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What Arcade Games do you own?

By HighProtein

4 years ago

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#136 4 years ago
Quoted from Junkhauler:

Arcade Games i have currently.....
Namco Rocking Bowl-O-Rama
Marble Maddness...
Three in a small Lake house, Three in a Condo in Dallas i keep for work (with 3 of my pins), The rest in my Gameroom beside my home which saves my marriage because i got alot of buddies hanging with me in there and she can go in the house and lock the door!!!! Ha

Dude, sounds like we have some common threads...

Super punch out
Sf2ce, multi
Sfivae, taito viewlix clone xbox360 jtag
Galaga/ms pac
Ms pac- I fully restored including 4-1, and full stencil restore
Mario bros wb
Asteroids deluxe
Fifjr multi - 260 games mame
Centipede multi
Viewlix clone 1/2 size shmup multi
Escape from the planet of robot monsters
Captain America and the avengers
Nintendo vs dual
Nintendo vs dual 3/4 mame custom

At lake:
Qix cocktail with arcade SD

I've bought tons of these from Lubbock

Sadly I just sold 10 other games, but I'm getting a very special delivery soon of a few pins to replace what I just sold

#162 4 years ago

A few of my more obscure titles...

And a before and after of my ms pac

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#174 4 years ago

I had spent about 65 hours restoring the paint jobs on those 2 ms pacs, never again will I attempt it, unless someone throws down some serious cash.

Just finished joust...

Took a year to build Tron ... It now has side art

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#189 4 years ago
Quoted from pinballsmith:

Sounds good. I wish getting a widebody Mario Bros. happened like this. I'm on my sixth month of searching...

I missed out on 5 close calls before I got mine... Over 9 months then I got up at 3 one morning, drove 10 hours round trip, I paid too much for it, then had to do new paint, cpo, side art, and search out a decent bezel and recap the monitor, refurb the joysticks, still having issues with one of them. Such a difficult game to aquire! Every time I hear about someone getting one it's a very difficult story. I hope you get lucky and find a nice one at a good price!

I had such a hard time finding a Tron, I decided to build one, it took over a year to aquire the parts and about $2k, it's been 8 years since I started to look for one, I have still yet to see one I knew I could get my hands on in good condition. At least I have a near new one now

#213 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

I've got a couple….

Do you go by fizgig?

I don't know of anyone else that has such a massive list , great work! Legendary

#222 4 years ago
Quoted from Honch:

I just looked through the entire thread and not one person seems to have Nintendo, VS.Excitebike. What's the deal with that game? I use to love it and several years back I wanted to buy one. For some reason I couldn't find it anywhere and I've never seen anyone claim to own one. Anyone else notice this omission? Where are they, I want one!!!!

Oh duh, I have a nintendo red tent, it has super Mario bros on one side, excite bike in the other

There's not really a dedicated version... You need a vs. Nintendo system, it's got a board with 2 places for 2 sets of roms for games... Or you could have a mame machine with it... I have a mame machine also with an arcade crt. Plays exactly the same

#226 4 years ago

I want a crystal castles, never had an opportunity

#271 4 years ago
Quoted from mojozone:

That nibbler sideart is amazing.


#278 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Final product

All custom?? Who is your artist? Very impressed at the application of color, design meets original need
One of my favorite games even in its simplicity. Projects like this make me fall in love with the hobby all over again

#283 4 years ago
Quoted from FishPharm:

Hey Pac, excellent collection. Your games are so flawless, I was curious if they are restorations or reproductions. Are they the actual cabinet from the manufacturer or did you make and assemble the cabinets and the decals? I would think that this would be the only way to get a collection like this.....just curious. Looks amazing either way!

PacMan, can I do the honors???...

He's been doing this for years, some are repro cabs, some are original, seems by any means necessary to get the job done, so I think you're right. Pretty much the only way to have a collection like that. but almost everything has been brought back to original as possible, unless something needs to be done with out of the box thinking. (Like Nibbler)

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#357 4 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

My latest pick up!
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Great find!

How much did you pay for it, if you dont mind me asking? Ive been keeping my eyes out for one for a few years

#360 4 years ago

sssssshhhhhhhh... I mamed a brand new tron that I built (It's amazing, and looks and plays exactly like the original, but has Mad Planets, Tempest and Time Pilot and every other game that uses a spinner and or a flight stick) Don't tell those klov guys, an atomic rage bomb will set off in their server


#362 4 years ago
Quoted from ENDOFLINE:

haha... I will not tell a sole
that's a great TRON build. love it man. that menu setup looks nice and clean. can it play discs of tron??

