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1. I am...

Eldio from the UK, born in 1979. A big fan of music spanning the decades... I can also play some mean guitar.

I have been into games all my life, a fascination that began around the age of four. My brother had just got a Dragon32 home computer and we would spend many an hour playing Chucky Egg, Bouldercrash and Manic Miner. Through the years I could be found feeding cash into arcade machines (my earliest memory being groups of people surrounding a Kung Fu Master cabinet) while keeping a keen home computer / console collection going. My console fascination eventually filtered out when PCs became meaty but I still have many relics from the past in some form of bizarre working museum.

2. I got into MAME...

I stumbled across this particular emulator around the late part of 1998 while looking for versions of an arcade game I used to play called Heavy Unit. I was also looking for some Commodore64 games which I thought were lost forever due to tape wear. If memory serves me correctly, I found the MAME32 site first before venturing off into MAME.NET and MAMEWORLD.NET. Sometime later I discovered there was a newsgroup called alt.games.mame where helpful and similar people could be found.

3. I love playing...

Any game really. A game with gameplay is a game I play. You can find a few of these in MAME : )

194X, Track & Field, PacMan, Altered Beast, Hard Drivin', Arkanoid, Asteroids, Street Fighter(s), Astro Blaster, Tetris, Bubble Bobble, Shinobi, Centipede, Mortal Kombat(s), Contra, Double Dragon, Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Monkey King (DK), Toki, Frogger, Galaga(s), Gauntlet, Wonder Boy and a few many more.

4. I would like to say to Nicola and the MAME team...

Thank you for all the effort and immortalising decades of arcade related shenanigans. The time that has been invested into this project is ensuring that the all time classics are not lost forever and a great deal of people appreciate the need to archive, record and emulate the arcade scene which has most certainly had a huge impact on society.
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