Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 Pictures

Super Mario Bros Pinball

Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 Pictures

Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 Pictures taken by myself SteveOh.

I tried to get to all the different areas of the show. Included are pictures of the Star World’s arcade, the vendor area, the various gaming rooms, and the pinball tournament.

There’s a lot of retro / vintage computers & gaming devices. Have fun!

60 in 1 Bartop Arcades
60 in 1 Bartop Arcades
Apple & Commodore Computers
Apple & Commodore Computers
Apple IIc
Apple IIc
Apple Lisa
Apple Lisa
Atari 5200 Close Up
Atari 5200 Close Up
Atari 5200
Atari 5200
Atari 7800 in box
Atari 7800 in box
Atari Centipede Mobile
Atari Centipede Mobile
Atari Jagfest
Atari Jagfest
Atari Jaguar & Lynx
Atari Jaguar & Lynx
Atari Jaguar Banner
Atari Jaguar Banner
Atari Jaguar Box & Atari Lynx
Atari Jaguar Box & Atari Lynx
Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx 2
Atari Lynx 2
Atari Lynx - The Latest From Lynx
Atari Lynx – The Latest From Lynx
Atari Lynx Complete
Atari Lynx Complete
Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx
Atari Pong & Intelligames Pong Sports IV
Atari Pong & Intelligames Pong Sports IV
Atari Pong & Stunt Cycle
Atari Pong & Stunt Cycle
Atari Video Game Selection Center 2
Atari Video Game Selection Center 2
Atari Video Game Selection Center
Atari Video Game Selection Center
CIB Games For Sale
CIB Games For Sale
CIB NES Master System Genesis Games
CIB NES Master System Genesis Games
Commodore Computer
Commodore Computer
Compaq Z80
Compaq Z80
Console Gaming
Console Gaming
Dance Dance Revolution
Dance Dance Revolution
Fix It Felix Arcade
Fix It Felix Arcade
Games for sale
Games for sale
Handhelds for sale
Handhelds for sale
Happy Vendor
Happy Vendor
Homebrew Jaguar Games 2
Homebrew Jaguar Games 2
Homebrew Jaguar Games
Homebrew Jaguar Games
IBM PC
IBM PC
Intellivsion Keyboard
Intellivsion Keyboard
Joust Cocktail Arcade
Joust Cocktail Arcade
Joust High Score
Joust High Score
Main Vendor Hall
Main Vendor Hall
NES Accessories
NES Accessories
NES Power Glove
NES Power Glove
Nintendo Gameboy Kiosk
Nintendo Gameboy Kiosk
Nintendo VS Red Tent Arcade
Nintendo VS Red Tent Arcade
Pinball Machines 2
Pinball Machines 2
Pinball Machines
Pinball Machines
Pinball Playfield
Pinball Playfield
Pinball Tournament
Pinball Tournament
Pixel Party
Pixel Party
Radio Shack TRS80
Radio Shack TRS80
Sealed Atari Games
Sealed Atari Games
Sega Mark III
Sega Mark III
Star Wars Pinball
Star Wars Pinball
Star World's Arcade 2
Star World’s Arcade 2
Star World's Arcade 3
Star World’s Arcade 3
Star World's Arcade Beatmania
Star World’s Arcade Beatmania
Star World's Arcade
Star World’s Arcade
Super Mario Bros Pinball
Super Mario Bros Pinball
Video Brain
Video Brain
Zelda Standee
Zelda Standee
Baby Pacman Pinball
Baby Pacman Pinball
Boxed NES and Super Famicom Games
Boxed NES and Super Famicom Games
Bubbles Arcade Machine
Bubbles Arcade Machine
Nintendo Famicom Games for Sale
Nintendo Famicom Games for Sale
Galaga Arcade Machine
Galaga Arcade Machine
Galaga Arcade Perfect Challenging Stage
Galaga Arcade Perfect Challenging Stage
Ikari Warriors Arcade Machine
Ikari Warriors Arcade Machine
Intellivision Games for Sale
Intellivision Games for Sale
Japanese ROB the Robot and games for sale
Japanese ROB the Robot and games for sale
Japanese Sega Saturn Games For Sale
Japanese Sega Saturn Games For Sale
Lots of NES Games for Sale
Lots of NES Games for Sale
Lots of NES Games for Sale 2
Lots of NES Games for Sale 2
Moon Patrol - Bubbles - Robotron 2084 Arcade Machines
Moon Patrol – Bubbles – Robotron 2084 Arcade Machines
Nintendo Famicom and Super Famicom Games for Sale
Nintendo Famicom and Super Famicom Games for Sale
Random Games and Merchandise for Sale
Random Games and Merchandise for Sale
Rare NES Gameboy and Import Games
Rare NES Gameboy and Import Games
Sealed and Boxed Atair Jaguar and Turbografx16 Games
Sealed and Boxed Atair Jaguar and Turbografx16 Games
Sega Genesis 2 - N64 - 3DO
Sega Genesis 2 – N64 – 3DO
Star Worlds Arcade 3
Star Worlds Arcade 3
Super Famicom Games For Sale
Super Famicom Games For Sale
Super Nintendo SNES Games for Sale 2
Super Nintendo SNES Games for Sale 2
Super Nintendo SNES Games for Sale
Super Nintendo SNES Games for Sale
Turbografx16 Games for Sale
Turbografx16 Games for Sale

Jackal

Jackal Gameplay

Jackal was released in 1988 by Konami for the NES. It’s a port of the Top Gunner arcade game. It’s a run and gun shooting game. The goal of Jackal is to save hostage POWs that have been captured by the enemy army. You must battle your way through six levels of hostile tanks, soldiers, planes, boats, and cannons.