It could play DOT, , but to do it right I need a pull spinner, which I dont have, and couldnt find at the time, of course, I think there is one available now... one day

#365 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

still trying to find a way to get this dot cp rigged up to Tron LE

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Lol, props if you figure out a way to control the ball with that panel

#366 4 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Oh mad you guys make me sick....building your own games and here I can't even find someone to get my MACH 3 running. Makes me want to cry.

... Says the man with the crazie awesome pin collection

#374 4 years ago
Quoted from rviguet:

Is that a new Tron cabinet? If so, where did you get it? I have been trying to buy a new cabinet to replace my badly damaged one, but it the guys that say they make them don't seem to actually be able to sell me one.

I got my cabinet from OUflight on klov. It took him over a year to cut the cab for me. Boulder arcade factory may be another choice, I think they have plans for cutting a Tron cabinet ... It's a big project... The art price is hard to swallow, but looks great, folks go nuts when they see it, but then don't play the game???!?

Whatever, I love it

#379 4 years ago

Meph, Nice job on the ssf2t!

#387 4 years ago
Quoted from Meph:

Thanks, I put quite a bit into that one. A couple guys on KLOV just came up with a CPS2 multi that plugs into an original CPS2 A+B board and can swap games with a remote board. It supports every CPS2 game made so very shortly that Super SF2 cabinet will have the following list of games, all on original hardware! I doubt this machine will ever leave. Almost sold it just recently but the guy interested must have gotten scared by my price which is fine by me.

Do you have a link to the klov thread?

#439 4 years ago

fizgig/pacman, just does everything necessary, I'm certain that on some things he has to use bondo, but do it right. I have used bondo on many projects, and if applied and sanded properly, it works very very well. I hear where your coming from though, there are "refurbishers" out there that are destroying cabs while trying to fix them, they end up turning out worse.

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#526 4 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

I only have one, but it gets a lot of play!
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More non-phoenixed games for the Capcom purists...
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Yes you did!

#561 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

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That's funny, didn't see it, was just there yesterday

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#581 4 years ago
Quoted from NicToria:

Visual Pinball in Sponge Bob Cabinet..

Post a picture!

2 months later
#658 4 years ago

2 neos both with multi carts, got within a few days of each other

One for me, one for my kids



#668 4 years ago

I'd love to have a Darius gaiden, whatever the latest outrun is, an all in one Mortal Kombat with an insane sound system, and a super Mario bros 3

And a few pc dedicated cab games... Lovers in a dangerous space time and geometry wars

Pins rule in my house too, but I have my weaknesses

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#709 4 years ago
Quoted from Mrbill:

there are a few others that could. Some of the guys who post on klov would and possibly for a bit less, but chad knows what he is...

5:if your spinner makes a brrrr sound when you spin it. look into lubricating or replacing the plastic bushings.


This has been debated quite a bit on klov... From memory, Atari got the brrr to happen with the original bushings because players would just force the spinner to spin and spin and never stop, the brrrr in the bushing caused the spinner to slow down and force the player to focus on playing the game instead of exploiting the spinner,

The spinner only needs cleaning and maybe rub the metal parts with machine oil

#712 4 years ago
Quoted from jsyjay:

Not quite on the level of some of you guys but here are my two.


DK3 is one of my favorite dk games, very nice! its one of the few games Im actually decent at

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#740 4 years ago
Quoted from jwwhite15:

Just added these this weekend...
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that maroon DKJR cab confuses me, someone must have slapped on paint at one point?

Cool games!

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#766 4 years ago
Quoted from Ockeyhead:

Yes, I have read about the rotating monitor to capture both h/v. And yes, that would be quite the contraption. But this would be an odd ball & technical undertaking. Does anyone have some advice on the Games Family 3000 in 1 ~ or whatever, ect...? I really don't want a computer type (w/ the fan noise) but could be swayed.

If you're savy enough you could do a nice mame setup, or use a jamma switcher and use the arcadeSD board for vertical classics + your blu elf, still cheaper to go the PC Mame route, but it takes a bit of know how to set it up and get it running right

(ArcadeSD will do vert games on a horizontal monitor)

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#782 4 years ago
Quoted from boogies:

I just finished up modding out a Guerrilla War » YouTube video

really cool, i did something similar with my FiFJr and Centipede, and super punch out, and street fighter 2... and soon my robotron

#800 4 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

thanks its got the multi kit, plays many Capcom games. robotron is my favorite game of all time, owner of a nos robotron cocktail:

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That sir, is beautiful, probably the nicest in existence

#811 4 years ago

Slither is super tough to find

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#821 4 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

I have had over 150 arcade games, I have never seen or had the chance to by a slither. very very rare game! very small club!

