> I've been following MAME on and off for the better part of two decades. I remember
> that there were games that wouldn't work/work properly due to unemulated protection,
> but a bootleg clone would be playable/more playable. That list has steadily declined
> over the years, but I'm going through the complete 0.185 set and would like to get
> rid of as many bootlegs as possible. However, I want to keep any that are more
> functional than the parent (has sound when the parent doesn't, works when the parent
> doesn't, etc.)
> Anybody know of any games that still have bootlegs that are more playable than the
> parent set? I posted on the MAME subreddit, but with Haze and others here, I'm asking
> here as well to get more expert insight into this. Thanks!
the original Kangeroo should probably be marked as Not working or Imperfect Protection at least as the random event generation is wrong which means you can leech for infinite points when in the original you couldn't.
HOWEVER, in this case, even if there's a bootleg, I'm not sure it's any better, or if the bootleg just has the same bugs, but is emulated correctly because the PCB would have the same bugs too.