Space Fever B&W Cocktail: Part 1

This is again another 2017 purchase that I started work on, but haven’t got round to posting about (I will try to do better!). I picked up this Space Fever cocktail from a guy in North Yorkshire after a frantic eBay purchase. The cabinet was advertised as “complete and working with a small glitch”, so…

HeliFire Cocktail: Part 2

Now again, this post is way past it’s due date, but I’m using the little spare time I have to try and catch up! After testing the HeliFire board using a new switching power supply, it appeared that we got the game to ‘draw’ slightly more than using the original power supply. The one thing…

HeliFire Cocktail: Part 1

Writing this post now seems a little disingenuous as I collected this cocktail nearly nine months ago now, but things happen and life doesn’t always go to plan! I bought this HeliFire cocktail from a fellow forum member who had picked it up as part of a bundle he’d purchased from an operator. It was…

Donkey Kong from Radarscope Conversion (TKG2)

Nintendo’s entry into the arcade scene in the US didn’t get off to a great start. After the success of Nintendo’s shooter Radarscope in Japan, an order of 3,000 cabinets was made and delivered to the newly created Nintendo of America. Unfortunately, due to the time taken to build and deliver this order, the hype…

Purchases (Sept-Dec)

It only dawned on me over the last couple of days that I hadn’t updated my site in a number on months. I’ll make my excuses now (life, work, Christmas etc.) and get on with it. I thought it would make sense to round off my purchases for the year (as due to birthdays and…

Purchases (July-August)

I’m going to keep these to two month posts I think to account for the “dry spells” and reduce the possibility of a very short post! So as promised, in this post we have some quite unusual items that I’ve acquired (I know! More unusual than HeliFire I hear you say!). The first item was…

Purchases (May-June)

I’m going to try and keep this a little more upto date than this. I’ll go with monthly updates as there can be quite big gaps between purchases. Since getting into this hobby, I have amassed quite of lot of parts with clear intentions of what I need them for. Before I’d imported my first Nintendo…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 9

Now I started to feel like I was on the home stretch. I think just being able to actually play the game was the big turning point. Unfortunately, due to the broken pot, when I say play the game, I can coin up and move Stanley about and fire at Kong; but the scrolling screen…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 8

I was finally in a position to open the Donkey Kong 3 kit I’d bought nearly a year ago. This was a NOS (New Old Stock) kit that I imported from the US from a guy who had a couple of them in differing completeness. He had a couple of eBay auctions up with these kits…