I got a couple of games recently and Gorgar is one of them. This one is about 3/4 done. All connectors have been redone, repro backglass, rebuilt flippers. Right side has been repainted. This one is playable! More on this … Continue reading →
Yep, I got a Fathom. This one needs cabinet repair, board repair, and total playfield cleanup. It came with a backglass, but it has flaking at the bottom. I sealed it up, but since repros are available, I’ll probably go … Continue reading →
Paragon! This is the most beautiful game ever constructed. Artwork that looks like it right out of a Dungeons and Dragons rule book, or even better for that matter. This is quite the wide body game! Backglass only has minor … Continue reading →
Gottlieb’s Black Hole. The game with the most kick ass backglass ever. And it’s in fine shape, too. This game is missing the MPU, one display, and one left side plastic. Cabinet condition is pretty good. This game is HEAVY! … Continue reading →
Yep, Pinball Sharks love video games, too. After a two week hiatus from working on pinball machines, I have finished this MAME cabinet for a friend. I started with a Dynamo cabinet that was converted to an Atari Surf Planet … Continue reading →
Last week I bought a Capcom Breakshot. This is a retro game from ’96 and I have to admit, it’s pretty darn cool! It has a one level playfield and reminds me of games from way back in the 70’s … Continue reading →
I upgraded the software to v1.5 today. I thought it was convenient that I have a MAME cabinet running Windows 2000 sitting right next to it. I went to CompUSA today and bought a null modem cable and hooked them up. I couldn’t get Windows 2000 to connect, though. It just wouldn’t work. I abandoned that system and hooked up an eMachine with Windows XP and it worked.
v1.5 is better with added pop bumper scoring, ball saver and the outer orbit opened up in some modes. I also set everything to extra hard and removed any extra balls given from scoring, the game was just too easy.
The last thing I did was change the CPU fan. I had one lying around from an Athlon XP CPU and it fit even if it is over sized. The fan is so fast it’s kind of loud. I checked the temp with an infrared temp gun and it’s 86 degrees after running 30 minutes during play. I bought an in-line fan controller at CompUSA also so I can turn it down a hair and make it quieter. It’s overkill right now.
I also found the game has 1800 plays on it. Kinda low? Could it have been reset?
Yep, the latest addition to the game room is a Revenge from Mars. Pretty exciting and I gotta say, this game is a lot of run to play. It needs a little TLC and I will give it a full … Continue reading →