I had one about 10 years ago, let it go for way too little, before there was any hype. I didn't care for the gameplay, but that cab was oh so cool

#827 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

I've been waiting y-e-a-r-s to get this, now weeks for final delivery

WEEKS?!? oh no no no no no

#830 4 years ago

There's one in my garage in a red tent

#835 4 years ago
Quoted from boogies:

I just got a jukebox setup on my MALA cabinet:
» YouTube video
Very happy to get that done

Bro, you need to hide that windows boot stuff, google it, it will make it look nice and pretty when starting up

#846 4 years ago
Quoted from OlDirty:

I own just one Taito Egret 2 candy cabinet, which i completely restored.

AMAZING Restore, I don't think it was that clean when it was built in the factory. Very Very Nice Collection!

I Looked for a candy for 6 years, never found one, so I built 2 and use the xbox 360 in each of them... couldn't find monitors for them either, so I had to use HDTV's but at least I have DDPDFK running beautifully, the rest are ok, but would be much much better on a CRT...

GUYS... That Candy is the equal of a HEP Restore.... again, GREAT JOB!!!

#847 4 years ago
Quoted from OlDirty:

Not too many shmups fans here, but most are playing the classic arcade games.

yeah, not too many of us

#867 4 years ago

Can I join your club?

Asteroids Deluxe cabaret


#868 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Speaking of which....
Look who finally arrived today
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It's about time, I have the full size, been trying to sell it to someone in Pflugerville I think, but not gone yet

#870 4 years ago

Dude, you got rip off, lol

Damn, that was corny

#872 4 years ago

My custom shmups machine... A slim viewlix clone, hand-built since I can't ever find one for sale


#873 4 years ago

Also... My custom viewlix clone fight machine... Also because I can't find one for sale...


#878 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Finished this up today. Just need to apply a midway coin door plate.


Don't the coin door plates rivet on? One day I'll finish ms pac by doing that, did everything else, but that pesky plate

#886 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Originally yes, but the new ones have sticky backs that just go right on. $15 on eBay.

Buddy, do you need some rivets? I know you try to go NOS looking as possible, I have some if you need

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#917 4 years ago

I have a board set, wiring harness and marquee for galaga 3, I'd like to find a cab and control panel for it... But only if I stumble on it for a good price

The likelihood of that happening is almost zero

#919 4 years ago

One of a kind Super Mario Bros 3

Spent a year chasing my tail on the decisions for the graphics. Uses a CRT and an original NES. Not exactly coin op, but looks, plays and sounds amazing
Going up for sale


#920 4 years ago

Crazy dupe post

#923 4 years ago

Thanks guys! It's tons of fun, seems I havnt lost my skill on this game

#930 4 years ago
Quoted from dphelps:

I recently acquired a Big Buck Hunter Call of the Wild (2006). It's an upgrade kit in a Big Buck Hunter II cabinet. Not a classic 80's game, but a lot of fun!


I believe that is the perfect room for that fun game!

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#948 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

i'm looking for a Make Trax mini/cabaret.
PM here

I think I know where a make trax full size is

#950 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

I wish I had the space for full size.
I'm barely squeezing them in now

Same here.

I grabbed an empty robotron from a bulk deal a while back. Fully gutted. Not even any back doors. So for fun I put in an Xbox 360 and wired up a few analog controllers. Now I've got geometry wars 1,2,3 and other twin stick shooters running. Pretty fun for a holiday project.

Purists will hate it, but geometry wars with twin sticks is priceless.
No hacking done, can restore back to stock when the itch hits me

I had a 21", 19" viewable view sonic CRT monitor to use, so I get pixels and scan lines and HD


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#961 4 years ago
Quoted from Buzz:

Any advice on what's a good shooting game to get if you only had room for one

We love revolution x at my house, but would really love to have the new terminator game. Police trainer is great fun too

#963 4 years ago
Quoted from Buzz:

Would a clean looking police trainer 2 for 550 be a good deal. Thank you for the help

Maybe , I'd spend 550 on a nice one, but I'm not in a good location to haggle

#970 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I'm a little late but that is a very cool SMB3.

Thank you very much.

#977 4 years ago

Eyes is weird, I couldn't get into it

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#985 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Looking to buy some cabarets before year end. PM me what you have.
Some ideas...
Make trax
Ms pacman /multipac

Cutting it a little close there bubba

#992 4 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

Anyone get arcade games for christmas?

