We'll see how it looks. Probably best to make it subtle like the shadows. I plan on trying it with the background only view. The shadow vs. no shadow is almost identical currently so it's at least worth exploring.
Yeah, I figured it would look cleaner this way and make it much easier when making the other games since 90% of it is already done.
My plan was to start with the unit only view since that will be under more visual scrutiny. If that worked out, then I would also do the backdrop view. I always assumed you had this view to have all the machines at roughly the same size. I use this view for my screenshots when picking a game. It's cool to them all at the same scale.
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Light Gun Games with Aimtrak
Trackball Games with X-Arcade Trackball
Star Wars Episode 1 Racer with Dual Throttle Controls