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What Arcade Games do you own?

By HighProtein

4 years ago

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#195 4 years ago

I've got a couple….

720 - Restored, original cabinet
1943 - Restored
Alien Syndrome - Restored
Alpine Ski - Restored, waiting for Bezel, Marquee
APB - Restored, original cabinet
Arabian - HUO
Arch Rivals - Restored,
Arkanoid - Revenge of DOH - Awaiting Restoration
Asteroids - Awaiting Restoration
Atari Football 2 player - Restored
Atari Football 4 player - Restored
Badlands (Atari) - Restored
Bagman - Awaiting Restoration
Battle Shark - Awaiting Restoration
Big Buck Hunter Safari - original
Bionic Commando - Restored,
Black Tiger - Restored
Black Widow - Restored
Bosconian - HUO
Bubbles - Restored
Bump n Jump - Restored
Carnival King - Restored
Change Lanes - Restoring
Cheyenne - Restored
Chicken Shift (Sente) - Restoring
Choplifter - Restored
Circus - Restored
Circus Charlie - Restored
Combat - need CPO - Awaiting Restoration
Commando - Restored
Congo Bongo - Awaiting Restoration
Crackshot - Restored
Crazy Climber Irish - Restoring
Crossbow - Restored
Crystal Castles - Restored, original cabinet
Darius - Original, - Awaiting Restoration
Demolition Derby 4 player - Restored
Depth Charge - Needs Restoration
Dig Dug - Awaiting Restoration
Discs of Tron - Restored,
Discs of Tron Environmental - Restored
DK3 - Restored
DKJR - Restored
Donkey Kong - Restored
Dragon Spirit - new cpo needed - Restoring
Dragons Lair - Restored
Elevator Action - Restored
Empire Strikes Back - original cabinet - Awaiting Restoration
Escape from Planet of Robot Monsters - Restored
Eyes - Needs Restoration
Fast Freddie - Awaiting Restoration
Food Fight - Restored, original cabinet
Frisky Tom - Awaiting Restoration
Frogger - Restored
Frontline - Restored
Galaga 88 - Restored
Ghosts N Goblins - Restored
Ghouls N Ghosts - Restored
Gyruss - Restored
Hat Trick (Sente) - Restoring
Haunted Castle - Restoring
Haunted House (Midway) - Restoring
Heavy Barrel - Restored
Hyper Sports - Restored
Ikari Warriors - Restored
Indiana Jones Temple of Doom - Restored
Joust - Original
Joust 2 - Original
Jungle King - Restored
Killer Shark (Sega) - Restoring
KRULL - Restored
Kung Fu Master - Awaiting Restoration
Legend of Kage - Restored
Liberator - Original
Life Force - Restoring
Lost Tomb - Awaiting Restoration
Lunar Lander - Original
Mad Planets - Restored
Magic Sword - Restored
Major Havoc (Dedicated) - Restored
Marble Madness - Restored
Mario Bros. - Restored
Midnight Marauders - Restored
Millipede with Centipede - original
Monster Bash (SEGA) - Restored
Mr Dos Castle - Restored
Mr. Do! - Restored
Ms Pacman - Awaiting Restoration
NEO GEO SIx Slot (Multi SLUG) - Awaiting Restoration
Nibbler - Restored
Outrun DX - Awaiting Restoration
Pacman - original cabinet, restoring
Pacmania - Restored
Paperboy - Restored
Pengo - Restored,
Peter Packrat - Restored
Phoenix - Restored
Pigskin 621 AD - Restored
Pole Position II Irish - Restored
Popeye - Restored
Primal Rage - original
QBert - original
Qbert Qubes - Restored
Quantum - Restored
R-Type - Restored
R-Type 2 - Restored
R-Type LEO - Restored
Radical Radial - Restored
Rampage - Restored
Rampart - Restored
Rastan - Restored
Reactor - Restored
Return of the Jedi - Restored
Ripoff - Restored
Ripoff 2 - Backup
Road Runner - Restored
Roadblasters - Restored
Robo Cop - Awaiting Restoration
Robotron - original
Roc N Rope - Restored
Rootbeer Tapper - Restored
Rush n Attack - Restored
Rygar - Restored
Sea Devil (Sega) - Restoring
Section Z - Awaiting Restoration
SF Rush 2049 SE 1
SF Rush 2049 SE 2
Shadow Dancer - Awaiting Restoration
Side Arms -
Slither - Restored, original cabinet
Snake Pit (Sente) - Restoring
Snow Bros. - Restored
Space Duel - original
Space Firebird - Restored
Space Harrier DX - restoring
Space Harrier UR - Restoring
Speed Rumbler - Awaiting Restoration
Spiders - Restored
Spy Hunter Cockpit - Restored
Star Wars 1 - restoring
Star Wars 2 ESB - restoring
Star Wars Cockpit - restoring
Strider - Restored
Super Bagman - Restored
Super Cobra - Restoring
Super Dodgeball - Restoring
Super Pacman - Awaiting Restoration
Super Punchout - Restored
Super Sprint - Restored
Swimmer - Restored
T-MEK - Restoring
Tail Gunner - Awaiting Restoration
Tempest Multi - HUO
The End - Awaiting Restoration
Thief - Needs Restoration
Timber - Restored
Time Pilot - Restored
Time Pilot 84 - Restoring
Tin Star - Restored
Toobin - Restored
Track and Field - Restored
Tron - Restored
Turkey Shoot - Restored
Tutankham - Restored
Twin Cobra - Restored
Two Tigers - Restored
Wacko - original
Warlords Cocktail - Restored
Wild Western - Restored
Willow - Awaiting Restoration
Wonderboy - Restored
Xenophobe - Restored
Xybots - Awaiting Restoration
Zeke's Peak - Restored
Zoo Keeper - Restored