I got a PC engine console with a turbo Everdrive

I plan on putting it in a multi boot arcade I'm designing to run an NES and PC engine both with everdrives, and switch Mario bros arcade board in, most likely in a Mario bros widebody... Fully reversible, no hacks

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#1120 3 years ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

I picked up a Mech-Tronics Fire Escape last night. Pretty excited about it!

That's cool

2 months later
#1167 3 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

I just picked up this machine today. It's structurally in really good nick for it's age besides all the rusted metal parts at least and a rare beast indeed At this stage i'm a bit wary about actually hooking it up to the power, all seems ok inside visually though, no obvious burnt out relays, etc and also looks complete. The more i look at it the more a line from a Foreigner tune comes to mind "I'm in too deep, i'm in over my head this time". This is going to be a LONG TERM project for sure. Does anyone have any leads on where i could find documentation for this machine?? All i've been able to track down is the original flyer!

That side art is insanely awesome!!!

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#1199 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

picked up this conversion cabaret.
anyone have any (original, home-made) art files for it?
-side art

Another Name for Tokio is "Scramble Formation"
That might help in your search

Art Searches:




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#1229 3 years ago

I almost lost my asteroids deluxe, I took it to my dads office, it's been in the storage area for years hidden amongst boxes... (Still plays great)

I was rummaging through that storage area for some things for our company and I see the game there, all the high scores of course my dads, he walks in and says he's been hiding in here a lot to play the game, in the dark, with no one else around, only storage junk in a small hallway behind a conference area. He says that he's put hundreds of hours on it and keeps referring it as "his" machine. We "discussed" it for a while and he is convinced that it's his game. I produced the key for it a few weeks later and took him to the game, I pulled it away from the wall and removed the back door, I discovered previously that the space shroud in the game had fallen over and I pushed it back into place. He stands in front of the game and can now see the space background and exclaims " holy crap! I forgot it had that in there!!" I told him again, " dad, it's my game", he walks away and still says "no it's not, my name is all over the screen"

#1231 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

That sit down RoadBlasters is sick.
I absolutely love the classics you guys are into, I was born in 77, I grew up playing a lot of it, really nice stuff. Right now I'm off in the other direction, my only vid is an Astro City (sit down Japanese cab, a "candy cab" if you're not familiar) I'm running a Darksoft CPS2 and a kick harness for the extra row of buttons. I play a lot of Street Fighter Alpha 3 on it, right now I'm playing Pro Gear, which is a great kind of steam punky Cave shooter. And it's horizontal, so I don't have to mess with tating the monitor.
I'm acquiring the parts to do a Darksoft CPS3 board, will mostly play Third Strike on it, but why not have access to funky fighters like the Jojo games and Warzard/Red Earth too?
I can get another candy cab, just debating if I have the space. Would love to single player control panel them both and link them.

Beautiful Aurich!

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#1349 2 years ago

Took a while, but I finally snatched it up

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#1352 2 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Neat game! I love the shape of that cabinet. I played Combat countless hours on my 2600.

That's exactly why I wanted it!!

I loved combat, it was the first video game I ever played, that includes arcades. My dad drug out the 2600 when I was just old enough to understand. Then bam! I was hooked, I never forgot how cool I thought it was

#1353 2 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Dragon's Lair! Installed a N.O.S. CPO on this baby. I scanned it first though.
The only licensed CPO available out there is way off and it has hairs in the artwork when it was scanned.

Great work on this! And the Super PAC!

Good to see you're still rolling these out

#1359 2 years ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Do handheld games count for this thread???
Btw, I installed an adapter for each game so these are battery-free! Huzzah!

Awesome! That's the way to do it!

you should make a really cool display to display all of those on since it looks like you are near or at a full collection; especially since they are all in really nice condition

#1360 2 years ago

I just saw this... think I laughed for about 2.5 minutes

both for ingenuity, and ridiculousness

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#1368 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

damn thing looks brand new.

Fizgig, I mean Pacman, doesn't believe in looking used

#1370 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

what does something like that even sell for? Arcades are usually pretty cheap. Not often you see stuff like this restored. Usually they are Trons, Dragons lairs or Star Wars. Wouldnt' even know where to start with something like this.

You should look back through this thread and go look up his back log on klov... your jaw will hit the floor

#1374 2 years ago
Quoted from zimjoe:

I have a Rollergames that I bought to go with my Rollergames pin.

It's a fun game, but I am not a huge Arcade fan. Now that Rollergames has found a new home, I've been trying to sell it. I couldn't get $200 for it on CL or here and it still has a decent CRT.

