Well, count me in. I recently dug up a Commandos! This game was rotting away in the attic of a local operator, that had machines routed in... Tunisia! He reimported a bunch of dead machines, and this was one of them.
There seems to be very little info on this game. Some say it is a Europlay, some say it is a Barni. There are no real marks that I have found on it yet. I just started working on it.
The good news? I did manage to fix the boards and they work! I even managed to get the roms copied. I offered to IPDB to send them the roms, but no news yet.
The machine is complete but is rough. The cab's steel covering is rough, backglass has some scratches, coindoor is messed up, and bottom of the cab has some swelling a bit, but I will restore it. Even the cab glass looks like it was sandblasted. I have never seen such wear.
Fun fact (and kind of sad...), the machine was originally a Haunted House. There is still a tag in the backbox, and I pulled off the steel plate off the backbox a bit, exposing HH cab art. The 2 front flipper buttons aren't connected to anything anymore.
Also, fun fact, when I saw the pin, it looked REALLY familiar. Well, I was a fan of 80's B-movies, and I managed to find it... the art is straight from the movie poster for Escape From The Bronx. LOL
I would love to find more of these European gems...Commandos overall view (resized).JPGCommandos playfield marquee (resized).JPGCommandos backbox (resized).JPGCommandos behind plating (resized).JPGCommandos mpu rom (resized).JPGEscape from the Bronx movie poster (resized).JPG