#197 4 years ago


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#223 4 years ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

I want pics of both the 183 games AND the marquee, otherwise I question whether both actually exist.

That would take awhile

How about just randomly picking one and I'll post pics of it.

#227 4 years ago

Not yet, have some of them together though.

Quoted from epthegeek:

Don't have them all in a big gameroom?

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#249 4 years ago

I restored them.

Quoted from pinballpete:

Where do you get these restored? That EDOT looks sweet. Is the someplace that is the equivalent of HEP for arcade machines? I would love to find one or two old school titles done up really nice. Joust or Star Wars come to mind.

#250 4 years ago

Here you go muchacho. I remade the CPO, bezel and side art for this sucker. Made custom decals for the buttons too but they were too busy so i went back to red and white buttons.

Quoted from ZEN:

Please post pics of the Rygar, I never did get to see what that looked like. I'd love to see that and get some of that side art so I don't have to use my nos..

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#251 4 years ago

Wow! These look brand new.

Quoted from altan:

Ohh! I like this thread. This is because I think pins and vids go together great. A gameroom with both is better than the sum of the two, IMHO.
I just finished fixing the Amplifone deflection board in my Atari Star Wars. That was after some initial repair attempts failing!
I currently have (in no particular order):
Atari Area 51 Site 4
Atari Asteroids Deluxe
Atari Marble Madness
Atari Star Wars
Atari Tempest Cocktail
Atari RoadBlasters (kit for system 1, swap out with Marble Madness)
Sega Daytona 2
(Check out http://www.aaarpinball.com for info on all of these... I recently did a restore on the Tempest cocktail)
And now some random pics...

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#252 4 years ago

Gorgeous games here. Its funny how the "Monster" Gun doesn't actually have any monsters at all. The flyer is a straight up ripoff of Disney's Sleeping Beauty dragon too. Thats a very RARE bird and worth a pretty penny.

Quoted from ZNET:

The arcade games currently in my gameroom are all electromechanicals. They are as follows:
1) Kasco Ninja Gun (late 1970s). One minute, unlimited shots, to kill ninja warriors, including holographic ninjas during daylight and at sunset.
2) Sega Gun Fight (1969/70). Mannequin gunfighter puppets and cactus collapse when shot.
3) Sega Monster Gun (1972). I have 2 Youtube videos posted of this fun nylon pellet projectile shooter game. Only two examples of this game are known to exist. Here's a link:
» YouTube video
4) Keeney Deluxe Texas Leaguer (1940s)
5) Chicago Coin Basketball Champ (1947). For sale, by the way. I have the cabinet stencils.
6) Genco Two Player "Super" Basketball (1954)

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#253 4 years ago

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#255 4 years ago

Yep, the one and only.

Quoted from Chosen_S:

Do you go by fizgig?
I don't know of anyone else that has such a massive list , great work! Legendary

#256 4 years ago

Thanks but the madness is coming to a close soon, i'm winding down my operation.