You drive a Jeep that fires bullets and you can throw hand grenades. Your Jeep can be upgraded which makes the gameplay much more interesting. Every time you pickup a hostage POW that’s flashing you will get a missile upgrade. The first missile upgrade will turn your hand grenades into a one shot missile. You can collect a total of four hostage POW powerups that will turn your Jeep into a multi missile launching machine! Once you fully upgrade the Jeep you will shoot a missile that when it explodes it will shoot in four directions killing anything in its path.

As you progress through the levels you will find a helicopter pick up for the hostage POWs. If you drop off enough hostages you will full max out your Jeep’s weapon upgrades.

Jackal is a great multi player game. Two player simultaneous coop mode is a lot of fun. You can really get on a roll once both players have their Jeeps fully upgraded.

Unlike other Konami games Jackal does not have the “Konami Code”. You have a limited amout of lives and continues. You can collect extra lives for getting high scores.

Game Genie codes for Jackal
SZPTSI Both players have infinite lives
PAPKXZ Both players start with 1 life
PAPKXX Both players start with 9 lives
GXZTSG Keep weapons after death
LEZTKG Full weapons after death

Jackal Title Screen
Jackal Title Screen
Jackal Gameplay
Jackal Gameplay
Jackal Cut Scene
Jackal Cut Scene
Jackal Dropping off POWs
Jackal Dropping off POWs
Jackal Cut Scene 2
Jackal Cut Scene 2
Jackal Level Screen
Jackal Level Screen
Jackal Gameplay 4
Jackal Gameplay 4

Double Dragon 2 The Revenge

Double Dragon 2 Boss 2

Double Dragon 2 was released in 1990 by Acclaim for the NES. Double Dragon 2 was a port of the beat em up arcade game of the same name. The NES version contains five more levels of gameplay for a total of nine levels. The NES version also added cut scenes in between levels. Double Dragon 2 is remembered as being one of the better arcade game to NES ports from back in the day.

You play as the brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee. You are fighting to avenge the death of your girlfriend Marian who was killed by the last boss of the game called the Mysterious Warrior.

Double Dragon 2 had something that was missing in the first NES version of Double Dragon: two player co-op mode. Now you could play through the story with a friend which made things a lot more fun. Thankfully you can choose whether or not you wanted to be able to hurt your co-op partner by selecting either game mode A or B. In Mode A, if you hit the other player you will not hurt each other and with Mode B, attacking the other player will give damage.

The fighting gameplay has changed from the first Double Dragon a bit also. Depending on what side of your character the enemy is on the punch and kicks button switch. So instead of just A for punch and B for kick it changes. A lot of gamers didn’t like this but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It didn’t take me long to get used to it but I guess everybody is different. A new move was added a spinning hurricane jump kick. It’s a good move to use to clear out areas with a lot of enemies.

The controls are good but in some areas of the gameplay and in other areas they are bad. The player vs enemy controls are well done but in some parts of the game you need to make jumps over pits like in a platformer game but Double Dragon 2 isn’t really made for that. It can be difficult and frustrating in some areas but it’s not enough that it ruins the gameplay. It just feels like you can die some really cheap deaths.

Double Dragon 2 is cheap to purchase off the internet on sites like eBay. It’s defiantly worth the little money it costs to add it to your NES game collection. The two player co-op mode is where it’s at!

Double Dragon 2 Title Screen
Double Dragon 2 Title Screen
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 2
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 2
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 3
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 3
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 4
Double Dragon 2 Gameplay 4

Double Dragon 2 Boss
Double Dragon 2 Boss

Double Dragon 2 Boss 2
Double Dragon 2 Boss 2

Athena – Worst NES Games

Athena Nintendo NES Title Screen

Released for the NES in 1987 by SNK

Athena for the Nintendo NES was a port of developer SNK’s arcade game Athena. The arcade game was only released in Japan. It was know for being a decent fun game. The NES port of the arcade is horrible.

It was an early port for SNK who in the end made a few good NES games like Crystalis. Anyway Athena sucks and here’s why…

The gameplay and controls are the worst problem about this game. You start out with this crappy baseball type weapon that as you kill enemies can be upgraded to whatever the enemy happens to drop.

One of the best weapons is the sword but the problem is once you get one you are likely to die immediately. The game spawn enemies endlessly and in really bad positions like right next to your character sometimes. It’s really cheap and annoying.

The other problem is that when you take damage you don’t turn invincible for a second or two so you can get wiped out if you get stuck in between enemies. The controls are stiff and just a pain to use.

All in all, if you want to play a crappy Nintendo NES game try Athena!

Athena Nintendo NES Cart
Athena Nintendo NES Cart
Athena Nintendo NES Title Screen
This is the title screen for Athena
Athena Nintendo NES Gameplay Pic
Athena Nintendo NES Gameplay Pic