Third of 3 vids looking at Atari’s 720°, a pioneering arcade game based on skateboarding, in its 25th anniversary this year.
It should be noted that the game is very difficult to play through an emulator with a conventional gamepad, as part one explains. Therefore, these MAME clips are nothing like the brilliance of 720° players on real arcade machines (see the great Jeff Civitate – DrunkJeff1 – at http://www.720zone.com/, for example). However, this trilogy of vids shows the possibilities of running the game through MAME, which was still a lot of fun.
A few cheats were enabled – they seemed more or less necessary to give the game some playability. These were infinite area time, lots of money and unlimited tickets. With the limitations involved, a legitimate hi-score was never a consideration anyway, but it was fun to try for high medal counts from the skate parks.
This video looks at the potential of Skate City when the area timer – and killer bees – are disabled. Also featuring the full range of in-game music.
See: http://www.720zone.com/720-Gameplay.html for more on 720° rules and gameplay.