I'm just going to convert it to a Multicade to get it sold.

that's too bad... maybe post it on KLOV forum for a few weeks, I bet theres a roller games junkie there

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#1382 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Never seen one before, what is it.

Looks like Ferrari f355 challenge racing sim, cool game!!

#1391 2 years ago

Nice robotron!

#1411 2 years ago
Quoted from Joey_N:

I've been collecting for nearly 20yrs and have YET to come across a Sinistar, so I have collected every piece except the wood of the cabinet.
Plan is to scratch build a new cabinet, using my Bubbles as a template, and will have to figure out the change for the monitor shelf.
Hacked control panel, untested boards, build a new cabinet and stencil it.. how much time could it possibly take????

about 10-20 hours to build the cabinet from scratch, stencil graphics and paint 3-8 hours depending on experience.

all you need though is a williams cabinet that will fit your control panel ( you do have an original sinistar control panel right?) if not get one, they're not exactly easy to make or source parts for. to my knowledge sinistar, and moon patrol, and maybe bubbles used the same cabinet... (joust and robotron used the same cabs in most cases and are wider than the sinistar and moon patrol cabs)

but then again.... you've been collecting for 20 years, so you most likely know more than I do

#1414 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

You do know that the cabinet for Sinistar is narrower than all the other Williams cabinets of that era.

its the same as moon patrol, I have had both, there are some instances where Williams created 2 cabinets that were very similar with slight variances, and then placed either game in both cabinets

#1415 2 years ago
Quoted from Joey_N:

I'd convert a crappy Moon Patrol cabinet if I could find one, but I'll have to build one. I have Bubbles, so can flush trim the sides with that as a template and basically copy that, except for the monitor shelf position. Have pics I've saved, and can probably get the position figured out.
I have a swiss cheesed Sinistar panel that I'll repair, a joystick, a repro overlay. Have an untested boardset and nearly a 2nd one. Nice marquee, decent bezel, and all the cabinet parts I need from a parted out MP cab. I think it will be an easier one to paint, since the entire thing is black, before stencils!

sounds like a lot of fun, post here when you get it finished up!

#1446 2 years ago

I agree with both of you guys!

I have a mix of both worlds... it's nice having super punchout and tempest sandwiching a jamma cab I can swap whatever I want into

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#1533 2 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Sure does MP, usually a slight orange glow.

Yessir, it's called (get ready for it)... Neck Glow

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#1622 2 years ago
Quoted from Hougie:

Lots of Tempest love in our house right now!

Nice cig holder!

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#1684 2 years ago

I've been playing a lot of qix in mame and on my arcadeSD board lately, kind of itching to find an original upright.

Anyone have any tips on strategy? My best is anywhere between 105,000 and 194,000 points. I'd love to discuss some strategy if anyone has some skill

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#1700 2 years ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

I've been playing a lot of qix in mame and on my arcadeSD board lately, kind of itching to find an original upright.
Anyone have any tips on strategy? My best is anywhere between 105,000 and 194,000 points. I'd love to discuss some strategy if anyone has some skill

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Use fast draw to create walls in the centre and then close off the area using slow draw. This will get you a lot of points in the first two rounds. You can do rthis when you get to the split Qix levels, but it's a lot harder. (watch the ad mode to see how to use the fast / slow draw for maximum slow draw percentages).

And the arcade version blows away the X in One boards / MAME versions. The arcade version plays better and has more flexability ffor the difficulty settings.

I got a down vote for that?

Tough crowd, several posts after mine and folks are listing mame setups and 60-1’s . Guess the stakes are higher for Qix.

I’ve been looking for an original Qix for a decade, there’s nothing out my way. So I have to settle sometimes if I just want to play a certain game, never mind the few dozen original arcades I own and restored.

I make trees and fill in the branches on my lines, it’s worked well, I just like to see how others play as well

Quoted from Mrbill:

Before you say multiboards are not as good, have you played the jrok taito multi? It should be 100% exact. All his other multis are.
The only Taito I want to keep is zookeeper, and the only way I would keep it is jrok. My last real taito was frontline.

Good to know, I forget about the jrok boards

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#1703 2 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Not on here much anymore because I have shifted focus to collect a few arcades. Just got this going tonight, still doing work to them, but they are playable. Also waiting for shipment of a pair of Initial D 4's. Will eventually convert them to a newer version such as 8.


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#1725 2 years ago
Quoted from fisherdaman:

Been thinking about getting an arcade game, and I was offered a NFL blitz today for $75.00. Game needs a new monitor or LCD conversion so the owner says. What are your thoughts on that? I'm new to arcade games so I don't know where to source parts etc.

why are you still sitting at a computer. GO GET IT, ask questions later... HOPE the Cabinet and control panel are in good shape

#1729 2 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

Anyone else have a Trog?

