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December 12, 2003 7:31 AM   Subscribe

Looking to recreate the dark, smoky arcades of your misspent youth? Got the MAME cabinet in your rec room but still missing something? Arcade ambience supplies the soundtrack to your MAME cabinet with two super-long MP3'd mixes of vintage arcade noises. Authentic, right down to the sound of the coin changers and background hum. Sticky floor, shouted pizza to go orders, and smell of ozone and unwashed nerds not included.
posted by 40 Watt (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I usually try to watch my language and not say too many curse words but this makes me wanna say, "HECK YEAH!"
posted by mcsweetie at 8:38 AM on December 12, 2003


About eight minutes into the 1981 mix (which is where I am), when Centipede knocks in, is GREAT!
And i like early on with the Galaga intro. This is really well constructed, and, heh, amazingly not as irritating as I expected it might be. He does a good job of making it non-repetitive and introducing different themes at about the right moment your ears need them.

Looking forward to getting to 1983 ..thanks for the link
posted by Peter H at 8:39 AM on December 12, 2003


wow! Take that Mr. Eno! Reminds me of QuietAmerican's one-minute vacations (only much longer and nostalgic). Thanks for the link, 40 Watt.
posted by shoepal at 8:47 AM on December 12, 2003


I'm saving up for this little baby. Then I can get these sounds whenever I want

This is good stuff BTW, thanks 40 Watt.
posted by davehat at 8:53 AM on December 12, 2003


A worthy project.

I gots me a new answering machine outgoing message!
posted by Busithoth at 8:55 AM on December 12, 2003


Great link. Miss those arcade days. Young days.
posted by tranquileye at 8:58 AM on December 12, 2003


wokka wokka wokka!

now, if only they can somehow recreate a psychotic skinhead wielding a flick knife in order to persuade me to vacate the Robotron cabinet, then the recreation of my childhood arcade experience will be complete!
posted by rikabel at 9:08 AM on December 12, 2003


I think I hear Gorf taunting the space cadet in the background of 1981. Why do I feel like I am back at the Silver Nugget in Pensacola?

I just know 1983 is going to give me that sick feeling in my stomach like I really need to ask Tracie to couple skate.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 9:31 AM on December 12, 2003 [1 favorite]


Good thing these were created, as video arcades are now all but vanquished from society. I guess we can thank the PC and home console market for that.

Remember when video games used to be a social activity?
posted by Down10 at 11:10 AM on December 12, 2003


I just finished Lucky Wander Boy. This would have come in handy.
posted by mikrophon at 1:10 PM on December 12, 2003


Man. that brings back good memories. Thanks.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:40 PM on December 12, 2003


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