Do you own an arcade machine?

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Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby TwinChargers » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:45 am

Personally I do not. Living in an apartment and having priorities like children are keeping a coin op from being a reality for the time being. I suppose a side question on this topic is what one would you purchase if you could get one? I'd want one that could get decent replay value and be a classic at the same time. I'd maybe go with an Outrun, or possibly an Arkanoid machine. What are your guys thoughts?
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Rob » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:10 pm

I own a Double Dragon cab which I converted into a "poor man's" MAME machine.

I picked it up for next to nothing at a Thrift Store. It powered up but had no picture, so what I did was hook up a Dreamcast to it, and put it where the change box was. I replaced the joystick panel with a custom piece that fit two of these controllers :

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Being that the DC had four controller ports, I sometimes hook up two standard DC controllers for some four player action on games like Gauntlet and The Simpsons.

The sucky thing is that since I upgraded to Vista I can't figure out how to burn emulator discs anymore for the DC. It seems to be a lost art now. But the DC makes an awesome emulator machine, without having to mod anything.

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Zap! » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:03 pm

Im early 2001, I was forced to leave behind a non-working Kung-Fu Master when moving to a smaller place. I had it since 1989. :(
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Jakenut86 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:02 am

I have been thinking about trying to get Area 51 as I collect Jaguar stuff and this game uses the Co Jag hardware. I'm just not sure if I'm going to be moving closer to where I work yet so I don't wanna get one and then have to move it. Also If I do end up moving I'm not sure if where I move to will have enough room, so for now I guess I'll wait.
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Carlos » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:20 am

I wish to some day own a 4 or 6 slot Neo-Geo MVS cab. I'd definitely thrown in SvC: Chaos, Garou, Neo Turf Masters, Metal Slug, and some Sam Sho. I'd also like to have a WWF WreslteFest, original Donkey Kong, Pac-Man/Galaga cocktail talbe, and a USA vs. Russia bubble dome style hockey game.
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:21 pm

I would absolutely love to someday own Mortal Kombat 1-3 on arcade; that's always been a dream of mine :)
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Arcade81 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:42 am

I have
Mario Brothers (Widebody)
Mappy
Dark Adventure
Swimmer
Space Invaders
Trog
60 way pcb in a Centipede caberet
a plush crane
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby TwinChargers » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:22 pm

Arcade81 wrote:I have
Mario Brothers (Widebody)
Mappy
Dark Adventure
Swimmer
Space Invaders
Trog
60 way pcb in a Centipede caberet
a plush crane
check out pics on my site http://www.abrightideaamusements.com


That's quite the collection. I just hope one day I can get one of some game. If I wanted to be picky it would be one of those that play a ton of games and is of the cocktail table variety. For whatever reason I'm a big fan of cocktail tables.

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:14 pm

I'd really like a Deadly Discs of Tron full environmental cab.

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Carlos » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:11 pm

Impressive...most impressive. :vader1:

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby nexus6 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:21 am

yes, theres an orange(!) universalcab in our living room.
a collector gave it as gift to me. i cleaned it, made a new controlpanel and marquee.

the best thing is, that it fits perfectly to the room, so my wife cant say anything against it :D

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Rob » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:21 am

That's an awesome color scheme you got there. Instantly retro- just add burnt orange!

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby TwinChargers » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:46 am

nexus6 wrote:yes, theres an orange(!) universalcab in our living room.
a collector gave it as gift to me. i cleaned it, made a new controlpanel and marquee.

the best thing is, that it fits perfectly to the room, so my wife cant say anything against it :D

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more pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowrezzz/s ... 893498374/


Man, how cool is that!?! I wish every living room had a arcade cabinet in it.
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Darryl B. » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:53 pm

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Wow, great-looking job there!

Since I don't know anything about the technical aspects of owning a Tempest, that probably wouldn't be a good idea (the hardware could barely handle the game back then), lest it be in the shop a lot. I'd like to have Major Havoc, the obscure Space Fever (Space Invaders rip-off, but with three games on it), Challenger, and Phoenix.

I'm sure there's others I'm forgetting...
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby hoaryhag » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:16 am

Nice setup nexus. Don't have the room for a cab yet but I'd love one when I get another house. I have a neo geo mvs and a sega stv but haven't built my supergun as yet, got some monetary constraints at the moment.

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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Golden Beast Studios » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:01 pm

I have Super Street Fighter 2 the New Challengers cabinet! My and my buddies drink lots a beer and play it every now and then. Some of the matches get pretty intenese lol.
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Re: Do you own an arcade machine?

Postby Zap! » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:25 am

Here's a nice blurry pic of me in 1990 in my old room next to my prized possession, Kung-Fu Master. The stone-washed jeans and mullet add an extra retro feel. :D
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