I did a while back, don’t know who has it now

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#1825 2 years ago
Quoted from DngrWillRobinson:

I have a 60 in 1 game, the games look, play and sound just like I remember when I was a kid. What’s crap about them? Or maybe you’re talking about something different from what I have. I ask because this is my first arcade machine and am not very knowledgeable yet. Mine is JAMMA if that matters. Is that better than MAME? I would like to get a machine that plays games in the horizontal orientation and was considering one that had a lot more than my 60 in 1, something like a Game Gate. Should I be looking at something different? I appreciate any education you can send my way. Thanks.

Just curious if you’ve played an original donkey Kong and then played your 60-1, you’ll be surprised at the difference, I think.

Quoted from toyotaboy:

I think if you did it right and maybe dedicated one cabinet to each:
1. driving games
2. fighting games
3. retro games with less than 3 buttons (donkey kong, pac-man)
4. trackball games (missle command, crystal castles, marble madness)
5. spinner games (tempest, arkanoid, tron)
you would be in good shape. I don't need to play on real hardware because the frame rate is truer. I don't need the real shaped cabinet it was in originally, I don't need to see the marquee for that game (though I have seen videos where the marquee was an LCD that changed with game selection):
» YouTube video

I started doing this exact thing... it’s taken years, I have a centipede that looks factory, plays Everything with a trackball and 3 buttons.

Tron with original controls that has every game utilizing those controls... (Arkanoid and tempest suck on it... originals are much better)

Dynamo cabinet with original crt monitor with 2 player controls and a hyperspin setup with mame, Naomi, snes, nes, turbografx 16 etc .

Super punchout using original boards and a mame setup to play punchout and arm wrestling

A vewlix clone with a jtag xbox360 for all modern fighting games

A slim vewlix clone for vertical shmups using a jtag xbox360.

Robotron with xbox360 and crt monitor, with original hori Naomi analog joysticks hacked into the Xbox 360 pads. Plays robotron, geometry wars 1,2,3. And a ton of other 2 stick games

A fix it Felix jr, with a hyperspin mame setup, it’s all custom, and amazing... I say this and I’m mostly a purist when it comes to classics especially when it comes to controls. the expense was too great when I started this hobby, now I wish I had all dedicated games, but I’m happy with what I have, and it all works great.

Going to have 2 driving cabs with mame and xboxes, already have the project cabinets

Also have many original games and hope to add more.

#1837 2 years ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Anyone have opinions on the units from arcades r fun?

Don’t do it.

#1854 2 years ago
Quoted from gliebig:

So I get an emoji and a don't do it response. Care to expand on don't do it just a bit?
Crappy product?
Crappy company?
Just a dislike of mames?

Quoted from Reznnate:

If you are aiming for a world record, you should dedicate the space for the real game. Otherwise, I think the majority of people will prefer the variety that a good, quality multi-game can provide. I have a dozen dedicated games I LOVE, but I'm the only who plays them. My friends and family would rather play Frogger or Pacman or Galaga.
I have no experience with the company you linked buy I do know that https://dreamauthentics.com/ make a quality product.
My suggestions are:
-focus your attention on quality control panel parts
-a trackball is nice, but very few games use it (if you use a PC for mouse as well)
-a spinner and flight stick clutter the control panel and very few games use them
-avoid 4p panels (too big, expensive, rarely used)
-go with 4:3 LCD if 19"
-if you are capable, avoid X in 1 boards and setup the computer/software yourself -- and in this case, look for used MAME cabinets on craigslist

< these are good ideas.

Original > pc mame > rpi > xxxxIn1 board

Original > every thing else

If you play classics that usually require a 4 way use a 4 way, not an 8 way joystick

CRT is king, but sometimes in some cases lcd if you’re on a deserted island like I am, only one of my classic games has one

Original > self researched angles for personal preference > manufactured aftermarket

It’s a terrible thing watching people play Tron with out the original cabinet / controls

2 months later
#1978 1 year ago

pacman I don’t know what to say, as always wow... are you starting to run out of room yet?

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#1984 1 year ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

Now my PacMan Battle Royal is 61 in 1.

Does it also play battle Royale?

I’m guessing it does, do you have a switcher?

#1986 1 year ago

... when arcade and Pinball collectors collide!

(Reaching for popcorn, I haven’t seen this movie since byoac members posted ‘holy shit buttons’ and ‘Fix it Felix Jr’ on klov)

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#1993 1 year ago
Quoted from jab:

I just finished up a one of a kind Nintendo VS Star Wars multi vector.

