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Panic Park by Namco.

By Ericpinballfan

4 years ago


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#1 4 years ago

Just picked up one of these rare vids last week. I will be damned if I cant find the volume knob.
Ive got settings and menus buttons behind coin door. Nothing on the back accept power switch.
Thanks.
Could really use a set of handles to.

#2 4 years ago

ok, may have found the problem. Service switch may not be working or loose wire.
Will update.

2 weeks later
#3 4 years ago

Should have made this a club!
Suggestions, tips and trouble shooting.
Found volume in settings, it was set to 42 per side, way to loud for garage arcade.

#4 4 years ago

I need handles, all the pieces!
All my rubbers are shit and the tough black pad i bought to make new ones lasted a week.
Thinking of replacing with black ABS chunks or black nylon pads. No more black rubber.

#5 4 years ago

My monitor is also old, 27 years at this point.
Seems an LCD 27 inch would work, anybody do that yet?
I have the stand up original.

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#6 4 years ago

This is day 1 pic, topper is on and works good.
Will be adding led color changing strip up there in time.

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I need handles, all the pieces!
All my rubbers are shit and the tough black pad i bought to make new ones lasted a week.
Thinking of replacing with black ABS chunks or black nylon pads. No more black rubber.

Sega used to use urethane blocks for that kind of thing. Might want to see if that will work. I envy you - I'd love to have this game myself.

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from LateCenturyMods:

Sega used to use urethane blocks for that kind of thing. Might want to see if that will work. I envy you - I'd love to have this game myself.

Seems more and more are popping up. I now know of 7 in my greater 100 mile radius. Seems 4 are just from the last 4 months. Ive also seen other Japanese games popping up in my area. I suspect someone shipped in a cantainer from Japan this year.

#9 4 years ago

My roller under speaker/start panel that's in between handles is completely shot to.
Urethane might work there to.

#10 4 years ago

That game is a hoot!

#11 4 years ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

That game is a hoot!

It is a blast! My game is a beater but works pretty good. 13 year old boy is having fun pushing me.

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Seems more and more are popping up.

10 were exported to the USA. Maybe others brought in.

Quoted from DugFreez:

That game is a hoot!

On free play, at home or an event. Commercial flop. Which is why Namco didn't export it to the USA.

LTG : )

2 weeks later
#13 4 years ago

How do I make this a club?
More parties and more games in. Everyone loves this thing.
Show Your Panic Park Gang. Need pics and lets fix these things!

#14 4 years ago

I used to have one and sold it. Would love to get another

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from Dr-Willy:

I used to have one and sold it. Would love to get another

WHAT!
You sold it?
My thirteen old would kill me if I sold this thing. I think its stuck here till he's at least in college.

#16 4 years ago

Had one for a year or two, was pretty neat, great party game. If you dig that one another oddball is Bishi Bashi

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#17 4 years ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

Had one for a year or two, was pretty neat, great party game. If you dig that one another oddball is Bishi Bashi[quoted image]

Played it! Amazing game.

#18 4 years ago

God I love Japanese arcades

3 weeks later
#19 4 years ago

Tips on converting Panic Park to LCD monitor greatly appreciated!!
I know I need a EGA to VGA converter.
But what monitor would folks reccomend?
Then to mount the damn thing.
Suggestions?

#20 4 years ago

You can basically use any tv of your choice. I always go with one that auto powers on upon power restore. I usually go to best buy and ask them to unplug the tvs and then plug them back in and see which ones auto turn back on, then pick which one i like out of the few they have. I usually fab up some flat steel bars that mount to the vesa ports on the tv and then mount to the studs of where the original monitor mounted in the cab.

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from Dr-Willy:

You can basically use any tv of your choice. I always go with one that auto powers on upon power restore. I usually go to best buy and ask them to unplug the tvs and then plug them back in and see which ones auto turn back on, then pick which one i like out of the few they have. I usually fab up some flat steel bars that mount to the vesa ports on the tv and then mount to the studs of where the original monitor mounted in the cab.

Thanks Willy!
On my list to upgrade this monitor.

4 months later
#22 4 years ago

Still looking for Panic Park Handles if anyone has some lying around.
Thanks

#23 4 years ago

Used beat up handles, dont care. I have raw metal to sand the rust off of.
I know a variety of hacks with bicycle grips and what not.
But would rather have original handles or remakes, even used.

#24 4 years ago

I'm also during my sanding process replacing some of the rubber bumpers with nylon. Tired of rubber pellets coming off bumpers making game dirty.

#25 4 years ago

Played the "Panic King" mode yet?

Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

How do I make this a club?
More parties and more games in. Everyone loves this thing.
Show Your Panic Park Gang. Need pics and lets fix these things!

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from pinbwzrd:

Played the "Panic King" mode yet?

I Have! Pretty hard and fun.
No handles?

2 weeks later
#27 4 years ago

Bump, searching for Panic Park handles!

#28 4 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Bump, searching for Panic Park handles!

You need the handle itself, or the soft grip? (I don't have either one, just asking...)

2 months later
#29 3 years ago
Quoted from LateCenturyMods:

You need the handle itself, or the soft grip? (I don't have either one, just asking...)

I need the whole handle set, both sides, all 6 pieces.
I have a Spare NOS manual for Panic Park if anyone is interested. In 3 languages as published.
I found 2 of these in Spain of all places. One spare to sell. Sorry, not cheap.
$50 plus 5 Shipping.
Thanks
Eric

1 week later
#30 3 years ago

Captain's is trying to auction off a Panic Park this afternoon. Wish I could spring for it. It went unbid, so far as I could tell, so maybe it will come up again? Location Anaheim, CA.

https://bid.captainsauctionwarehouse.com/m/view-auctions/live-sale/id/51

EDIT: Dang, people, 3-way bidding war.

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