is the key.
     
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    yer, I get what you're saying. I was kinda replying to Franc too
    I can only use my own history of donkey kong as a case; If I bought that machine and it had the JP version of donkey kong on it and I was used to playing the USA version, then I'd be gutted.
    So i guess i'm one person that wants at least those two versions.

    By including both roms in the machine they remove that issue ???
     
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    Sure have World/US/JP but as long as it's in English most people don't know the difference.

    End of the day I'm sure there being multiple/excessive versions of a game doesn't stop people from picking one, playing and having a good time.
     
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    I would wager the amount of games that are different with differing releases would be fairly small - presumably dk was run on a less capable machine so did not have all the levels. I know of a few that are differnet, but it usually would say Galaxian hardware or something and play identical.

    I do understand the need for the versions, I just dont understand why people put all versions of all games on their machine, is what im getting at.

    And there are also different versions of same game under different names (Jungle Hunt/Jungle King for one).
     
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    Fair enough

    Oh and DK had the same four levels, the colours and the order were different.
    Although thinking back now, the japan version i used to play probably had different colours because it just had a rooted crt monitor :lol:
     

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