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Wow! Used to think you might have a pinball problem. Still believe in the need for an intervention ... but maybe the pins and vids can be combined into one big event. Sheesh....thought I had issues. :extremely jealous:

#259 4 years ago

What, this old thing?

Quoted from labnip:

ready to come pick up the choplifter

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#261 4 years ago

Ah, what the Hell. Here's some more random pix.

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#264 4 years ago

Short answer. I can't have everything

I started with rarer titles, from there I've worked my way back to more common stuff like those you mentioned. I may get them, we'll see.

Quoted from labnip:

why no Defender or Stargate or Zazzon in the list ?

#266 4 years ago

Ha ha, of course

Made custom art for it too.

Quoted from labnip:

...of course, the RoadBlasters is primo too.

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#268 4 years ago

That would be very cool.

Add Inferno Arcade and Grand Lizard Pinball to the list.

Not sure how they related beyond the reptile similarity.

Quoted from labnip:

too nice
aside from drooling to get Choplifter & RoadBlasters in the collection...
i've also been looking for find awesome representations of the arcade games that would match each of my pins that are based on 80's arcade games, such as:
Q*berts Quest
Space Invaders
Super Mario Bros
Mr & Mrs Pacman
Star Wars
...few others...
One day, it'd be great to see the arcades next to the pins.

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#273 4 years ago


Here's a closer look.

Concept sketches:

Quoted from mojozone:

That nibbler sideart is amazing.

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#274 4 years ago

Final product.

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#277 4 years ago

Sand, stain and seal

Quoted from zippydapinhead:

Wooden stocks on Crossbow and Cheyenne? Love it! Details please!

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#292 4 years ago

I create some of the art for my custom stuff but a few pieces i hired an illustrator to create my vision. I just give art direction in that case.

Quoted from Chosen_S:

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

#293 4 years ago

The easy way? I install New/NOS CRTs in them when i can.
The not so easy way? Hose them down and clean them up, let dry outside in the sun for a day or 2.

There are many art/printing options.


And some pieces i print locally.

Quoted from xfassa:

PACMAN - I have to ask, how do you get the monitor/chassis looking like new in all those machines??? Also, any recommendations on best practices for how/where to get artwork printed? Again, amazing collection. Thank you very much for sharing.

#294 4 years ago

Yeah, i used to have stuff on KLOV but a few jealous a-wipes were constantly trolling me. When i told them to shove it i got banned. I yanked my pics because the Mods are D-Bags over there.

I'm building my own site now though which will showcase all my games, restorations and art projects.

Quoted from epthegeek:

So given this bit of information I figured I knew where I'd be able to find a treasure trove of restore porn on all these projects, and google turned up exactly what I expected. But, alas, all the images from those posts are moved/deleted (insert Price is Right sad trombone noise)

#295 4 years ago

I see them now and then, there was one up in Corona a few months ago. Never played one but it looks interesting. I also have NOS art for Cal .50. It wouldn't be hard to convert any rotary game to a Cal.50, just need the artwork.

Quoted from Aurich:

Hey PACMAN, you ever come across a Cal. 50? I'm always asking people who like rotary stick games if they've played it and it's apparently more rare than I realized, most haven't even heard of it.

#296 4 years ago

Here you go.

Quoted from j_m_:

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

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#304 4 years ago

Interesting, looks just like the LS30's that are on Ikari, just green. So instead of clicking into position it spins freely?

#305 4 years ago

yeah sorry. Didn't mean to hijack this thread, I'll stop posting in it.

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:


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#427 4 years ago

Just finished this one. Radical Radial

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#428 4 years ago

A few of my restored games. Getting ready to move them soon.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

What the heck is that a picture of?

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#431 4 years ago

Maybe, but I've only restored one laser disc game so far so i don't know a lot about them.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

You got a Paperboy. With your know how I wish you could restore my MACH 3.

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#432 4 years ago

Another recent project. PACMAN with original untouched cabinet.

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#444 4 years ago

Nope, original. Was able to polish it up.

Quoted from pinballsmith:

Is that new T-molding?!

#448 4 years ago

Here's another recent restoration but of a newer game.

Remade the side art and start button.
New cabinet red formica, molding, light gun.

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#455 4 years ago

I don't sell the restored games, so I have no idea

Quoted from MustangPaul:

When your done with it how much does something like that sell for, if you don't mind me asking.