Multi vector?? Please explain

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#2070 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Here's the poster. Only one i've ever seen.

Wow, wow , wow!!! That has been on my radar for years... I even planned one day to build my own with a large flat screen...

Please count me in on the poster.

Man I’d love to have scans or high quality photos of the art so I could scratch build it correctly one day...

Thank you for sharing this, I know you post a lot of rare brilliant stuff, but this one tops it for me

... I did a quick google on this poster because I knew I had seen it somewhere


Same??? Scratches on the image a watermark?

#2073 1 year ago

So... just so you know how much a fan I am of shmups...

Next to my side of the bed is my custom build shmups arcade, single player, Japanese Xbox 360 installed with a personal custom modded sanwa JLF joy and super short throw Japanese buttons... that’s right, I put an arcade in my bedroom to play shmups on. Laying in bed posting this... snapped a pic in the dark. Didn’t even wake up the wife, lol.

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#2123 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Just finished my second Star Wars. Original cabinet with new screen printed art for marquee, yoke and control panel. Boards and Amplifone monitor rebuilt and bullet proofed. Controls rebuilt with NOS parts. This is for sale.

Beautiful! How much... ebay again?

1 week later
#2126 1 year ago

Gracious!!! That is a beautiful machine

#2134 1 year ago

These are kind of gimmicky, but so what. I own the originals of most of these games, but I just ordered all five that are available.

Perfect height for the kids to play, and I won’t mind their friends banging around on them.


They show final fight, but I can’t find it available , they do have a galaga machine available, but don’t show pics.

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#2154 1 year ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Wow, too small, imho. Even if you can buy a 'gaming throne'/riser, it'll still be too short. Almost looks like a classic cabaret. And $500 each at Walmart; pass.
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Quoted from Malenko:

Final Fight is delayed till next year. I think Final Fight cab has the best selection of games.

They are $299 a pop (in the USA) I thought with conversion rates and stuff it was closer to $400 for America's Hat?

Again... Im not going to play these if I keep them, they are for kids, 4 to 10 year olds that are short, and are the perfect size to play these games. also, kids are hard on games, even if you teach them to be kind to them, they have a way about them; sticky hands and sneezes and coughs and dirtiness and such, these games will deter them from the games the adults will want to be playing... see where Im going with this... these are not for adults, nor should they be marketed for adults, but the layman adult does not know the difference between a CRT and an LCD when it comes to arcades, or vector graphics for that matter, kids don't either, nor do they care, nor do they finish playing a single quarter on the pins unless Im coaching them. Adults are going to buy them, and want to re-live what we live every day if we choose, we all know its a cheap substitute in every way, but to me its a cheap investment to draw the kids to what they actually want and away from the art (arcades and pins) I have invested so much in to.

I think these are amazing for what I plan to use them for, others may disagree or not understand.

#2163 1 year ago
Quoted from cliff_clavin:

I have around 20 arcade games (primarily vid collector) and I am happy to have kids beat on them...sticky hands and everything....the machines were designed to be played in an arcade...they are not museum pieces...at least to me anyway

I agree with you for the most part, mostly on my end; my friends and family come over to play, the kids immediately jump on the games, and the adults just stand around and watch them, and then pull them away from them, scared they'll mess something up, I tell them its good for the kids to play them, but alas, no wins.... I'm hoping the kids will gravitate toward the little ones their size and the adults actually play the originals.

#2164 1 year ago
Quoted from ovfdfireman:

Now I want to build a 1/2 size arcade! Like a playhouse, mini bar, only serve 6oz cans of pop, get a mini keg, and even some 6oz beers glasses. We can service those 4” Red Barron pizzas, and mini tacos. Get a child’s set of table and chairs, and a couple of 2’ bean bag chairs. If you look hard maybe you can find a 24” tv and make a small entertainment center.
It a damn good thing my kids are past the playhouse stage of it would be my next project!

bro, only if you do a short ceiling, yes, that would be for the win!

#2166 1 year ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

Custom Super Mario cabinet in a new cabinet.
Its going on route soon too!
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What board/ system is running in it?

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#2189 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Turned it into this...[quoted image][quoted image]

#2211 1 year ago

We need to change this thread... “PacMan is Arcade HEP”

Well done sir

#2231 1 year ago

I saw a reactor for sale on Facebook in the dfw ads today, wow! That’s a beautiful game

#2233 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Nice! How much? I think i forked out $3k for mine.

