If You Want To Play This Arcade Game, You Have To Find It

If You Want To Play This Arcade Game, You've Gotta Find It

The MAME emulator has, for over a decade now, let people play arcade classics in the comfort of their own home. But it's worth remembering that while the vast majority of games are out there and playable, at least in some form, not all of them are. Some, you simply have to play on the real thing.

Gamshara is one of them. A 2002 "Cabal" shooting game, it stands as probably the finest entry in a dead genre (which you can read more about here). It's also one of the few games that has never been successfully emulated, meaning that if you want to play Gamshara, you need to get hold of (or travel to) an actual arcade board/cabinet.

Course, that's how things stand now. This came up because I was reading a piece on the ever-excellent HG101, where it's mentioned that the game's developer, Mitchell, is shopping its back catalogue around for interested publishers/licensees.

Which is all kinds of cool, because Mitchell's games haven't been ported to consoles or handhelds before, and most folks would never have seen their titles, let alone played them. So hey, if the stuff's being shopped around and it's picked up by a Western company, you might get to play games like Gamshara after all.

Mitchell Corporation arcade games available to licence [HG101]


    Don't you have to find any arcade game in order to play it? :S

    Luke, when writing an article try not to write as if you are speaking to your friends.
    'Course, that's how things stand.....' It makes little sense, I know what you are saying, but its almost disrespectful to your audience. 'All kinds of cool' etc.
    It is a privilege to have an audience, make an effort. Show some respect to the language, or we'll all be dumbed down to 'Idiocracy' like levels.
    Chur bro.

      I disagree. There's no problem with typing the way you talk, especially when it's not full of slang, broken English or inappropriate words. Maybe he shouldn't have started a paragraph with "Course", but apart from that there's not a single thing wrong with his writing style. He's done nothing close to "idiocracy like levels".

    The few that haven't been emulated? There's thousands of games not emulated and even more not 100% working, many though are like gamshara are less popular and put in the to hard basket.

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