Ok this post has nothing to do with Christmas crackers.But I have received some cracking PCB’s since
my last post, ready for the festive season!
Mercs – Capcom
I rented the Megadrive
version from the local video shop and me and a friend spent a weekend playing
it.That was the last time I played it,
around twenty years ago!I still
remember the epic boss battles and the flame thrower being my favourite weapon,
Three Wonders / Wonder 3 - Capcom
Another Capcom classic
featuring three games - a puzzle, an action platform game and a horizontal
shooter.The board has been de-suicided.
RoboCop 2 – Data East
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time – Konami
TMNT was in all the arcades
back in the day.By the time this sequel
was released, the popularity of the Turtles and scrolling fighters was starting
to wane and I only saw this game in one local arcade.Awesome game though, I have the Super Famicom
conversion and am very happy to finally own the arcade original.
NEO Mr. Do! – Neo Geo MVS
Gunspike – Psikyo / Capcom - Sega Naomi Cartridge
This came with original art,
manual, and poster.
Power Stone – Capcom - Sega Naomi Cartridge
I loved playing this on the
Dreamcast.The cartridge came with
original art and manual.
I also received a huge bundle
of Gamest, a monthly Japanese arcade magazine.The issues are dated from 1987 to 1994.This is one of my all time favourite magazines along with Super Play and
Maximum, and I’m really looking forward to thumbing through them.
A number of Taito MT-8
cabinets have recently been uncovered in Budapest.Previously information on these cabs was very
limited, with no photos online and a question mark on whether they actually
made it into production.
The cab features a monitor rotation mechanism, fluorescent
tubes on the sides of the hood and a headphone jack on the control panel complete
with volume adjustment, very cool!
Although sadly one of these
won’t be heading my way, this is an awesome find and I’m very pleased they have
A massive thanks to
Nik/Wurstkopp (Arcade Otaku) for allowing me to post these pictures.
I was recently at Luton Airport
to get an early morning flight to Amsterdam. Bleary eyed, I checked out the arcade
expecting the usual array of fruit machines and a token Fast and Furious
cabinet. However I was in for some nice
surprises, including the awesome modern classics OutRun2 and After Burner
Climax, and Tekken 5.
The machines were in nice condition
and fully working. But for me the
biggest surprise was Chase H.Q. 2.
Chase H.Q. 2 was released in
2006, but I had never seen a cabinet before and I was really happy to play it. I loved the original, and one of my earliest
memories is playing the black Porsche sit down cabinet down Great Yarmouth
I had heard negative reports
about this Taito Type-X2 powered sequel. It’s no OutRun2, but I enjoyed my few
credits. You now have a choice of three
cars with differing characteristics, although sadly the iconic black 944 isn’t
one of them. The visuals remind me of
Ridge Racer with its bright primary colours.
Short cuts can be taken, similar to Konami’s GTI Club, to collect extra
Nitros whilst in hot pursuit of the target vehicle. And Nancy
has aged very well it must be said!
Knights of the Round Japan CPS Kit, Matching Serial #
I picked this up from Yahoo!
Auctions Japan. The Kit is the resale
version. It’s in mint condition and the
PCB itself looks NOS.
I haven’t played this game
before and never saw it in the local arcades back in the day, but I remember
seeing the Super Famicom conversion featured in Super Play magazine. Being a massive fan of Capcom and scrolling
fighters I’m really looking forward to playing this!
I recently collected a new cab from AeroCityMayor
/ Ralph.Ralph was kind enough to show
me around his awesome new games room.Well I say games room, but really it’s a full blown Japanese arcade!I enjoyed a few credits on Varth and Zero
Gunner, two shooters I hadn’t played before.Ralph’s arcade also has a dedicated mahjong cabinet and two Aeros’s
featuring Super Street Fighter II X linked for VS play.Very cool!
Ralph was kind enough to let me take some
pictures of his awesome set up.