#456 4 years ago

The plan is to open a museum but we'll see. I've had a few groups come through from Cub Scouts, noisy teenagers and old farts like us It was hard at first seeing the games getting beat up by kids but I knew they wouldn't stay perfect forever so I just took a deep breath and watched their faces light up in amazement. At least I know they'll never get cigarette burns again.

Quoted from dantebean:

I've watched PACMAN's restores for a few years now. I have yet to figure out if he plays them, just collects them, resells them, or just hoards them until he can unload them in the future. No judgement here and are some of the best looking games I have ever seen.

#463 4 years ago

I make my own

I've completed about 200 art projects in the last 4 years or so.
Cpos, side art, bezels, marquees, etc.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

What do you do if you can't find a new control panel overlay? Luckly someone made both overlays for Tempest when I spruced mine up.

#465 4 years ago

Crossbow cpos are getting dialed in with the help of my bud Mark.
Wrapping up the Mad Planets lower cpo first. Then the crossbow side art will be next.

Quoted from Fast-Ed:

Yes I saw some cool stuff you made over on klov. Did you ever finish the crossbow stuff? I need cpo and sideart. Let me know. Ed

#471 4 years ago

Yep, i like it too even though the controls are wonky. Especially when you have to fly in reverse to escape the Death Star explosion.

Quoted from Code_Blue:

It's not a vector. It's the red-headed stepchild of the series. Most people hated it (I like it). While it has the flight yoke controller, the game is played from an isometric perspective (like Zaxxon) which makes control a little counterintuitive.

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#472 4 years ago

I'm working on one, not sure if its going to to be Arkanoid or Revenge of DOH or both.

Quoted from NathanP:

Hey Pacman, have you done a good CPO for Arkanoid? I would like a neat CPO that is a little more colorful than the original.

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#500 4 years ago

Finished a couple more games.

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#502 4 years ago

Slither was a humongous pain in the ass.

Original cabinet. Made new stencils, color matched, painted and clear coated.
Was missing PCB, had to track one down and get it working.
Had to rebuild the power supply.
Build a new wiring harness.
Touch up the bezel glass.
Luckily the CPO is original and nearly flawless, a little Krud Kutter and it came out super clean.
Powder coated the coin door and brackets.
New buttons, new 2 1/4 trac ball, new monitor, new speakers, new t-molding, new locks keys….


#504 4 years ago

It is, i have to redo 1 of the side art decals on it, got lots of bubbles from the pre mask.

#515 4 years ago

Thanks Chris! How many Slithers do you think are still left?
I know of about 3.

Quoted from Schusler:

Welcome to the Slither club Dan!

#516 4 years ago

More pix of the Exidy Combat.

This was actually built 4 years ago but i just barely got the CPO artwork sorted out.

The Combat side art was my very first reproduction art project.

Grabbed the gun off a "Whodunit" powder coated it and sanded down the Exidy logos on the sides.


#521 4 years ago
Quoted from pinballsmith:

Do you powdercoat your own stuff PACMAN? What's your setup like?

I just sand blast then outsource the powder coating.

#522 4 years ago

Yep, Dean A. has one.

Quoted from ENDOFLINE:

i know that there is a socal klover that owns a slither. whats cool about it is that it was filmed in the tron legacy arcade scene in the film.
love that COMBAT sideart right there. beautiful man. im so used to always seeing cheyennes and crossbows. nice to see a different exidy gun game make a appearance

#530 4 years ago

Anybody know what this is?


#533 4 years ago

Yes. Sega

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Looks familiar. I see that it has a Seiko coin door, so it's probably from Japan. SEGA?

#535 4 years ago
#537 4 years ago

Yep! Almost done, just need to screen print the plexi gauges.


#546 4 years ago

Finished a couple more… SEGA Monster Bash not Williams Much harder to find but way cheaper.

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#547 4 years ago

and Twin Cobra

Built a custom control panel to accomodate right/left handed players.

N.O.S. side art, bezel and marquee.

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#549 4 years ago

Yes, yes you could Probably have a slight melamine after taste though.

Quoted from labnip:

man... i could eat sushi on the bottom of the cab

#551 4 years ago

No but i've found a lot of time capsules at the bottom of the games.

Dead mice/rats (pee and nests), bugs, spiders, crack pipe, porn, cig butts, mold, and 1 (edited).

Oh and a few 80's quarters.

