> A judgement call will be made on a case-by-case basis.
That's the problem. While we're on the (exact) subject, this Strider hack has been used in arcades, so what exactly is the reason it isn't in MAME when other games I mentioned are?
> There are other things in MAME that were probably never operated outside of one > arcade back in the day, things that were sold as conversion kits that ultimately > nobody wanted so got tossed in the garbage instead, but 30 years later one that > survived ends up being sold. You wouldn't argue those don't belong in MAME, typically > they end up selling for quite a lot of money now too. I wouldn't say it was double > standards, it's just trying to make a sensible call in each case.