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What Arcade Games do you own?

By HighProtein

4 years ago

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#290 4 years ago
Quoted from PEN:

I bought a vintage wool couch to match it . I couch is old enough to have been called a Davenport.

Quoted from labnip:

Couch pic, or it never happened

oh, the couch exists. I've sat in it. it's very comfy

#291 4 years ago

what I'm surprised is that with 6 pages of arcade games, no one owns a gottlieb reactor? awesome attract mode music.

#326 4 years ago

that's in beautiful condition

#327 4 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Seven pages and no mention of Gottliebs Exterminator?

'the arcade' in brighton, mi has an exterminator but I don't think that it's been shopped yet and up and running

7 months later
#793 4 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

just got me a very nice "big blue"

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what filter are you running on your cell phone when taking photos? "authentic 1970s haze"?

otherwise, nice environmental SW!

#804 4 years ago

I picked up a DK cocktail which was in pretty nice shape (worked but have some screen wrap). however, after capping the monitor, issues are starting to pop up left and right. I've haven't given up yet, but am getting close to pulling the plug and outsourcing some help on the board set.

#808 4 years ago

the only problem with the EDOT is that we're alot bigger today than we were when it came out (both in height and girth
it makes squeezing into that cabinet a bit tougher

#812 4 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

hey i squeeze in and out of my starwars cockpit. edot is more stand-up ish.

and I'll bet you were a lot shorter when the EDOT originally was released I'm just under 6', but find myself having to slouch inside that thing to play the game.

2 weeks later
#836 4 years ago

nabbed the following over the past few days
- tempest cabaret board set (complete w/ marquee)
- q*bert board set (x2) (complete w/ marquees)

hoping to get the cabinets for all 3 games in about 2 weeks and then restore them like new

#843 4 years ago

I'm not particularly a fan of the candy cabinets, but you've got a killer shooting collection there!

#844 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Sa-weet !!! Let's make 2 Q*bert cabaret cabinets for the boards to go into

they will be restored to their former stand-up glory. my neighbor has already done one and it came out amazing

did they even have q*berts in cabarets [officially, not operator conversions]?

#888 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Still trying to get past level 1
It's like the Tron pinball challenge of the 80's vid genre

hehe. it's amazing how good we were at these games back in the '80s and now, 30 years later, are getting our butts kicked by the very same titles

I'm crossing my fingers that the tempest board set works and will soon be back in a cabaret. and fortunate appears to have smiled upon me with the guy in australia who has reproduced the pc board sets, allowing you to convert tv tubes to color x-y monitors

both q*bert sets that I picked up work 100% , so its just a matter of find the correct cabinets for those guys as well

#901 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Polishing up a super rare one right now.
Here's the control panel


I remember playing snake pit in the arcades back in the day. good times
I never understood why they bothered to list the whip joystick as an 8-way (on the cpo) when you could only whip in the 4 cardinal directions

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#924 4 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Worse comes to worse, you could always get a reproduction cabinet from Arcade Shop LLC:
... and if it has the same pin out as Galaga and other Namco games of the period, they sell harnesses too. The real trick would be to get the original "Gaplus" marquee and ROMs to go with the boards.

I've got a complete, original and up and running Gaplus that I'm looking to sell. everything is original (matching serial no's) with the glass marquee. the artwork on the control panel and cabinet is probably what I would give an 7.5/10 and some idiot before me taped up the instruction card windows on the glass bezel with electrical tape.

I just recapped the monitor and it looks beautiful. the only issue is a weird graphical glitch for the last ship in reserve (down in the lower left corner of the screen). I've verified all of the roms and everything checks out ok.

pics upon request

#928 4 years ago
Quoted from ENDOFLINE:

where are you located??


#939 4 years ago

boy, they really got their money's worth out of the tron joystick, didn't they?

that's got to be the 4th or 5th title that I've seen where it was used.

in other news, does anyone have any q*bert joysticks that they'd like to part with? I'm attempting to restore 2 cabinets right now and those are the last pieces of the puzzle. good money will be offered!

#942 4 years ago

that's looks really, really nice. great job!

#946 4 years ago

is anyone looking for either of the following (michigan location)?
gaplus - matching serial no. cabinet, monitor and board set/power sled
all original including the glass marquee and bezel (bezel has electrical tape mess where instruction card windows are). the monitor (an electrohome G07) has been degaused and re-capped and the display is nice and crisp. the coin door has been restored with 2 working coin mechs and slots with a lock installed. the cpo is a bit rough per a 30 year old game. cabinet is probably a 7.5/10. artwork is 95% intact

donkey kong cocktail - matching serial no. board set, monitor, transformer and power sled
the monitor has been degaused and recapped. audio board recapped and the display looks beautiful. (3) new tubular cam locks have been installed for the table hinges and coin door. it looks nice for its age with no rust. a new coin door plate and hardware has been installed. the glass top corner brackets are bright and clean.

pm for more details, photos

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#955 4 years ago

question for all arcade owners. I've got an NOS joust marquee which has what appears to be a protective masking tape on both sides.

seeing as this is now 30+ years old, I don't want to ruin the marquee, so what would be the best solvent to safely remove the masking tape (and its adhesive) from the marquee?