#555 4 years ago

Yes, finally got that set working - found an amazing tech. I have a working backup set (4 of the 5 pcbs) but I'm missing the video board.

Quoted from joemagiera:

Hey Fiz, cool on the Monster Bash. So you were able to get the PCB fixed, or found a working one? Mine has RAM issues.
Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)

#558 4 years ago

Slither is waaaay better than Centipede! Although the art on Centipede is a lot cooler.

Quoted from Schusler:

Dan, I really wish I could give you an exact answer.
I can't imagine too many are still left. I started acquiring parts way before I found a converted cab. I was really lucky and found a working boardset from an op (which you know is a pain in the ass).
I was part of the bidding war on Ebay sometime back for Slither - I think it went almost to 2k???? There was another one Lloyd had Coinop that sold quick.
I'm probably one of the few that prefer Slither over Centipede!

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#569 4 years ago

If you can find a working Slither board set i can build the rest.

Quoted from pinballsmith:

Almost 2K? I have more than that put away for one.

#573 4 years ago

Yes, I scanned the machine, that's how I was able to draw the stencils in illustrator.

#587 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

could you / would you - build a Stargate cabaret for me?

I could but it would be very expensive

I'd have to have a cabinet too which i currently don't have.

#588 4 years ago

Working on a thrashed, mouse infested rare game called Frisky Tom right now. You can seriously smell the mouse pee from 10 feet away. Building a new cabinet and restoring all the artwork.

Side art was a nightmare. Faded to yellow on one side, folded, peeling, basically disintegrating. Had to unleash all sorts of photoshop voodoo to get this thing to work.

Some before/after pix

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Fixed a couple things.

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#589 4 years ago

This thing is gross.

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#592 4 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Nice work with PS. It looks to me that there's a darker brown line going through the tail of the mouse that's falling into the tub from the fold in the original picture.

Ah, good catch! I'll go in and fix it. Looks like I may have missed the pipe too.

#595 4 years ago

Finally finished a custom CPO for Time Pilot 84. Been working on it on/off for the last few months.

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#596 4 years ago

The TP 84 CPO will be replacing this...

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#598 4 years ago

Wow 300 play Missile Command? That's got to be beautiful.

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#613 4 years ago

Wow! $80 bucks! Fantastic score and great game.

Here's my Irish PP2.

New Cabinet
Remade the side art. That was fun.. not.
NOS marquee, CPO, Shifter
Re-chromed steering wheel
Repro wheel decal
Original glass bezel

Quoted from pinballsmith:

Just picked up an $80 Pole Position that actually works. I'm going your route PACMAN and doing a full restore with a new cabinet and monitor. I already completely rewired the game to use a switching power supply. I won't need the large transformer block either. The monitor I have doesn't need an isolation transformer. I'll post pictures of my progress later on when I clean things up some.

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#614 4 years ago

Frisky Tom update: Cabinet is built with new white glossy formica.

Front decals drawn. All side art sent out to printer. Working on CPO stencils now.

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#616 4 years ago

I have a really nice used shifter. Send me a PM. Just send me some $ for shipping.

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#628 4 years ago

Almost done with Frisky Tom

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#662 4 years ago

Frisky Tom control panel done.

#664 4 years ago

The panel is painted, I made stencils for all the different colors. Black, white, yellow then red.

Good luck with the Mach 3 I've heard they are very tough to get running.

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#831 3 years ago

Well after mangling my back playing paintball with my Boy Scout troop 2 months ago I'm finally back to restoring games.

Here's one that's not too common... Atari Fast Freddie.


#875 3 years ago

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


#883 3 years ago

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


Quoted from Chosen_S:

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

#892 3 years ago

Polishing up a super rare one right now.

Here's the control panel


#896 3 years ago

Yep! In a huge dedicated Immersion "fridge" cabinet.

#898 3 years ago

Snake Pit


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#941 3 years ago

Finally finished up my Space Harrier upright. I cut and screenprinted new gauges. NOS rubber boot and buttons. Created new side art, redid metal, new monitor, etcimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

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#993 3 years ago

So awesome! Hope it doesn't give anyone a seizure

Quoted from robotron:

» YouTube video
attention user "pacman"
alien syndrome with led topper

#997 3 years ago

Thought that looked familiar thanks.

Quoted from robotron:

the person i bought this from got the bezel and art from you. looks great!

#998 3 years ago

Been a bit busy moving to my new shop.




