Can’t believe it’s been nearly a Year since I posted anything retrogaming related, but it’s been a busy year and now I’ve got time again.
I picked up this sexy monster off of ebay today:-
But that’s just a clunky old original Xbox I hear you say!
NO! this is no ordinary Xbox, I have discovered the beauty that is CoinOPS!
Thousands, and I mean THOUSANDS of arcade/console and old school gaming machines are emulated in this awesome little package, bolted on to XBMC.
Naturally the first game I headed for was StarForce… the greatest arcade shooter ever designed, okay apart from Defender or Salamander or R-Type… okay well I just think it’s up there anyway :)
A perfect arcade conversion. Smooth, silky graphics and sound… hours and hours of high scoring fun.
As I was in the S’s I noticed StarBlade. I haven’t played this since the arcades in the 80’s, but what a beautiful game. Fantastic speech synthesis too, for the time.
Staying on the S’s I had to have a go at Smash TV…
BINGO! more great fun.
So yeah it took me most of the day just to get through a handful of games, just another few thousand to go.
Would highly recommend you google the CoinOPS emulators. I looks like these guys put a shedload of time to make this thing look so good, and to make it so easy for us to re-live our youth.