#957 4 years ago

I'll try the hair dryer to remove the masking tape, but that's just going to leave a sticky mess. what about all of that? goo gone? (not goof off which is nasty stuff and very aggressive)

2 weeks later
#995 4 years ago

is anyone interested in a few working board sets? I have the following that I'm looking to get rid of and clear some space
- gaplus
- jail break
- primal rage
- twin eagle

pm me for pricing

#1009 4 years ago

you wouldn't happen to have an extra WG6100 that you'd be interested in selling, would you?

I purchased one off of a KLOV member, but the neck got broke in transit

#1014 4 years ago

is anyone here planning on attending MGC in april? if so, swing by my booth, say 'hi' and buy all my stuff!

#1018 4 years ago

the classics can all be played using something like arcade sd (from phoenixarcade.com) if you're looking for something like a multi-cade, however you will still be limited to playing games which have either a vertical or horizontal orientation (based on how the monitor is installed in the cabinet).

you might want to look at just a cabinet and a mame solution if you want to play classics, dragon's lair (which was a laser disc game) and stuff like mortal kombat (games that started using a lot more in the way of board logic and ram/rom chips) all in one cabinet.

#1022 4 years ago

pure arcade porn. really, a beautiful restoration you've got going on there!

#1030 4 years ago

sold my gaplus and the extra gaplus and galaga board sets today

however, instead of walking away with a pocket full of money, I purchased a working 100% clean [no hacks at all] major havoc board set and space duel to major havoc converter

#1032 4 years ago

really? I thought that chris hutchins was the PACMAN of pinball restorations

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#1042 4 years ago

here's a cellphone walk-thru of 'the arcade' in brighton, mi (owner: mike magyari) that I shot on jan 02, 2016

#1050 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Wow!! Some amazing titles in there. I wonder why so many are shut off? Not working or not enough power to go around. I've experienced both :/

shut off probably because they are not working. mike buys a lot of stuff in bulk deals and then either fixes or flips them. he's got a stand-up discs of tron, tron, 720 and dedicated major havoc at his home, which are all in really nice (but not restored to the level that I've seen here

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#1074 3 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

got this firefox coming soon

keeping it a firefox or converting it to a dedicated major havoc?

4 weeks later
#1100 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

selling some pins to make more room for my vids

I've got $2K for that tron LE of yours

#1103 3 years ago

here's a question for the experts out there. I picked up a new in box wei-ya M2820HR monitor yesterday. can the tube from this be used as an amplifone replacement for a major havoc project?

if the size/resolution of the monitor is compatible, my thought is that I'll purchase the boards from dez in australia and build my own

1 year later
#1542 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I just turned the lights off in the garage where the game is and now I can see that there 4 tiny spots in the neck that are very faintly glowing but still no screen.

all neck glow indicates is:
1) you are getting power to the monitor and
2) the neck is intact and a vacuum still exists inside of the tube)

if you are not getting a picture then your problem resides elsewhere (most likely on the deflection board, commonly referred to as the chassis for raster monitors), but it could also be something on the arcade game's circuit board(s) (depending on the game)

#1558 2 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

WOW! Sweet. Is that part of the Todd Tuckey collection he sold a little while back?

nope. all of the todd tuckey mini's went to michigan. I know the [new] owner. he's got plans to open up a 40,000 sq. ft facility (which will hopefully be a barcade

#1568 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

My Leg Light-Ups ship free to the lower 48 and a flat $10 to Canada, maybe I'm doing something wrong. NOT! I don't like ripping people off.

dude! you really have to quit trying to shill your product in just about every. single. thread. that you post in (just sayin'

this thread isn't even pinball related

2 months later
#1616 2 years ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Just a ms pacman that I've been restoring, came with a 60 in 1 installed. Scratches the arcade itch for the most part.

I'm really digging the retro restoration that you did to add in all of the years of abuse just like a 35+ year arcade game would have today

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#1635 2 years ago

anyone after a firefox board set? I've got one that I'm looking to offload

6 months later
#1952 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

My original dedicated Sente Snake Pit

I remember dumping a ton of quarters into this game back in the 80s when it was released. I also remembered to thank nolan bushnell for it when I ran into him at one of the early E3 shows (still have his business card somewhere

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#2000 1 year ago
Quoted from Mrbill:

I would never do what Pacman does to his games. Some of it looks nice, but I would rather have original with minor imperfection than fake and 100%.

kind of a left-handed compliment there. why the disdain for what he does? what's you next move, going into one of chris hutchins' or brian kelly's threads and dumping on them for their "fake" restorations?

#2003 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

I would have said a back handed compliment but you know us Aussies we're all upside down and backwards

I was thinking of the dennis farina quote from the movie "bottle shock", when I typed that

Maurice: [on a Britisher saying Californians make wine in unorthodox ways] Where I'm from, they call it a left-handed compliment. They don't have a name for it in England: it's too ingrained in their culture.

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#2443 9 months ago
Quoted from Mrbill:

but will any of them be real?

I haven't seen pacman put together any raspberry pi crap, so I would imagine that they will all contain original boards and tube monitors

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#2508 7 months ago

I'm just putting the finishing touches on an atari warlords cocktail restore. it may not be at the level that @pacman does, but it came out pretty nice

the owner is now interested in selling it, so I'll post some photos once it's complete. everything is original except for the cabinet (markrl from crystal lake, il made this one which is all black melamine).

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#2693 45 days ago
Quoted from Jason43:

60 in 1's get a lot of grief from the hardcore arcade guys, but I love mine. It scratches the arcade itch pretty well.

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

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#2706 4 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Black Widow.

addendum. black widow conversion in a gravitar cabinet (which is also a fantastic color vector title

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