#1001 3 years ago

"shop" not "arcade"
Still building the arcade. This is where I'll be working on the games. Built a custom workspace/storage area.

Quoted from labnip:

You must have some really skinny players at the new location



#1002 3 years ago

Still finishing up the shop. Here's some "during" pics.




#1003 3 years ago

Nope, just strategically placed. Crossbow and Crackshot guns are offset just enough to slide the games together.

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

I imagine you had to pull the rifles off those Exidy shooting games to pack all those games in there like that.

#1005 3 years ago

Working on this beast today.





#1007 3 years ago

About 30% arcade machines are original, the rest are restored. Of the pinball machines, most are original with just a few restored.

Quoted from robotron:

and they or most are all like new!!! truly amazing.

#1010 3 years ago

I might have a used tube but I think it has some phosphor burn in the middle. I'd need to look.

Quoted from j_m_:

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

#1011 3 years ago

Space Harrier Cockpit is almost done.





#1015 3 years ago

It's an awesome game, you have a jet pack and a huge blaster. The deluxe version moves all over the place too.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

That looks like a really fun game. What's the play?

#1019 3 years ago

More progress...






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#1025 3 years ago

Thanks guys, I'll upload a video so you can see how it all works under the hood.

All that's left to do now is to design and print .50 cent coin inserts, cut new smoked glass for the tail lights, put the panels back on and install the black pyramid rubber mats.

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#1027 3 years ago

Coin inserts will go here.


#1036 3 years ago

Wow! Thanks for the great compliments, I don't think I'm at HEPs level but maybe some day. I started doing this about 5 years ago. Hopefully you'll all get a chance to visit my museum in the near future. I'm hoping to have it built in the next few months. Will have about 250 games set on free-play.

#1037 3 years ago

Nice! Such a fantastic game.

Quoted from j_m_:

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

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#1040 3 years ago

$5000 Dig Dug. Seller has got to be high. (Colorado).

ebay.com link

#1045 3 years ago

Can't remember if I threw this one up here. Finished this Kung Fu Master right before the move.




#1046 3 years ago

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 :/

Quoted from j_m_:

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

#1048 3 years ago

Great video. You're on you're way! I restored my first game in 2010, it was an Exidy Crossbow.

Quoted from thearcadegeek:

I shot a quick video today of each arcade machine I have in my garage. Each of these games is going to be restored or refreshed this year. I'm planning to put out one video per restore focusing more on the story about how I got the game and what work i plan to do. Then some "after" footage of the end result. Once the game is restored i'll bring it in to the actual game room.
This video focuses on the mess of a garage I started with and the end result of 2 days of cleaning and organizing. Then I go through each game in the restore queue.
Hopefully a decent amount of content this year!
» YouTube video

#1053 3 years ago

Yeah that Exidy price guide is a joke, he just uses it to rip people off.

#1054 3 years ago

After 4 long years...Taito Alpine Ski is finally done!






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#1058 3 years ago

Hmmm never used clear before, what game are they for?

Quoted from MustangPaul:

Hey PACMAN do you know where I can get 1/4-20, 1 and 3/4 inch long clear plastic nuts and bolts? Hex head bolts would be fine. Thanks for any help.

#1063 3 years ago

Finished Section Z a couple months ago. Could only find this 1 pic.


#1066 3 years ago

Thanks! Currently i'm only restoring games in my collection. I may restore games for others later but i'm not sure i'm going to go that route yet.

Quoted from Reality_Studio:

I've seen a few of your posts now, you do really nice work! So do you have a store where you restore and sell games, or are all these restores for your personal collection?

#1068 3 years ago

Usually about 20 active projects at a time.

Quoted from pinballsmith:

How many games do you work on at a time? You seem to be pumping them out at a pretty steady pace.

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#1076 3 years ago

Very, very nice.

Quoted from robotron:

pacman eat your heart out


#1077 3 years ago

Nope but did spray a light clear coat. Only use automotive, all others will yellow.

Quoted from pinballsmith:

Did you laminate the front of the cabinet by any chance? I've been debating laminating the front of mine for durability reasons.

#1078 3 years ago

Nevermind, nothing to see here.

