Quoted from vid1900:
The game had them from the factory, but it just was not a popular game, even when it was new.
The video game it was based on was very popular.
Well the Video Game was good!! Not saying this game is BAD, but it doesn't rise to the same level of the video game. I remember I was disappointed at the half-hearted attempt at somehow using some aspect of the video game in the Pinball game. Heck, I don't see how the pictures of the people on the backglass, the airplane, or the woman shooting the gun has ANYTHING to do with the video game! I'm not exactly sure how the a concept of a good video game which Spy Hunter was for it's class, combat driving games - It was pretty damned good! But yes, they would have been much better off to NOT use the Spy Hunter name if nothing else not to get people's hopes up!
Interestingly, I just looked this game up, and apparently it was designed by Greg Kmiec. Mr. Kmiec also designed Old Chicago. This might explain the non-standard layout at the bottom of the playfield that apparently is something he employs from time to time. Although I looked at many other games he created, Xenon, Kings of Steel, Night Rider,
PS; next time shorten the leads from those caps. If they get bent over, the switch will be stuck on.
Ack! I hadn't even thought of that. Okay, next couple I put in I'll make sure to do that. I touched them pulling on them to make sure they were soldered into the joint, and they were pretty solid, I don't think it's like they'll fall over or something on their own, however I DO know I have a habit of working on one thing, and bumping, and bending other components by being clumsy. Sometimes, trying to keep all of it perfect, so that no pieces touch any other pieces, and you don't bump another piece, or un-solder the other bundle of wires while you're trying to put the other one on there. That kinda crap happens to me all the time. It's when you need a 3rd, and sometimes 4th hand. I have one of those things from radio shack, but those things usually need a base to set on. Does anyone have any solutions for holding two wires, solder, and the solder Iron/Gun so all of it touches at the right place, and amount at the right time?
Again, thanks for the suggestion. I'm not exactly NEW to electronics, I guess you might just say I'm a little slow sometimes when it comes to electronic theory. I guess that's okay, I'm not really a Trigonometry star either. Get me a compiler, and some code, and a database, and then I'm in my element. Sometimes it's the physical world I have a little problem with.