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Mame Clones worth playing - a complete (hopefully) list

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Good spot. zeroteam is marked as non-working so i think that's why you may not see a parent.

Is there any difference between nzeroteam and zerotm2k?

Looks like there is a zeroteam USA as well listed as a clone...

 

They have different title screens so I'm going to assume there are other differences too.

I un-cloned both.

 

This topic is awesome. Been wanting to "un-clone" the good ones for a long time and now I finally have. Look forward to people finding more good ones.

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I've created an XML including all parents (minus casino, mahjong, and mature) as well as the referenced clones. I added xmen6p (6 player version of xmen) as well. This is based on MAME v0.170 "mame_no_casino_mahjong_mature". I didn't "un-clone" them as that would disable carrying themes, etc. down from each parent, so you'll need to use this XML and show clones in your wheel.

 

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If anyone cares, I updated the original list with some of the updates mentioned here and a few things that I changed/altered

Game						        Parent		Clone		Notes
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Ace Attack						ace (orig game)	aceattac 	Actually a Volleyball game, clone of Ace Attacker? (no parent)
Ajax							ajax		typhoon		This version has a different stage order and possible additional level
Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja		                baddudes	drgninja	Japanese version has different background music and different ending
Cabal							cabal		cabalus		Trackball version
Captain America Avengers		                captaven	captavenu 	US version, not really that different
Combat School					        combatsc	combatsct   	Trackball version
Cyberball						cyberbal	cyberbal2p   	2 player version
D. D. Crew						ddcrew		ddcrew2		2 player version
Defend the Terra Attack			                redufo		exodus   	Slightly improved graphics
DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou			                ddp3		ddp3blk		Black label edition is more playable and allows continues
Donkey Kong II					        dkong 		dkongx11 	Donkey Kong 2 hack, new levels etc
Galaga							galaga		galagamf  	Fast shoot
Galaxian						galaxian	galapx/galturbo They are faster and have faster rate of fire which makes totally different game
Gauntlet II						gaunt2		gaunt22p  	2 player version
Gauntlet						gauntlet	gauntlet2p  	2 player version
Gigas							gigandes	gigasb   	Actually a breakout game, clone of gigas? (not listed as parent)
Ikari Warriors					        ikari		ikarijpb   	Joystick hack
Joust							joust		joustr   	Pterodactyl scoring bug
King of Fighters 2005 Anniv		                kof2002		kf2k5uni	Anniversary edition, changed graphics, music, characters
Land Maker						landmakr	landmakrp	English translation
Main Event						mainevt		mainevt2p  	2 player version
Major Havoc						mhavoc		mhavocrv	Return to Vax hack, easier then original, extra levels, minor play changes
Marvel vs Street Fighter		                mshvsf		mshvsfj		Japanese version gives you an extra character
Ms. Pac Man						mspacman	mspacmnf   	Speedup hack
NBA Maximum Hangtime			                nbahangt	nbamht1		Updated roster, minor play changes
Night Slasher					        nslasher	nslasherj	Japanese version is uncensored - red blood and some different and extended scenes
Pacman							puckman		pacman 		Original pacman game
Pacman							puckman		pacmanf  	Speedup hack
Peggle							peggle		pegglet   	Trackball version
Pirate Pete						junglek		piratpet	Pirate-based version of Jungle Hunt
Qix II Tournament				        qix		qix2	        Enhanced version with different colors and bonus features
Rampart							rampart		rampart2p   	Joystick version
Robocop 2						robocop2	robocop2j	Japanese version has extra playable into leveland extra scene at the end
Salamander (Lifeforce)			                salamand	lifefrce	Enhanced US version and listed Japanese version (lifefrcej) have new graphics and improved gameplay
Shadow Warriors (Ninja Gaiden)	                        shadoww		gaiden		US (gaiden) and Japan (ryukendn) versions have different music and fighting/difficulty diffs
Simpsons*						simpsons	simpsons2p   	2 player version *I used the one below instead
Simpsons						simpsons	simpsons2pj	2 player version but with multiple fixes (https://goo.gl/mt8Gb1)
Sunset Riders					        ssriders	ssridersubc   	2 player version
Super Bubble Bobble				        bublbobl 	sboblbobla 	Super Bubble Bobble, minor changes
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fight	                        sf2hf		sf2hfj		Turbo version incorporates unofficial hacks and is supposed to be the best in the series
Tempest Tubes					        tempest		temptube   	Version of Tempest with different shapes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles	                        tmnt		tmnt2po   	2 player version
Undercover Cops					        uccops		uccopsar	Alpha Renewal version has better graphics and additional character moves
Vendetta						vendetta	vendetta2p   	2 player version.  Also Asian versions have bikers and dogs that grab, hump, and lick the player...

 

Hey Vaderag. Maybe you should take that list and create a new topic with the updated list in the first post. Be easier to find and keep up to date.

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It would be awesome if you create an xml with these and delete the tag of clones so that I could put it as a genre in the wheel! Still want to hide clones but maybe not these

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Hey Vaderag. Maybe you should take that list and create a new topic with the updated list in the first post. Be easier to find and keep up to date.

I'll try do that tomorrow :)

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I'll try do that tomorrow :)

Would also be super helpful if the list had the manufacturer as well. It's taking me forever trying to split them into manufacturer wheels without knowing who made the game.

 

Also 2 more to check on.

 

1. Crossed Swords II - I believe this was actually Geo CD only, but razoola made a bootleg version that works in MAME. Doesn't show up under geo because it has Bootleg (Razoola) as the manufacturer. Not exactly a clone, but needs to be manually added to a Geo wheel.

2. Bubble Bobble Lost Caves - No idea what it's about, but I just stumbled across it

3. Zero Team actually has both Neo Zero Team & Zero Team 2000 as clones that need to be un-cloned due to a missing parent.

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Found another while trying to clean up some missing media. of 7052 roms I'm now only missing 40 video snaps and only 22 wheels... nice.

Still missing 1288 themes though... super lame. Wish there was an easy way to mass download the ones I'm missing from the download section here.

 

Anyway.

 

-Last Hope. This is an MVS conversion bootleg from the AES version. 

It isn't a clone so will show in a MAME wheel, but (like Crossed Swords II) needs to be manually added to a Neo-Geo wheel.

Doesn't have video or wheel art, but it took all of 2 minutes to grab them both from google & youtube.

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No, sorry got distracted! Nearly finished my artwork now, so will be up to system setup again soon!!

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Great! Hopefully an xml can be created and not be labeled as clones in it so I could add it as a genre

 

You could make that in a matter of minutes using Don's.

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It only takes a few minutes just cutting/pasting without Dons

Sent from my SM-G935V

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No, sorry got distracted! Nearly finished my artwork now, so will be up to system setup again soon!!

I'm rebuilding my MAME database for 175 right now so I'll do this at the same time.

I'll make a new thread for it and link it here when I'm done.

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