oh my god, mame... it's a fighting game and shmup enthusiast heaven. For a long time I didn't use it for much other than Capcom and SNK stuff, but then eventually I spent like 2 years straight just trying to find all the gems I could on the thing, going by reliable developer names and by the years (newer stuff is usually better, I think it's harder to find obscure gems from before 1990/1985 or so).
I see a lot mentioned here that I remember, but has anyone tried Reikai Doushi AKA Chinese Exorcist?? That is one ****ed up game. I mean, it's total crap but it's hilarious.. or maybe I just have a weird sense of humor sometimes. I think it's worth checking out if you haven't already though, I don't remember the file size being too big.
Oh, and looks like someone here IS a fan of DOA... hey mai, (do you still use MSN?
). I don't know if you saw my other post in the "what are you playing" thread, but I recently got into DOA. So, I'm guessing your only exposure to the series has been DOA and/or DOA2/DOA2H? After playing so much DOA2H, I don't know how some one who likes the series can keep themselves from plunging into a pile of xboxs/360s! lol
Also, about stuff like DOA++ and War Gods and other 3D games, I personally had a hard time trying to find a way to get them to run back then... I think the 3D games require special, larger sized roms to get them to work (cmds or something). I only ever got some stuff like the KI games to work, though they crashed sometimes. Maybe these days it's easier to find the right stuff though.