Revolution X Is In The House! ... By That I Mean The Vintage Vault Arcade
This game has been brutal to get fully functional again. However, it has also been the most rewarding. I like Aerosmith, I like music, I like large flashy arcade games. This
beast clocks in at 700 pounds. It is the second heaviest and second hardest game I have had to move, with the Sega Rally Deluxe Championship driver taking first place.
Donkey Kong 3 Finally Gets New Coin Slots
I picked up this Donkey Kong 3 at a Super Auctions back when my collection was just a small garage-cade. It doesn't get all the love it should as it never faired well
in the arcades. This was mainly due to a new main character named Stanley, who shoots bug spray at Donkey Kong. This was Nintendo's idea to somehow turn Donkey Kong into a
Galaga type shooter. This certainly is a fun, quirky little game, but the quarters it did not rake in.
Arcade Super Auction
Last weekend was a Super Auctions arcade auction. For the last year and a half, Super Auctions was on the verge of bankruptcy. Then it seemed as if they were on the brink of making a comeback, but unfortunately they had several low volume auctions after that. Then there was this auction. It certainly seems like everything has turned around at this point. There were several hundred games up for auction. There was a good combination of classics, conversions, newer games and sitdowns. It certainly was not an auction to miss.
Revolution X ~ Music Is The Weapon...As Long As The Soundboard Works!
I picked up this Revolution X a month back as a project game. It had a non-working monitor, gun issues, and sound issues.
I have hooked up a temporary monitor while the main one is being worked on. I have also fixed most of the gun issues at this time. However,
the sound board was another problem. Apparently, these sound boards were known for going bad, with no real solution. This game features the band Aerosmith with soundtracks from the band.
The games own artwork says Music Is The Weapon. Lets face it, playing this game without sound would be like going to a rock concert with ear muffs on. What's the point?
Don't Do What Dig Dug Does
Recently I moved the Dig Dug cocktail over to the bar area and made the cocktail level to the bar. Then last weekend I had a friend over for a little gaming and relaxation. I was relaxing with one arm on the cocktail and one arm on the bar having some light conversation and next thing I know, there is no picture on the Dig Dug. Ugggh. I credit up a game and I can hear it playing, just nobody is home on the monitor front. I just repaired this monitor last November. I opened up the game, but I didn't smell the classic stinky smoky aroma of a fried flyback. I check the fuses on the chassis and they were good. I check the voltage to the monitor and it was good. I check the B+ voltage, and its 0v. It's possible I still have a fried flyback and HOT. However, this time I just didn't feel like messing around. I had a spare rebuilt G07-FBO chassis on the shelf and decided to pull my magic card. I pulled out the once bitten twice shy chassis and throw in the rebuilt one. Beautiful! I dial in the colors, close the cocktail lid and button up the game. I don't know if I'll ever repair the old chassis, but I do know that my Dig Dug is working again. Special note to the rest of my games. Don't Do What Dig Dug Does!