$3500 I believe

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#2268 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

And last but not least....
ebay.com link
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Nibbler, that art work is maddening awesome

#2270 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

thanks! It was fun to create. My inspiration was a pug dog.

Lol, nice! I can totally see it, so fun

#2276 1 year ago

Nice work PacMan!

#2279 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Thanks my man. 3 more going up soon.

Dang boy! Movin big bodies!

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#2341 11 months ago

Nice work Pac!

I love moon patrol, it took me a decade to finally find one In fair shape ... yours is beautiful, love those graphics

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#2407 10 months ago
Quoted from DeeGor:

Thanks. These were some of favorites when I was younger. Spy Hunter is great, but it currently has an issue with hum coming from the speakers that I'm troubleshooting through. Apparently that's a common issue with Midway games of this Era when using a switching power supply.

Quoted from DeeGor:

Yeah, I've tried that and a few other things. None of the fixes I found worked for me. I managed to eliminate 80% of the noise by removing the 12v bulbs and replacing them with LEDs. It's not a fix, but a workaround that I can live with.

I just got a spy hunter , sound hum is low and high pitch and is driving me crazy. Any help you guys have here is most appreciated

I’ll try the cap trick out, maybe that will help

#2408 10 months ago

These 2 games have been facing each other for years, now for the first time, they are side by side

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#2470 8 months ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Almost there.
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Where on earth did you find all those monitors!?

Great work by the way! That’s a huge task

#2482 8 months ago

Beautiful, perfection

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#2519 7 months ago
Quoted from j_m_:

pics as promised
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I miss mine, it was almost as clean. Don’t miss it enough to track down another, had a ton of fun with it, on to different things

Great looking example!!!

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#2544 6 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:All Nintendo
Red tent with rare Playchoice 10 Kit
Super System NSS
Countertop Playchoice 10
Mario Bros Wide Body
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr
Dual Playchoice 10
60-1 cocktail table
If anyone is interested in an one of mine let me know I am always up for trades[quoted image]

What’s the deal? No dk3?!

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#2589 4 months ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

KLOV can suck it!

Hahahahaha.... they’re calling you Batman, (with regrets) lol

Some of those guys are pricks (or have small pricks).
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#2606 4 months ago

Want mad planets, want discs of tron

Want my damn Nintendo row of games restored and slid into the row in my game room..

Want to sell spy hunter, and turbo outrun!

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#2631 3 months ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Hey guys, i'm moving on from Pinside for my arcade art and restoration stuff.
You will be able to find me here:
Going to have a ridiculous amount of content, pix, info, events, etc.

No way!!! We will miss you here bud... I will hop over to FB to hang out

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#2638 87 days ago
Quoted from pycur:

Hi there! I just got a Time Crisis 2 Deluxe 50" dual game. And everything was fine, until about 10 minutes. After that the right monitor lost the game's signal. And I can't find out how to start the checking. Can anyone help me, or tell me a place where I can find a specialist who will answer me? The red lines are other problem with a game panel, and will be replaced.
Thanks![quoted image]

You need to go to the Klov forums, they have really good experts there that can help

#2639 87 days ago

Finally after 2 years I pulled it out of storage and got it up and running!

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#2652 76 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Wow I never knew that existed well used to exist. Looked like fun.

It’s cool, the only real
Draw is for the vector breakout, otherwise mine stays on the latest version of tempest

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#2686 55 days ago
Quoted from HighProtein:


Nay for sake of bad emulation and cheap over all feel

Yea for cheap cheap price tag

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#2696 43 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I think that part of the grief comes from the guys using cheap, crappy 60-in-1's in a cabinet and then charging an arm and a leg for it. the phoenix arcade arcade sd is a nice solution for those looking to jam more than 2-3 games into a single cabinet using a board switcher. I know a number of people who flip cabinets for a living and will pop in one of the cheap chinese 60-in-1 boards and set it to a single game to sell the cabinet to an unsuspecting (and unknowledgable) person rather than fix the original board sets. they then sell off the original board set to double-dip.
personally, I think using an LCD panel over a raster tube is the larger crime in terms of an arcade cabinet

I couldn’t agree more.

Unfortunately there’s such popularity built around the 60-1 that I even run into people I know and respect that are successful in their fields , and they have money to spare and they still hope for a possibility of having a 60-1 Machine . I educate them from time to time, and they say “meh, it seems good enough to get by”.

I love the arcade SD, very very accurate emulation.

I also like nice powerful mame builds. (I’m still wandering how to get screen tearing to stop. If anyone has good advise please let me know).

<- good emulation, but still not original and as perfect as the experience can be

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