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#1082 3 years ago

Its really F-ing stupid that this thread is in the basement. Coin operated ARCADE GAMES are VERY closely related to pinball but this thread is lumped into a garbage bin with threads about Blow Jobs, Playboys, Drinking, NCAA, Cigars, Bowling, Jeeps, Partying, Concert Tickets, Politics, GETTING HIGH and on and on. Plus it doesn't show up in my active threads so i have to go digging through all the lame BS in the basement to find it. I'm officially LEAVING this thread forever and taking my games with me.

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#1091 3 years ago


Quoted from robotron:

laser grail!


#1099 3 years ago

Them's fightin' words round these parts.

Quoted from labnip:

selling some pins to make more room for my vids


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#1301 2 years ago

Selling my Panic Park for $1500
Works great, monitor re-capped.

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Added over 3 years ago: SOLD!

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Added over 3 years ago: SOLD!

#1314 2 years ago

Yes. Yes it is

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

OMG! was that a Sente Snake pit in the background?!? I haven't seen one in over thirty years!

#1327 2 years ago

Finished this sucker today.

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#1332 2 years ago

I feel your pain buddy.

Two words.

Storage unit.

Quoted from labnip:

i have a scary amount of cabarets & have about 13 more already on the way
i totally have NO SPACE to put any of the new ones (no joke). i'm up bleep creek right now. Need to get an office space to put them in, or open a frickin' arcade or something... any ideas?
my long-term goal was to get more property, add a building & put them in there as a personal arcade. But, haven't done that part of the equation yet, and didn't expect this much volume to become available in this period of time. arrrgggg!!! help!!!

#1333 2 years ago

I know!

Power supply was bad. Had 2 actually go bad. Threw them away once I found a converter/switcher on Arcadeshop's website that just popped right in.

I didn't want to remake the artwork because I'm slammed so I bought side art from pastucia on EBay. Didn't look closely at his auction. Big mistake.
Missing all kinds of details, like eye brows!! Brought it to his attention and even sent him scans of my game so he could fix it. Long story short, he eventually sent me new side art but didn't, I repeat. DIDNT fix the artwork!!
Dumbass! I tried to explain to him what was wrong and he just cussed me out and said I was trying to swindle him for free artwork.

I should have known better, his stuff is all garbage. Either downloaded from free sites or stolen from other vendors.

Anyway....I ended up redrawing and reproducing all the side art and front art myself.

#1338 2 years ago

Nice collection.

Would love to see Peter Packrat in original box. Is it NOS?

Quoted from Comox-Rocks:

Have a whole pile as I had a midlife crisis and bought 60 items over last two years. Sold 25 kept rest, opened up classic game room.
Sprint 2
Indy heat
Police trainer
All five system 1 games including peter pack rat in original box
Elevator action
Space invaders
Neo geo
Fighting vipers 50" monitor
Hydro thunder
60-1 multicade upright and cocktail
Star Wars
Super off road 3 player
NBA jam/ open ice combo
Tmnt/Simpsons/Xmen/sunset riders
In Konami cabinet
Big buck hunter call of the wild
Pole position
Capcom magic sword
Numerous other cabinets and pcbs
Taxi pinball
T2 pinball
Royal rumble pinball
Lightning pinball

#1341 2 years ago


Here's my Sys 1 row.

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#1342 2 years ago

I made custom art for Indy

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#1343 2 years ago

Look what i found in the wild last week. Well outside anyway. It was a couple towns over, it caught my eye as i drove by.

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#1345 2 years ago

I don't know if it works yet. The power cord was cut so i couldn't test it. It's all there though so it should. And yes, it's the moving kind.
This will be my 3rd time restoring a Space Harrier Deluxe. I'll be selling this one when it's done.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

hey that's a cool find. Does it work? Does it move during game play?

#1346 2 years ago

It's pretty gross but it will look like new once i'm done with it

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#1348 2 years ago

I might document this one. It should go pretty fast since i've dealt with all the twists and turns the other 2 threw at me.

Never done a MACH 3. The only laser i tackled was Dragon's Lair. Yeah, Dexter is pretty amazing. I got in on it the second time around.

Quoted from MustangPaul:

Yeah that's a mess. A game like this would make a great restore thread. I'd follow it, it looks really interesting. Have you ever redone a MACH 3? That Dexter board is gonna bring mine back to life. But the cab.

#1350 2 years ago

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.

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#1351 2 years ago

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

Quoted from Chosen_S:

Took a while, but I finally snatched it up

#1364 2 years ago

More Super PACMAN pix.

Original marquee
Repro screen printed bezel

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