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Published on Nov 26, 2012
This clip is derivative work based on "MAME arcade" and "Arcade '84" by Dave Dries. "MAME Arcade" had always been one of my very favorite movies for use as an arcade cabinet frontend intro. You can download "MAME arcade" from Dave's site at www.cinemarcade.com/movies but it is limited to a highly compressed 320x240. This version was recreated for my home arcade cabinet using my cabinet's logo at a somewhat higher resolution of 480x360 after gleaning Dave's "Arcade '84" video file at the same resolution.
I always thought "MAME arcade" worked even better as a frontend video because it's only 25 seconds long. I wanted "MAME arcade" with my arcade cabinet's logo. This is the result.
Since I couldn't find the original "MAME arcade" at any higher resolution than 320x240 (even after many attempts to contact and/or request the source files from Dave), I decided to recreate it frame for frame at 480x360 with a few tweaks and (perhaps) improvements and then switched out the ending MAME logo for my own "Super Arcade".
Changes from original lower res video: One brief cut scene is different. Better in my opinion. Fixed the timing of another original cut scene. I added a few more arcade sounds and the ending is a bit different than the original by Dave. Did the best I could given that I wasn't working with the original layered files. Music track is "Separate Ways" by Journey. Edited using Final Cut Pro.
The ending logo for this version of the video was changed from the MAME logo to my Super Arcade logo so it would look better with my arcade cabinet frontend design (Mala).