MAME WR No. 2 – 005

Next up is 005 by SegaActually the next game should be (Medal) Yumefuda [BET] which WolfMame states “THIS GAME DOESN’T WORK. You won’t be able to make it work correctly.  Don’t bother.
The colors are completely wrong.”  but I did anyway and well they’re correct.  Some mad Japanese headache inducing card thing.  When I recovered from my fit and turned it off I started on 005. According to KLOV “you play a spy who must take a briefcase and successfully navigate past guards to get to a waiting helicopter. The guards pursue you into dark warehouses and skating rinks. Defeat them with gas canisters.”  Twin Galaxies has 676,350 down as the MAME world record whilst the arcade record is 1,500,000 which Wikipedia claim to be the maximum score achievable.  Hmmm.  That’s some score then.  Maybe I can get within touching distance of the MAME WR at least…

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Glasto is almost upon us… Sunday Plan

Sunday has to start with Breakfast with Howard Marks.  It’s tradition.  A bit like a church service what with it being Sunday and all that but with added drugs.  Next is either Status Quo at the Pyramid or Micachu and the Shapes.  Depending on whether I’m after a good old knees up, daft 2 chord mud dance or now I guess.  Other than Penguin Cafe Orchestra up in the Acoustic tent.  It might be worth a chill out up there with some real ale at this point as I predict by now I’ll be a shadow of my former self and will be in need of quiet if previous festivals are anything to go by.  Then it’s time to wander about for a bit until Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s take to the Other Stage followed by Bat For Lashes.  Then finish off with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Blur at The Pyramid.  It was a toss up between Blur and Prodigy but I’m off to Leeds where I’ll be seeing them and with that another Glastonbury is over and done with.

At time of writing, the weather forecast is predicting rain.  Lets hope not eh…

Glasto is almost upon us… Saturday Plan

As I type this I do wonder if by now any of these plans have been followed.  I suspect that due to too much bodily abuse the plan will have been abandoned and at this point I’ll be in the Green Fields having a massage by a cow’s udder or something…  If not and I am managing to keep on keeping on, the plan for Saturday will go a little something like this;

VV Brown is on the Pyramid stage at 11:00.  Quite a large stage for a solo artist that but I’m sure, with her larger than large act, she’ll pull it off.  Rolf Harris follows over on the Jazz World Stage.  Get your wobbleboard out for the lads.    Back to the Pyramid to see Eagles Of Death Metal followed by Spinal Tap.   Then it’s a toss up between Hockey at John Peel Stage, Horace Andy at the Park or The Invisible at Guardian Lounge.  Depends on which is the furthest away or which way the straw poll amongst fellow team members works out I guess.  A quick stop to grab some food and drink then see Passion Pit at John Peel.  Amble over to the Pyramid to see Kasabian and then return to the Dance Village to firstly see DJ Yoda in Dance West and follwed by 2 Many DJs in Dance East.  If after this my legs can still hack it, a must see for me this year is the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in Club Dada followed by Damon Albarn’s cast of thousands Africa Express.  Crikey.  Is it really 3:30?  Better get some shut eye…

Glasto is almost upon us… Friday Plan

First up today is Mr Hudson who, if the rumours are to be believed, will have Kanye West joining him.  Wonder if he’ll bring his speak and spell with him if he does turn up.  A short walk through the Dance Village to John Peel Stage where we can check out Dan Black.

Oooh.  Lunchtime.  Time for an Oggie methinks which can accompany the lengthy trek up to the Park to watch Golden Silvers then it’s either back to the John Peel Stage to see The Virgins or see who the Special Guest is on the Pyramid Stage.  Rumours have it that it will be N*E*R*D.  Might be worth it to hear Lapdance and Rock Star performed live.  Hmmm.

Return to The Other Stage for morose Joy Division wannabes White Lies followed by Friendly Fires.  No question that we’ll have to then watch The Specials on the Pyramid stage.  Following that we’ll be catching the end of The Streets‘ set on the Jazz World Stage who is then followed by must see Q-Tip.   That takes us to just after midnight.  Hopefully I’ll have enough energy left to watch Chipmunk and then The Nextmen at the Dance Lounge at which point it’ll be 3:00am and even I need my beauty sleep.

Glasto is almost upon us… Thursday plan

It’s nearly here so I may as well start planning my time there.  Not that Glastonbury plans are ever stuck to but you need some kind of battle plan before venturing onto the fields of Worthy Farm.

Maximo Park are kicking off the festival by staging a 2,000 capacity limit gig in the Queens Head.  Not sure I can be bothered with cramming in that tent so hopefully the promised screens will be up and a beer can help me take in their set.  Following them, again in the Queen’s Head is We Have Band.

A couple of hours for a wander about the site, taking in the weird and wonderful means you can take in the Groove Diggerz in at the fantastical berlesque Pussy Parlure speigeltent.  A quick skip across the way and you’re all set for a long haul at the Dance Lounge.  The cheese/well you’ve just got to see it to believe it/will Brian get run over by his own car on stage factor means you cannot miss East 17Raffertie‘s old skool rave meets dubstep, followed by Beardyman‘s supreme beatboxing, followed by the Unabombers and before you know it it’s 00:30.   Which means surely it’s got to be time for the obligatory trip up the stone circle to oversee the City of Glastonbury before heading back to the Dance Lounge and finishing off with Altern-8.  There’s something you simply cannot overlook. It’d be rude.  Top One Nice One Get Sorted. Now, where did I put that face mask and hoody.  🙂

MAME WR No. 1 – ’88 Games

So I should really put my money where my mouth is and crack on with the MAME World Record attempts I mentioned in my earlier post

First up is ’88 Games by KonamiIt’s Konami’s third game in their button smashing series following Track and Field and Hyper Sports before it.  A quick check of Twin Galaxies show that they have a record for each of the individual events.  Now this might prove to be a problem as you can only move onto the next event once you’ve qualified for the preceding event.   The events are as follows with the Twin Galaxies record against each;

  • 100m Dash : 09.470 secs
  • Long Jump : 10.31 meters
  • 400m Relay (Qualifying Heat): 33.060 secs
  • Skeet Shooting : 20,000
  • 110m Hurdles : 11.440 secs
  • Archery : 5,150
  • Javelin : 108.48 meters
  • High Jump : 2.32 meters
  • 400m Relay – The Final Race : 33.060 secs

So lets see how I get on…

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