What difficulty settings did arcade owners usually set their games to back in the day?

What difficulty settings did arcade owners usually set their games to back in the day?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice choice of game. A pity you're emulating.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      An arcade owner I knew whacked everything to max profit in the 80s.

      Stop this nonsense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The cabinet is too big and expensive, unfortunately.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just buy a full-size vintage arcade machine for thousands of dollars bro

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The cabinet is too big and expensive, unfortunately.

        Well, superguns exist.
        But yeah I just use MAME or FBN.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        An arcade owner I knew whacked everything to max profit in the 80s.

        Stop this nonsense.

        Why not? You'd eventually master the game and fully appreciate it. I guarantee you everyone on this board who tried this rom never completed it let alone beat the first stage.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The first stage is like a minute long.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This is Ganker we're talking about where mecha Sonic and robotnik filter your average poster. Wonderboy 2 is actually tough and requires multiple playthriughs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          stop asking stupid questions

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          OP here, made it to stage 6 on 1 credit on hard so far.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Investing thousands of dollars into a passive hobby is peak degeneracy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >But buying expensive steering wheels and gaming pcs is just fine

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              yeah, those are used for multiple things, not a single 2megabyte rom.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Racing and flight simulator enthusiasts can oftentimes translate their hobbies into real live via karting or some other form of racing and getting pilots licenses.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No they can't.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I beat game in the OP on the PS2 (sega) ages ago and didn’t have to buy a retarded pcb.
          They even included an option to map an input to do the joystick wiggling trick to get more gold.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I used save states on emulation to beat it

            Racing and flight simulator enthusiasts can oftentimes translate their hobbies into real live via karting or some other form of racing and getting pilots licenses.

            I've played a lot of Daytona USA and never realised I could now enter real life races. Thanks.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were supposed to be set according to the situation. Start on a lower difficulty level to let players get accustomed to a game as it comes out and then increase the difficulty as players get better at the game or more of its secrets get out. It also depends on the foot traffic in the area. Less foot traffic you might slightly lower the difficulty to give players a longer play time and an incentive to come back to play again the next day as they passed through.

    If there were multiple cabinets of the same game sometimes one would be set to highest difficulty with a warning on the cabinet (mostly seen in Japan).

    Or some operators just didn't care and always left them at default.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the game is Wonder Boy In Monster Land

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends if they wanted you to come back or not.
    A simple setup in the corner of a laundromat? Probably five to seven out of ten.
    A dedicated arcade in the city with a huge customer base? More likely eight to a full on ten.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever made them the most money.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Default usually.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    From experience 70% of neo geo games i played were on level 4 (default). 20% on level 1/2/3. 10% on level 5/6. Never seen 7 or 8.

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